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exeter inn

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Modbury, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We arranged to meet up with my sister-in-law and her husband for lunch here. It was a very chilly day so we were thrilled to be able to sit on comfy sofas by a roaring log fire. We had a lovely lunch and the staff were very friendly.

Thank sunnytraveller2015
Devon, England
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Such a lovely place for a relaxed lunch, perfect for families with dogs. The beef was beautifully cooked and came with an impressive selection of vegetables and tasty gravy. The service is attentive, the wine and beer good. Food piping hot and more than we could eat. What more could you ask for? Highly recommended.

Thank alabroad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you like higgledy piggledy ancient pubs, then this is a must for you. A lovely, lively pub. You can park yourself in a little nook or join in the throng of the main bar area. It has a lovely amount of room but is quite dark as it is built into the side of the valley. I don't mind... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This pub is a classic olde worlde pub in the historic town of Modbury, it is what it very old with all the charm that goes with it. Therefore do not expect the pub to be of immaculate appearance for one it would not suit! We loved it we had the most amazing Sunday lunch there and the landlord was... More 

Thank Jacqui G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place caught our eye as we drove through modbury and we weren't disappointed! Luckily we came on a Sunday so could park nearby and there were lots of places to sit. The landlord was very friendly and introduced us to the resident cat and the new puppies! The food was a hearty roast with all the trimmings and they... More 

Thank Anni U
North Wales
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A visit to the Exeter Inn in Modbury is a must if you like fish and chips! We found the staff very welcoming and keen to provide a good service. I enjoyed a beautiful piece of beer battered cod with chips and mushy peas very recently. This time they were washed down by a cool pint of Doom Bar bitter... More 

Thank Alfred1914
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178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We stopped on a lovely sunny day for lunch in the garden. The food was average, you could not complain or enthuse but did the job, a nice selection of heres and ciders The garden aspect is lovely ,but a mixture of decent outdoor furniture and old or broken lying about or piled up in a corner spoil the potential.... More 

Thank WineHighlander
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were originally heading for the highly reviewed White Hart across the road. It was shut. And it was pouring with rain. The Exeter In took us in, fed us simple pub food done really well and dampened our insides with excellent local ale. Good friendly, efficient service topped it all off and the bill was amazingly little. All in... More 

Thank nsbasti
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Exeter Inn serves good quality reasonably priced food. It is a delightful 14th century coaching inn. All the staff were friendly and so were the Modbury locals who warned my husband about the low ceilings saving him from a bump on the head as we walked into the pub.

Thank Elizabeth C
Topsham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Had visited the pub about 7 years ago and wasn't too impressed then. However we booked a table, on an evening there was live music, and turned out to be an excellent meal. The pub was heaving. Good real ales, large delicious portions of food, and despite being so full, service was good and friendly and the bonus of live... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Modbury, Dartmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Modbury

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