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The Exeter Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Bampton | Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9DY, England
+44 1398 331345
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible25%
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“new owners” (3 reviews)
“new venture” (2 reviews)
“warm welcome” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Bampton | Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9DY, England
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The last 3 occasions I have been in here, it has gone from bad to worse. When it first reopened I gave it a good review, because I had a good experience, but on the first of the 3 occasions of which I speak, my...More

5  Thank I3456DQandrewb
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Terrible we went in open we where the 1st customers of the day and I don't think we where wanted my partner ordered a pint I would have like a cup of coffee waited and waited and waited when after asking if the coffee was...More

1  Thank spot24
Alex P, Owner at The Exeter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear customer, Just to be clear, we do not use filter coffee. In fact we use a premium blend of South American beans which are freshly ground on site each day, and almost all of our customers rate our coffee very, very highly. However, we...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

My wife and I live locally in Cove but work away a lot. We often arrive home late and just feel like popping down to our local for a meal and a drink. We were so pleased when the Exeter Inn opened again. However, we...More

2  Thank John H
Alex P, Owner at The Exeter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear customer, We have advertised for quite a substantial amount of time that the pub will be closed on Tuesday's. Most pub's in our area tend to shut on a Monday however we tend to pick up trade on this day as a result and...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for a meal on a Friday evening. The pub is very nicely presented, with numerous rooms, though we chose to eat in the bar as the restaurant was empty. There were still several tables with customers eating in the bar....More

Thank Dan1402
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is our local and we were pleased that it had re-opened a little while back after its long closure. We had got out of the habit of going so when family were coming it was our first choice for a meal out. We were...More

4  Thank Oldpigsqueal
Alex P, Owner at The Exeter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dear customer, We completely understand your concerns, however I'm afraid that the comfy armchairs and casks which you're referencing had gone before we'd arrived. As someone who has worked in the pub for many years under it's previous owners I was also dismayed that such...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Exeter Inn has recently taken on new owners and we decided to pay the Inn a visit with friends. We received a very friendly welcome but after several minutes of table conversation we had to ask if the loud music could be softened as...More

Thank cliffanga
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Would strongly advise you to think twice about visiting this establishment. We visited tonight with our neighbors for a meal and drink to start the weekend. We rang ahead and was advised that a table would be available for a 7:45 arrival. We had a...More

3  Thank Devon D
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We visit early evening on a week day and it was quiet. The menu was typical pub grub style but there was plenty of choice. Until we were told when we went to order they had a different chef on and he was doing a...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We (three of us) ate here on a Saturday evening and due to the mixed reviews were not sure what to expect. The menu is well thought out and tempting but some items seem very expensive, others more reasonable. It is a bit inconsistent. Our...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My Wife & I ate here two nights running. Sea Bass one night and deliciously fish and chips the second. And we had a tapas lunch before those. Clearly, they are finding their feet but staff are friendly and the beer and food are good.

Thank Bullyram
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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bampton | Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Tiverton
  • Phone Number: +44 1398 331345
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The Exeter Inn is a warm & welcoming traditional 15th century inn in the heart of Devon, offering a menu of locally sourced quality produce. We have recently refurbished the Inn and look forward to welcoming you to our relaxed and atmospheric country pub & kitchen. Acting as a hub to the local community we aim to cater for all requirements to a broad variety of customers, including local businesses & organisations. Our location is also ideal for touring both Devon coasts, Exmoor and Dartmoor, with easy access to M5 and A30. The Exeter area with the nearby Exmoor National Park has much to offer you as a visitor. Anything from beautiful walks in the National Park to picturesque villages by the sea. If you want urban culture why not visit Exeter itself with its impressive cathedral and ancient architecture. The nearby historic town of Bampton dates back to 700AD. It is a short walk away and contains many historic and beautiful buildings. Bampton takes its floral displays very seriously and and has won the national Britain in Bloom competition no less than six times. Our team of friendly & interactive staff will ensure a valued customer experience upon your visit, which can be pre-booked via our website or by phoning.
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