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“very good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn
The Strand, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5ET, England
01395 272644
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Ranked #4 of 5 Restaurants in Lympstone
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
swansea
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“very good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We booked in on saturday afternoon for the evening with no problems.The service was not over quick but the place was busy.
friendly staff ,good pub food with generous servings what more could you want.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“LUNCH WITH A FRIEND”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My friend suggested this place as she works in the village.

It all looked lovely, we only ate a starter, but I thought the menu a little old-fashioned and a bit pricey for what you would get.

It has a hard act to follow now with the competition just up the road!

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food, poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Second visit here this time with a group of 5 people. All the food was really good, but service wasn't very good again. It was a busy Saturday lunch and they could have done with an extra person serving. The food was a bit slow coming, so we had finished our drinks. We ordered more drinks at the beginning of the meal and didn't get them until we had finished eating. The waitress thought she had already brought them! Great food but not so good service.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

I visit The Swan Inn fairly regularly and am always impressed with the friendly welcome, impeccable service and range of delightful beverages to suit every palate. My latest visit had me decided.. It's quite possibly the best pub I have ever had the honour to stumble upon!! The food is always a taste sensation, freshly cooked and amazingly presented. The staff are as kind and polite as they are good looking (always deserves a generous tip). I sometimes sit in the bar area, as the atmosphere makes me feel local, just to people watch but almost always get talking to the friendly locals or entertaining bar staff. All in all, visit The Swan Inn. You won't be disappointed!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“First visit for many years........”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

.......to The Swan at Lympstone. Having walked down the new foot/cycle path from Exton we decided to have a drink and lunchtime bar snack at The Swan.
Not disappointed; my wife had the soup of the day......cream of parsnip which was excellent, and I had a jacked potato and salad, which was just as good. A good selection of beers; well kept.
Found the service to be very good, food delivered very quickly, considering there was a large party also ordering at the same time.
So the verdict from this brief "recce" is that there did not seem to be much to fault; hope to go back again soon.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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