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 Selected Comments in Exeter

Sadie Diamond
 Superb
Went in for the Egyptian 🇪🇬 Style breakfast 🍳
The Gables serves a variety of breakfasts
From around the World.
I went for the Ful Medames which is a famed Egyptian Breakfast recipe as far back as the fourth century where the beans were buried over gentle embers to slow cook.
Louise the chef cooked the fava beans to perfection
And drizzled the Tahini sauce all over the beans with some lemon 🍋 to give it a kick
With some hard boiled eggs and smoky grilled flat breads refreshingly chopped tomatoes 🍅 and cucumber
Absolutely Delecious.
Friday, June 29, 2018Rating: rosettes

Caroline Godfrey
 Lots of cider
Keep lots of real Devonshire ciders
worth a look
Wednesday, June 13, 2018Rating: rosettes

Pete Tong
 
ALWAYS GETS LOW MARKS IN THE HYGENE DEPARTMENT
Monday, April 30, 2018Rating: No rosettes

Nigel Quant
 Spoiled
Used to love 💕 having a smoke 💨 in the beer 🍺 garden and watching the Swans
The flood relief have built a wall and ruined the view .
Monday, April 30, 2018Rating: No rosettes

Jane
 
Me and my girl used to be in there every saturday night happy times
Saturday, April 7, 2018Rating: rosettes

Leon Woolacott
 Miss this place
Used to have such a blast upstairs
One of the few Gay pubs there was in Exeter at the time
Friday, April 6, 2018Rating: rosettes

Dick
 Wrong phone number
Regret you have published the wrong telephone number - the one you've given is that for an office in the city.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018Rating: No rosettes

Raymond Hayward
 
We had the Sunday lunch yesterday at your restaurant 26/10/14 on arrival all seem to be very nice we ordered our lunch and found a seat my wife went up to get her lunch first to find hardly any thing there she was asked what meat she wanted she declined the beef as it was raw and running with blood the veg was all hard and not cooked through , she came back and did not look very happy with what she had on her tray. I then went up and saw the same as my wife ,the chef? Asked me if I wanted beef and my reply was that the beef was not cooked to which he replied he could put it back in the oven and cook it a bit more if I wanted I refused and said that I would have the pork he then cut the pork with the same knife as he used for the beef at which I was not amused at. I then went for the veg which as listed before was not a lot there to be had the swede tasted as if it was used in a casserole be fore it was very tainted as a result we left most of our lunch, Today my wife and I are home with sickness and diarrhoea and this is the only thing that we have eaten on Sunday Ican only put it down to your Sunday lunch , I am not a person who complains very much but found that I had to send this as to the way my wife and I are feeling to day and I assure you it's very uncomfortable and a good job that we did not have to go to work today to think we paid £20 for our lunch and end up with what we have hope you look into problem as soon as possible so that nobody else will feel the same as we our feeling today.
Monday, October 27, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Russ
 Chinese restuarant
Excellent food specialising in Chinese hot-pot cooked by lady from Chengdu a city famous for it's hot.spicy hot -pot dish...cooked over stove on your table, add the ingredients yourself from a very wide choice..umm beautiful and take your time!!
Sunday, April 27, 2014Rating: rosettes

Dee Boyd
 Will Return
Had the best Sunday lunch ever here two weeks ago & have just booked seven people in again this Sunday. I had goats cheese & rocket starter which was too pretty to eat & tasted lovely. my husband had the crab starter which he really loved. Guests had the pâté...same standard. We all had the Roast beef which was amazing, Yorkshire puts we're great and the vegetables were the best I've ever had in a pub ( usually broccoli is massacred) just perfect. Only one point lost the the roast potatoes had obviously been standing & werenot at all nice..HOWEVER we did eat late & I imagine at an earlier sitting they would be better. even so the rest of the meal was so good we are giving it another go...service & ambience was very good.
Monday, August 19, 2013Rating: rosettes

Liz Pezzani
 Garlic - Bread ?
We have eaten here in April and May. The first time we had to wait an hour to be served; the second time (last night) we waited one and a half hours! It is a pity as the food is nice when you get it (though the garlic bread was stone cold) and we are local, but after waiting so long I would have eaten anything!
Thursday, May 9, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Jean Fisher
 It started so well
Beautiful old pub with lots of character, slate floor and a wood burner set in a big old fireplace.
We sat there on a comfy sofa and enjoyed the ambience whilst waiting for our food.
We ordered Bacon and Brie sandwiches and chips.
Bread, very nice but far too thick.
Bacon, STREAKY , GRISTLY AND undercooked. Brie, what Brie? We have never had streaky bacon served in a pub before. Sandwiches were cold.
Very disappointed as we were hoping to book for dinner at the end of the month.
1 rosette given for the pub in a stunning setting.
Thursday, April 4, 2013Rating: rosettes

Neil G
 Good food and service
Had our Gundog Society AGM there and had a meal afterwards. We were all pleased and many of us eat out regularly, so pleased to see that this is somewhere we would recommend. Menu is not too long and certainly has something for everyone - look for the three or so different boards. One also knows that it is local and fresh as the pigeon had just run out as had the pollack (but that's what happens when the supply is limited because it's local) but scallops were clearly fresh and plentiful on the main course. Would have no qualms about going there at anytime.
Saturday, March 23, 2013Rating: rosettes

Dean Waters
 Barts was a phenomenon
Barts was not so much a pub, but more a lifestyle place with no predjudices from anyone that drank there. Great people, great staff, great live music, great food. Sadly missed by many.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013Rating: rosettes

Jon Martin
 WHERE IS THE MEAT ?
We had used the Gissons for many years and taken many friends and business persons there.The new owners had taken over and we were so amazed at the two very small very thin slices of meat for £8.99p. We do not normally complain but we did ring when we arrived home and were told to come back and mention it next time. We assumed that we had received the O.A.P. portion. We duly went back but did not mention the last time just to find out if it was a mistake. It wasn`t. The portions were possibly smaller, so this time we complained to the chef who told us he was under orders from the new owners. I asked him if that is what you get for £8.99p what do you get for £6.99p. He replied one and a half slices of meat. I then replied that £2 for half a slice of meat was expensive. He duly gave us more meat. WE WILL NOT BE GOING BACK.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Jennings
 wonderfull cook
My sister was down from Buckinghamshire at the weekend, we had a lovely meal at the New Inn highly recomend to everyone.
Thursday, October 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY FBI
 Kanaski
Hey Barrell just heard it's not Kanaski
you can take him out of the loop.
Saturday, October 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY EXETER
 SHOW US YOURS
anyone up for a game of doctors and nurses ?
Saturday, October 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mrs Coles
 well dne
The meal we had was up to scratch as was the ale and the service.
Friday, October 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

