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The Beer Engine

$$ - $$$, British,
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
+44 1392 851282
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“stuffing” (7 reviews)
“scotch egg” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Another faultless meal . What a joy . Food as good as the last visit . We will be back soon . Recommend the scotch egg starter, or mushrooms . The Hanger steak was amazing . Or Confi duck legs ..

Thank mark a
Reviewed 1 week ago

May I pass on a big thank you to the staff at The Beer Engine for their excellent food and friendly service today. It was my wife's birthday and (being a coeliac) she requires guaranteed gluten-free (GF) food. What an absolute delight to find a...More

2  Thank Phil T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for brothers birthday lunch with my wife and some of his friends. 2 people opted for starters. Lovely garlic mushrooms. Everyone else went for Sunday mains- veg options or the real thing - meat. The beef was superb. 3 large slices. Spuds, batter,...More

1  Thank MikeMason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roast all round including one veggie, all of them excellent. As always staff were superb. Really good dessert selection.

1  Thank PGBakes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here twice now for lunch in quick succession. Lovely old pub, very comfortable and in beautiful surroundings. You get a great welcome and the food is fantastic. The beer (brewed on the premises) is also superb. All for a very reasonable price. On of...More

1  Thank matthS4410HH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time at the Beer Engine. Went based on high TA rating. Wanted a nice lunch in a cosy environment & this did not disappoint. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food served promptly & was delicious. The local ale was lovely.The only criticism was...More

1  Thank tommotours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us visited last Thursday,the bar was very busy & every table taken,proof the Beer Engine has got it right,the service was first class,no wonder you have worked yourselves up to 8th place-well deserved.

1  Thank 295morts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended to make a visit by a work colleague and I was so glad I did I was not disappointed. When I pre booked the owner laughed when I asked for a table for 1pm the day before. They were able to fit...More

1  Thank 66Herobobbymoore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad we booked! Delicious Sunday lunch, really tender meat and perfectly cooked veg and the puddings (brownie and crumble) were to die for. The pub was busy but the staff were so friendly and courteous. Excellent service!

1  Thank 248becky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Beer Engine for the first time for my friends birthday. It was national pie week, so there were many pies on the specials board. We all had pie and they were fantastic. Great portion sizes too. I had the chorizo sausage roll...More

1  Thank LaurenMD1991
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Questions & Answers
Samantha B
13 December 2017|
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Samantha. It looks as if there is no email or txt service. If you are able to make an ad hoc visit without contacting them first, I feel sure they will be accommodating and will help you.
Mary G
30 November 2017|
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Response from Exeternan | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do I've seen dogs sitting under the tables in the bar area rather than in the dining room area, meals are served in both areas
13 September 2017|
Response from Rosieflowers | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen parties of that size there. Give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 851282
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Cosy gastropub and brewery with a covered balcony, tiered garden and a menu of locally sourced British dishes.
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