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The Lazy Toad Inn

Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
+44 1392 841591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (25 reviews)
“hake” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost empty on a Friday night. Of three ales advertised, one was dead, another was on its last two pints and the local ale was not to our taste. Menu choice was disappointing, we all had the fish and chips which were very nice, but...More

Thank David C
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes, unfortunately it was unusually quiet on the Friday night that you came - a pattern we noticed from a similar time before Christmas in previous years. We had two local ales on tap - we keep two on when its is quiet to make...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting the area for the first time, we looked at the reviews for this gastropub & decided to give it a go for dinner. & we weren’t disappointed. We were welcomed in to the bar area by Lovely, friendly staff & then shown to our...More

Thank Louisekm
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and we really hope to see you again if you are in this lovely part of Devon again!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

What a good decision! My husband and I have not been here since this place has been refurbished and renamed. Lovely fresh modern interior inside a characterful country pub! Comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Nice greeting from the staff as soon as you enter immediately making...More

Thank janwarm
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food so much and our pub in general.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What a food place, heaven on a plate, The times, Telegraph and Guardian readers ablund. Fabulous owner and staff, food really lovely a little pricey for starters a d deserts but really cannot wait to return onky wished this was my local

Thank frenchitalia
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We wish it was your local too! Hope to see you again and many thanks for your great review.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This pub restaurant is an absolute gem. We've been here a few times now and have never been disappointed. We came for supper on a Thursday and, despite it's being very quiet, we were made to feel most welcome (even though the staff could easily...More

Thank Kelly C
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. We are so lucky to have fabulous producers of quality food who we really enjoy working with. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here for the first time recently with some friends. Every table was full creating a lovely atmosphere to enjoy our evening. All of the staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We were a table of eight and every meal came out...More

Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Our first visit here (the menu looked less pretentious than when we last looked a few years ago). So glad we gave it a try. A lovely drive through the countryside to the north east of Exeter, we arrived early on a Saturday lunchtime and...More

Thank Curatorgirl
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We drove 6 miles out of Exeter on a Sunday for lunch. After driving through miles of narrow country roads through lovely countryside, you see this inconspicuous Pub. However, there is lot of parking at the back, and ample space inside and outside. A very...More

Thank ajitman121
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at the lazy toad last night, what a lovely, friendly pub with a great atmosphere and gorgeous beautifully presented food. Each course looked and tasted amazing, the service was excellent and all the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Thank debjarman63
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Family meal to mark a birthday. got there early and enjoyed a pint in the sun. Staff were excellent as always, perfect blend of attentive, professional and friendly. Food was very good throughout, and the price about right for setting and standard of food.

Thank PGBakes
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Questions & Answers
Matt S
21 March 2017|
Response from Craig K | Reviewed this property |
I would have said no, though they have a lovely garden which no doubt could keep them busy (under supervision).
Julie C
14 February 2015|
Response from thelazytoadinn | Property representative |
Hi Julie, You can view our menu on our website using the link on the page. We have no availability for the weekend of 27th and 28th February. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Brampford Speke
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 841591
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