TONY MONTAGNA
 LIVELY
LIVELY PUB
BY THE RIVER
Friday, October 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

IAN IBBESON
 Toilets
Toilets were out of order and i had a diahorear and ended up messing myself and had to go home without eating my meal. wont go back
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Trevor Bolt Haverfordwest
 Tim Belsten
does Tim Belsten still work there ?
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Kevin Wright in sunny Tamworth
 Goodbye Cruel World
i fear i may never see this pub again
Friday, September 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tansy
 1980'S NIGHT FRIDAY
Dont forget to pull tthe legs warmers an the rah rah skirts out of the wardrobe guys. and the girls can dress up as well if they like
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Malcolm
 hIDDEN gEM
This pub keps otter ale and is a hidden gem.
Thursday, September 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave Singh
 Currie
The chicken currie was just like mummy used to make well done Sadie the cook.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Chris Hunt
 
The Fatboy could do with going on a diet
Monday, September 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Trevor (Tiffany) Bolt
 Help
Wonder if anyone knows the where-abouts of Graham or Leon who used to dothe Gay and lesbian disco.

call me please
Trevor on 01437 890103
Monday, September 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mark
 
Had a lovely afternoon down by the river yesterday and Leanne looked lovely.
Monday, September 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tracey
 Hunk
Saturday night was rocking and Andy the landlord is a fun guy and popular with us ladies, a big lad but all man.
Monday, September 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Claire
 Makes our job worth while
Thank you all for you lovely comments:) we do try our best, the ley is going from strength to strength and the new management seem to be really turning this lovely pub around:) we do have function rooms so keep us in mind for meetings or party's.
Sunday, September 23, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Val
 
What a wonderful pub. Lovely friendly people and a great atmosphere. We were only in the village for a week but ate there three times !. Our little dog was also welcomed which was much appreciated. Can't call it pub grub as it's far too good for that. Thank you. Hope to visit the area again and will definately be calling in !.
Saturday, September 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paul Oxenham.
 Air Guitar
Saturday night they have some of the best local bands around.
Friday, September 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Andrew
 Kath the Landlady # 1
Every Thursday nornung i go into have a slap up breakfast then afterwards i have a nice pint of cider then Kath the landlady comes down stairs about 12 o clock and i sit on her knee and she combs my hair it makes me feel like a real pretty mermaid and then Kath reads me a fairy story she's a very Sensual Sexy Lady x
Friday, September 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Heidi
 Breakfast
Breakfast at the Kings is superb better than the sawyers
Thursday, September 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nigel Tabb Exeter
 
Had a nice meal on sunday.
Thursday, September 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paul Godbeer
 look at me
love this pub and on mondays i play darts for the kings great pub and the foods not bad.
what i love about the ockey at the kings is that when you throw you can see your reflection in the glass in the trophy cabinet and after throwing a ton what better way then to admire yourself and get a warm feeling all over and a strange feeling in the trouser department.
boy do i love the kings
boy do i love my darts
and boy most of all i love myself.
i also play for Devon too
what a guy i am.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jack Geran
 lock up your daughters , jack will soon be back
Great pub and there is a good looking Shelia behind the bar cant wait till i am back in Blighty
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dennis Scanes
 well done kitchen staff
we had a lovely meal at the New Inn and nothing was too much trouble for me and my partner Andrew they looked after us very well and the Beef was the best i have ever tasted
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Pete
 Hello Mark Hello Sadie
looking forward to playing darts at the oak ,now the mow has shut down and is becoming a morgue.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

SMOKEY JOE JNR
 my father
My father used to love this pub . glad to see it has not changed
keep up the good work chaps.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Steve Gibert
 
had dinner on Monday evening. Although it seemed to be a quiet evening, the staff were very helpful with both the food and beer excellent. Will come again if visiting the area again.
I wouldn't mind this as my local!!
Would recommend.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Samantha Keen
 Alfie's Breakfast
My Boxer Dog Alfie has cornflakes with chocolate sprinkled on top with warm milk for breakfast. And Dad makes me a bacon sandwich with Daddies sauce on it which is quite funny as Dad always call me his little girl.
He say's i shpould never get married that way i could always be his little girl and Alfie could always be my little boy
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Bryan
 Bryan
Had the eggs Benedict on a sunny sunday morning yesterday looking out over Dartmoor.
Monday, September 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Robert Keen (landlord)
 Thank You my Children
It's very, very difficult to simply sit there and accept the things they're saying about you, taking things out of context and twisting it and not to say'
It isn't true and I'll prove it's not true.
And i had a chance at my impeachment trial last week in Plymouth to bring witnesses,
everybody involved in this who i got to talk to about this.
I Wanted them to come in and under testimony,sworn tell the truth.
I wanted everyone of those wiretap conversations heard ,
not one or two or three.but everyone of them,
I Wanted the whole truth out,and if they had allowed me that, I Could have begun the process of vindicating myself sooner.
thanks for your support
R. Keen
Friday, September 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paulene Galardi
 party pub
you know if you want to part this is the place.my father in law Jack Galardi used to own it before he got busted.
Friday, September 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rod Blagojevich
 Message for Debbie good luck
Edison failed 10,000 times
before he made the electric light.
Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
Thursday, September 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Keith
 Sadie sour-puss
great pub when Sadies not behind the bar.
Mark is a honey and works better when she's not around.
Thursday, September 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Michael Zucchet
 
California
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Big Dave
 Crab
we go in must weekends if you do have the Crab
it's ansome.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Big Dave
 Crab
we go in must weekends if you do have the Crab
it's ansome.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Big Dave
 Crab
we go in must weekends if you do have the Crab
it's ansome.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paulene Galardi
 First & Last
Oh dont be such a drama queen mikey.
Be a love and put the kettle on.
Hi I Hope you get another pub soon Debs
love you x
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

MICHAEL GALARDI
 ANY NEWS DAVEY
BECAUSE I CAN FEEL A STOM BREWING IN DOWN TOWN COWICK STREET.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

K. Searle
 Queens
used to be good to many queens prancing and bitching about these days for my liking.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Terry Griffin
 
