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The Fat Pig Freehousej

2 John Street, Exeter EX1 1BL, England
+44 1392 437217
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked ribs” (10 reviews)
“prawns” (8 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 John Street, Exeter EX1 1BL, England
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1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After finding this place at 4.5* on TripAdvisor we decided to give it a go. Such a relaxing atmosphere, creative art dotted around. Homemade spirits! (I tried the spiced rum) 👌 the food was fabulous, beautifully cooked and super tasty down to the salad dressing!...More

Thank Kirsty P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an evening meal and ordered food from a small menu ( I also worry when a menu is very extensive). Some of the menu involved smoked meat that I do not choose to eat. However I very much enjoyed the starter and main...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu changes during the week and features great British food. The selections are posted on the chalkboard every night. The Fat Pig makes a number of its own beers and liquors (gin and whiskeys). The main room is smallish so get there early, the...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like this place. Beer is great, staff knowledgeable and the pub is really well laid out and decorated. I won't go anywhere else in Exeter!

Thank LifeAsABackpacker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kind of place you find and never leave. Great food, drink and hospitality in a very inviting environment.

Thank miroplatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely meal at The Fat Pig. Fantastic smoked ribs, amazing scallops, super tasty pulled pork, delicious all round. Lovely well kept ales and a great wine list. Highly recommend.

Thank LouiseOboe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've recently moved to Exeter and enjoy going out to dinner with my partner when he comes up from Plymouth. We decided we'd try the Fat Pig because it does appear to be the in place to eat in Exeter at the moment. We phoned...More

Thank kittykay09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed sharing a smoked meat platter with my brother over a couple of local brews. Our pub dog was made to feel welcome and enjoyed the cosy atmosphere - thanks for the great night :)

1  Thank Seven Stars K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table for 6. We had a great time. I had the mustard ribs and I loved them. Don't get them if you do not love mustard as the sauce has very strong mustard.

1  Thank Larry H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This pub was recommended to me by locals. It is excellent. Brilliant service combined with tasty, well prepared and presented food. Their smoked meat platter is wonderful and the home-made blood orange sorbet something I will go back for. Laid back, casual atmosphere complete with...More

1  Thank GranmaEm
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Could you please let me know if this is the property once called "fagins" please....four of us hope to come and enjoy your food, drink, and hospitality the evening of jan 28th . I would be most grateful.What times are you open on weekends? thankyou Diane
16 January 2017|
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Response from Fatpig2015 | Property representative |
Hi , we are open all day sat 12 till 12 Sunday 12 till 5 , weekdays 5 till, Close ,our pub the fat pig makes a gin in our distillery called bad fagins but has never been called Fagins , call 01392437217 to make a... More
Do you have free WiFi? Do you make your own burgers? Can you serve beef burgers medium or medium rare to order? The relaxation of Food Tandards Agency and Environmental Health guidance now allows burgers to be served juicy and tasty and not only well done and leathery.
22 October 2015|
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Response from Fatpig2015 | Property representative |
No problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 John Street, Exeter EX1 1BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 437217
  • E-mail
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