Written on: 17/03/2013 by LeslieCD
Always liked going to the Exeter Arms to dine, but this time really disappointed with the food. Increasingly expensve (£18.50 RUMP STEAK) and so poor quality it was virtually inedible. The sevice was up to its usual standard, starters were very good but the mains not so good. If dining out, I feel that the food must be as good or better than I would cook at home, not so. I understand that the prices are aimed at the quality of customer that you are trying to attract, but sadly this may be... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2011
The Exeter Arms in Easton on the Hill is, in my opinion, one of the finest pubs in the area. Living local, i have been watching the development of the pub for some time and was completley lost for words at the level of service and quality of food when me and my wife first visted.
As soon I walked through the door the staff welcomed us, even though it was a busy saturday night. We had a drink in the bar before being taken to the table and the place had such a buzz it was incredible! Sitting... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2011 by Trucker56 (1 review written)
Booked a table for 8:30pm we arrived at 8:00pm bought drinks and the girl behind the bar asked if we had a table booked we said yes and gave our name and time she said that she would tell them we were there, still nobody came to us, they gave menus, to everyone who came in we then asked them for a menu as we had a table booked, we were given them and still was ignored would not go back at all and I would not recommend it either, what disappointing ending to my husbands birthday ended up at... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011
My partner and I have just been for lunch at the Exeter Arms with our inlaws. We too had monitored the progress of the renovations and were keen to see the outcome.
The waiting staff were excellent and we were greeted with a very warm welcome. The food that we had ranged from soup of the day, burgers, sheperds pie and a sandwich and they were all excellent. Very good value for money also.
We shall be returning for lunch this weekend with frineds and would highly recommend that you give... (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2010
a pleasure food excellent service outstanding bar nice experience how it should be done will take friends (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2010
We visited the newly refurbished Exeter Arms recently. We had followed the progress of the renovations whilst driving past to Northampton regularly over the previous year and were keen to see what had been done inside.
We visited on a Tuesday at lunchtime and were immediately impressed by the warm welcome we received from the staff. The place has been beautifully restored, the menu is extensive with something for all tastes, and the service efficient and speedy.
The new toilets are very... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010
food is both excellent in quality and presentation, staff also polite and attentive even when busy. enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and would defintely be dinning there again and recomending to all my friends. big thumbs up! (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010
Well, I can't fault The Exeter Arms, the food was superb, the building has been referbished very well, the staff were great. In my opinion one of the best resturants in the area.
When my girlfriend and I visited they were busy, however nothing was too much trouble, we were happy to wait for a table because we had heard such good reports and were pleased we did, the portions were perfect, well cooked and the presentation was fantastic, so much so we've booked for Christmas.
Well done and... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2010
Recent visit with my 3 small children for Sunday lunch-just couldn't be bothered to cook! Staff very welcoming, our waitress was very patient with my boys. Beef perfectly cooked, accompanied by roast potatoes, mash, seasonal veg, "proper" gravy and homemade Yorkshire pudding. Liked the atmosphere, and seemed to have the balance between pub/restaurant just right.
I enjoyed it so much that I have booked my staff Christmas party here!
Written on: 09/11/2010
me a my wife ate here on sunday lunch ithought it was very resonable in price and thought the roast beef was the best i have ever tryed before well worth a visit and will be back to try the local cuisine (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2010
Over priced `pub grub' running off the reputation of the owners `local' reputation! Basically taking advantage of an affluent village & a lovely old pub that's been empty for a few years. we went for a good friends 50th and it was disgracefull, i am a professional chef in the hospitality trade, (and also a local) so I know what I'm talking about. PS IHAVE NO CATAGORY FOR ATMOSPHERE, I had to push a button!!!! (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
We had lunch in the newly revamped Exeter in Easton today. Verdict:
Lovely restoration job, nice wood-burner in bar, great eating areas & menus. Food was patchy, however. My main (duck, £15) was tiny with one potato and a small dollup of spinach plus absence of some of the flavours advertised on the menu. Victoria's lamb (£16.50, and ordered pink) was well done on the outside and raw inside. It went back and came out nuked. They didn't charge us for it in the end. However, desserts (bread... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2010
First dish (main course) was crab risotto; served using long grain rice was stodgy and simply a lump in a dish, seemed to be about one teaspoonful of crab meat.
Second dish was chicken and bacon on rosti potato; chicken was dry, overcooked, bacon was singed.
Wait staff were pleasant but my comments about the food received no response from the kitchen. Coffee arrived, after asking twice, with dried spill marks down the cup.
Overall very poor value. No chance of us returning. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2010
Service was very polite, food was prompt and of a high standard with some nice presentational extras, nice and clean decoration and setting to relax. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2004 by gary580 (2 reviews written)
The Black Sheep real ale was in good condition and served at a nice temperature
The food on offer at the The Exeter Arms was mainly Game and Fish with the obligatry steaks as well. I had the Smoked Ham and Walnut salad to start and this was very nicely presented and tasted even better!. For the main course I had Partridge which again was nicely presented and was cooked to perfection. (read more)
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