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The Beer Engine

$$ - $$$, British,
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
+44 1392 851282
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“stuffing” (7 reviews)
“scotch egg” (6 reviews)
“treacle tart” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Has to rank as some of the best chips I've ever tasted, washed down with a very tasty fish and a great pint of Railway bitter, brewed on the premises. The Beer Engine had bene recommended to us and we were delighted. Prompt service and...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pleasant, gastro-pub with varied menu, delicious courses and generous portions. God choice of real ales, brewed on the premises. Barman offered tasters and explanation of each. Menu offered good and varied selection of dishes as well as 'today's specials on blackboard. Advisable to book a...More

Thank spligit
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my partner's family. The portions are huge. Too big for my liking. The food is pretty good (obviously very popular with many) but just not entirely to my liking. However, it is very good value for money - quite a bit...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The warmest of welcomes, What a find, a couple of miles from northern student housing where son resides. Massive portions of excellent fish pie with gorgeous mixed peas, leeks, courgettes and sugar snap; huge beer battered cod and chips with mushy and tartare, large steak...More

Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff and a lovely atmosphere with brilliant, tasty food. What more could you want?!

1  Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after I read about the gluten free roasts that are on offer. As a coeliac, eating a roast at a restaurant is usually not worth it, you’re usually told ‘you can’t have the Yorkshire or the stuffing or the cauliflower cheese’. When...More

Thank kateandchris2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cosy pub. Very welcoming staff. Good choice of beer and gin. Food very tasty and not only looked good but got a decent portion served. Definitely need to book a table. We felt slightly under pressure to finish our meal as there were people...More

1  Thank fatcatj
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We called into the Beer Engine on a Monday lunchtime with my elderly parents. We were warmly greeted by a friendly barman/ owner? He offered us a table by the fire and promptly took our drinks order. The food was excellent! Piping hot, well presented...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Visited today for Sunday lunch and fortunately had booked a table earlier in the week, as all the tables were reserved and the pub was nearly full. Staff were charming and attentive, took our food order quickly, and we were soon tucking into a great...More

Thank glenturp
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Having moved to Devon in the last 12 months, we are making a point of visiting various pubs/restaurants to establish a decent selection to choose from and The Beer Engine will definitely will be on our ‘go to’ list. The pub was easy to find...More

Thank DiMac18
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Samantha B
13 December 2017|
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Samantha. It looks as if there is no email or txt service. If you are able to make an ad hoc visit without contacting them first, I feel sure they will be accommodating and will help you.
Mary G
30 November 2017|
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Response from Exeternan | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do I've seen dogs sitting under the tables in the bar area rather than in the dining room area, meals are served in both areas
13 September 2017|
Response from Rosieflowers | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen parties of that size there. Give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 851282
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Cosy gastropub and brewery with a covered balcony, tiered garden and a menu of locally sourced British dishes.
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