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The Beer Engine

$$ - $$$, British,
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
+44 1392 851282
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“stuffing” (8 reviews)
“scotch egg” (6 reviews)
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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 today

Fantastic range of home brewed ales, excellent food in large portions, all locally sourced. The menu is wide and changes with a great specials board. Staff are extremely helpful and welcoming and will willingly "adjust" menu items to suit. Atmosphere - you can eat in...More

Thank FredSparkes
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the Beer Engine today with my husband and my two adult children. Really lovely meals, very tasty and ample portions. Very well looked after by friendly staff. I had the roast chicken which was absolutely delicious. Thank you. See you again soon.

Thank Maggie V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited for a casual lunch. Very warm welcome. Great range of beer and cider. Scotch eggs are great. All the food is good and is ample portions. All freshly made.

Thank IanJon01
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent and so was the food. Had 'fish of the day' which was plaice fillets in lovely creamy sauce, with mixture of green veg - peas, mange tout, courgettes, leek and Fr beans. The potato, spinach and dill cake was also v...More

Thank dannysueyeofarm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to come here because we hadn’t been in years and heard a lot of good things about the food! Lovely country pub located in a nice village. The menu had a really good selection. I had the pie and chips, lovely pie but...More

Thank LPX17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a walk near Newton St Cyres, my husband and I visited the Beer Engine and were joined later by our friends and their dog. We arrived shortly after the pub opened and had a warm and friendly welcome. Staff were fantastically attentive and we...More

Thank SofyBee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted to find the fabulous pub, with delicious food ! The service was excellent! We had a very long and relaxing lunch with friends , I can recommend the fish pie also the fish. We will be back very soon ♥️Thank you. Question......we...More

Thank sue c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to eat here for a while and didn't disappoint Great pub, food really good with a wide range of interesting specials Must try the Sunday roast!

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going to this pub for years and the food and service has always been very good. Went for lunch today and was very disappointed. My husband made a mistake with my order but the regular waitress was not at all interested in correcting...More

Thank Redbrickwall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another break with my brother means another dinner here. Booked for a Wednesday evening before I departed back to Essex in the morning. We came early and had drinks in the garden in the sun. Devon Mist and Ace ale were superb. The cider is...More

Thank MikeMason
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Samantha B
13 December 2017|
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Samantha. It looks as if there is no email or txt service. If you are able to make an ad hoc visit without contacting them first, I feel sure they will be accommodating and will help you.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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