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The Lighter Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Quay | The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, England
+44 1392 875439
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (8 reviews)
“the pub” (51 reviews)
“red cabbage” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Quay | The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, England
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1 - 10 of 600 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a welcoming, staff all bubbly and caring about their customers. Found us a table and left us to chat before we ordered something to eat. We opted for the Tarragon chicken and their signature beef and ale pie. Both served piping hot and well...More

Thank Barrie59
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub was exceptionally busy and popular ...always a good sign so we decided to try the menu . This was varied and interesting but the Sunday roast option just couldn't be avoided ! { We will return again for fish , pasta dishes and...More

Thank Mags L
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here for years and have seen this pub being brilliant to terrible. My last visit was very disappointing and I had hoped that things had improved. Initial feeling was good with a nice welcome and friendly staff. The meal was at best average....More

1  Thank david t
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times before. Bar staff pleasent. Gammon meal was poor peas rock hard, gammon looked like plastic was poor quality. Garlic and cheese flatbed was just that flat bread with NO cheese or garlic taste. Complained to manager who said had a couple...More

Thank Phil P
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a £25 bottle of wine and dressed crab and potatoes for 2. The wine was served with glasses big enough to each take half a bottle. We asked for smaller glasses and were told there were none, these were the only ones the...More

Thank LordMuck
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always had very good food at the Lighter Inn The food, the Service and always a very good welcome well worth a visit also an outside area to eat or just have a drink

Thank johndavey
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't booked but were able to get a table on the top deck area, which was a little quieter than the main bar area. The menu was good pub grub style with plenty of choice - there were also a number of specials. There...More

Thank yachtscot
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Topsham, with it's lovely selection of locally owned shops and outlets! I go there regularly, as it's the best pub in the town. Why? The greeting is always warm and welcoming and atmosphere is so relaxing; perfect for a pint and quality food....More

Thank exman1951
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and thanks for your great feedback. I am so pleased you had a nice time and I look forward to sharing your review with the team. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location for this pub, which does meals to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. Situated right on Topsham Quay and Quay Antiques ( that's worth a visit ) We ordered Beer battered fish and chips and one of the Vegan options a seared tofu...More

Thank southdevonkitty
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for some lunch and wasn't disappointed, the service was so welcoming as friendly. Dogs are allowed inside with us whilst we ate. Good choice for a lunch time menu and very reasonably priced. Will be coming here again.

Thank Charlotte P
Hall W, Manager at The Lighter Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay | The Strand, Topsham, Exeter, England (Formerly The Lighter Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Topsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 875439
  • E-mail
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