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Huntsman Inn


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

16th century thatched village public house serving home cooked meals (Wednesday to Sunday) including pub favourites, antipasti and cheese boards, vegetarian options and daily specials. Also available: cask ales, wine, cocktails and a wide range of non alcoholic drinks including freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas. Dog and child friendly. Large car park and beer garden. Only 5 mins from junction 31 M5/A30.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Waitstaff
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All reviews sunday roast steak and ale pie roast potatoes ice cream salmon the pub great sunday lunch under new management served quickly portion size car park food was amazing landlord exeter courses mouth
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food is of really good quality and the service is great. It has a lovely warm, cosy atmosphere. We will be coming here regularly in the future.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JLLea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved a table for 2 and was not dissapointed. First time here and was very pleased. Friendly helpful staff. Very quick service. My Dad and I had the children's portion for Sunday lunch which as you can see from the photos was plenty. Own carpark...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 65driv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch today at the Huntsman Inn at Ide. It was pretty quiet when we arrived - just a few people drinking at the bar. We ordered some lunch which was served quickly. A nice country pub!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from the wobbly table, great! Lovely Sunday lunch. Good food and atmosphere. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank j0m2016
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Lovely Sunday roast at The Huntsman. Good food, great atmosphere and busy. Keep up the good work Huntsman team.

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank CharlotteJZ1
Reviewed January 21, 2019

I have eaten there a few times since the new landlord took over in autumn 2018. Every time the food has been excellent and the service fantastic. Evening meals are always great and I would highly recommend the roast on a sundays, followed by a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Darren N
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic lunch for about 30 friends. The ale was good (the titanic go’s down well!), the host welcoming and the food delicious. Thankyou to Colin and his team. Never easy catering for that many but in such a beautiful pub we had a great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank M4837HJjerryk
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

A warm welcome was given, as always, by Colin and team to the netball ladies for our annual Christmas party. Had a fabulous meal from the Christmas party menu of goats cheese followed by the beef cheek. Delicious. A fun evening was had by all....More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Joanne B
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We had our netball club Christmas dinner at The Huntsman Inn and the food was amazing. The menu choices were great and everything was perfectly cooked. The pub is under new management and Colin and team are so welcomibg and friendly, it's a great atmosphere....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GlobeTrotting143724
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Went for a Wednesday lunchtime catch up with a friend & was very impressed. Friendly, welcoming service & tasty food. We both had jacket potatoes, one with chilli & one with prawns, really nicely done. Will be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank barley2
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John I'm a regular at the Huntsman so you may feel that what I'm about to say carries some bias. Perhaps, however my question is this: Did you say anything at the time to the staff regarding your main meal? My understanding is that you did not. Given that you found the staff friendly and amenable, given that you stayed on to have a dessert which you enjoyed (i.e. you didn't wish to finish up and get out as quickly as possible - which would have been a more understandable reaction) and given that you would have been asked whether everything was alright with your main meal; you would have had every opportunity to provide your feedback at the time and so allow the staff and management the opportunity of responding and making restitution. But you didn't. Of course everyone makes mistakes and it might be that you had every reason to find the main meal unsatisfactory; however the fact that you chose not to say anything but instead to instead provide an incongruous and unhelpful review coupled with the worst possible score, I believe says more about you the reviewer than it does about the Huntsman Inn, its food and staff.
January 20, 2017|
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Response from MalcolmC1837 | Reviewed this property |
You obviously didn't read my review, which was fair and accurate. As we only had a sandwich you are obviously confused.
June 29, 2015|
Response from Brice27 | Reviewed this property |
I should ring the very friendly staff ---- as we have no dog at the moment, I couldn't be certain but it is quite tiny and cosy in there! If weather good, sitting outside is very pleasant. Sorry I can't be more help!
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