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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 26
    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
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It was just as well that I booked a table for 4 as the place was packed on a Sunday lunchtime. The staff were efficient and capable and, in the main, seemed quite young but this did not affect the service. The carvery was excellent and plentiful and it was difficult to leave room for a dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Ernest S
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service 😊 very welcoming and great for family's with children with play equipment outside to keep the kids enitained 😊 will defiantly be coming again and recommending x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Excellent food friendly staff. Great experience. 5 stars all the way. Food was excellent standard as was the carvery very very fresh and wholesome. Would recommend this pub to all friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food was exceptional, as was the service. The price clearly reflects the quality of the food we enjoyed. We often drive to the Swans Nest for the carvery & it never fails to deliver. I cannot recommend the pub highly enough. Fantastic & easily the best quality carvery in the area.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a good old fashioned Sunday Lunch. Well cooked meat, fresh vegetables and lots of it. I didn't try the specials, but the fresh fish looked really good and I'll probably go for that next time.. It gets justifiably busy, but the place is huge inside so don't get put off by a busy car park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Once again we had excellent food and excellent service. The carvery offers a great selection and all prepared and cooked to a high standard. The service was great and the seating spacious and extensive. There were only 5 of us but there is plenty of room for much larger parties. This was our 4th or 5th visit. We travel down... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was just as well that I booked a table for 4 as the place was packed on a Sunday lunchtime. The staff were efficient and capable and, in the main, seemed quite young but this did not affect the service. The carvery was excellent and plentiful and it was difficult to leave room for a dessert, but the choice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

went for what we thought would be a lovely family meal, food was terrible the wait in between meals was far too long, when expressing this to staff they didn't really care & wasn't interested in what you said. From the specials board nachos were £14 which was basically a bag of Doritos with sour cream on top, when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am shocked to see poor recent reviews. All the staff and management are wonderful and the food beautiful. I often visit and myself and fellow diners filling the tables receive very good meals and experience every visit. Thankyou swans !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was the first time most of our party had eaten here and for a few it had been 20 + years, the front of house were very friendly and showed us to our table,gave us clear instructions on how to order,we were very simple and all had the carvery ( 9 adults and 3 kids) we didn't have to... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited this restraunt on a Sunday lunchtime and although the carvery looked very good we preferred to order from the specials board. We also ordered mussels in white wine and blue cheese sauce to start. Unfortunately when the mussels came they were very poor. A large portion in fairness, but in a bowl that was too small. The mussels... 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 - 24
  • 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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