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2-2a The Parade, Exmouth EX8 1RJ, England
+44 1395 280090
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Decent food.

We ate here over the Easter break and had a good burger. It was hot well cooked with a good amount of chips. Sometimes in some wetherspoons the chips can be a bit sparse. The staff were good and efficient. My only complaint is the place is looking very scruffy and could do with a refurb. Hopefully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
tjgfitness
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cullompton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Powder Monkey is a pleasant looking pub that I've passed many a time without going in, but yesterday I found myself in Exmouth and in need of some breakfast, so decided to give it a go. Sadly the two full English breakfasts that arrived for me and my friend were not that great. They WERE cheap, but unfortunately so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Hello, thankyou for your feedback, please be assured we will take it on board. Always feel free to bring anything to our attention- we do sometimes get things wrong and do try to put things right. I am sorry you did not like the sausages, they are award winning and we usually get great feedback about them. Thanks for your... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ate here over the Easter break and had a good burger. It was hot well cooked with a good amount of chips. Sometimes in some wetherspoons the chips can be a bit sparse. The staff were good and efficient. My only complaint is the place is looking very scruffy and could do with a refurb. Hopefully that may come... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PowderMonkey2014, Manager at The Powder Monkey, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the food. We completely take on board your comments about needing a refurb and hopefully this will help us set the ball rolling! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visit here often as it is a bus ride away for us. The food is always good & hot, the drinks are very reasonable should you not be driving! The surroundings are clean & very pleasant, The staff are welcoming & attend to your needs very quickly.

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

Thank you for your review. It's great to get feedback from regular customers! Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we are doing! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

3 of us came for lunch Monday afternoon. Ordered straight away and told a 10 minute wait. Colouring is supplied for children. Food came within 10 minutes by a friendly waitress, we all had the BBQ hog burger which was a burger topped with BBQ pulled pork, cheese, salad and onion rings and chips. It was very nice, hot and... More 

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

Thanks for your comments it's always great to get positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great ales available, lovely selection and all very tasty. If only they had more staff serving instead of walking around pointlessly it seemed.

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

Hi, thanks for your comments about the ales. Apologies if it looked like staff were wandering doing nothing. We employ alot of under 18s to run our floor area and they are unable to serve on our bars, hope this clarifies what you saw. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Knowing that Weatherspoons always provide good food and service, I was looking forward to lunch in the Powder Monkey. I wasn't disappointed by the food. The chap behind the bar was lovely but rushed off his feet. Apparently at lunch time on a Sunday, it was time to have a staff meeting or bag search or something. After a bit... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I am sorry that you had to wait at the Bar. Sunday lunch is not an appropriate time for a bag search- I totally agree. Would you be so kind to provide me with a date and time so I can look into this further? Apologies for your experience. I would like to assure you this... More 

canterbury kent
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went to Powder Monkey for drinks as it was a Wetherspoons and had luch a couple of times very good

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

Thanks for your comments. It's great to hear you enjoyed our Pub. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

leicester
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had morning coffee here and a snack. Very obliging staff, nice surroundings and quiet.coffee was excellent value and excellent taste, another good Weatherspoons

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

Thank you for your feedback. The staff apprecate you taking the time to comment on our work, hoping to see you again! More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First and foremost, this is a review of the food, not the pub. Don't get me wrong, I have no dislike of Wetherspoons. I have drunk and eaten in far to many to mention and I love some of the quirky old buildings they have used as venues. That said, the Powder Monkey, is in Exmouth and sadly that is... More 

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

thank you for your feedback. we aim to give the best service we can and hope to see you on more steak tuesdays! More 

Shrewsbury
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited following a long coastal walk so ready for a meal. The staff were friendly and the food is excellent value for money. It is a nice pub in the centre of the town, with a lovely atmosphere.

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

thank you for you feeback. we hope to see you more in the summer, the walk alongside the beach is lovely that time of year. 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: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

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

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