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The Turf Locks

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Bordered by the Exe Estuary on one side and Turf Locks on the other., Exminster, Exeter, England
+44 1392 833128
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Turf Hotel is a place you can only really appreciate if you leave your car behind. It is accessible only on foot, bicycle or dinghy (we cycled there). It is on the banks of the Exe Estuary (west side) and at the entrance to the Exeter canal. It's a very nice place to eat but I can imagine problems... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The turf has always been one of my favourite locations! We went today after hearing it was open again after the winter and had a really lovely day despite the weather, the inside is just as good as the outside! The food never fails to impress and most of the staff are very friendly and chatty. Will definitely be returning... More 

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Thank Emma P
Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had walked for ages to tell us we will close in 15mins in the afternoon. Nice location but the family run business should sell up. Awful people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Turf Locks is a great place for a break where either walking or cycling the Exe estuary trail. It is a quaint inn but offers great Al Fresco facilities including BBQs and live music. Great views of the canal, river and wildlife, tranquil at times busy at weekends.

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Thank Culture-Zoo
Axmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

If with friends have some fun & pop into The Passage House for a beer then take the small ferry opposite, complete with dogs & bicycles if you are in training, across to The Turf Locks. It is what it is, pretty commercial in the high season but a friendly pub & very dog friendly. A stunning location sometimes only... More 

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Thank george b
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had the misfortune to visit this pub today on a pleasant walk along the canal. We bought drinks and then went and sat a fair distance away in the "picnic area" to eat our sandwiches only to be told that we weren't allowed to eat our own food on their grounds despite buying drinks. When we said that we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My auntie, wife, daughter, dog and I had a lovely light lunch at The Turf Hotel. Clive reserved a perfect table for us and we were all made very welcome. The fantastic weather and location was a big bonus. Thanks again to Clive and his staff. Hope to see youagain soon. David

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Thank DavidRowell
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked along the river/canal on a sunny Saturday and enjoyed a good lunch then the heavens opened and the place became incredibly busy with wet walkers and cyclists, dogs and children. We had to guard our seats carefully! The ordering system is not perfect as you order drinks at one counter and food at a different one but the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Whilst the setting is superb I found the drinks prices too high to justify, this coupled with rather surly/take it or leave it bar service meant it was a fairly quick visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very nice setting. Good range of beers. Mostly good service. Could be that the staff would not be attentive to who was due to be served.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bordered by the Exe Estuary on one side and Turf Locks on the other., Exminster, Exeter, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Exminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 833128

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