Nice lad behind the bar with come to bed eyes wish i was 30 years yonger lol
Monday, September 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave Smalldick
 Bliss
Nice pint of Bass while atching the Salmon Leap.
Monday, September 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jack Galardi California
 Winner
Wife Won a leg of lamb on the meat bingo
and i won a bottle of Scotch at Poker.
Saturday, September 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Walter Krupinski
 Graf Pinski
Hallo Robert und Samantha
Freuen uns auf die Ruckkehr vist und Hotelbesitzern einer lhrer
Feinen Bordellen,
Dass sie so lieb
scheint der Hoffning,
sie sind gut
danke ihnen noch einmal
Walter x
Friday, September 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Eric Hartmaan (Wurttemberg)
 Bubi
Nothing lasts forever my Friends let us drink a toast and just enjoy our Schnapps and remember the good times
Friday, September 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rod Biagojevich (Sandiego) Cal
 Bringing my kin's dog
Hi Claire
look forward to meeting you all
and having a ball in an English pub
on vacation from California
x
Thursday, September 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Michael Zucchet
 Does Leonard Davey Drink here
Hello everybody
does mt old mucker and parner in crime still drink here.
if so can you get him to ring me please
Michael on
07966748209
Thanks honeys x
Thursday, September 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Claire
 :)
11/11.30 every night of the week and yes we're a dog friendly pub:)
Thursday, September 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Michael Galardi
 Lou
@Blagojevich

I Take my wife in the Ley some weekends so i think your ok on the dog thingy/ its a good pub and Lou is quite cute.
Thursday, September 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rod Biagojevich
 what time ?
What time does it shut Saturday nights. and can you take dogs in.
Thursday, September 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Claire
 Happy
Well it's nice to see the nice comments rolling in:)
Guy and Lou took over the ley arms about 3 months ago and have really turned it around the locals seems happy to have there pub back.
We're a good team of people that do our best to give you a good standard of customer service and great food.
Come and give us a try for yourself.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jack Galardi California
 Sunny Day
Jackie the cook made me and my wife a Sausage Sandwich and we drank a pint of Thatchers Gold Cider a memorial afternoon as the sun was shining and the birds singing and we saw a Toad in the garden. where else in the World would you want to be when the sun shines in Devon.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rod Blagojevich
 Quaint
Quaint little country pub.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Angel
 Peacefull pint
Chilled
but the peace wont last as the drunks ( Uni students)
will be back soon to spoil the peace.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Angel
 Peacefull pint
Chilled
but the peace wont last as the drunks ( Uni students)
will be back soon to spoil the peace.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Len Davey San Diego
 La Da Dee
Leave it with me Shady
I,m on the case.
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Shady Lane
 Who ?
Is Jd or Barrell taking over yhat's the rumour.
Monday, September 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

SAMANTHA KEEN
 as in Rome
The best thing about the locks is the grounds. beware do not order any food ......
as this will cosy you an arm and leg.
The first thing to do is buy a pint sit down outside at one of the tables this can only be done in summer or you will freeze your tits off
then you drink the pint and after reach into your carrier bag and pour yourself a pint out of one of the Bottles of cider that you have pinched or bought cheap from Lidls supermarket and keep re-filling all afternoon this is what most Exonians do and it's only the grockles and the thickies and the rich que up OVER AN HOUR to drink the overpriced crap real ale.
Friday, August 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rick Rude
 ?
does Diane Coles still work here or Natalie her Daughter ?
Friday, August 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Wide range of real ales
 
Friday, August 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Len Davey FBI CALIFORNIA
 Tony Montagna
Is it true Tony Montagna is taking over ?
Friday, August 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Adrian Rogers
 just what thE DOCTOR ORDERED
This is a cracking pub with lots of teen-age girls who wear short skirts a must for any bloke over 50
Thursday, August 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Albert
 
anyone rememeber my Grandmother
Ethel Watson originaly from longdown.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Shaun
 Cabbage Patch
Grow up
you old fool
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr B Patch
 Fight on your hands
This pub will not be turned into a death house
you will have the whole of REDHILLS on your back
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr Eric Flowers
 Taste
We had a family meal at the Ley
and i must say the Calamari with stewed tomatoes and mussels Was a great starter only beaten by the main course freshly caught from Exmouth Sea Bass.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Alison Geran
 
My family had a really top quality lunch this sunday. 26th August. My husband's scallops were in his words beautifull and the roast pork fabulous. Great service top quality food. not just you average pub grub. Definately come again and recommend. Well done!!! and thank you!
Sunday, August 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nicola
 TIME TO GO LUKEY
meant to say the smoking area is in the shade and wind.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Nicola
 Rubbish
This pub is a joke
who ever heard of A Smoking and non-Smoking area outside the pub.
the non smoking area gets the sun and the non-smoking area is in the shade.
it's no longer a local but a
Fun-Pub-Disco-wine-Bar-Bistro- Gay-Club-Poofhouse-Cocktail-Carvery.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tianna Lee
 40 years
Me and me cousin was in last friday had a bite to wat and it was cheap and hot and very nice and then us had a rice pudding which was the same. my mum been drinking in the ley arms for over 40 years apart from when it shu because it got burned down
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ms Taylor
 Second Visit...Just as Good as the First Time
Visited the Ley Arms for the second time in the last month. Our meal was just as good as the first time we visited. I had the lasagne and my partner had the steak, both meals tasted great with decent portion sizes. Service was again excellent and we were made to feel welcome by the Landlords.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Edith Small
 Amazing
our family always eat her for sunday dinner amazing food.
Friday, August 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Pierre Cordova
 Parisians ?
The sun was shining down on sunny Devon this morning, and as i walked past the Green Gables Hotel i noticed a big crowd outside enjoying the sun sat at the tables and chairs drinking coffee and eating Croissants.
I t could have been the center of Paris not down town St Thomas.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Lisa
 Sad Times.
Such a shame as i write this i have tears rolling down my cheeks Deb's was like a sister to me and shall miss her with all my heart.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Wednesday, August 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Freda
 
Went in the oak last sunday and Tony the Italian has gone.
anyone know where ?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Keith
 Bring Out the Stiffs
Was talking to Dave & Mel up the Duke of York and Dave reckons th e coop have bought the pub and it is going to be a funeral parlor.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Trudy Fraser
 Cider me Up
i eats here every weekend
after 10 pints of cider its nice to have something to soak the scrumpy.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Barry
 yummy
Went in the Ley Arms for my tea last night and it was delicious.
think i might even go in tonight.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

DOROTHY HARVEY
 
LIKE MY GRANDAUGHTER SAY'S THIS THE PLACE TO HEAT WITH LARGE HELPINGS.
Monday, August 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Lilly-May Harvey
 
