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We had our wedding reception at Board. It was an amazing service. The manager Dani was incredibly... read more

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Great place to spend a few hours

We had a great afternoon here today, The food is simple but yummy with good big portions and a... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2019
Bill S
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79 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EQ, England
+44 1392 791396
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception at Board. It was an amazing service. The manager Dani was incredibly helpful and accommodating in the run up and on the day. The staff were amazing and everyone had a fantastic time. Having the reception at Board worked really...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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BoardExeter, The Board Team at Board, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lucy & Jasper So glad to hear you had a great day with us last week! We’ve let all the team know about your kind words. Hope to see the newly weds back in again soon! :)

Reviewed March 4, 2019

We had a great afternoon here today, The food is simple but yummy with good big portions and a decent selection of veggie options, and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. There is a good selection of games in both number and quality. We had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bill S
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Board is such a welcoming place, with a good selection of games, comfortable chairs and an excellent menu (including plenty of vegetarian options). My partner and I spent nearly 6 hours there at the weekend and had plenty of new games to play. The staff...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

My eldest and I love Board and is out tip escape when some quality time is needed away from youbger siblings. The staff are very knowledgeable about the games and volunteer recomendations. A true gem of a place!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Went here for a birthday celeb, good atmos, well decorated but the food took forever to come out, it came out in dribs and drabs , so our party ate in three sittings and the food was below standard, also whilst I understand the charge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BoardExeter, Owner at Board, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Hi 573df, thank you for writing feedback from your visit. I’m sorry your enjoyment of your visit was affected by the issues you’ve mentioned. We do state on our menus that we are a slow food restaurant, as we have a small kitchen and nearly...More

Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We had so much fun here! Certainly not your expert board gamers, but the generous food and drink portions were well received and after easing ourselves in with some classic nostalgic board games we soon felt really relaxed and started choosing some more obscure titles!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom R
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

A good idea, poorly executed. The games are ok and there are lots of choice of what to play. However, the meals are quite expensive and if you add the price of being able to play the games, it becomes unreasonable. I have to say...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are both boardgamers, as are a lot of our friends. We enjoyed an afternoon at Board trying some different games and there was a good amount of choice. It was a nice and relaxed atmosphere and a great way to spend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

A group of us tried board for the first time this weekend. It was awesome! The team are super friendly and really knowledgable about the games. The food was fantastic, often when you go to this sort of place you may expect the food to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a really good evening on Sunday, the staff could not have been anymore helpful or friendly. The food was fantastic and with service to match. Would love to go back when next visiting Exeter and would recommend to anyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Anne H
April 7, 2019|
Response from BoardExeter | Property representative |
Hi Anne, we have games for all ages. 9-12 is an especially good age as they can start upgrading to the more adventurous games. Pop in and our team will be happy to walk you through some good game selections! :)
Natalie W
February 9, 2018|
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Response from BoardExeter | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, lots of great games for two players — a whole portion of our library is devoted to it!
Jay G
September 4, 2016|
Response from BoardExeter | Property representative |
Hi Jay! Yes, you can book! You can shoot us details over a message on our Facebook page, via email, or phone us on 01392 791396