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The Exeter Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9NS, England
+44 1769 540281
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a really lovely day about three weeks ago that we arrived at a near deserted Exeter Inn in this lovely part of North Devon. We sat in the sunshine with a drink while we waited for our lunch. We ordered sirloin steak and all the trimmings. It did not disappoint.The food was lovely but we were sitting in... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

12 friends in high spirits descended on a pre-booked Exeter Inn and had a great evening. The landlord didn't mind us rearranging the tables to suit our party, we all enjoyed the food with good sized portions and friendly staff who weren't phased by us!

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Thank Jane G
London, England
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We arrived here looking forward to a Sunday lunch (roast dinner) only to find that they have stopped doing them. We were a party of six who couldn't face trying to find somewhere else, so we ordered from the everyday menu. A whole load of things on their menu were not actually available but we managed to find things we... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Quiet and run down. A place in need of tlc. I was expecting a lively good quality experience from previous reviews. However on a Weds night in peak season there were a handful of customers and customer service was distinctly lacking. Food was ok but took 40 mins to arrive in spite of no other customers. Sorry to say that... More 

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South Staffordshire
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We came across this pub whilst exploring the North Devon countryside. It's thatched in a quaint village. We decided to stop for a drink. The pub is lovely inside and out. The blackboard menu looked very inviting and it was very busy. They had real real ales, my wife enjoyed her glass of wine and the prices were very reasonable.

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A very comfortable restaurant, well decorated and welcoming. The food was excellent and all 4 meals of a high quality. Very attentive service and responsive. The only area I would suggest could be improved was the cutlery,- the 'tools for 2 of us were fine but the others were a bit scratchy and should be swapped. A minor point but... More 

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Crawley by Gatwick
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

For a village pub this is pricey. I ordered the Dressed Crab Salad. It was dry & served on packet lettuce, no dressing. Found a piece of nibbled cucumber in the salad so told the polite waiter & said I wasn't happy. My wife ordered fish pie which, after 30 minutes, we were told was off the menu. So she... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Spent a really lovely evening with co workers sharing a meal. The menu was huge, and I suspect why some people had amazing food and some not so great, it would be impossible to cook that extensive menu from scratch. I had streak nod it was utterly delicious, someone had lasagne and it lacked flavour and watery. However, the chef... More 

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1 Thank Sally A
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We walked to the inn from nearby Highbullen Hotel. Had a great lunch in nice surroundings which was nicely, good portion sizes and a very friendly landlord. We went back for a quiet pint a couple of days later and again, nice people and a very pleasant experience

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Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The last time I went here with my Mother we were shocked about the poor quality of the food and exorbitant cost. I had being going here for many years and always had a great meal but never again. What a shame - the owner was ill but those running it were hopeless. Preferring to argue with us about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Umberleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1769 540281

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?