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bampton, Tiverton, England
01398331345
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mediocre food.

A nice, cosy pub. Friendly, helpful, youthful staff. We had the Sunday roast - not a good experience. Tasteless meat, overcooked vegetables, all swamped in pub gravy. A shame, but we will not be back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DevonGrockle
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Devon
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice, cosy pub. Friendly, helpful, youthful staff. We had the Sunday roast - not a good experience. Tasteless meat, overcooked vegetables, all swamped in pub gravy. A shame, but we will not be back.

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Thank DevonGrockle
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

New Year's Eve closed. New Year's Day closed. It is so disappointing that such a lovely pub is closed up again. It seems as if there is a complete lack of interest in local custom. The Quarryman's in Bampton is still closed but the beer and food at the Swan is excellent, the White Horse is open again and the... More 

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Thank fredthepaddocks
Exeter, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have eaten here before on quite a few occasions. It has changed hands this year and still provides good food and beer. But the toilets are not wheelchair accessible - I seem to remember a year or two back they were but have been "modernised". I am surprised it is allowed not to have accessible toilets! So I don't... More 

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Thank cliveess
Coin, Spain
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Our group of five visited on a Monday evening but restaurant still busy. We were given a table in the bar and all went well until a very noisy group came in for drinks. Unfortunately their loud voices echoed around the room to the extent that we could not hear each other. The food was excellent. I would recommend the... More 

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Thank Petrosey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Poor Sunday roast served as a evening meal. Lovely hosts and surroundings. My roast was served on a cold plate! Portions were tiny and certainly not worth the money I paid. I can not see the local folk coming here during Winter to eat.

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Thank Fred C
Bude, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Finally popped in today after a few times of just passing by and admiring the exterior with its fabulous willow sculpted sign and animals. We went in and the interior and welcome was even better a proper traditional pub with a warm friendly welcome. Had a few drinks in the beer garden out front in the sun then ordered some... More 

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Thank Teggypeg
Worcs
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We visited the Exeter inn on our way to bampton for lunch and the owner and staff are really welcoming and dog friendly . The beers were straight from a cask so no gas which was great and the ex moor gold was nice. On our second visit we had lunch which was really good and well presented. I think... More 

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Thank kbrazil
Peopleton, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A comprehensive dinner menu comprising of many favourites, all freshly prepared. The Beef Wellington was superb and at £16.95, very well priced. This restaurant is a must if you are visiting the area and I would advise booking to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Tim P
Cotswolds
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Food is above average as is the service and the prices are good. A solid customer experience. Dog friendly too!

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Thank CotswoldsOldbloke
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Staying overnight in the area our B&B host suggested this pub as a good place to eat. The menu was not completely typical pub style but quite varied with reasonable prices. The food was tasty and hot, the staff friendly & polite. We would happily recommend this, based on our single visit. Unfortunately we live too far away to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: bampton, Tiverton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton
  • Phone Number: 01398331345

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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