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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a staff night out. First impression was not great! Dirty, sticky tables. So sticky we had to fight to pick our glasses up from the table! All but one of the staff (dark haired gentleman with glasses) looked extremely unhappy to be there. A friend ordered the chicken in creamy sauce and it came out looking... More 

Thank Amanda I
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst on holiday and had the carvery. The meat was nice and there was plenty. The vegetables were lovely and we really enjoyed it. We went back the following day and had a meal from the menu which was awesome. Hubby had the steak and ale pie and said it was the best he'd ever tasted. A very... More 

1 Thank Lorraine D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swans nest is a large pub/restaurant with a very extensive menu including carvery, plus many more meal choices, light bite menus plus sandwiches. Something for everyone! The staff were polite and helpful. After our meal, pop next door to Toby's Reclamation yard, they have some great stuff too!.

1 Thank Wigg331
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family meal here this evening and found it very poor The meat on the salad was very mean and amounted to just 2 small slices of ham whilst the salad itself was overpowered by a vinegar taste The carvery meals had dry beef And the chicken dish was cold The staff seemed young and inexperienced though polite This... More 

Thank Markus A
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorely disappointed with this establishment Went there for an evening meal food overpriced for example very small desert trifle £6 Small portion. Jug of water requested no glasses brought with it, had to ask for them Salad carvery very small amount of ham and all salad ingredients very vinegary.

Thank Judi C
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here on our Way back from Dawlish and had a Carvery. It was a fantastic Meal. I would definitely recommend a meal here.

2 Thank jenjojam
Ilford, null, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was camping alone and found this pub to be clean,friendly and reasonable. I had Lasagne with salad and chips which was all lovely,fresh and delicious. Treated myself to Cherry Pie and Clotted Cream for dessert!!! Good atmosphere, pub had a mixture of Tourists and locals which created a warm feeling. Staff very friendly and helpful but not pushy

1 Thank Emma J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food amazing prices are value for money service brilliant but a bit slow on table clearing we went on a Friday night and it was quiet don't know why people don't know what they're missing it's stunning food lovely atmosphere so definitely going again x x x

3 Thank pinklady9992016
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202 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to visit this pub roughly twice a month for several years when I used to work in the area about 9 years ago so I thought it would be good to return and see if it still served the food that it for. This visit was on a Thursday evening so not the busiest of nights but being... More 

2 Thank elverman
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

3 Thank Chris M

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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
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?