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The Powder Monkey

2-2a The Parade, Exmouth EX8 1RJ, England
+44 1395 280090
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Ranked #61 of 113 Restaurants in Exmouth
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: J D Wetherspoon Pub. Providing food from 8am - 11pm Daily. Alcohol from 9am daily. All JDW Club promtions.
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English first
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Powder Monkey is a Weatherspoons pub. We went there on a Thursday 'curry day' . We actaully ordered a 'Surf and Turf' - with a stilton sauce and Ham egg and chips, 2 pints of Thatchers and a Bombay with tonic. All served promptly and of a reasonable standard. The big plus the cost - £20.79. Simply superb value.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Semi resident in Exmouth we frequently eat out for breakfast, one advantage The Powder Monkey has for us is that you can visit and eat before the shops and other eating places are open. During a recent visit we were disappointed to note that a waitress was wiping her nasal area with the back of her hand and without washing... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food is a little hit or miss, when it's good it's great value, steaks are normally over cooked always ask for rare normally get well done....great chips.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As visitors to Exmouth we were looking for something cheap and cheerful and this ticked all the boxes. Good food, good price and good service, couldn't fault it.

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South Petherton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We are regular users of this Wetherspoons for a light lunch, particularly the Ham Egg and Chips. The ham always seems better than other Wetherspoons and the beer is always good. However on our last meeting we were given meals with so few chips we could have counted them on our fingers. I mentioned this to the waitress who agreed... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The pub itself is now rather tired, some of the staff give the appearance of wishing they were somewhere else, particularly one member who cleans the table with angry vigour crashing the plates without regard for the nearby diners,sweeping any left over food etc onto the the floor, however one server is quite charming and very professional and makes a... More

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

Thanks for your comments. We really wanted to address all issues raised, unfortunately without more specific information we will find this difficult. Please be assured whilst we do all we can to motivate our staff and train our staff -we need to be specific in targetting additional support. Always asked for your drink topped up if you feel it is... More

Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited today on a busy Sunday lunchtime - so busy in fact that there was no inside seating available. We opted for the Freedom Salad, and 2 Ham Egg & Chips. Service at the bar was prompt and friendly. Unfortunately upon placing the order and having returned to my seat I was told that the Freedom Salad wasn't available. It... More

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been to Exmouth for the past couple of years, and have always enjoyed popping into the Weatherspoons, very good value for drinks, and for a snack or lighter meal the food is pretty good (as someone else said, it does what it says on the tin) however, this year we were pretty disappointed by the attitude of a... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Seriously, we have been coming here every week for months for the steak night and cleaning our wine glasses as we go. What has prompted me to write this is the managers response to our first complaint - Can't help the water down here ! To be honest, I live locally and find the addition of rinse aid and salt... More

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devon
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I often visit the powder monkey for a meal with friends and never have any problems! good is lovely and very cheap !! however the waitress with the dark hair and red tattoo on the right shoulder was gross. her manors to the customers around me where horrible and when coming to serve me my food she placed it bang... More

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