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The Swans Nest

) #176 of 420 Restaurants in Exeter $$ - $$$ , British,
Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
+44 1392 832371
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
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1 - 10 of 378 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit here quite frequently. We had been away for 2 weeks and landed back in England desperate for a roast! Luckily we were passing by at just the right time. We were 1 of only 2 tables in the pub at 12. The roast...More

Thank J O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food served in a rather large pub, albeit a brewery owned place that is more of a restaurant than a pub. Good service.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a let down This used to be the place to go for a Sunday carvery. Amazing food and atmosphere NOW. What can I say. Very sad to see it go so far downhill. On entry you are asked to wait to be seated but...More

1  Thank Billynomads H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely quaint little pub. The carvery seemed to be the choice of the day. One of the best carveries I have had. They also had a wonderful choice of desserts. Sorry didn't take any photos.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Swans Nest to celebrate a birthday, a table of 18. we all ordered and paid separately so did not mind that the meals came out at different times as we were all chatting and catching up. The food was below the standard...More

Thank Stampy17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't visited the Swans Nest for at least three years, the experience was excellent in every way, we were pleasantly greeted on arrival, and shown to a table, bar staff and ordering food was easy. The Carvery was excellent, the meat was cooked to...More

Thank ian_okehampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often call in here with our dog. We stopped going a few months ago as it really went downhill. All the veg tasted like vinegar and was luke-warm. We had to go a few weeks ago as was invited by friends and boy were...More

Thank ClaireVF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for years, returned with family and was not disappointed. Fantastic carvery, really tasty, well cooked and good selection of veg. Staff were very friendly and we will certainly return. Thank you

Thank SallyH3510
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We had a Friday night meal here and chose the Carvery which was very good but the person behind the bar was unhelpful and the drinks were horrible. Warm Lager and warm and flat Cola.

1  Thank whittcam
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We come here every year, the staff were pleasant and attentive but the carvery this time was a little dry. Plenty of choice, fair value for money, but nothing special. We will return on our holidays next year to try again.

Thank JuneB1906
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Vanessa O
10 February 2017|
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Response from Katherine M | Reviewed this property |
they have a part of the pub accessible to dogs
Stephen L
26 December 2014|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 832371
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