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The Beer Engine

$$ - $$$, British,
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
+44 1392 851282
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A new beginning with young husband and wife team serving excellent top grade food. Five real ales produced on site I like the rail ale best of alll. Some lovely fish dishes with crushed new pots with capers. The service is of Brunel standard polished...More

Thank phildduckworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just visited The Beer Engine for the 3rd time, never fails to impress - all the staff are highly professional and friendly. The choice, quality and presentation of the food is exceptional - there is also an amazing range of 'own brand' real ale. The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another dinner booking with my brother on a cold, dark and miserable evening. What better than to have our table beside a roaring fire. Pint of Rail ale and Devon Mist cider quickly ordered and consumed. We stayed on the board specials. So after the...More

Thank MikeMason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to celebrate a family birthday having visited earlier in the summer for Sunday lunch. The food was well presented, piping hot and tasted gorgeous. I had the Fisherman’s Pie from the specials board which was lovely and the vegetables were cooked to perfection....More

Thank Maz1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd booked a table and received a lovely welcome from the host who was very organised in gettting our drinks making sure we were clear on the menu and taking out orders. Wonderful starters which would make a snack lunch in their own right -...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a 2 year absence, I was more than happy to walk into the bar with my wife and family and be greeted warmly by Ruben, the enthusiastic, engaging and very efficient young barman. On taking our seats at the reserved table for dinner, we...More

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A return visit for us. We were not disappointed. Excellent food with extensive choice. Fair prices. A nice touch is that they do smaller portions of the main courses, which they actually recommend if you plan to have pudding. Wine comes in glasses, half litre...More

1  Thank Donald M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was our first time eating at the Beer Engine with friends . The food was excellent and plenty of it , there is a wide choice of food on offer.You get very good service, nothing is to much trouble.They also brew there own ales,...More

Thank 164traveler
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I drove 40 miles to eat at this pub as the last visit was so good. Guess what, it was even better this time around.. Ordered the venison dish at lunchtime and was amazed by the quality of the food they brought out. Huge portion...More

Thank wishinwashin
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Visited on a Monday night with my partner and her boys for a birthday meal. There is always a nice mix of locals at the bar and diners in the restaurant and although I get to go only on occasion there is always sign of...More

Thank arthursfather
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Samantha B
13 December 2017|
Response from Exeternan | Reviewed this property |
Hello I can't find an email address on their website but did find a Facebook page where you may be able to get in touch with them.Failing that and please do not be offended but get an abled person to contact them. Next time... More
Mary G
30 November 2017|
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Response from Exeternan | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do I've seen dogs sitting under the tables in the bar area rather than in the dining room area, meals are served in both areas
13 September 2017|
Response from Rosieflowers | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen parties of that size there. Give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 851282
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Cosy gastropub and brewery with a covered balcony, tiered garden and a menu of locally sourced British dishes.
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