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The Stowey Arms

Main Road, Exminster, Exeter EX6 8AT, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Exminster B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

What a disaster. A scruffy pub, I ordered lunch and a beer. The beer was foul, the bottom of a barrel that must have been on for months. When I came to pay for the food the pub's card machine was not working. 'It's been like that since last night' said the landlady helpfully. I left my beer - bought... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've stayed at the stowey a few times now an i must say our last stay was far far from what it used to be. The food menu is now poor and over priced the glasses in the bar are filthy and the cleanliness of the rooms has deteriorated so much so that our toilet wasn't even flushed before we... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Decided to find a decent Sunday lunch locally so called here. Friendly and welcoming lady. Lunch was a great price at £5.95 and content was good, although could have been a tad hotter. Meat was cooked just right (pork & beef), with roast potatoes, yorkshire and a good selection of veg. It was help yourself so you could choose your... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed here for one night when down visiting in Exeter .had a lovely sized room the bed was really comfy best nights sleep I had in a while when staying from home.the staff were friendly and meals were really good. Free breakfast which consisted of cereals,orange juice and a full cooked English with tea and coffee served plus toast.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited recently with family all of us had food. Food was ok service was very good tho! All of us agreed that while the food was not bad as such for the price it could be much better. They do 2 meals for £10 but we all opted to go for something on the regular menu. The meals worked out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Sorry but we did not have a good stay here. We were not in a clean and comfy room. The second day we returned to find the room had not been serviced and the tea and coffee etc. had not been replenished. We queried this and were told that it was only serviced every two days! I have never known... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Thank you so much Mel & Dave for helping us out yesterday we had a wedding invitation to Powderham Castle and accommodation was not to be had in the surrounding area (I know as I phoned them all) we had 2 rooms booked at The Stowey which was all they had left so another there was not an option, so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food was awful - so bad I couldn't even eat it. I had the fish and chips and the fish was hard, maybe it was old and out of date.....the chef didn't know what was wrong with it! I ate a few chips and came home hungry. The pub was dirty - sticky tables they hadn't bothered to wipe... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Since change of management standards have severely slipped. Ate there once, luckily it was 2 for £10, wasn't even worth that. It's a shame, it could be a lovely village pub with a bit of care and clean up.

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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at The Stowey Arms on a Saturday night to go to a friends 40th at the Golf Club. For the money we paid it is about expected. The bed was comfortable, the room was ample and the breakfast was good. Only downside was the wood flooring in the landing was noisy when people walked down it. I'd assume... More 

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