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The Heart of Oak

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Main Road | Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8HS, England
+44 1392 467329
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited the restaurant on a number of occasions now and have always had very good food and service. The food is excellent and the prices are good to. We will be visiting again soon!

Thank dannyh0ward
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to revisit the Heart Of Oak after several months going elsewhere to eat. We waited so long in the restaurant for a member of staff to appear that we went into the bar to find someone. Both of us ordered from the two for £12 menu - whilst you cannot expect too much for that price, my friend's lasagne... More 

Thank SianBExeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent sunday lunch. Finally back to its best following a change of chef. Will definitely be booking a table again for other family occasions.

Thank gl0call
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcoming pub. Lovely location for a knitting club. Very friendly bar lady Annie who always makes sure were supplied with coffee. Highly recommended.

Thank Nicola D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here . The staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. The place was well lit with great ambiance. Food well presented and tasted delicious . Great portions , excellent value for money. Going back again Friday as they have fish and chips with a drink for just 10.95!!! Wow

Thank Colin B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week for meal xx great family pub x good food choice x great service x will be back x nice back ground music and staff all helpful on the ball and friendly x

Thank Anne-marie B
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Today we eat a very good veggie Wellington roast. The portion size was way too big, so I took a few things back home. Nice service, quick, friendly and efficient.

Thank sanapel
Dawlish, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I visited the Heart of Oak with a friend on a Thursday recently. Steak night. We had a really lovely meal, steak done to perfection, excellent value. Our waitress was ever so helpful and friendly. The wine list was good and decently priced. We are definitely going to go back on a regular basis. I hear the live bands are... More 

Thank sophiestenner
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the heart of oak on a quiet Monday evening in early Jan. My wife and I both had burgers which were delicious and came with some thick cut chips and side salad whilst our son had lasagne which he wolfed down with the garlic bread. Decor is clean and modern and the staff were lovely. Overall I can't... More 

Thank GlenSJ
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for xmas drink today, atmosphere amazing and a free drink for all locals. How good was that. Thanks guys

Thank 373kevin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 467329
Vintage thatched pub with a modern twist inside.
Separate Bar and restaurant.
Family friendly, comfortable dining, large beer garden & car park.
Traditional Pub Menu with a daily specials board for the "Gastro diner". Many homemade dishes and desserts.
Wide variety of drinks on offer.
Live bands every Saturday and live sports from sky and BT sport.

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