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The Lighter Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Quay | The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, England
+44 1392 875439
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“steak pie” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“the pub” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Quay | The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, England
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1 - 10 of 657 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Due to the wonky tables in the garden, my full pint of beer tipped over when I put it down (no I wasn’t drunk). Ideally the staff would have replaced it gratis but I was OK with paying for it as it was my fault...More

Thank RarelyPost44
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and the vegan sarnie was yummy; Big, filling and fresh with fries on the side. A plant milk would be great so that i could have had a coffee as well but lunch and the lovely service made up for it....More

Thank Jaq S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best chips I have had in a long time. I had the H & W burger which started off really good. Once all the bacon and dressing had gone I realised that the patty’s were just average. Once again- the chips! Unbelievable.

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited The Lighter Inn as we were exploring Topsham as part of our holidays. The weather was nice so we sat outside, my partner said the inside of the pub was of a nice standard when he ordered the drinks. We ordered the buffalo wings...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When ordering food early evening in a not very busy pub, staff indicated I must walk all the way outside from the bar to the outside eating area to find the table number from the empty table I was pointed from the bar at to...More

Thank ehmeridian
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me explain. I ordered the Vitality Salad and paid extra for chicken breast , I guess I should have known better but what can I say bowl full of lettuce, not my idea of a bowl of vitality, rocket leafs , three strips of...More

Thank amanda m
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is in a good location but was let down by the really unhelpful, unfriendly bar staff, barely a please or thank you.. Thankfully we didn't order food which would of meant enduring the charmless atmosphere.. It wasn't even busy so no excuse.. Maybe...More

Thank tanyacarlton70
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been several times before and was great ,so after praising to friends we booked to have supper. Well awful firstly the man behind bar was rude and disinterested. Didnt smile or engage in any conversation just blunt unfriendly comments. Table staff well rude again...More

Thank ninEngland
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by a friendly lady behind the bar who was able to offer recommendations and a detailed knowledge of the menu when asked and showed us to a table, prompt service with drinks and taking our order, again on both occasions I have...More

Thank Jayne O
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most awful meal. After waiting 75 minutes dried battered fish. All batter no fish. Limited choice of wine and food. Told that they had been busy at the weekend. Poor excuse. Why not prepared. Bad landlords. Live in topsham. Will not be backMore

Thank Jenny M
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

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April 7, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay | The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, England (Formerly The Lighter Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Topsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 875439
  • E-mail
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