Great food Great Company
the new people have really turned..this place around and once again it is the place everybody trys to book a table on a saturday night for the gourmet food.
Monday, August 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

IAN IBBESON
 SUPERB FOOD
Roast Lamb with Roast potatoes and all the greens with a rice pudding superb better than the wifes and mothers. the food at the Ley is superb. and the staff are very friendly and we didn't have to wait long.
Monday, August 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr D Casey
 Another one bites the dust
Sad to see another pub become a supermarket next month.
Saturday, August 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Jane Turner
 Why ?
Did not know Gary And Deb's were leaving
Does anyone know why ?
Friday, August 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Freddie Pring
 Spanking Huxley
A Lot of people haven given yhrir own personal resons they like this pub.
To me the one thing that i love about the pub
Is the land lords Daughter Samantha
Every time i go in their i put her across my knee and give her a good spanking.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Adrian Spencer
 leaving ?
Is it true Debbie is leaving the Fand L
Tuesday, August 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sean Sandercock
 
grubby pub full of idiots and morons
Tuesday, August 14, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Claire
 Charming
We went for a meal at the ley arms. Charming place and lovely food for a pub and we were made to feel very welcome. :)
Monday, August 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Richard
 left
i see the eye tie shef has gone
Monday, August 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anwar from Chechyna
 Greetings from Grozny
Thank you Sir Robert for putting us up and looking after us we love your pub and look forward to returning and performing again
My love as always
Anwar from the Chechen Morris Dancers.
Saturday, August 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Chris
 Cider
always a great place to drink loads of cider and then fall over.
Friday, August 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Graham Hannaford
 Transvestism ?
Walked in the Gables last wednesday to support the ladies darts team.
Was disgusted when this pervert tried to put his hand up my skirt.
a guy should be able to wear what he likes without some idiot trying to humiliate them.
Friday, August 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

John Lloyd
 Happy Days
Found memories of this pub used to drink in here when i first came over from South Africa. used to be full of skin heads a right good laugh we used to have in our monkey boots and braces.
Friday, August 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sir Robert Putt
 Sir Robert Putt of Teignmouth
Love this pub
every boxing day meet up with old friends for a mornings ride and chase a few foxes then it's back to the Green with all my chums for drinkie poo's
Thursday, August 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

Hans IN MUNCHEN
 HELLO MY English friends
Hallo mochte nur ein grobes sagen dank den hauswirt des gren giebel hotel kurz zu scneiden.
Die Prostituierten schneiden kurz hat gebracht uns waren sehr sexy und billiger danks schneidet kurz wird sehen sie nachstes jahr
Thursday, August 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

Trevor Bolt Haverfordwest
 Sexy Tim
When i used to live in Exeter this was one of my locals along with Barts Tavern and the Vaults.
Is it still the same Landlord Tim a good looking guy who looked sexy in the summer in his tight shorts.
Thursday, August 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Paul Mogford
 Very friendly buzzing local.
Very friendly pub. A pub like locals used to be.The pub is full of atmosphere with Sky TV , pool table, dart board, gaming machines, pub food, karaoke & the occasional band thrown in for good measure what more could one ask for.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

David Singh
 
Sunday evening
7 o clock
Been for a few drinks at the Barley Mow
On my way home stopped off at the Green Gables Hotel for a quick Drink.
Went outside for a smoke and there was four of them outside gossiping
The five o clock shadow the mini skirts the hairy legs, drinking pints belching and farting at first i thought it was a bunch of trannies but on closer inspection i realised it was the local St Thomas girls on a night out.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Kevin Wright
 YUCK
Drove past on my home yesterday morning.
Saw the landlady throwing out the left over food.
Even the seagulls flew over and turned their nose up at the food.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Rachael
 
No sadly Shelby never recovered from the slap my sister gave her when she was ill.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Judy Fraser
 disappointed
Went on Sunday 05.08.2012.
Should of guess it wasnt up to much when the waitress gave us knives and forks to use with our soup despite telling her three times we needed spoons she still laid knives and forks!!
We then had a leak which came down onto our table no comment made but a ice bucket was place on the table, not a mention of we will find you another table the leak became 3 leaks and we placed our empty glass under them, still no acknowledgement from staff. We were given our sunday lunch which was disappointing and tasted of mass catering!!!! . Then the bill was delivered with 4 mints for a table of seven and the waitress said heres your bill you didnt want any puddings did you?. Well actually we did but then decided not to. No apologies , bad service, food not that good dont think we will be back. Shame.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sandra & Don from Reading
 Don & Sandra Priddis
Really miss the Gables brings back such happy memories is Shelby the old English Sheep dog still alive ?
Tuesday, August 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ashley
 Hang out with all the boys
This ia a beautiful sixteenth century building right at the heart of Exeter's Gay Community but is also popular with hetrosexuals in fact it is popular with eveyone. if you want a five star meal or just want to hang out with the boys (there is a hot tub in the surronding gardens) i'm sure you will have a good time and a warm welcome.we are all broad minded
Tuesday, August 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

bob jones
 stone cold food
Went there this evening with friends after good reports. Very disappointed ordered lasagne served stone cold. The very attentive landlord on arrival was nowhere to be seen after complaint about this and no apology given by him or his staff. Other food over priced and underwhelming.......yet another overpretentious pub in the countryside....so sad! (and very expensive drinks)
Friday, August 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Samantha Keen
 yep
Dad's say's yes you are
you should not have tried to seduce My Alfie.
Friday, August 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anitawoolacott@hotmail.co.uk
 Anita
Bob am i still banned or what !
Friday, August 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Dave
 Royal Oak
Took father in for sunday lunch us had a good meal then a pint then father felled asleep
Friday, August 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sarah Broad
 Kerfuffle
Don't Know What Is Going On At The Gables Today ?
Some Sort Of Shenanigas
Involving A Goat A Top HAT And A Jar Of Swarfega And Jerry The Leg ?
Thursday, August 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

NIGELA TABBIFORD Exeter
 
Had a warm roast on sunday it was nice and tasty.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

Martin
 Abba tribute band tonight
Friday, July 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Harry
 Home cooking
The Gables COOKING IS JUST LIKE MOTHER USED TO MAKE......
.................Burnt and tasteless.
.....



only joking the food is superb
Thursday, July 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anita W
 Ban
When is my Ban lifted Bob ?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mrs Evans of Longdown
 Bliss
we sat in the beer gardwn last watching the wildlife and water fowl while sipping a large gin and tonic.=====bliss
Tuesday, July 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Clive
 Nice meal
Nice meal with nice company
Tuesday, July 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

