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The Lazy Toad Inn

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Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
+44 1392 841591
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ottery st mary
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having had lunch here today [27th April] I have to say that we were not impressed at the meal that my wife had. It was a combination or variation from the menu, but was not what we expected, she had the "confit duck and chips with "buttered cabbage" this had black pepper in it which was not on the menu,... More 

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Thank Mark55Ottery
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this review

Sir, In the interests of honesty, I feel obliged to reply to your tilted comments. Customer care is paramount to us and we pride ourselves in trying to ensure that everyone gets the best experience possible. You did indeed have both a variation and combination from the menu as you took it upon yourself to create and build your own... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not visited this pub for well over a year (and since it changed ownership). We stopped there for lunch and were treated very well indeed. Located in a beautiful village, with a very nice walk along the river close by, the Lazy Toad is immaculately clean and has a very welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed a delicious lunch where... More 

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Thank derosa
Exeter, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband booked this as a date night out. I had soup to start which was really nice and tasty. It came with bread which was a little bit chewy, and took some chewing ! it would have been better had it come with some butter really, as I couldn't catch anyone's attention to ask I ended up leaving it.... More 

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Thank juliemr2
Manchester, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up here on Good Friday without a reservation and the staff went out of their way to accommodate four of us to dine without delay. The food was delicious and served with a smile. Not a cheap meal ..... but I would say good value for money..... certainly worth checking out if you are in the area 😋

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Thank Moonbeam555
Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to eat , good food and wine , friendly staff , although a bit on the pricey side will be going there to eat again.

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Thank Richard W
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a sign on the road and followed it, had an excellent sunday lunch in the sun in the garden. It was busy and some people had a wait (explained in advance) because the kitchen was stretched. No doubt a tribute to its quality.

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Thank CJHill
London
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193 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us went to the Lazy Toad on a sunny Sunday lunchtime. We went on 'spec' without a booking, so were pleasantly surprised to find we had a choice of tables, inside and out. We ordered drinks, and then were surprised to be told we couldn't order food, as we didn't have a reservation. It was about 13:00, so... More 

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Thank markw_bd
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this Inn before and the food was really good and something a little different from the mainstream, so decided to have a return visit. The inn has obviously changed hands. Still a very friendly welcome, but the menu was not so inspiring. The food was pleasant enough and there are a number of special nights on... More 

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Thank Lesley B
London
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for lunch on a sunny mid-week day. Outside seating and a good number of diners. I had a delicious soup followed by a beef sandwich, which was served with chips and a salad. Nice beer. Excellent service. Parking.

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Thank LondonGavroche
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch here, over priced cold and small amount of vegetables served , however staff very good . If this is a gastro pub , I would not recommend . The amount of customers dining said it all plenty of empty tables They need to up their game

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Brampford Speke
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 841591

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?