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The Barn Owl

Guardian Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3PE, England
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Ranked #231 of 416 Restaurants in Exeter
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Sadly this is the sort of 'restaurant' that doesn't serve fresh ingredients. I suspect the 'food' arrives at the premises pre-prepared and then is nuked or deep fried. It was shocking to say the least that a meal for 4 people arrived within 10 minutes of ordering..! Only one stodgy vegetarian option which wasn't a recognisable dish, to say the... More 

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Newark on Trent
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Ate here with family and several mistakes were made with the order. My Granddaughter ordered garlic bread without cheese and guess what it came with cheese! We sent it back and the same garlic bread was returned with most of the cheese removed. We sent it back again and by this time our main meals started to arrive. The meal... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Ate here twice within a couple of weeks. The first time the food was good ( typical steaks, burgers etc) and the second time it was mediocre. It has a value in being convenient to the hotel and they will book a table for you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Hi my name is john Roche it's with regret I say this the worst bar service every time I come here waiting for 10 min to get a drink. A bunc off kids behind the counter it boils my blood every time!! They are clueless at best I read yere review. 56 present. Say. Horrible service. And cold food. I... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a brew here late afternoon, whilst waiting to check in to the Holiday Inn which is next door. Returned for evening meal but really disappointed by the menu. Very limited and when we asked for a change to what was offered, no butter on new potato told sorry these come dressing added, so much for the chef cooking sounds... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Was staying at a nearby hotel and dined here several times of an evening. The menu has a pretty decent selection of items and the prices aren't bad at all (less than £12 for two courses from a limited menu) while the full menu offers a good selection at reasonable prices. The food itself was very tasty and fresh without... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited for Sunday lunch and had the Sunday Roast platter for two which was very tasty. Location was ideal as, following lunch, I was going to the airport which is close by. The place was very busy and waited a long time for anyone to come to seat us. We took it upon ourselves to sit down at a table... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Food was great and what I would expect to pay. Was warm and inviting. Staff helpful. Does get very busy

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food was yummy and came quickly and was very hot - good. The cauliflower cheese was obviously frozen and microwaved so very watery but this is the only negative. The waiters were very friendly and accommodating and the value for money was brilliant! Definitely recommend for a cheap but tasty bar meal /snack /drink

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Staid at near by hotel many times so I used to come here for dinner. Food order is unusual, in that you need to go to the bar and place your order and take a wooden spoon with a number on it that is designated to a table - I saw some confused customers. Food is however good and they... More 

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BarnOwlExeter, Manager at The Barn Owl, responded to this review

Hello Dan, Many Thanks for your positive review, we appreciate that you have taken the time out to review us. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your visit but wanted to just advise you that the service you refer to is for the bar area. We always have a host at the door at key times and it appears that... More 

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Additional Information about The Barn Owl

Address: Guardian Road, Exeter Business Park, Exeter EX1 3PE, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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