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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, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 29
    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
Food VG

had lunch there today the food was very good indeed and would defiantly eat there again, the only thing that let it down was the Dorset beers tasted flat and was told thats how it should be.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
daveff7
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Four of us went for a meal on Sunday the 26th of July 2015 We all a roast dinner the vegetables where dry over cooked very chewy the meat was not bad even the roast potatoes was old they tasted funny not good we will not be going back again

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

had lunch there today the food was very good indeed and would defiantly eat there again, the only thing that let it down was the Dorset beers tasted flat and was told thats how it should be.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Large pub quiet nice location Really wasn't impressed with food - I had a salad that had seen better days - didn't go back was a carvery but didn't try it

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

went here for a carvery, it was ok but nothing special, veg luke warm, potatoes tastless, the gammon salty. wont be rushing back.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We arrived early on a Saturday evening, there is plenty of car parking space, and although there were quite a few customers already eating this is a large pub with several different areas to sit so plenty of tables to chose from. The staff were very helpful and quickly able to confirm which meals were gluten free, (the chips are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Absolutely disgusted with the food! Dry and tasteless. The first time I thought it was a one off but to have the same quality a couple months later just proves that the quality has gone downhill very fast! Avoid!

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I haven't been here for about 6 years or so - they have changed hands since i last came and the quality of the carvery has gone seriously downhill. The worst thing however was the desserts - on average £6.20 for a sliver of cake! We ordered a slice of toffee cake, a slice of roulade and a ( single!)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 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

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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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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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: Families with children, Large groups
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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