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Little John's Cross Hills | Little John’s Cross Hills, Exeter EX2 9RG, England
+44 1392 27366
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were travelling home to Bristol from Cornwall and was looking for somewhere for Sunday lunch, not having booked. I had eaten here before so stopped on the off chance not least because lunch time was getting out. The really helpful staff found us a table and served us quickly and helpfully. We had the carvery. It was really good... More 

Thank AdeWotton
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice quiet location just outside Exeter, took wife there as we heard they serve good food, we were very disappointed with the food we both received, wife had hunters chicken, chicken was dry and chips were not cooked they were still hard inside, I had a burger and chips, the burger made me urge as it was full of grizzle... More 

Thank colin b
Derby, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the whole a decent carvery for sunday lunch. Good service and pleasant atmosphere. Plates could have been a little bit bigger as hard to fit the food on even though I had an average portion.

Thank Carol G
Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met family here for sunday lunch, the food was old and cold, the service was exceptionally bad, and they seated in the play area. We were the only table in that area and were surrounded but shouting, screaming children running wild whilst their parents were in other areas of the restaurant totally oblivious and uncaring. The staff weren't concerned... More 

1 Thank steelmagnolia29
Foodie123x, General Manager at The Twisted Oak, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments but are totally surprised as you know we we're busy that day and you were the only person to complain. If you weren't happy in the dining area that you were seated we would have tried to move you into the main rest area but we were fully booked! The carvery itself was tested for temperature... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner fancied trying some where new to go for a night out / evening meal !! The food was very nice and plenty of it, plus it was very good value for money all the staff where friendly and very pleasant would highly recommend the place!! ( It was good to see the children's area separate from... More 

Thank Stephen P
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Usually greeted. Staff here are welcoming and get to you as soon as they can. If you come here for a roast, please keep in mind you can't get seconds! :-( Reasonably priced I recommend the burgers here, you can build your own.

Thank mysterygal97
St Austell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Found Twisted Oak after a google search Had young niece with us after a morning of house hunting, wanted some where to sit discuss viewings and have a bite to eat whilst niece let off steam and had some fun. (it was raining) Indoor play area had plenty of stuff to keep niece occupied, had to drag her away in... More 

Thank Rob W
Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Booking for Sunday Lunch was easy. They have set times but thats ok. We finally managed to get a member of staff to show us to our seats which were in the conservatory. I should have asked to be moved as soon as I saw the waitress's moving tables together for a large party of guests. It was a freezing... More 

Thank Richard M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in after arriving home from holiday to a freezing cold house, fancied a roast and visited after reading their website "Our ever growing famous Sunday Carvery in Exeter, runs from midday till late evening" we arrived around 6.30 the carvery was well and truly closed (if I'm honest seeing what was left I was fairly pleased!) We ordered... More 

1 Thank finonia
Foodie123x, General Manager at The Twisted Oak, responded to this review

Hello, firstly thank you for taking the time to review us, however i must point out that the carvery is advertised until 6pm subject to availability, we never run it after 6pm so when you arrived we were in process of cleaning down! As for the carrot situation it is stated on the menu as carrot sticks, a lot of... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were disappointed with the quality of the food, very bog standard. Fish was thin and dry with thick over- cooked batter. Service good and atmosphere quiet. Would not recommend this pub for food.

1 Thank Celia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little John's Cross Hills | Little John’s Cross Hills, Exeter EX2 9RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 27366
A family , dog friendly pub. Serving traditional english pub grub, teas, coffees, cakes and breakfast.
Having recently been refurbished and up dated with new owners we have introduced an indoor and out door play area with family dining next to play area and adult dining in the main hub of the pub. There is an sofa area near the open fireplace to relax and unwind .
There is also a little sweet shop for those who have a sweet tooth.
To the back of the pub there is a beer garden with a built in bbq which is ideal for those warm summer afternoons.
We are open from 10am through to 9pm for food Monday to Saturday , bar from 10am to 11pm, Sunday from 10am through to 8pm for food, bar 10am to 10.30Pm

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