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Huntsman Inn

2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
+44 1392 272779
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here for the sunday roast in february. The meat and the beer were excellent. The service was really good. I suggest to the owner to increase the variety of vegetables that are serverd in the sunday roast as it is scarce (potatoes,...More

Thank paolone1978
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and comments very pleased you enjoyed your visit and food I've now spoken to our chef and we will be providing more vegetables looking forward to seeing you again 😊

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for Sunday lunch... What a wonderful choice. A real friendly local, turning out fabulous Sunday roasts. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Colin P
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review very pleased you enjoyed your food and our friendly pub looking forward to your next visit😊

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Good roast on a Sunday and a nice steak and chips. Local pub in lovely rural village setting ten mins drive from Exeter city centre. Worth a visit.

Thank Tim S
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi,thanks for your review and comments pleased you enjoyed your roast and your steak look forward to your next visit 😊

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

What a lovely pub with a lovelier landlady, Laura. Trout on as a special which was delicious and sticky toffee pudding. Beer was very good, good alternatives and all very pleasant. Thank you!!

Thank Dave B
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you very much for your comment's and review ,very pleased you enjoyed your visit ,food,and the beer and look forward to your next visit 😊

Reviewed 21 February 2018

Nice pub and good food and beer close to the A30 by Exeter. Easy access if you are passing by and a large car park

Thank Joeys M
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thanks for your review and comments pleased you enjoyed your food and beer and look forward to your next visit 😊

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely family lunch at the huntsman inn. Booked in advance for 6 adults and 3 children. Children’s menu was perfect - includes fish fingers and chips and they perfectly accommodated us asking for baked beans rather than peas. All meals were all fresh...More

Thank smnlewry
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hi,Thanks for your review and comments, pleased you all enjoyed your visit and meal's I'll make sure to let our butcher know your Grandpa enjoyed the faggot's and look forward to your next visit😊

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We booked a table at this pub last weekend on the basis of the trip advisor reviews and the advertisement in the Teignbridge Eating Out guide which stated that the pub had won an award for its food. When we arrived there were some people...More

2  Thank Norma-Devon
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thanks for your review and comments So sorry we didn't meet YOUR expectation

Reviewed 18 November 2017

First steak night at The Huntsman. Really great food, good steaks perfectly cooked with a decent bottle of wine. Good value, well attended with lively atmosphere. Well done Brian and team. More please!

Thank CharlotteJZ1
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Hi,Charlotte Thanks for your review and comments very pleased you enjoyed your steak's and wine and look forward to seeing you again soon 😊

Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is my local so I might be biased but ever since Brian, Carrol, Chris & Laura took over it has been transformed. The pub is thatched with open fires and beams so the atmosphere is really nice. The Beer is excellent and so is...More

Thank George B
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi,George Thank you very much for your comments and review very pleased you enjoy your visits and especially the pie Chris and Carol will be happy you enjoy them so much,see you soon🙂

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Tavistock at The Huntsman Inn in Ide for a quick lunch and drink, and we had a lovely lunch served by the very friendly owner who chatted with us over lunch. The menu was really good, and when the...More

Thank sandraChristchurch
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi,Sandra Thanks for your review and comments about your visit and your meals very pleased you enjoyed your visit look forward to seeing you soon 🙂

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DevonGus
John I'm a regular at the Huntsman so you may feel that what I'm about to say carries some bias. Perhaps, however my question is this: Did you say anything at the time to the staff regarding your main meal? My understanding is that you did not. Given that you found the staff friendly and amenable, given that you stayed on to have a dessert which you enjoyed (i.e. you didn't wish to finish up and get out as quickly as possible - which would have been a more understandable reaction) and given that you would have been asked whether everything was alright with your main meal; you would have had every opportunity to provide your feedback at the time and so allow the staff and management the opportunity of responding and making restitution. But you didn't. Of course everyone makes mistakes and it might be that you had every reason to find the main meal unsatisfactory; however the fact that you chose not to say anything but instead to instead provide an incongruous and unhelpful review coupled with the worst possible score, I believe says more about you the reviewer than it does about the Huntsman Inn, its food and staff.
21 January 2017|
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Response from MalcolmC1837 | Reviewed this property |
You obviously didn't read my review, which was fair and accurate. As we only had a sandwich you are obviously confused.
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Response from Brice27 | Reviewed this property |
I should ring the very friendly staff ---- as we have no dog at the moment, I couldn't be certain but it is quite tiny and cosy in there! If weather good, sitting outside is very pleasant. Sorry I can't be more help!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
Description
Open all day from 11.00 to 23.00 Food served 12.00 to 9.00 Monday to Sat 12.00 to 8.00 sundays 16th century thatched village family run public house serving home cooked meals including fresh fish, and vegetarian options. Also available: Cask ales, wine, and a wide range of non alcoholic drinks including freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas. Dog and child friendly. Large car park and beer garden. Only 5 mins from junction 31 M5/A30.
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