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The Twisted Oak

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Little John's Cross Hills | Little John’s Cross Hills, Exeter EX2 9RG, England
+44 1392 27366
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a lovely meal at the Twisted Oak for the first time in a few years. Lovely to see John and Tanya from the Farmers Union have done a great job! Great food, ales and service... Highly recommended! See you soon from Murray and Juliet.

Thank Murray S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always guaranteed a lovely meal at the Twisted Oak, today was the first time we've visited for Sunday Carvery and they didn't disappoint! Another delicious meal served by fantastic staff 😍

Thank Princessboo245
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Twisted Oak after seeing their food on their Facebook page. We popped in at lunchtime to book a table and had a quick drink while there. Bar prices were very reasonable compared to other pubs locally! We settled down to enjoy our drinks on the lovely squidgy leather sofas. The pub has such a relaxing atmosphere that... More 

1 Thank rachpaulhannah
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great & portion size was large nobody would go hungry! The prices were reasonable as well good value. And the staff were very polite & attentive couldn't ask for more.

Thank Gavin P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

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
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

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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Reviewed 25 February 2017 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
Reviewed 18 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

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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$26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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