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The Twisted Oak

$$ - $$$, British,
Little John's Cross Hills | Little John’s Cross Hills, Exeter EX2 9RG, England
+44 1392 27366
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (6 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Little John's Cross Hills | Little John’s Cross Hills, Exeter EX2 9RG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here as a group with family who had booked it. I must admit to being a little unsure as had not heard great things in recent times, but the food we had was very nice. I personally had the surf and turf off...More

Thank daveyboy73
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were party of nine booked to eat on a Sunday evening. The carvery had finished but as they had plenty of meat over they offered a special price and refreshed the vegetables - brill. Half of us had that and the others chose from...More

1  Thank jonkarit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited here for a family meal. All the food was good although my veg was pretty hard to chew. But I would eat there again.

Thank pixie1872016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a family carvery which was awful. To start with the chef serving it didn't mention lamb but was all too quick to put undercooked turkey and bloody beef on my plate. When I said I'm a breastfeeding mum and can't have beef...More

1  Thank magegorska
Foodie123x, General Manager at The Twisted Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello. Firstly thanks for taking the time to review us. I would have hoped you'd have spoken to us about this while you visited us. I myself was on shift and would have been more than happy to rectify during your visit. Our Sunday Carvery...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a meal about 20 minutes before they stopped serving food. The waitress was clearly upset by this and was rude to us all night, took a long time to get our drinks and take our order however the food was very...More

Thank Alice-aloce
Foodie123x, General Manager at The Twisted Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed the food and the pub itself. Could i ask what day it was you visited us? The service you received is definately not our usual standards so i will be investigating...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday. They served us quickly and the food was great. Would highly recommend for a family meal out.

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed my meal in the Twisted last night friendly staff. Food was great pleasant atmosphere couldn't find fault. Will definately visit again soon. Thank you all for a enjoyable evening. Extensive menu reasonable prices great service.

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The review below is the biggest fabrication of truth I have come across. I have had all three dishes mentioned (as have my children, family and friends) and can assure you none of them were microwaved! The food at The Twisted Oak has always been...More

Thank Daniella L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It appears that this company does not value its staff, orders processed food and trains “chefs” to simply heat the food as is evident with the lasagne, nuggets and especially the macaroni cheese. The FOH staff are lovely. It’s a pity they have to run...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This pub is not one you would easily stumble across as it is down a small country lane just off the road from Exeter to Moreton Hampstead. We were therefore surprised to find that it was busy for a Monday lunchtime, always a good sign...More

1  Thank rustygrecian
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Ann M
24 February 2016|
Response from Vicky8453 |
Hi we serve breakfast from 10am every day. Our vegetarian breakfast has veggie sausages egg tomato mushroom hash browns beans and toast. On veggie is the same except for sausage and bacon. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little John's Cross Hills | Little John’s Cross Hills, Exeter EX2 9RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 27366
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A family , dog friendly pub. Serving traditional english pub grub, teas, coffees, cakes and breakfast. Having recently been refurbished and up dated with new owners we have introduced an indoor and out door play area with family dining next to play area and adult dining in the main hub of the pub. There is an sofa area near the open fireplace to relax and unwind . There is also a little sweet shop for those who have a sweet tooth. To the back of the pub there is a beer garden with a built in bbq which is ideal for those warm summer afternoons. We are open from 10am through to 9pm for food Monday to Saturday , bar from 10am to 11pm, Sunday from 10am through to 8pm for food, bar 10am to 10.30Pm
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