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The Old Thatch Inn

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Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JH, England
+44 1647 24204
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at a nearby cottage for the weekend and came here on our last evening. A warm welcome for 9 of us and we all enjoyed our food. Billy was serving us and was very helpful. Lovely place and would visit again!

Thank Anon28824
Exeter, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the pub since it changed hands and we had a pleasant meal. The service was good, the prices reasonable and the decor attractive. We were intrigued to note that the menu mentioned a South African/Rhodesian influence having spent a considerable amount of time in Southern Africa. Unfortunately we could find nothing on the menu... More 

1 Thank mikeandcharlie
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Thatch twice on a three day trip to Devon. Unfortunately we didn't realise they offer accommodation, so we went for a drink and food. The drinks were fairly priced and the food was lovely and again, well priced. The atmosphere is very welcoming, with both staff and locals striking up conversation and enjoying your company.

Thank Christine W
Bath, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group makes a habit of stopping here for lunch on our way to Ashbury Manor every year. Everyone had a lovely meal once again, so I don't doubt we'll pop in next year too! Beef Steak and Mushroom Stew with Guinness Dumplings was popular and filling, Fish Pie was great, my side of Bubble & Squeak magically become a... More 

1 Thank Granny_Gertrude
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in on the way to Exeter for a quick bite and were hugely impressed with what we found. Hugely welcoming and efficient staff and the best burger I've ever eaten (and believe me I've eaten a few!!). I can see from the reviews that there may have been a change in ownership in the recent past so let me... More 

Thank Emma B
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463 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since our last visit the new management team have been hard at work making more improvements to the restaurant area and to the menu with new items added. It good to find that the real Ale is still available ( definitely the best along the A30!) but it would be nice to have the old supply of Pork Scratchings back... More 

Thank Alan P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Cosy pub with wood burning stove, well kept real ales, average food on a pretty limited menu. Conveniently close to the A30.

1 Thank john k
London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

So what is the ideal Sunday lunch? Well, if a generous portion of well cooked beef or lamb, fresh roast potatoes, green veg and carrot or swede, piping hot cauliflower cheese served separately, lots of tasty gravy, Yorkshire pudding and mint sauce/horseradish is on your list, then BINGO! If you add warm and attentive service you know you are on... More 

Thank Geoff E
Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our visit to the Old Thatch was okay. Firstly the staff were particularly welcoming, friendly and efficient. Good selection of drinks. The food was hit and miss between our group of six. I had the one special on the board which was a beef and tarragon pie with mash and mashed swede and carrots in a good gravy which was... More 

4 Thank Lolo101010
Marazion, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Saw it an advertised on a road side sign,and thought we would give it a try.It really was an excellent choice! It was busy but we were greeted by one of the friendly staff,and shown to a Table.In spite of it being busy,it was not a long wait,and we were served with drinks whilst waiting.The food was excellent,as were the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1647 24204

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