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The Exeter Inn

) #37 of 58 Restaurants in Tiverton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Bampton | Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9DY, England
+44 1398 331345
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
12 Jun 2017
“Great to see it reopened!”
21 May 2017
“Great Sunday Lunch”
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Bar, British, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bampton | Bampton, Tiverton EX16 9DY, England
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Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Three of us visited for lunch today: each having a different main meal. Pate and Melba toast starter was unseasoned with the "homemade" chutney not really tasting of anything. All the main meals were tepid when they were served. Sausages that were apparently locally sourced...More

Thank 52caz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed an excellent meal here with my husband and 4 friends on Friday evening. The staff are welcoming and friendly, they were also very accommodating when we asked if we could tweak the starter menu slightly. The menu is varied and we thought very good...More

Thank Sunnydaycat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended, delicious home made soup and friendly warm welcome. Service was prompt and helpings generous. We turned up on a Sunday and were pleased to find there was plenty of choice, including vegetarian options. A pleasant change from the all-too-frequent compulsory carvery served on...More

Thank david e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to take a friend here who had traveled down from North Devon as has heard it had changed owners and was very good! I was quite frankly embarrassed by the experience and won't be going again. Yes it has been nicely refurbished and is...More

Thank Smokeyjim3001
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, We would like to identify that the only time our menu has been of such limited choice and proficiency was during a period approximately a month ago whilst we were re-recruiting after our head chef had been in an accident. At this time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a local here 'on and off' for the past 24 year and have seen it change hands a few times. No one has quite 'cracked the code' of how to make it successful. It opened again recently under new ownership and today...More

Thank brere1
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We were holidaying in the area after a six year gap and decided to re-visit the Exeter Inn as it was excellent when we were here before. A light lunch on a Saturday was absolutely brilliant, exquisitely made and delicious. The landlord is very enthusiastic...More

Thank Ediegran
Management response:Responded 7 July 2017

Dear customer, thank you for your comment praising the quality of our beer. We value quality in all areas and apologise that you were disappointed with some aspects. Changes have been made to our menu and also to various dishes as we have listened to...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The Exeter Inn had he recommended to us so we decided to see what the fuss was about. The member of staff that served us, bent of the bench to serve the food, even though he could have actually walked around to the table instead...More

Thank HattieGodfrey
Management response:Responded 7 July 2017

Dear customer, we apologise that you didn't enjoy your visit. Please know that this is not our usual standard of food as our chef had been in an accident and we tried our best to keep our menu on for customers at this time. After...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

This place is now re-opened and what a change! Great refurb , yummy Sunday lunch- especially the sea bass and Guinness cake! :) Delicious and fresh. Great atmosphere with awesome music - finally a gastro pub that plays great music while you eat ! Definitely...More

1  Thank Shani L
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch on the way back from a weekend away just had roast beef sandwich and mackerel sandwich with cheesy chips lovely roast beef good luck in your new venture

Thank Jez M
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We called in at the Exeter Inn yesterday, 25th May, when we noticed it had reopened five weeks earlier having been closed for 18 months and were warmly welcomed by the young couple who are keen to take this Inn forward. The food was excellent,...More

1  Thank Trevor J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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