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Huntsman Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
+44 1392 272779
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recommendation from a friend, I booked a table for three to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday (which I mentioned at the time of booking) but when we arrived no table had been laid for us and we were told to "just sit anywhere". We ordered a dry sherry but were told there wasn't any and a grapefruit juice... More 

Thank Steak
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really lovely meal. Quite difficult at the beginning due to the boisterous locals at the bar - but it soon cleared and we could hear ourselves talk. Only downside was the overpowering smell of woodsmoke even though it was a warm day and the fire was not lit.

Thank DerbyMum
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We go here every Boxing Day for the annual duck race. Great little charity do. Good booze and we've also eaten here before. Recommended

Thank Tim S
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Small local pub on the edge of Exeter. Booked a roast dinner (2nd sitting 2.30pm) In March & was impressed 2 courses £14.50 Choice of the usual meats plus fish as well (cod). Great friendly service Couldn't fault the food, I had the roast pork, my wife had the cod. Well presented The dessert was superb as well There is... More 

Thank G M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I always like coming to this pub! Not due to the banter but due to excellent service. All staff are friendly and some if your lucky, entertaining! Atmosphere is lovely, especially with the refurb! Prices are reasonably cheap!

Thank mysterygal97
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I arrived first to meet my husband one saturday lunchtime to a cold pub with a cold welcome. The female assistant was chatting to her colleague some distance from the bar area and after several minutes she said to her co worker 'I will just serve that woman' like a paying customer was an inconvenience to her other more important... More 

1 Thank Clare S
Huntsman Inn I, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that you felt the need to give such a scathing review, however what you failed to mention was that your original query regarding the bill was of being undercharged as your husband wasn't aware that you had paid for your drinks separately and at the time nothing was mentioned regarding overcharging. We apologise for the error that... More 

Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Booked a table of nine for Sunday lunch, could not fault the service and the food was very good. We all had the roast with cheesecakes to finish. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great value.Lovely to go to a pub that is so friendly and your made to feel like one of the locals. We will certainly return... More 

Thank Sharon W
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This pub is local to me and my friends so we had no hesitation in booking here for a special birthday celebration. Although there were 13 of us we were comfortably seated next to a large roaring fire which gave the pub a cosy feeling. The Sunday Lunch menu is reasonably priced and offers plenty of choice for even the... More 

Thank Justine B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had a family meal we all had something different and each meal was delicious great service from Andy

Thank debs572015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Friendly people but the place was cold and the main course Sunday lunch was truly dreadful and very unimaginative. Pudding quite nice however.

2 Thank john l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Ide
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 272779
After 3 1/2 years of managing the Huntsman Andy has taken the reigns and has been joined again by Gary, our previous chef. The menu has been tweaked a little to include a selection of pub classics and a full range of dishes for the younger ones.

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