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Exeter Inn, Dawlish

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The owners (Heavitree) have put in a planning application to convert it to three residential units. That seems to be the end of another Dawlish pub.
davercox - 26 Feb 2014 09:02
Another notice from the building owner posted outside. Not looking good.
captaineric - 6 Oct 2013 17:26
Closed at the moment.
davercox - 14 Feb 2013 09:54
A well hidden little gem of a pub. I have visited Dawlish, probably, hundreds
of times but never fouind this pub. Tucked down a little street close to the Station, along with the Railway. Both pubs having very old style signs streaching across the (narrow) street.

The Exeter has a large menu and Shandy Chica and I both enjoyed the Steak and ale pie. Large portions and very tasty. Really good to proper chips on offer. That is out of a spud, not a bag in the freezer. Well kept pint of Henry's IPA to go with it. Cosy interior with exposed beams and bags of character.
Will definatly be visiting again.
captaineric - 22 Jan 2012 14:46
The Exeter Inn is Open, offering a fantastic range of Ales and Food. Local Seafood a speciality and Local Devon Crab. Steak and Ale Pie delicious, good range of Vegetarian dishes too.
luckylocky - 13 Oct 2011 16:20
Dawlish's oldest pub (so it says) down a narrow alley close to the station, full of atmosphere and history and locals. Otter ale was in good nick, seemed to do a lot of seafood on the menu as befits a seaside town. Well worth missing a train for.
Hodge1 - 3 Oct 2011 06:27
A well positioned pub if you are using the railway station.
Me and my girlfriend were in there late one night before getting the last train home, I asked the landlady where the ladies toilets were and she gave me a key for my girlfriend, apparantly they are locked up outside in the alley!
Made us chuckle a bit though.
My rating 8/10
montie49 - 2 Aug 2011 17:12
If you are in Dawlish and looking for a fine place to eat then I can definitely recommend The Exeter. Located in an alleyway opposite the station it has a real country pub feel in the centre of town - I had the steak and ale pie which I have to say was the best I have ever had, and I have had a few!! Partner had scallops which were also delicious and cooked to perfection.

Good selection of ales and lagers, the only thing it was missing was a Devon scrumpy!!!
DryOrMedium - 12 Jun 2011 08:32
Open again, nice cool bottled beer and a quiz machine. Jukebox swallowed my pound though and produced nothing and no refund. The new reincarnation of the pub is big into food and it's pretty good stuff, but they may have overstretched themselves and struggle to get things out in a reasonable time. I don't think this is the fault of kitchen staff but sometimes the same person seems to be trying to do both kitchen and bar. One for management to sort out and definitely more staff are needed before the 'season' starts.
DunL - 25 May 2011 20:56
This pub is currently shut.
Not suprising really as there are so many pubs in such a small area in Dawlish
that their isn't the amount of people to go round
humphrey49 - 27 Feb 2011 18:36
Happend to notice that bar staff change between this pub and the railway across the way , Again one time was great playing pool with a friendly barman no rush to finish your drink but a couple of weeks ago the barmaid had us drinking up by 11pm even though there were a few locals in there and then we had about an hour to wait for the last train to exeter. Nice little local pub though with friendly locals and ale is pretty good too.
alan508 - 24 Oct 2010 18:07
First pub we visited in Dawlish and I really liked it. As pointed out by BITEm3, it does have a kind of country pub feel in the middle of a seaside resort.

Sadly, when we visited on a Tuesday evening, we were the only customers.

Pat_Bateman - 18 Oct 2010 15:22
Loved this pub. It reminds me of the Country pubs i used to go to with my father when i was a boy. Well kept beer (3 of the otter brand) and i wonderfull little seating area near a hearth. Well worth the visit.
BITEm3 - 20 Dec 2009 18:18
A good locals boozer, but friendly and a very good choice of local ales only! (That's what I Like) I chose the excellent Dartmoor Jail Ale which was on top form
smiles - 18 Jul 2009 22:23
one of the best in the town centre,tucked away in a little alley way just off the main drag,nice relaxed family vibe with some well kept ales
vinnnie - 26 Mar 2008 12:47

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