Keith Baitup
 
The menu is extensive, imaginative and well prpared, a childrens menu available. The landlord and his staff are very welcoming the meal we had was very good service was excellant.
Sunday, July 22, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Sunday, July 22, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Colin
 Attention Malcolm
Malcom like you said it was a banging night and my head was sore. got to take my White Shark outfit back this morning.
The Guy dressed as Adolf Hitler was one of the Polish guys that have moved in to Newman Road i think he thought it Was An Austrian night rather than an Australian night.
Saturday, July 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Malcolm & Penny
 Australian Evening
Still hanging from last night lol
Penny is still in bed i can hear her snoring and farting.Great night i went dressed as Kylie Minogue and my wife went as Rolf Harris. loved the litle girls kangeroo outfits and Bob was dressed as Dame Edna Everidge and Colin was dressed as Shane Warne and Tara as a Convict good old Tara but Who and why ? was dressed up as Adolf Hitler ?
Saturday, July 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Shane (Shaney) Matthews
 Beasting :)
Like me Bith say's it's Aussie night at the Gables and i'm going to have at least 10 pints and then stagger home With Tara if she play's her cards right she will get a good beasting.
Friday, July 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tara Matthews
 Australian Night
Whoop Whoop me and hubby just trying on our outfits for tonights Australian theme party at the Gables
hope it stays dry

Bob chuck some shrimpies on the barbie mate lol
Friday, July 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Malcolm & Penny
 London/Cockney nights.
Had a wonderful night at the London fancy dress. i came second and won a box of roses for dressing as Big Ben and Penny my wife loved dressing up as Boris Johnson. hope there are more theme nights
Thursday, July 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

Harriet
 Terrible Place
This pub is the reason i no longer have a father but an alcoholic idiot
who couldn't care less about me or anyone else.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

PAUL GOODING
 OLD GITS PUB
SHOULD TURN THE GREEN GABLES HOTEL INTO AN OLD FOLKS HOME
I THINK YOU HAVE TO BE OVER SIXTY TO DRINK IN THERE.
WALKED PAST LAST TUESDAY NIGHT AND I THINK THEY WERE HAVING A REUNION FOR SOLDIERS WHO HAD THOUGHT AT WATERLOO.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jordan Bruce
 
Ha a weird 1 in there last thursday
went in the Gables 4 the Cockney Theme night.
thought i would enter in to the spirt of it
so i ordered the Eel and mash
never had it before it was nice.
The landlord was dressed up as a Pearly Queen and was having a right o sing song on the piano.
He seemed to think it funny to keep reffering me as his Bitch which was funny at 1st but then became boring after the 10th time of hearing it .
But what really got my goat was when i moaned about the size of the head on my pint of bitter,he replied
Do You Want A Slap ? You Slag
i think he was joking but as i am on the sensitive side i just burst into tears and fled the pub.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

John Chapman ( Exonia Park )
 Cars
Sorry Police Cars not card seemm to have cards on the mind after last nights game of strip poker with the man next door.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

John Chapman ( Exonia Park )
 New Police Station
I See Heavitree Road Police station has shut.
Has it moved to buddle lane ?

As every time i drive past there sems to be a lot of Police card parked outside the Gables.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

JULIE
 NOT TRUE
NONE OF THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE
AND I LUV HIM AND ONE DAY TERRY IS GOING TO MAKE ME HIS WIFE. HE DOES A LOT OF WORK FOR OXFAM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nick Griffin
 Top Lad
Take no notice
Terry is a good lad.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Debbie
 Terry the x son in law
Marvelous Pub With a Special Landlord.
The only thing wrong with this pub is......Terry (Bob's ex son in law)
He is a rude,Cantankerous,Homophobic,Obnoxious,Racist Bully.
The Man if i can call him that (Women beater) suffers from small man syndrome and makes Adolf Hitler seem left wing the one word that sums him up is SCHADEDENFREUDE. a very poisonous dwarf.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Alfie Keen
 1 of the family
Been living at the Gables for over 5 years and to me this is home
i would not live anywhere else.
tREATED LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY BY MR KEEN AND HIS LITTLE GIRL.
Monday, July 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Much Better
 Yes
No longer a dive pleasenty suprised
nice and friendly and smart yet still cheap.
Monday, July 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Trudy
 
Dancing with Bobby last night he even bought me a couple of drinks.
Saturday, July 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sarah Broad
 REVERS BULLER
Great pub
just hope my waters dont break
if they do and it's a boy and its born in the Buller
then i guess i will have to call him REDVERS after the great man.
Saturday, July 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Becky
 
saw a good band and the drink was flowing
whoooooooope
Saturday, July 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Helen
 Bland
Had an Italian the other week which was very good but sunday had the roast which to be honest was shit.
still the beer was good and so was the company. but wont have the roast again.
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Brian Tucker
 
Well Dave or should i call you Davina
you big girls blouse.

The gables is the only place i drink.......as it's the only pub in Exeter i'm not banned.


cheers Bobby.
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Darts Night Blues
Well.........
I Can only judge by what i have seen.
As Captain of the Village Inn darts team
We turned up Monday 09/07/2012
for a darts match against the Green Gables.
We were winning the game quite easy when half way through a fight broke out between to women if you can call them that.
the match was stopped as the girls were rolling around the floor underneath the dart board. there was blood everywhere and nobody tried to split them up for at least 5 minutes i was shocked and scared as i am not use to seeing violence let alone from females.
not having ago but speaking as i saw it. my teams nerves were shattered and we continued the match but our heart was no longer in the match which we went on to loose.
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Rag Doll
 Ice Cream Ice Crean
Mummy took me in for my Birthday and i had a huge Ice Cream with strawberrys in.Mummy say's it was hand made
it was Peanut flavoured
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Liam & Vicky
 bliss
Saturday is what its about
cheap drink and a stone throws from william hills. bliss
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Amarrisa Issa
 yummy
Having just moved to Exeter from Manchester
Gave the Gables a try
and i must say the food was fantastic.
had a Honey garlic pork chop with new potatoes and green beans
yummy
Friday, July 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ben Bradshaw (MP) for Exeter
 The Gables
After being away in Westminster all week this is the first place my partner and I head for.
The gables is a real pub with real people who will not be shy in coming forward to voice an opinion or simply if they have a problem.
Ideal place to unwind and relax.
Thursday, July 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

ALI MUSTAFA TERRY MOORHEAD
 Happy Irishman
Love it Janner
plenty of hot young chicks
whoop whoop
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Paul Groves
 Broken Hearted
I Cant walk past this pub without a tear in my eye as without Rachel i am nothing.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Sanjay Karim
 Noisy
This place is noisy and should be shut down!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Les Sampson (Magic Man )
 Had A Great Time Kids
Glad you enjoyed the show young Tianna.
And i could spread a bit of magic into your special day.


