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“excellent food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Merry Harriers

Merry Harriers
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Cullompton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, International, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Proprietors John & Lynn Bowen, Head Chef Rob Phillips & Second Chef's Liam Sampson & Roit Quessou and all the staff wish you a very warm welcome to the Merry Harriers. We have tried to create a warm, welcoming, traditional Pub atmosphere. We think a Pub should be a Pub - not a restaurant. We pride ourselves on providing well kept Cask Ales, a good selection of quality, moderately priced wines and good home-made Pub Grub. We source our ingredients locally whenever possible. It not only tastes great, it helps to support our local community and to reduce food miles. Thanks to our
Cullompton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Needed somewhere close and convenient to celebrate sons 21st birthday. What a great choice to revisit here. The staff were attentive while not being intrusive and their pleasant banter made us feel welcome.
No room for a starter as we decided to have steak all round, rump and sirloin. All cooked as requested and delicious with all plates cleared.
For a mid week meal this was superb, end result was a good birthday celebration and thankful that we have such a venue on our doorstep.
We will certainly be returning and looking forward to the festive menu.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shaun M
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English first
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Avoid”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Went here with some family members as we had been before and had a very good meal only to find the chef has now changed so has the food had a really dry tasteless lasagna ith grated cheese on top to hide the burnt bits fish in batter very greecey and as for a steak knife cocktail stick would of cut better and thelady behind the bar needs some real customer service training if you Dont mind rude staff and dry tasteless food this is the place for you if you do then best to go somewhere else

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank leelol
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We only had a lunch-time snack at this "hidden gem" on the old road near Cullompton but I can honestly say it was the best jacket potato and side salad I have had for a long time. Surroundings could do with updating but the food was excellent. My husband had a baguette which surpassed his expectations, which is very unusual, as he is very fussy!!! Were informed that you would need to book a table on Friday and Saturday nights as gets very busy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sylvia28_50
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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“For lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Good home-cooked food, beer and atmosphere. Classic village pub style.. a bit small but well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Thank mikgle
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“good pub, despite the locals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

was a bit put off by a row of locals on chairs in front of the bar.Thou shalt not pass,However there was enough room for one person to order drinks and food.With a friendly owner sorting out our meal promptly, in time for our theatre visit, we had good wholesome food, and good value too, though does one have to have salad with gammon and chips.If it was my local, i would go there regularly, but not quite a pub to drive 10 miles to visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alastair Y
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