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2-2a The Parade, Exmouth EX8 1RJ, England
+44 1395 280090
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
    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
4 guys

after a long drive down from leeds came for breakfast at the powder monkey its s typical weatherspoons good food and reasonable prices but like every weatherspoons ive visited up and down the country breakfast is luke warm other food is always hot if they got breakfasts hot it would exellent

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
tricia g
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We are on holiday and visited this pub for an evening meal this was for 4 adults and 2 children ages 6 & 8 we placed our order . The meal arrived only to be told that as it was 9pm and as we had children could we go as soon as we ate as their licence only covered children... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After a grooling 6 hour drive down from Yorkshire we where starving and needed a brake so we thought we'd call in here for some breakfast. Once we had decided what we wanted I went to order, it took nearly 2 minutes for the staff to even notice me as they where to busy gassing about a night out. The... More 

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

Please accept my sincere apologies, it sounds like you left with quite the negative view of our establishment - and that simply is not acceptable. Could you please relay some more information in regards to your visit as our policies on clean crockery and customer acknowledgement is very clear. Thankyou in advance for your cooperation. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

after a long drive down from leeds came for breakfast at the powder monkey its s typical weatherspoons good food and reasonable prices but like every weatherspoons ive visited up and down the country breakfast is luke warm other food is always hot if they got breakfasts hot it would exellent

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

Thankyou for your 4* Review Tricia! Its true sometimes we dont get everything perfect 100% of the time, but we do try! Do you find it true that breakfasts at Wetherspoons up and down the country are always luke warm? If you could provide me with more details of your visit I would be most greatful. Thanks again. More 

bristol
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Again a very good meal at weatherspoons at a very reasonable price. You can always rely on weatherspoons. They cater for children even my very fussy child.

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

Thankyou for your positive review, Wetherspoons stands for great value and family enjoyment so I am glad to see we have it got right here at The Powder Monkey. We hope to welcome you and your family back soon! More 

Exmouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I couldnt believe how bad a full english breakfast could be the toast and butter were good but everything else was rank. I waited over half an hour to be given a cold congealed mess the egg was like polyfiller and the baked beans were so old they were dry and cracked. Even the salt was damp! Nasty.

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

Hi Anna, the meal you described in your review is not anything like our normal standard of food - so for that i would like to extend my apologies. Could you possibly inform me of the time and date of your visit? As I would like to look into the matter further. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wetherspoons pub,dark rooms,food over cooked,lukewarm coffee,thank got not all wetherspoons are like this,quite busy with local drinkers after cheap beer,

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

Hello Ted, firstly I would like to apologise that you did not enjoy your visit to our establishment - In way of trying to resolve the matters you described in your review, where any of these complaints brought to the attention of the staff? If possible I would like to know the time and date you visited us so these... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I arrived at Exmouth station to see my train leaving so as I had half an hour to wait I strolled into Exmouth. I noticed the Powder Monkey as I walked to see the market and I went in after I had finished in the market. It's named after an old lady who served as a gunpowder stoker on Nelsons... More 

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

Hi Kevin, We're really happy you enjoyed your breif visit to us at The Powder Monkey and wish to welcome you back whenever you are in town. thank you for your positive feedback! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great value, they had run out of turkey so we had beef, the meat and the veg was all cooked properly, it was good food and the price included a drink. Bargain!

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

Hi Jeff, firstly I would like to thank you for your positive feedback! - Although apologies that we ran out of your preffered roast option, as im sure you could see it was a very busy service for us. We're happy to welcome you back and hope to see you soon. More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This ideally situated bar just missed the grade . During busy times there are rarely enough staff on duty so you may need to wait to get served. lack of staff also means that tables can stay un-cleared for a long time. They have a good reputation for the variety of drinks and ales seem to be a speciality. The... More 

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

Hi Karen, it's great to hear from you. I totally agree that we are at times understaffed. It's an issue I am working on- Kepping staff from going to Sandy Bay definately seems to be an issue- That said we have just done another recruitment drive so hope this improves. We do love our Ale, but have some great Craft... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really like this pub as it has interesting beers and also a very wide range of food which really caters to everyone. As a vegan I appreciate this particularly. I often have a vegan cooked breakfast here and it is excellent as well as reasonably priced, and I never have any trouble with a main course. My veggie Christmas... More 

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

Thanks for your review- its great to know when we get it right! We hope to welcome you again soon More 

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

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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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