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Countess Wear Beefeater

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398 Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 6HE, England
01392 875441
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 33
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, but expensive and very slow service

Disappointed. I came to have a meal with friends, but the service at the bar was mind-numbingly slow. We had to wait 20 minuites at the bar to order drinks-WHAT? In previous times I've been here, I've had MUCH better service. They had 2 staff members there, both cleaning glasses. Why wasn't one of... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
James T
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Devon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Disappointed. I came to have a meal with friends, but the service at the bar was mind-numbingly slow. We had to wait 20 minuites at the bar to order drinks-WHAT? In previous times I've been here, I've had MUCH better service. They had 2 staff members there, both cleaning glasses. Why wasn't one of them serving people? They had a... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Only go if you realistically want to come out disappointed, overpriced microwaved food, to be fair I have tried the breakfast and an evening meal on different days and underwhelmed is all I can say.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Always looking for somewhere else to do lunch, my friend and I walked from the Quay down to C/W Beefeater, ( two weeks running). Not very busy either time but were greeted with a smile and shown to our table) although we could have sat anywhere. Our first waiter was excellent,very chatty etc. on our second visit our waitress was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Myself and my Elderly relative went for lunch, We were greeted at the door by Lisa, we were given the time that was needed and everything was explained, we did not feel rushed and feel like we had known Lisa for years.We were served by Lou. Nothing was to much trouble for either of these Ladies. The customer service was... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Poor service from beginning to end. Plenty of car parking space. Not made to feel welcome when asking for a table. Restaurant 3/4 empty, but told we could not have a table for 1/2 hour. When entering restaurant 1/2 hour later restaurant still 3/4 empty. Waiter more interested in talking to other staff. Food cold and generally poor. Given dessert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Havnt been to the beefeater in ages, came with a friend today 21/04/15 at around 1pm for lunch. The bar eating area was clean and the lady behind the bar took our drinks order straight away, she was very welcoming and friendly and obviously knew what she was doing. We sat and read the menu which looked nice. We opted... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went in with some work colleagues. Staff were non existent. One appeared at the bar after waiting for ten minutes who was very clearly high. Took our drinks order six times before completing. For a place called Beefeater they're not very good at cooking meat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed at the Premier inn in countess wear the last two nights and visited the Beefeater for dinner on Thursday evening and Friday Lunchtime and afternoon. Had a lovely meAl of triple decker cheese and bacon burger and steak and chips respectively and the food was well cooked and beautiful the homemade coleslaw made it and our server Billy... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The restaurant is well laid and the staff very friendly and helpful we liked the help yourself breakfast bar coupled with the individual personal waitress service for the cooked breakfast items that were of really good quality Overall good quality food with an excellent personal service

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

went with my partner and was disappointed with the experience. Not only did Claire's order come out cold in the middle, it was not the chips she had ordered the meal had been sat on top of the servery for more than 5mins. The lettuce in the burger looked like it had been in a bbq it was black.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 398 Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 6HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 01392 875441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?