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Joseph Locke Way, Crediton, England
+44 1363 774248
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiya went out for a meal with my friend last week, the atmosphere was so welcoming all staff were great!! Previously had poor ratings and reputation but the new manager has turned this place around for the better, he was so nice and made so much effort with all the customers! Had a really sweet young lad deliver our food... More 

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Thank Courteney D
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Dear Courteney, Thank you for your lovely review or our pub, we are all working really hard to create a great reputation and this really helps and is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards, All of the team at the Red Deer. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well well well what a difference new manager, new chef what a totally different experience staff were friendly (Chelsea) & welcoming. The food was very very good compared to previous visits perhaps down to a new chef!! What a great improvement out with the old in with the new!!

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Thank j p
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Dear MiniMee19, Thanks for the great review. We all hope to see you at the Red Deer again very soon. Kind regards, All the team at the Red Deer More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first review but felt the need to pass my feedback on. We Popped in last week for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Food was hot for a start and the service was considerably better than our last visit. Hope to visit for a Sunday lunch soon.

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Thank Chris G
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Dear Chris G, Thanks for the great feedback, it is much appreciated. We all hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, All the team at the Red Deer More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Red Deer several times in the past as it is a convenient location to take my elderly father for lunch . We have always found that it delivered perfectly acceptable average pub grub at value for money prices . However our experience on Sunday was a considerable disappointment . Slow, slow service followed by poor... More 

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Thank John B
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Dear John B, Thanks for your feedback. I would like the opportunity to discuss your comments with you, if you would like to call me directly at the Red Deer it would be greatly appreciated. 01363 774248 Kind regards, Murray. More 

Morchard Bishop
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have often eaten at the Red Deer over the years it's been open. Recently I think the general standard of service has gone down. There seems to be less staff than before, and waiting times to be served/food arriving at the table have also increased. The time between finishing your main meal, and having a desert has also increased... More 

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Thank Milkman2595
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Milkman2595, Thank you for your review. We have recently changed the management structure and are striving to bring the Red Deer back to its former glory, the service times are one of our main concerns currently as is the quality of the food served. If in the future you have an issue with the food or service let us know... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Turned up for Sunday lunch 2pm. I allowed in my mind for a busy time and potentially longer than usual waiting times....however I did not expect to be having our order taken after the table that arrived after us for a start...Also it took 20mins to be seen to and order taken for food and drinks. Drinks took further 22mins... More 

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Thank Steveistheguy81
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Steveistheguy81, Thank you for your review, I will take your comments back to the kitchen team as this is praise indeed. We are currently reviewing the speed of service to ensure no one is waiting an abnormal amount of time many thanks More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Decided to go for Sunday Lunch at the Red Deer which we have done several times and generally had a good meal although I have mentioned before that the service can be very slow at time, regardless of how busy the pace is. We booked a table for 12.30 and arrived just a couple of minutes after 12.30. It was... More 

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1 Thank Frank B
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Frank B Thank you for your review. We take all comments seriously and will be looking into the quality of the food, namely the Sunday roast, we are constantly looking at ways to improve and have recently changed the management structure to ensure reviews of this nature are few and far between. Many thanks More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

disgrace they way my parents were treated by the new management was a 90th party for my nan And you tryed to tho my partner out for leaving a bad review 1st id still like to see this after asking to been show it you (andy) hid out the back not to been seen sorrry if true u could of... More 

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Thank miles12345
reddeer_crediton, General Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Miles12345, Im sorry to hear you did not enjoy your recent visit to the Red Deer. We are always striving to improve the service and whilst we are a full table service restaurant you are welcome to order your drinks from the bar if you so wish. Many thanks Daniel Cutts More 

Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Red Deer is a cheap and cheerful kind of place. Don't expect top notch food but what you do get is a decent portion and tasty. Staff are friendly and do the job very well. Not somewhere to take your loved one for a romantic meal but ok for a quick bite.

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Thank Simon H
reddeer_crediton, Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thanks for the review, great to hear that you like the food and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Red Deer have a two for one offer on every day (except Christmas &a Boxing Day ) they always have a fantastic choice and the staff are so friendly and willing to help. We go there when we have been to Exeter shopping and have never had a bad experience with the food or service. Have to say the... More 

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Thank Patricia M
reddeer_crediton, Manager at Red Deer, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, many thanks for the review. Great to hear that you visits are always good and long may that continue. p.s we are two for one on Boxing day More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Joseph Locke Way, Crediton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Crediton
  • Phone Number: +44 1363 774248
Description
Telephone: 01363 774248

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