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The Lamb at Longdown

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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$4 - US$22
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Dining bars
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Food, Reasonable Price
1. Amazing Food, Reasonable Price
"Darn it. I was hoping to find something wrong on the second visit!"
Sue M
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2. Friendly, Professional Service
2. Friendly, Professional Service
"Great ambiance, super service and food to die for."
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3. Countryside Gastro-Pub
3. Countryside Gastro-Pub
" friendly staff and a comfortable, recently-renovated period pub"
David M
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

We had the most amazing Sunday lunch, the meat was tender, roast potatoes exceptional. Desserts were gorgeous. Make sure you visit if you are passing, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Our second visit to this incredible restaurant hidden behind a pub sign!! Please don’t miss out as you will experience superb food, great service and an experience in culinary expertise that is second to none. I hate aubergines and for the life of me I...have no idea why but I chose a starter of aubergine, goats cheese and caramelised onions - OMG, it was delicious. Then Sea Bass, again cooked to perfection. A dessert of Xmas pud with date ice cream and brandy butter finished off a superb meal. I cannot recommend The Lamb enough. They normally have availability through week nights and it is a treat that we all owe to ourselves at the end of a difficult and troubled year.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

Meal very good basic fish & chips --------------- But make sure you ask when paying by card if you haven't seen a cash payment machine like the one used as there is a percentage charge added for tips ,which was not explained to me. When...I contacted the Lamb my details were taken and was told I would would be credited the amount over charged on my next visit. I don't think we will be taking the offer up. Dissatisfied Customer.More

Date of visit: November 2020
DolL92, Owner at The Lamb at Longdown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2020

Good Evening Mrs Best, Thank you for taking time to create an account and write us this review. Our industry is struggling and about to go into another forced closure. We are very glad you enjoyed the fish, Chips and Drinks. As discussed on our...More

Reviewed 28 October 2020 via mobile

Awesome menu and the food is outstanding, had an amazing and well looked after time here. Definitely recommend for a special occasion meal out! Thank you guys

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

We called an hour before arriving to see if they had availability. They were so obliging and found us a table for three. We arrived to be greeted at the entrance and seated immediately, with our drinks order taken within a few minutes and food...order taken when our drinks had been delivered. Our order could only have been taken for 10 minutes before the food arrived. We all ordered the Roast Beef which was phenomenal. The beef was delicious, gravy was properly made. The Roast potatoes have to be the best I have ever had. The platter that came with the meals with the vegetables on, extra gravy and potatoes was a lovely touch. You had enough of what you wanted without it being stingy. I would have to say that this was the BEST Roast in the Valley and that I have ever had. The desserts were delicious and ended a lovely meal. A real credit to the Chef. The service was second to none and our waiter Lewis couldn’t have done anymore to make our time enjoyable. We will defiantly be back! Thank you to the Team @ The LambMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020

Hidden away just a few miles outside of Exeter is the most amazing fine dining experience . As someone who rarely takes the time and effort to give a review on trip advisor this just had to be done on this occasion. Any one assuming...that this establishment is just going to dish up the same old "pub grub" is missing the opportunity of experiencing fine dining at its best. The owner/chef is building what I believe to be one of the best eating experiences in the area. We were so impressed that we are thinking of getting a holiday cottage just up the road over the Xmas period just so that we can go to this establishment each evening !! What more can we say - Thank you team at the Lamb see you soonMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020

Been meaning to try this place for a while and finally got there! Ive read some negative reviews but also know how finicky people can be so took no notice! The food was spot on, no complaints at all, and the puddings amazing! A lovely...experience from start to finish and will be recommending!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2020

I have been here a number of times and I can say every visit has been more than satisfactory. Me and my partner were greeted by a lovely young man named Lewis who made sure we were always satisfied, comfortable and happy with every aspect...of our visit. The roast beef was incredible, cooked to perfection and I was left with a full tummy and in a very happy mood!! With a lovely young man at front of house I can guarantee anyone will enjoy a visit to this fine establishment as much as me and my partner do. We have now become regulars!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

We stopped here today without a booking 10 minutes from closing time. They said they would squeeze us in, very grateful as we were starving! Both had the pork belly roast lunch which was good, I had a gluten free version which meant I could...have everything except the cauliflower cheese (they gave me some extra potatoes though!). Pork belly had good crackling, potatoes were good. Only thing that would have made it better would be some more vegetables (like some roasted parsnips/beetroot etc) and I always prefer to have my gravy separately rather than on the plate already. But overall, a good roast for a fair price (£13).More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit even if it’s a bit of a drive. Welcomed into a lovely atmosphere by friendly staff. The food was to a very high standard, all dishes were well prepared including all home made sauces and the home made pannacotta was amazing!...Too good to share! My only mistake! Ten out of ten!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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13 April 2021|
Response from DolL92 | Property representative |
Good Morning, Thank you for your question, we will re-open MAY 20th 2021 We look forward to welcoming all our wonderful customers back. We wish we could re-open for outside dining but only having 4 tables and the cold... More
28 October 2017|
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14 October 2015|
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