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The Exeter Inn

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$$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9NS, England
01769 540281
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Crawley by Gatwick
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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17 reviews
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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Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank RobertFs
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Kevin G
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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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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Welcoming landlord and large choice of blackboard food. I would say the cuisine is of a higher standard than found in most pubs nowadays and, if you're feeling really hungry, go for the ribs - they're massive! We had a great night with friends at the Exeter Inn and would certainly drop in there again if I'm up that way.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

we stumbled across this pub by chance when staying at the highbullen hotel. great thatched building with open fire. a large menu to choose from at reasonable prices nearly all main courses at £10.and good sized portions. very pleasant landlord . well worth a visit.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?