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Hunters Lodge Inn

Charmouth Road | Axminster, Axminster, England
+44 1297 33286
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Ranked #2 of 26 restaurants in Axminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 'Our 16th Century Coaching Inn commands an enviable position, conveniently situated on the main A35 where Devon & Dorset meet, between the bustling market town of Axminster, and the beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis, the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.Neville & I along with our fantastic team, have worked very hard over the past 10 years to ensure that everyone who passes through our door can enjoy a fabulous range of home cooked traditional Pub Fayre - from sandwiches & light lunches through to super steaks sourced locally by our Butcher Duncan, from Honiton,& fresh fish from West Bay, Portland and Brixham. Come and enjoy a meal with us in clean, warm & comfortable surroundings. We offer an extensive menu with something for everyone, along with daily homemade specials and fabulous fresh homemade desserts.We have 3 separate dining areas and can cater for a total of 80 persons, or functions of up to 40 in our restaurant. We are proud of our 5 star food hygiene rating from East Devon District Council and also of our Tripadvisor reviews and seal of excellence for 2013.We have extensive parking, are doggie friendly, and have large gardens & play area - families are most welcome.We are sure you will enjoy your visit to The Hunters Lodge and very much look forward to welcoming you!
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Having last visited many years ago in the regime of previous owners I have driven past this roadside pub many times without any thought to stop. So glad I did today. As the owners point out this establishment does not presume to give itself airs and graces but really does succeed in providing good honest food in clean pleasant surroundings... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Hunters Lodge very kindly fitted us in at very short notice for our Sunday evening meal this weekend. The staff - including the Chef were warm and friendly - the service was fast and the food was very good and plentiful. It was also very reasonably priced.The garden was ideal for an after dinner drink for the grownups and a... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review, we really do appreciate the feedback. Hope we can welcome you and your family back again one day. Best wishes, Sarah More

Uk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great food Exemplary and attentive service lovely and warm atmosphere Great menu choice Good wine list Reasonable prices

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much, your review is really appreciated. Kind regards, Sarah Causley More

Honiton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We booked for lunch in the Restaurant, but need not have bothered as it was unusually quiet for a midweek lunchtime in the August peak holiday period. Hunters Lodge Inn is very easy to find and has a large car-park. There is a large lawned garden, but it was a very windy day so we preferred the colourful dining-room with... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Sarah More

Sherborne
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took my brother and his wife to this pub for dinner following a search in the area and other reviews. We were not disappointed. We took our 9 month old Labrador pup and this was no problem. We were seated in the lower bar area which was perhaps more basic but this did not detract from... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, it is much appreciated, with best wishes, Sarah Causley More

Melksham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The welcome here was very good, although busy they found room for us quickly making the tables ready for us and cleaning them. They warned that the food may be delayed by a bout 1 hour which was appreciated as we had a 6 year old with us. Free WiFi was helpful for the young one but they gave him... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review. We are so glad you chose to dine with us, -and pleased you enjoyed the games! - We welcome many families, especially this time of year, and have children ourselves - and we are only too aware of how difficult it can be to entertain them whilst waiting for a meal, which is... More

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited here for Sunday Lunch as a result of reading all the positive reviews and being dog friendly. Can only comment on Sunday lunch as we haven't eaten here at any other time. Firstly staff are friendly and welcoming and we're more than happy for our dog to be with us. Disappointingly the Sunday lunch was average at best. The... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review it is much appreciated, and we welcome your feedback. We were really saddened to hear that you found your visit rather underwhelming and in particular,our Sunday lunch to be average; All our meat is sourced locally by our butcher from Honiton - on Sundays, this is slow cooked overnight and hand carved... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have been driving past the Hunters Lodge for years and, to be honest, rather turned up our noses at it. How wrong we were! An excellent place to have a very good meal, properly served. Could not fault the place and we will certainly be back. Not a place to propose marriage but a really good place to have... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - as you point out, we welcome regular, and new faces, every single day. So pleased you decided to give us a try. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Sarah More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Have eaten here on numerous occasions but due to circumstance have not been here to for a while - I can assure you the wait was well worth it - our food was absolutely amazing - staff so helpful and friendly (even remembered us - which was lovely) Lovely varied locally sourced menu - which is refreshing Now we are... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review, so pleased to welcome you back again and glad you enjoyed your time with us. Best wishes, Sarah More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great food, friendly, helpful staff and very dog friendly - what more could I ask for! The seabass with Breton garnish was lovely and the raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake was a thing of beauty - will be back!

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much, your review is much appreciated. Best wishes, Sarah More

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