Ps Bob
Sorry about the mes in the toilets
Trap 1 =vegtable curry
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Connor Gloyne
 Great Party T
Just like to add my comment to Tianna's
Had a wicked time and thank you for inviting me to your party
i hoped you liked your Barbie Princess.
Love and Kisses
xxxxxxxxxx
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

TREVOR BOLT WHIPTON
 I LUV LAZ
LUV THE LONGY AS I STILL CALL IT BUT 4 ME I LUV IT WENT LAZ IS WORKING HE IS 1 SEXY GUY.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Hayley Moorehead
 Hayley Moorehead
Saturday night in thee Buller was rocking had a fancy dress night
went with my Aunty Caroline
we went s pink fairys
it was a full on smashing time.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tianna Bowe
 Puppet Show
just like to thank Uncle Bobby & Mummy & Daddy for the puppet show and the magician that they got me for my birthday all my friends enjoyed the Gables and thank you unclle bobby for dressing up as a clown i knew it was you lol
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Billy Biscay
 Pork Pie
Was Watching The Horse Racing In The Nigel Haver's Room on the Flat Screen Tele
When I Heard A Commution
Put My Head Round The Door and Saw Two Transvestites Having A Bitch Fight.
I Shouted To The Landlord
Who in Fairnes to the Guy Came And Split The Fight Up It Wasn't Till The Next Day That I Discovered they Weren't Tranvestites But The Landlords Two Daughters Fighting Over The Lat Piece Of A Pork Pie.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Clare
 All that Glitters
My Ex-boyfriend used to rave about this pub
Him and his mate would go on and on about.....the Gables and all the Pretty Sexy Woman.
Well after we had split up me and my sister went to see for ourself what The Gables was like.
Yes full of Attractive young ladies
.....Most of them on the Game. and those that wern't were hanging around the second rate league 2 footballers..
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Thelma Warren
 Cornish Orhans
Just like to Express our Gratitude and apprecistion to Sir Robert Keen and his Staff for the Generous amount raised for our Orphanage.
We will be spending some of the money on the new swimming pool and the rest will be spent on computers for the children.
many thanks xx
Thelma Warren
Redruth Orphanage
Redruth Cornwall.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sue Gosling
 Sue Gosling
Nothing has changed
still the same old menu same old shite.
Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Steve Capenter
 Family Pub
This is a real family Pub as in everybody looks related but the food is good.
Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY EXETER
 
If you call Fish Fingers imaginative.
Then yes Bryan the place has improved.
Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

Colin
 Electing a new Pope
Just Walked past The Green Gables Hotel.
Loads of people outside smoking funny long things
the amount of smoke coming up you'd think they'd just announced a new Pope.
Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Brian Andrews
 
Ignore the bad reports, this pub is under new management. We had two superb meals recently whist on a camping holiday at Woodlife. The menu is extensive, imaginative and well prpared, a childrens menu available. The landlord and his staff are very welcoming.
Sunday, July 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tasha Mcdermott
 fun
It is now called the General Buller
and it is a fun fun fun fun pub
loads of dancing.
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mother Gothel
 ploughman's
Had a nice big ploughmans lunch yesterday dinner time.
and a good natter with the hippy barman who was telling me all about the history of the pub.
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mandy Moore (Barmaid)
 3 ladies loo's
@Stacey
as there are 3 ladies toilets at the Gables
why did you not use one of the remaining 2 loo's
as for Bobby
yes he is a bit light on his feet
but he run's the place and makes it work.
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Stacey Stripp
 
is ok to have nice food and drink and things but last week
the ladies was out of use
and i had stomach ach as i was on my period
so had to leave.
Thursday, July 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Christopher Godfrey
 Bob the landlord.
Chegwin
Thats what makes the Gables a success a top chef and host mr Bob Keet who likes to be a man of mystery anf keep people guessing about his sexuality
nobody knows not even Bob himself, but i do know he runs a very busy pub that is popular with local celebrities such as NOEL EDMONDS,ADI EDMONSON JENNIFER SAUNDERS and both players from Exeter City and Exeter Chiefs as well as people from the local council estate.
Thursday, July 5, 2012Rating: rosettes

Vicar Of Darton
 Top Man
I Was the curate at St Thomas's Church,just down the road from this pub in cowick st,a few years ago,and (apart from the First and last under the previous management) I wouldn't drink anywhere else other than the Green Gables.Bob is a real character always dressing up a bit like the fat guy out of little Britain
but he is a top chef and runs a quality pub.i miss the pup and the people.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Keith Chegwin
 Strange little man
Can't take the Landlord seriously
A Man ?
Who most be over Sixty years old and balding with middle age spread
who serves behind the bar...
Wearing nothing but a green Mankini,
pink eye shadow and shaved legs.
strange man.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nigel
 Nigel
Much better since Mel and her husband left.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

ANON
 Full of Greedy Germans
went to da gables took way to long to get served . greedy germans ordering dolphin or swordfish or summit
sort it out
serve the locals before you serve tourists and holiday makers !!!!!
WE ARE YOUR BREAD AND BUTTER IDIOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

car boot sale sunday morning
 car boot sale sunday norning
car boot sale sunday morning
Wednesday, July 4, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr Simpson-Daniels
 Brilliant !!!!!!!
As a Gourmand of food
I Was recomended the Green Gables from a friend in Devon.
And decided the time was right to try the well known Green Gables as i have also often seen it in many good food guide books, and boy was i in for a treat.
I Had the local Fresh King Teignmouth prawns followed by Pan fried Sea Trout ,caught that very morning from The river Exe.
It was out of this world so i decided i would have a pudding i went for the .........
Sultan's Golden Cake
which contained .. Quince,Figs, and apricot pears which had been soaked in Jamican rum for over two years, the topping was caramel and black truffels and of course a gold leaf. i never knew home cooked food could be as good as this.
what more can i say
praise to the Green Gables and the chef's.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Avoid
Full of Down and outs and benefit cheats and the mentaly ill avoid like the plague.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sakina in Norwich
 kind person
me and family came to briton from kabul in Afghanistan no place to stay
Mr keen the owner of the green gables..
he made us welcome and give us a room to stay
he is kind man who never dforget
Tuesday, July 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

the carr family (Otley)
 Thank you
Just had a great week staying at the Green Gables hotel.
the place is crawling with history and is a typical 16th century manor type of pub set in some really eye catching views.
looking forward to our return in December.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Keith Wreford Exminster
 Falling Down
Just drove past again
the building is falling down
one gust of wind and it will be rubble.
can't believe the land lord has let the building go.
the councill should make him do some property repairs
what an eye sore.
Monday, July 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

