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The Exeter Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9NS, England
01769 540281
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South Staffordshire
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this pub whilst exploring the North Devon countryside. It's thatched in a quaint village. We decided to stop for a drink. The pub is lovely inside and out. The blackboard menu looked very inviting and it was very busy. They had real real ales, my wife enjoyed her glass of wine and the prices were very reasonable.

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very comfortable restaurant, well decorated and welcoming. The food was excellent and all 4 meals of a high quality. Very attentive service and responsive. The only area I would suggest could be improved was the cutlery,- the 'tools for 2 of us were fine but the others were a bit scratchy and should be swapped. A minor point but... More 

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Crawley by Gatwick
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

For a village pub this is pricey. I ordered the Dressed Crab Salad. It was dry & served on packet lettuce, no dressing. Found a piece of nibbled cucumber in the salad so told the polite waiter & said I wasn't happy. My wife ordered fish pie which, after 30 minutes, we were told was off the menu. So she... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Spent a really lovely evening with co workers sharing a meal. The menu was huge, and I suspect why some people had amazing food and some not so great, it would be impossible to cook that extensive menu from scratch. I had streak nod it was utterly delicious, someone had lasagne and it lacked flavour and watery. However, the chef... More 

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Thank Sally A
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We walked to the inn from nearby Highbullen Hotel. Had a great lunch in nice surroundings which was nicely, good portion sizes and a very friendly landlord. We went back for a quiet pint a couple of days later and again, nice people and a very pleasant experience

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Thank Tkm91
Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The last time I went here with my Mother we were shocked about the poor quality of the food and exorbitant cost. I had being going here for many years and always had a great meal but never again. What a shame - the owner was ill but those running it were hopeless. Preferring to argue with us about the... More 

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2 Thank Bridget R
Umberleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Just called in for a light lunch. Fresh crab salad - delicious and tasty. Shell Crammed full with flavoursome crabmeat. Husband had Caesar salad - laden with beautifully cooked chicken pieces and bacon strips. Both dishes attractively served with appropriate salad dressings. Very welcoming landlord, chatty, friendly. Staff helpful and attentive. Great venue for lunch or evening. Very comprehensive menu... More 

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Thank Linda P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a country pub that is a walk back in time when you enter. Good Pub food but superb Fish and Chips chip shop style chips. Dog friendly also which is great Support your local country pub

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Traditional thatched village pub with open fire, a fantastic welcome and great home made food. The faggots and pies are amazing, and the portions are enough to satisfy the biggest appetite. The double chocolate cheesecake was absolutely scrummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch on Sunday 03/04 excellent value at £8.95 plenty of food beautifully cooked and very friendly staff highly recommend it drinks are no more expensive than any other pub in the area .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Umberleigh
  • Phone Number: 01769 540281

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