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The Swans Nest

$$ - $$$, British,
Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
+44 1392 832371
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“sunday carvery” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Station Road | Exminster, Exeter EX6 8DZ, England
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1 - 10 of 406 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting some friends in Exminster and they suggested we went for a walk as it was a sunny January day. We stumbled across the Swans nest and decided to go in for just a coffee. It was about 1pm on a Saturday but...More

Thank spvdevon
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Saturdays are less busy than Sundays so if you come on a Saturday you'll have that advantage. We hope to see you again soon, maybe next time you'll...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely family meal to celebrate the new year and last get together with family before departing for home. The service was very good although felt for the staff as they seemed to be understaffed. We opted for the carvery and was very...More

Thank salmicsam
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review. We are currently advertising for more staff so next time you visit, you should see a difference. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we do hope to see you again soon! Happy New Year!

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Last week we had our Christmas get together and paid £22.50 for a two course meal and disco....I waited at the carvery for around five minutes before someone came out to carve my meat, the turkey was a sad excuse for one with only one...More

Thank Wendy W
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Wendy, Thank you for getting in touch and providing a review. Feedback is very important to us so we can work to improve our service. We will look into your comments and see what we can do to enhance our customers experience. We hope...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We had a family meal here. I hadn't been for years. The Christmas decorations gave the place a lovely Christmas feeling. We were treated wonderfully. Our order for food and drinks was taken at the table. The food was very tasty. Our individual needs were...More

Thank annwebber1
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hi Ann, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Place looks like it could do with a good clean and revamp , seats are ripped and tatty, food area ie carvery has seen better days, Food was poor over cooked, and over priced , service at the expensive bar was ok , service at...More

Thank 714brian
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hi, thanks for leaving a review Brian! We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Please email us at bookings@swans-nest.com - We'd like to look into this further. We hope we have the pleasure of your company again!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

We visited with a group. Over the years the owners have changed and whilst dated inside the food has been ok. Sunday was an exception, some of us were lucky and only had to wait 10 minutes in a queue of about 15 to be...More

Thank travellingrosiedevon
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and having the foresight to pre-book with us. We're sorry to hear that you were less than pleased with your visit to us. As we're sure you can imagine, Sundays are our busiest days...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We visit the Swans Nest about once a year and have witnessed it’s various changes over the past 6 years or so. There appears to be either new management or they have had a rethink and are making a much more positive approach to hospitality...More

Thank hepa
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thanks for getting in touch and leaving us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and the service. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the background music; next time, please feel free to ask us to turn it down a little. We...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

Our Mid Devon village travel group ran 2 coach loads to the Swans Nest near Exminster for our annual Christmas dinner. About 80 of us descended upon this popular restaurant that we have visited several times before in recent years for Xmas dinners. We arrived...More

Thank manrow
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Good afternoon! Thank you so much for your wonderful review - We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and the options available to you. We hope to see you back again soon and that you have a wonderful Christmas!

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Birthday meal for 30, put in back room which looked drab, not welcoming. Ordered pint coke which was poured from £2 coke bottle, and charged £3.10 what a rip off!!! Carvery queue went on and on queued for 20 mins to get served, cauliflower cheese...More

1  Thank lewtrenchard
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi, thank you for leaving us a review. Reviews are very important to us so that we can continue to improve our service. We will take your feedback on board and discuss what we can do moving forward, especially regarding the sweets and cauliflower cheese....More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Popped into The Swans Nest on a recent visit to Exeter. We had ham and mustard, bacon Brie and cranberry and delicious fish goujons with tarter sauce, all accompanied by chunky chips or rather fabulous fluffy crispy mini roasted potatoes. Lovely friendly service a nice...More

Thank Joe W
Emma B, Social Media Manager at The Swans Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Joe, thanks for leaving us such a lovely review! Your meal does sound lovely, we're so glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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