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The Swans Nest

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

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
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
SoSo

atmosphere non-existent. Shared starter delicious. Car very excellent, beef lovely and good selection of vegetables. Other main course took a long time to come. Service slow and seems to be run by students. Decor dated and although car very finished at 8pm when we left before 9pm only two to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mike P
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Turvey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Exeter
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

atmosphere non-existent. Shared starter delicious. Car very excellent, beef lovely and good selection of vegetables. Other main course took a long time to come. Service slow and seems to be run by students. Decor dated and although car very finished at 8pm when we left before 9pm only two to four people left in the bar.

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We decided to try the Swans Nest for a Sunday Carvery. There was a good choice of meat, beef a bit overdone but thats a personal choice. The pork and turkey were good, vegetables had just been replenished so it was an enjoyable lunch. Great selection of desserts to choose from. The decor is a bit dated but the atmosphere... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food was very average and very expensive for what it was. Took a long time to come. Not a very good selection of food either. Decor very dated and dark and dingy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Popped in on Saturday night to break up the journey home. Found it on trip advisor when we didn't like the look of another restaurant. Good choice of vegetables including red cabbage and fabulously tasty cauliflower cheese. Potatoes crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Would call in again when in the area.

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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped here on the way back home from a day out. We were early eve so the carvery was leftovers from lunch before the evening session. Food was nice and with a dessert it was £15.95 each or similar. It was very quiet so not much atmosphere and the decor is very dated - olde worlde. I would think it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Food average , nearly empty but not surprising due to the most unlikely and inappropriate background music . Well I say background bit could not get away fast enough from Johnny Cash Never agsin

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somerset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We popped in here for a late Sunday carvery and was pleasantly surprised. Probably one of the best carvery's I have had and would not hesitate to go back if in the area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Impromptu meal with my parents. Had the carvery, which was excellent in quality. Thought it was a little pricey at £10.25. They had an offer on which meant the carvery and dessert, if bought together was £15.25. The desserts are also excellent. This really was a good experience with lovely staff who couldnt do enough for us. You just have... More 

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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 15 - 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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