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The Swans Nest

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Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
01392 832371
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 32
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good

Very nice food, cake was amazing. Server didn't seem to know much about menu though.. But otherwise staff very helpful. Play area on site for the little ones.. Also a little expensive but overall a lovely place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Kylieemilyj
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice food, cake was amazing. Server didn't seem to know much about menu though.. But otherwise staff very helpful. Play area on site for the little ones.. Also a little expensive but overall a lovely place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my partner came in a few months ago can't remember how long but we met one of the loveliest barman in here his name was Andy, we came all the way from Coventry we were staying the week in Dawlish but we would come down Swans next for a carvery and if we wouldn't have that this barman... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Poor service, young, uninterested staff and generally pretty grim. Seven for a birthday meal, six meals arrived. A long wait for the seventh so that was cancelled. The carvery appeared to have been there some time (this was 6.30pm) and looked appalling. The meals that did arrive were average. As a "local", I will be advising people accordingly - far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The carvery has a wide selection of meat and lots of vegetables to choose from but the ultimate decision lies with which dessert to choose...they are amazing and soooo many to choose from!

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had a carvery on Sunday, food only warm, meat dry. Vegetables limp, swede and beans were so heavily peppered we could not eat them. Very disapointing food but very nice pub inside

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited at 630pm on a Saturday having reserved a table. When we entered our first problem was finding someone to tell us where to sit. Although there were plenty of staff around this didn't appear to be anyone's job. Eventually we found someone to tell us to take a seat anywhere that was not marked as reserved, but what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped here after visiting the reclamation yard behind. It looked very very quiet so we were not quite sure what to expect. The young chap serving was extremely polite and very helpful, even with my mother who chose a main meal and then proceeded to change everything it contained to suit her taste! Whilst our food was being prepared we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

taking the parents out for lunch can be a trial but we decided on the Swans nest. They specialize in Carvery and they don;t disappoint. They cater for veggies by providing a wonderful nut roast ans do small plates for those with a smaller appetite. We had a very pleasant experience comfortable environment and welcoming thoughtful service.The carvery food was... More 

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Turvey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Arrived at 8pm after a very busy day at work . Went to order food to say that the had just finished and was clearing the carvery away .lady boss and barman were so very kind and went to kitchen to get some meats while we helped our self to vegetables. Also asked what drinks we required and brought them... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went to the swans nest exeter today it was awful , I had carvery my partner had salad ,my carvery the beef was so tough could not chew it my favourite Yorkshire puddings was even terrible very dark brown was like a crisp never again would I eat there ,my partners salad was ok accept asked for bread roll and... 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 16 - 25
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 01392 832371

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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

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