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The Lazy Toad Inn

Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
+44 1392 841591
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (27 reviews)
“roast beef” (14 reviews)
“hake” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This pub was lovely on a sunny day, the inside is very relaxing, decorated in light colours and felt very confortable. There is outside seating too which looked a bit unused but it is only March, it was a lovely area with more potential. I...More

1  Thank Fi_London2
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Decided to pop in for lunch after reading about this place, was not disappointed good food at very reasonable prices. The scotch egg was particularly nice served warm with perfect slightly runny yolk. Service was very good too and lovely fire going to keep you...More

Thank Julies557
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We have been to this restaurant before. Not too far from the City of Exeter, pretty surroundings and nice decor We went today to celebrate my birthday. Usually on a Saturday lunchtime it is hard to even get to the bar, today at12.30 it was...More

7  Thank Pam C
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Dear Pam C You requested a wine that the previous owners stocked (which can be bought at a budget supermarket in Exeter for under a fiver) - on hearing we no longer offered that wine you took umbrage and ordered our house red from Chile...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

We stayed in the village in a B&B and liked the food here so much that we ate here on two nights. There is a good imaginative menu and we recommend the house wine (both red and white).

Thank TheDovecot
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Have wanted to try this place for a long time the menu has a good choice and the place is warm and inviting the staff are very helpful my only criticism was the food was not very hot and it was served on a cold...More

1  Thank sean c
Reviewed 24 December 2017

There were 11 of us celebrating a family birthday, we had a room to ourselves just off the bar area with seating as well as the dining area. We chose mainly from the Christmas à la carte menu, the food was exceptional, the service fantastic...More

Thank Philippa J
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

49th anniversary lunch was very enjoyable. Excellent lunch of goats cheese starter and main of salmon. Both well presented and cooked. Was welcomed and well looked after no pressure and good value. Will definitely return

Thank davidg2510
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Almost empty on a Friday night. Of three ales advertised, one was dead, another was on its last two pints and the local ale was not to our taste. Menu choice was disappointing, we all had the fish and chips which were very nice, but...More

3  Thank David C
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Yes, unfortunately it was unusually quiet on the Friday night that you came - a pattern we noticed from a similar time before Christmas in previous years. We had two local ales on tap - we keep two on when its is quiet to make...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visiting the area for the first time, we looked at the reviews for this gastropub & decided to give it a go for dinner. & we weren’t disappointed. We were welcomed in to the bar area by Lovely, friendly staff & then shown to our...More

Thank Louisekm
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and we really hope to see you again if you are in this lovely part of Devon again!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

What a good decision! My husband and I have not been here since this place has been refurbished and renamed. Lovely fresh modern interior inside a characterful country pub! Comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Nice greeting from the staff as soon as you enter immediately making...More

Thank janwarm
Harriet_Daly, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food so much and our pub in general.

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Questions & Answers
Matt S
21 March 2017|
Response from Craig K | Reviewed this property |
I would have said no, though they have a lovely garden which no doubt could keep them busy (under supervision).
Julie C
14 February 2015|
Response from thelazytoadinn | Property representative |
Hi Julie, You can view our menu on our website using the link on the page. We have no availability for the weekend of 27th and 28th February. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Brampford Speke
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 841591
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