(MAD) CLIVE RICHARDSON
 THE BOLLOCKS
THE BOLLOCKS OF A PUB THE BOLLOCKS OF A LANDLORD.
7 OF US WENT WOODBURY PARK GOLF CLUB ON SATURDAY FOR BOB'S GOLF FUN DAY.
NEVER HAD TO PUT OUR HAND IN OUR POCKET ALLDAY AND LATER WHEN WE WENT BACK THE GABLES , BOB HAD DONE US ONE OF HIS FAMOUS ROAST DINNERS.
FANTASTIC DAY.
Monday, July 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sharon
 
Celebrated my 21ST Birthday at the Green Gables.
And what a night to remember. nothing was to much trouble for the friendly bar staff.
Thank you x
Monday, July 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ms Taylor
 Lovely Pub, Great Food
I was slightly apprehensive about booking a table for food here, having read some awful reviews about a very rude owner and terrible service. However, I thought I'd give it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. The pub has a lovely atmosphere and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was delicious and reasonably priced and the service was excellent. I have recently found out that this pub has been taken over by new landlords (thank goodness by the sounds of previous reviews!) and I look forward to visiting again in the near future. Would definitely recommend!
Saturday, June 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jerry The Leg
 Lazy Landlord
Really luv this pub
and agree with most of the comments
the food company and decor and service are outstanding.
my only moan is i wish the landlors would spend more time working as all he seems to do is chat up teenage girls.
Saturday, June 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mr Johnson
 
took the wifey for a currie
service with a smile and a smashing
currie also.
Saturday, June 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stuart
 
Gave the oak a blast
was well pleased
with my pizza
and the Thatchers Cider was good
go again.
Friday, June 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rob (Exeter Chiefs)
 Feels like Sandy Park
@Brenda
Have you ever been in the Green Gables?
It's full of a variety of different people.
Its the first port of call for me and the boy's after Training.
Mind you I only let them drink soft drinks.
Thursday, June 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Brenda (Buddle Lane )
 Shame The Luftwaffe Missed the Gables
This pub is full of boorish snobs who think they are playboys.
you cant park outside your own house because the rich boys have their BMW'S ,FERRARI'S ,PORSCHE'S etc parked outside the pub and surronding streets. have complained to the landlord who just laughed in my face. it is a mason's pub full of spoilt rich kids. silly little girls with thousound pound dresses which munmmy and daddy bought.
they look down on people and i would not like to drink there.
Thursday, June 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Big Jim
 CORNISH PASTIES
The landlord (Bobby )
was making hand made cornish pasties last night and giving them away free to the people in the bar.
top man !
Best cornish pasty i have ever tasted with large chunks of venison and veal. knows how to feed us scaffolders.
Thursday, June 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rachel Hutchings
 Message for William Carruthers
Good to hear from you Bill
you old rascal.
Hope you and Elsie are well and everything is ticktey boo in Bombay.
the photo is still on display in the huntsman suite.
looking forward to your vist in september.
will keep the haunted room free for you and Elsie.
Bob sends his love x
Wednesday, June 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rachel Hutchings
 Message for William Carruthers
Good to hear from you Bill
you old rascal.
Hope you and Elsie are well and everything is ticktey boo in Bombay.
the photo is still on display in the huntsman suite.
looking forward to your vist in september.
will keep the haunted room free for you and Elsie.
Bob sends his love x
Wednesday, June 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Bishop
 Free haircut
went in the gables
yesterday dinner time
only went in
for a quick pint.
Tracey the bairmaid
said my hair was getting long
and cut my hair then and there.
what a great girl
what a great pub
Wednesday, June 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Not saying
 nice sandwich
had a sandwich a couple of weeks ago it was like the ale very nice.
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

me
 bit far to walk
would vist more but the bus service is rubbish which is a shame as i like the pub .
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

MRS G WESTLEY
 R U OPEN SUNDAY NIGHTS /
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mark Gribble
 Check-Mate ?
Never mind the decor
It's supposed to be like that Keith
It is sixteenth Century ?
(Well parts of it.)
Joined Bob's sunday afternoon Chess club
And i must thank Bob for introducing a Chess club because at my age it's the only excitement & action i get.
great pub great people.
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Keith Wreford Exminster
 Lick of paint
drove past the gables looked like a derilict pub
needs a lick of paint as it looks an eyesore. with plants growing out of the gutter
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Keith Wreford Exminster
 Dive
used to be a good pub
but full of new age travellers and benifit people.
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Sue
 
Had a great evening on friday
they had a race night then drinking till 5 in the morning.
Monday, June 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

a local drinker at the stars.
 great
i dont know where the other guys were, but certainly not the stars at kennford, the bar staff are great, the food is all home cooked and simple pub food, try the cottage pie.... gorgeous and sunday roast is great value for money. the landlady is always busy cooking or working at bar.....so if she has time to get drunk...well done!!! i guess the reviews written are from someone that has an axe to grind, thats not what these sites are for.
Saturday, June 23, 2012Rating: rosettes

William Carruthers
 Wish I Was There.
Good to see the Green is still going strong & unlike other pubs it's high standards have not dropped.
It was Grandfathers local
There is ecen a picture of my Grandfather Henry Carruthers and his brother Charles Carruthers taken with BRAM STOCKER author of DRACULA Taken in the loft room overlooking the willow trees. My Grandfather saw the ghost as did my Grandmother.
living in India sometimes gets me down when people talk about the Green i miss it and the people.
Saturday, June 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Shane Matthews
 Keeping Tara Happy x
Treated her indoors to a meal at the Green Gables last night.
Had intendeded to have The roast Beef but the waitress reccomended
the Freshly caught Local Devonshire sea Bass.
she certainly knew what she was talking about.
The wife and I Had
Roast fillet of Devonshire Sea Bass
with Parsnip puree and caramelised garlic.
It was just heaven to eat and there was plenty. result one happy wife.
Saturday, June 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Kaamil
 Thankyou
Just like to thank
Mr Keen & his bar staff for last weeks charity collection for Syrian Orphans.
Thank You
Friday, June 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

