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The Night Jar

The Nightjar Village Way, Aylesbeare EX5 2BX, England
+44 1395 232277
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (8 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
“cheese board” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Nightjar Village Way, Aylesbeare EX5 2BX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The rest of the Family had good portions but unfortunately my Stone Bass was half the size of my wife’s Hake - no joke! I really want this place to do well so take this as constructive criticism, we will try again.

Thank Ali F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Newly built within last 12 months from the old pub. Probably missing an outdoor area but spacious throughout with decent decor. Fabulous food with an excellent wine list. Good staff - knowledgeable and welcoming. Well worth a visit or several.....

Thank denislfc1892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves and the atmosphere was good and that was despite the restaurant was probably only 70% capacity Staff friendly and courteous The only disappointing thing was that the price and the amount of food really are not matched My wife had a dressed...More

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been recommended this place and first impressions of the bar and decor were very positive. Nice open space with modern decor and stunning central light. However the menu was very pretentious and disappointing. We chose the "corn fed chicken" at £19 and expected a...More

Thank JaimieQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the location midweek for my wife's birthday. Found out about it through friends. Food was excellent. The staff were attentive and polite. We were not in a rush so did not take note of the serving times for the food - after all this...More

Thank Mugfords
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked to dine with friends last night. A very warm reception and Simon, the proprietor was attentive all evening. The food and wine were 1st class and the other patrons helped to make it very relaxing. Will go there as often as we can in...More

Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we have eaten here, the first for a great Sunday lunch, with fabulous service. Food was excellent again - however we seemed to be completely forgotten by waiting staff as we were seated upstairs. I had to go downstairs and...More

Thank TheBrandoms
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Having visited the Night Jar with my husband the previous week, when we had enjoyed a pleasant meal, we decided to return the following week to celebrate a birthday. We knew that prices would reflect that this establishment offered modern fine dining and the quality...More

Thank Jill R
simonw968, Owner at The Night Jar, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Dear Jill I am sorry that you did not have the experience that you hoped but I am glad that you liked our decor and atmosphere. Moreover I am pleased that on both visits you enjoyed the food quality. However, I am dissapointed that the...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Pondering upon an establishment to visit for the evening, a friend recommended The Night Jar - a decision we did not regret. The owner, Simon, was welcoming and very accommodating with our specific dietary requirements. The waiting staff were attentive and vigilant and were just...More

2  Thank johnathan623
simonw968, Owner at The Night Jar, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Hi Johnathan, Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad that you had a lovely experience at the NJ and enjoyed are food and the ethos behind our menu. Always lovely to get such positive feedback. Hope to see you very soon. Regards...More

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Waited over an hour for mains to come out. Portion sizes for an £18 pork belly and tenderloin main course came with 3 pieces of pork and a desert spoon size of mash. No veggies literally 3 small pieces of pork and mash! Saying that,...More

3  Thank Tpoll123
simonw968, Owner at The Night Jar, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for your review. There are of course two sides to every story. I will rest that the vast majority of our customers love the quality of the food,portion size and the friendly atmosphere we have here does conflict your remarks. I responded to...More

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Mark P
April 9, 2018|
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Response from simonw968 | Property representative |
Hi there No sorry we don’t have entertainment during our average week Give me a call and if possible we will try and help. Simon The Night Jar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Nightjar Village Way, Aylesbeare EX5 2BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Aylesbeare
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 232277
Family run Gastro pub serving delicious food,great real ales and quality wines. The ethos on local produce to support Devon's wonderful producers,butchers and fishmongers. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly attentive service giving great value for money.
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