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2-2a The Parade, Exmouth EX8 1RJ, England
+44 1395 280090
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: J D Wetherspoon Pub. Providing food from 8am - 11pm Daily. Alcohol from...
J D Wetherspoon Pub. Providing food from 8am - 11pm Daily. Alcohol from 9am daily. All JDW Club promtions.
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 26
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly and efficient service

Although The Powder Monkey could do with a refurbishment, we found the staff friendly and efficient. They seemed to value our custom and were helpful. There was a pleasant and friendly atmosphere and our meals came out accurate (as we ordered without part of it missing), not overcooked or tough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
mlg_khg
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The alcohol was the only reasonable pat of the visit, salad would have been better made and tastier in a tesco meal deal. Not impressed, even for a cheap day out it was diabolical.

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Uffculme, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We have been to this establishment several times over the last few years and for the most part have been happy. However last weekend our experience was less than satisfactory. Whilst most of the bar staff were helpful when serving drinks, the person taking our food order, appeared to be either drunk or high on something! Consequently when our food... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although The Powder Monkey could do with a refurbishment, we found the staff friendly and efficient. They seemed to value our custom and were helpful. There was a pleasant and friendly atmosphere and our meals came out accurate (as we ordered without part of it missing), not overcooked or tough and above all hot (in our experience not all Wetherspoons... More 

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hi mlg_khg, Im really happy that you enjoyed your visit to us here at the Powder Monkey and even more so that you took this view on the customer care that we provide. I agree once more that we are deserving of a refurbishment - and your comments only help but justify our case for one. Myself and the team... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This brilliantly located pub, at the entrance to Exmouth (where the station is being upgraded and M&S will be opening) needs a complete overhaul. Current decor is grubby lilac (bar and below the dado); primrose, apricot, Wedgwood blue, above the dado. And in the entrance area, grimy sage colour below the dado. The carpet is old, checks of blue and... More 

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hello Judith, Thankyou for taking the time to write us a review and scrutinize the decor all the way down to the dado, I am not sure I have ever read such a detailed review of our colour scheme! I totally agree, our establishment is in need of a much deserved overhaul - I would be interested to hear back... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch with family. For six people, plus drinks came well under £40. We had the chicken breast burger with chips. Was really nice. My aunt & uncle had the pulled pork sandwich & cousin had beef Burger with pulled pork! Great service too!!!

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hi Mickie I cannot thank you enough for your 5* review and positive feedback! We at The PowderMonkey really do pride ourselves in great customer service so its great to hear we're getting it right. You are correct, Wetherspoons does stand for great value - at less than £7 per head & with the service you received, it really does... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

we were running late for a function at the pavilions so had to grab a quick supper, it happened to be curry night in the PM, so we went for a couple of currys, poppadoms naans and pickles and a pint of Thatchers each....all for £13.50!! It was no frills and not likely to ever rival an authentic indian but... More 

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hi there Devonski, Thankyou for your 4* review! Im glad that took a chance on us and that we rose to the occasion, we will gladly welcome you back to prove that this was not just a one off! I agree, our club deals really are great value for money - If you are interested i will leave the corresponding... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Called in after having had a nice walk along Exmouth sea front,, around 9am , the place was semi busy but there were still plenty of tables available,, trouble was finding one that had been cleared of dirty plates and coffee cups,, luckily another couple were just leaving so we took the table they had been at but still had... More 

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hello Ryman, I'm glad you enjoyed your walk along the seafront - quite the view across the estuary isnt it? I apologise for the lack of cleanliness you described in your review. Was the pub honestly that messy that there where no clear tables available after only an hour of being open? If this is the case then I am... More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Not normally a fish 'n chips chap, the value of this - some 6.25 with a pint - was a pull. I thought this was a fairly new Spoons so was quite suprised to see that it has its 15th anniversary on October 4th. Exmouth has developed a nice image - the last time I came here was in 1972... More 

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hello R N, im really happy that you enjoyed your visit to us at The Powdermonkey and I cant thank you enough for our 5* review, I will be sure to pass on the good news to my collegues. You are correct, Exmouth is quite the gem - I have lived here for all but 4 years of my life,... More 

Hailsham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We like to find a Wetherspoons wherever we are, because we usually get good value for money and nice surroundings. Arriving here at approx. 1.30 for a quick bite of lunch, we looked for a table - there were several empty places scattered about but they had not been cleared. We moved a couple of things off one of the... More 

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hello Jan, Im pleased to hear you are an avid Wetherspoons visitor! I agree, sometimes we have staff shortage problems - especially in the summer. Even with our latest recruitment drive unfortunately holiday bookings and sickness are sometimes unaviodable. I hope that the customers you described did not leave but infact sat outside (our beer garden can be quite the... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My husband and I visited this pub on Sunday afternoon just for a drink.We have never been in such a dirty and untidy pub.The staff obviously didn`t care about their appearance,one young lady wearing leggings with a hole at the top,and another with a hole in her tights. Tables were not cleared or wiped off as people finished their meals... More 

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PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hi Janet, Im sad to hear that your opinion is that we are the worst wetherspoons to date - if out of nearly 1,000 venues that certainly doesnt do us justice. The team do work hard but if this was not the case upon your visit then I would really like for you to respond with the time and date... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-2a The Parade, Exmouth EX8 1RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 280090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

J D Wetherspoon Pub. Providing food from 8am - 11pm Daily. Alcohol from 9am daily. All JDW Club promtions.

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