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Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
01392 832371
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Ranked #172 of 423 Restaurants in Exeter
Price range: $15 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bideford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The food is much improved since our last visit there was a choice several roasts and vegetarian, plenty of well cooked vegetables. The meat is carved to order but vegetables etc is self serve. A large choice of desserts or ice cream at least one desert was glutin free. The Swan's Nest is clean including the toilets and the staff... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As a family we went for a carvery last Sunday 18th January 2015 and we were welcomed on arrival by a very pleasant Young man who took us to our table. I was especially impressed as I cannot eat Gluten or Dairy which sometimes is very difficult but the young lady behind the carvery counter was able to show me... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited this restaurant yesterday,we haven't been for over two years as we has a bad meal previously,but we heard it had changed hands so we thought we would give it a go, Could do with a revamp,the decoration hasn't changed for over 20 years,but the carvery we had was very good,meat tender and a good selection of vegetables and the... More 

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devon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a lovely meal on Xmas day, couldn't fault anything. Staff friendly and helpful , would def go again next year, well done them :)

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just popped into The Swans Nest in search of a quick bit of pub grub near to work on Marsh Barton & was really pleasantly surprised. Little things, like decent quality bun for the chicken burger, piping hot, fluffy chips & well cooked meat on the mixed grill add up to fresh pub food that is reasonably priced. Had our... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Last minute booking as unexpected family visit and the Swans Nest had availability. This is a favourite family get together place as we used to visit as a special treat for birthdays etc. back in the 60's & 70's when grandparents were still alive. 4 generations of family visited and the two little ones dressed in all their Xmas finery... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Group of us went for Xmas disco and carvery, the carvery was a mushy tasteless pap ! Other food orders taken had to go back due to being inedible ! woman manager wasn't a very nice person, didn't want to give refunds and we were made to feel very unwelcome. Disco was dreadful, run by 2 woman who probably have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wow, I don't even know where to start with this review. My and family have been visiting here for 14 years for an annual Christmas do, since it's been taken under new management things have gone horrifically downhill. Firstly the food is awful, last year it was pink chicken this year the carvery tasted and looked like it had been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It could be because we revisited out of season, but in contrast to previous visits, this place was deadly quiet, so absolutely no atmosphere. The traditional daily carvery is still on offer, with a huge selection of creamy desserts. Get the feeling this place has been left behind. Pity.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Over the years I have visited the Swans Nest and it has in the past had good service, good ambiance and excellent food. I have met friends there and taken an ex neighbour there 2 or 3 times a year, but no more. My last visit on10th December will be my final visit. We arrived at about 1215 and although... More 

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Additional Information about The Swans Nest

Address: Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
Phone Number: 01392 832371
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 24
Cuisine: British

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