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The Swans Nest

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Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
01392 832371
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps it was because it was busy it felt like there were not enough staff?The food did not look particularly appetising, over cooked veg, over cooked beef and tough Yorkshire puddings..... Nice gravy! Once our group finally made it back to the table we realised that everything was sticking to the table, the plates/glasses/menus etc. asked to speak to the... More 

1 Thank Chris M
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having looked for a convenient place to stop for lunch on our way back home from holiday we chose to stop at the swan's nest Car park was great as we have a large Motorhome towing a car so we need a large area of which to turn her round in. Carvery was substantial Cooked to perfection Plenty to chose... More 

Thank Carolpepp
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the pub and wondered if to go in as wasnt very inviting from the outside but we decided ti take the chance. We entered the pub to find we were the only people in the place. We were given menus and ordered drinks. I have chicken in a creme sauce with onion and mushrooms. Others had the... More 

Thank Lucasl1986
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, my daughter and myself went for a carvery on Sunday 26/06/16 my wife and I opted for the extra large which cost £15.75 so you can have a piece of all four meats but it turns out there was only three ready. The turkey and pork were o.k but the beef would have been better off on the... More 

Thank daler5555
Watford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At one time had many holidays in this area so frequently used this restaurant for the wide,tasty menu; hence the title of the review. We went on a Monday night. The place was very quiet. This in no way excused the very limited, tired looking carvery and the fact that all the vegetables were overcooked. Similarly since it was a... More 

Thank 107derek
Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family have used this place for celebrating birthdays since I was a little girl! Excellent food, lovely location and good selection of drinks.

Thank ZoeBastyan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for quick lunch whilst the car was in the garage didn't know the area. Huge inside looks small outside. Old charm very nice staff carvery was a speedy option for us. Chef and staff on there very pleasant plenty of choice meat and vegetables. Just what you expect and well arranged. Only gripe Some buzzing noise constantly going... More 

Thank Dee R
South Molton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large pub catering for large family groups (as we were on this occasion). At times it can get very busy and, if you are wanting a carvery meal, the wait can be very frustrating. The carvery itself has plenty of meats to choose from which are fine, but the vegetables do leave a lot to be desired... More 

Thank sinatrafan552
Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Having a bit of time to kill I popped into the Swans Nest for a sandwich but ended up having the carvery with a superb selection of roast meats and several different veg all nicely cooked and well presented

Dawlish, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Went for a meal for two with my husband yesterday, Ordered Beef Lasagna and when it came it was apparent from the first mouthful something was wrong, it contained potato, aubergine, pepper etc. I returned it to the food order bar where I was ignored by a member of staff on the carvery who clearly saw me a scuttled back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $21
British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 01392 832371

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?