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The Swans Nest

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Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
+44 1392 832371
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eighteen of us booked for a birthday celebration. Not sure what to expect as some of the reviews were concerning. It is quite dark but I'm not sure if there is much can be done about that. It would be expensive but something needs to be done with the flooring as the carpet does nothing to enhance the ambience. I... More 

Thank Dougie W
Tiverton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok, but we had to wait 55 minutes. The bar service was very slow and was waiting ages to make my order. Food was cold when it eventually came out. I wish we had the carvery instead.

Thank mikeroberts85
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not usually one to write a bad review but received such bad service I felt compelled to share our experience. Our family of 5 went for a Sunday roast here yesterday along with two children (one being under 1) we all had the carvery except the children. We ordered one kids meal and then the baby had some... More 

1 Thank ap1996
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come here as a family for years and years and loved it. We had recently moved to the area; so decided to take my sister and her partner. I was raving about it... stating how good it was etc etc! We arrived and we had booked a table... we had been placed right by the door in the... More 

4 Thank smeg5tar
Portishead, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very romantic restaurant, with excellant food, and a wide choice of variety, I've eaten here 3 times, and have never been dissapointed. It is a place to take your wife,girlfriend or Mum. It is a sat nav job, as kind of tricky to find. The interior is very cozy, and the service is good, but it aint cheap, hope... More 

Thank garylomas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening. Carvery meats were lovely and tender - loved the red cabbage! Vegetables were hot and all tasted fresh. Rack of ribs were lovely too. Great place for families.

Thank Alfaloopy
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in whilst visiting the area for lunch, it is very dark inside and whilst the staff are very welcoming the place itself feels a little dingy. We chose the carver and whilst the meat was fine the veg could have been improved. We thought overall it was poor value and probably would not revisit. The highlight were the staff... More 

Thank Neal M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing. Waited ages to get served with drinks. Food server's rude, pathetic portion of meat, burnt cauliflower cheese, frozen green beans, over cooked red cabbage. 4 adults 2 children not happy

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
325 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Devon Advanced Motorcyclists met here on Wednesday eve. We were about 50 in total and had a room set aside for our meet. Staff friendly, place warm and made to feel welcome. Thank you very much :-)

Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
exeter Devon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Helpful staff lovely fresh vegetables.Liked the atmosphere .Quite busy for a Wednesday night . Hoping to book for a Birthday party soon. Have been slightly discouraged in the past by rather dry vegetables BUT not this week.

Thank caron028

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 832371

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