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Huntsman Inn

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ide ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
+44 1392 272779
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“pork belly” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
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2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
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Reviews (186)
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

On a recommendation from a friend, I booked a table for three to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday (which I mentioned at the time of booking) but when we arrived no table had been laid for us and we were told to "just sit anywhere"....More

1  Thank Steak
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Had a really lovely meal. Quite difficult at the beginning due to the boisterous locals at the bar - but it soon cleared and we could hear ourselves talk. Only downside was the overpowering smell of woodsmoke even though it was a warm day and...More

Thank DerbyMum
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We go here every Boxing Day for the annual duck race. Great little charity do. Good booze and we've also eaten here before. Recommended

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Small local pub on the edge of Exeter. Booked a roast dinner (2nd sitting 2.30pm) In March & was impressed 2 courses £14.50 Choice of the usual meats plus fish as well (cod). Great friendly service Couldn't fault the food, I had the roast pork,...More

Thank G M
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I always like coming to this pub! Not due to the banter but due to excellent service. All staff are friendly and some if your lucky, entertaining! Atmosphere is lovely, especially with the refurb! Prices are reasonably cheap!

Thank mysterygal97
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I arrived first to meet my husband one saturday lunchtime to a cold pub with a cold welcome. The female assistant was chatting to her colleague some distance from the bar area and after several minutes she said to her co worker 'I will just...More

1  Thank Clare S
Huntsman Inn I, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

I am sorry that you felt the need to give such a scathing review, however what you failed to mention was that your original query regarding the bill was of being undercharged as your husband wasn't aware that you had paid for your drinks separately...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Booked a table of nine for Sunday lunch, could not fault the service and the food was very good. We all had the roast with cheesecakes to finish. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great value.Lovely to go to a pub that is so...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This pub is local to me and my friends so we had no hesitation in booking here for a special birthday celebration. Although there were 13 of us we were comfortably seated next to a large roaring fire which gave the pub a cosy feeling....More

Thank Justine B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had a family meal we all had something different and each meal was delicious great service from Andy

Thank debs572015
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Friendly people but the place was cold and the main course Sunday lunch was truly dreadful and very unimaginative. Pudding quite nice however.

2  Thank john l
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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.
20 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.
Travelling to corwall next week-end and wanted to stop for lunch. would it be possible to bring our little dog inside. Thanks. Dave
29 June 2015|
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
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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After 3 1/2 years of managing the Huntsman Andy has taken the reigns and has been joined again by Gary, our previous chef. The menu has been tweaked a little to include a selection of pub classics and a full range of dishes for the younger ones.
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