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The Old Thatch Inn

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$$ - $$$
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Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JH, England
+44 1647 24204
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in on the way to Exeter for a quick bite and were hugely impressed with what we found. Hugely welcoming and efficient staff and the best burger I've ever eaten (and believe me I've eaten a few!!). I can see from the reviews that there may have been a change in ownership in the recent past so let me... More 

Thank Emma B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since our last visit the new management team have been hard at work making more improvements to the restaurant area and to the menu with new items added. It good to find that the real Ale is still available ( definitely the best along the A30!) but it would be nice to have the old supply of Pork Scratchings back... More 

Thank Alan P
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy pub with wood burning stove, well kept real ales, average food on a pretty limited menu. Conveniently close to the A30.

1 Thank john k
London, United Kingdom
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133 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So what is the ideal Sunday lunch? Well, if a generous portion of well cooked beef or lamb, fresh roast potatoes, green veg and carrot or swede, piping hot cauliflower cheese served separately, lots of tasty gravy, Yorkshire pudding and mint sauce/horseradish is on your list, then BINGO! If you add warm and attentive service you know you are on... More 

Thank Geoff E
Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our visit to the Old Thatch was okay. Firstly the staff were particularly welcoming, friendly and efficient. Good selection of drinks. The food was hit and miss between our group of six. I had the one special on the board which was a beef and tarragon pie with mash and mashed swede and carrots in a good gravy which was... More 

4 Thank Lolo101010
Marazion, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Saw it an advertised on a road side sign,and thought we would give it a try.It really was an excellent choice! It was busy but we were greeted by one of the friendly staff,and shown to a Table.In spite of it being busy,it was not a long wait,and we were served with drinks whilst waiting.The food was excellent,as were the... More 

Thank jandevries928
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Landlord is a star, helped me with a flat tyre, which is the reason that we stopped here. Great food, real scrum my.....steak to die for....diet went out the window. Can't believe how good this totally unplanned stop was. Fabulous. The beer is the real thing aswell, someone put some effort into this place, which we appreciated in full

Thank Clint M
Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a lovely lunch. The food was fresh, well presented and delicious. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Great selection of local ales on tap. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Rachel B
Devon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Yummy curry for The Fun Quiz night Another perfect curry. Great value and scrumptious. Really lovely atmosphere again. Now let the fun commence .....

Thank DrBungles
United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

great service even thou the Inn was busy the lunch time of Nov 4, we sat on table 13 !! great food not long to wait even thou a party of 10 had just arrived before us. great place serving great selection and even offered smaller portions of main dishes for kids!!. Just note, being an old Thatch inn, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cheriton Bishop, Exeter EX6 6JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1647 24204

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