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The Travellers Rest

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Tedburn Road | Whitestone, Exeter EX4 2HQ, England
+44 1392 811217
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Sun City, Arizona
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149 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Third time stopping on way to Devon. Food always good; pub is clean and light. Especially like that they offer smaller portions for most menu options which seems to be plenty for the average appetite.

Thank Lady_Road_Warrior
Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were on our way home from visiting relatives, my partner said she was feeling peckish and could we look for somewhere to eat. It was about 5.15pm on a Sunday and I wasn't even sure they would be doing food that early. When we entered we found they were still doing a carvery. I explained we hadn't booked but... More 

Thank Michael H
Somerset, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited for Sunday roast, rang and booked I do strongly advise you book, once seated it's waitress/waiter service if you order a carvery you are called to go up so there is never a queue, and that way your not stood around waiting with food going cold, it is very organised, the waitresses and all staff are very friendly,... More 

Thank Sue N
United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I have now eaten here twice. Both times were faultless. If you are looking for a pub that serves traditional pub food then this is for you. It does get busy, so sometimes you have to wait. This is because the food is cooked to order and not pinged. I would rather wait for good food than have nasty food... More 

Thank Mainly J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Easy to get to lovely little pub food was excellent, sevice was a bit slow but that's because it was so busy, drinks great . There is plenty of parking there.

Thank alan b
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

First visit and have to say that the Carvery was amazing so much meat even on what they call a small portion. I presume the chap who looked after us is either the manager or owner and have to say his manner and service were first class, the young girls were lovely too we were made to feel very welcome.... More 

Thank stevehal
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have been here a few times ,but this is the first review I have written.It is a really nice place , the staff are so friendly ,the food is plentiful and so tasty, they even do smaller meals,for those who have smaller appitites on reflection I wished I did as the dessert menu looked good. Will do this next... More 

Thank 812gillh
Level Contributor
51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Well this won't make a difference but if you like surley waiters stressed out who when you see a table of four served before your six and you see the carvery full and they tell you it's been restocked l but kept waiting 45 min then this is the place for you I was looking for other restaurants while we... More 

2 Thank overland13
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We went here on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. The staff were unfriendly and the owner had no basic understanding of good customer service. We were served mouldy bread and when we complained received no apology, he just said the bread was fresh today. That was the starter, should have left then but as it was a special birthday... More 

5 Thank sharonwoodley2301
Devon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

this is the second time we have dropped in here without booking , but early enough that the pub as empty both times. 5.30 pm Saturday , landlord and one old boy at the bar , no-one else in the pub but turned away because we had not booked. Pattern emerging here Travellers rest reading other peoples reviews , very... More 

2 Thank paulm m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tedburn Road | Whitestone, Exeter EX4 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 811217

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