Abdul Mujeeb
 Abdul Mujeeb
as an artist this pub lets me use the
grounds to paint and they always bring me a coffee and a biscuit free of charge.
thank you.
Thursday, June 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

DEANO
 FREEZING
WENT IN THE GABLES LAST NIGHT TO WATCH FOOTIE GERMANY V HOLLAND
IT WAS SO COLD I THOUGHT I WAS THERE IN THE UKRAINE
THE LANDLORD NEVER PUTS THE HEATING ON SO ME AND MY MAID WATCHED THE GAME WITH OUR COATS ON
COME ON LANDLORD DONT BE MEAN PUT THE HEATING ON
Thursday, June 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Basil Roast Newman Rd
 OAP CLUB
Most of the comments have said what i was going to say.
I dine at the Gables every tuesday with my wife as Tuesday is half price for us pensioners.
the food is excelent.
I Have never Seen the Ghost of Sir Terence Cotter but there is definitly a presence in the snug which is built over the old cellar.
the place is always cold and none of the women will go in the snug on the own.
And Bob's older daughter Rachel will not stay at the pub as she has seen the aparicion twice which terrified her.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Willis
 Liver & Onions
Just had a plate of the Best liver i have ever tasted.
going to make the Oak my local.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY EXETER
 Sexy Landlady
apart from the real ale
the only reson i go in the F & L
is to gaze upon the verty sexy landlady Debbie.
x
Very Pretty and very Sexy
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Murial
 over familier owner
good food
good cider only spoiled by the lecherous landlord who couldnt keep his hands to himself including one young lady behind the bar who was young enoufg th be his grand daughter.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Luke Moore
 Luke Moore
took my Mother & Father for the famous Monday night carvery.
The meal was delicious as there was a choice of Beef Wellington,Roast Beef,Chicken,Lamb,Pork, venison and spare ribs Gables style.
with over nine different vegetables
we went for the lamb which was cooked to perfection and just melted in the mouth.
Trouble is Mother and Father want to go every week, it's just as well that the Green Gables prices are very cheap.
only downside we did not see the Ghost lol
Wednesday, June 13, 2012Rating: rosettes

Elizabeth in Perth Australia
 Hauntings
Good to see Uncle Bob Is still going strong...............My hubby and I had our leaving do At the Green as it is
affectionately known by the locals............ Before we emigrated to Australia this was the local..
Suprised no one has mentioned
Sir Cotter the resident Ghost.........
...legend has it that Sir Cotter was a Cavalier who was chased by the heavily armed Roundheads.
Sir Cotter managed to lose them and hid in the Cellar of the Green Gables Inn.
Only to be discovered by the Landlady at the time one Linda Bowe
Who turned Sir Cotter over to the roundheads , who shot him on the spot.....
The Ghost of Sir Cotter is said to roam the Gables searching for the descendants of Linda Bowe for his revenge.
not sure i believe the story but i do know it is the one place in Blighty we miss.
long live the Green.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

Edward Cutty-Dyer
 What a View
The view from the beer garden is breath taking you can see the tide coming in and out on Exmouth Beach which is 10 miles away.
look ouside the arched window at the front and the view is the rolling hills of dartmoor.
this pub must have the most scenic views of any pub in England.
It is also a meeting place for the local Hunt.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

James
 
we ordered the Venison
it came with new potatoes and a home made garlic sauce.
The Chocolate Sunday was also very tasty and was told it was home made by the Chef/Landord
my only complaint was the Chef would not give my wife thr recipe. and the Bulldog which lives in the pub would not stop scrounging even when the little girl tried to pull him away.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

Wilf
 anon
you can say that again
:)
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sue
 Lovely Landlady
took my mother to the oak on sunday/
the landylady could not do enough for us and the dinner was top notch. will call again
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sue
 Lovely Landlady
took my mother to the oak on sunday/
the landylady could not do enough for us and the dinner was top notch. will call again
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sue
 Lovely Landlady
took my mother to the oak on sunday/
the landylady could not do enough for us and the dinner was top notch. will call again
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sue
 Lovely Landlady
took my mother to the oak on sunday/
the landylady could not do enough for us and the dinner was top notch. will call again
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Elaine
 1st Class
Such happy memories of the Green Gables.
Met my boyfriend Andy who is now my husband.
Remember having our Wedding Reception in the back room one of the happiest days of my life.
Bob the landlord did a sit down meal for over 100 guests,the food was delicious.
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Samantha Keen
 Alfie doggie party
yes Liam
we still have our beautiful boxer dog Alfie he is like the boyfriend i never had. he is nealy 9 and going strong.
yesterday me and daddy took Alfie to the seaside at Dawlish Warren
he kept on running in and out of the sea and Daddy bought me and Alfie a bananna friter which Alfie woofed down in two bites.
next month it's Alfie's birthday and we are having a suprise doggie birthday party for him. there will be lots of dogs and John the butcher is donating some pigs tails for the party.
happy days.
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Emma Smith
 
Glad to see the pub is getting back to normal again, but recommend improving the food.
Sunday, June 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
pub has gone down hill!
food is vile! young man behind the bar is rude! LANDLADY always drunk asleep near bar area!
Thursday, June 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
pub has gone down hill!
food is vile! young man behind the bar is rude! LANDLADY always drunk asleep near bar area!
Thursday, June 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

jazz
 
pub has gone down hill!
food is vile! young man behind the bar is rude! LANDLADY always drunk asleep near bar area!
Thursday, June 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

sharon
 hulton arms
hi , did you comment on the hulton arms review site? i am shocked at what these people are saying about me !! they are spineless and probely have never been in the pub, thankyou for sticking up for me , i have emailed the site and hopefully they can remove what has been said, once again thankyou !!
Friday, June 1, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Friday, June 1, 2012Rating: No rosettes

mal
 mal
nice food and view of river exe
Friday, June 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

mal
 mal
nice food and view of river exe.
Friday, June 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

mal
 mal
really nice food and great setting down by river exe
Friday, June 1, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sppanners
 
well off we drove to find the LEY arms. According to our info' it was next to a church and positioned on the crossways of ley lines, ideal for dowsers!!! What a suprise we got, upon arriving, the car park, because of the building and position should have been full of classic cars. On entering the pub, which we were magically drawn into, the atmosphere was very relaxing, we were greeted by a very attractive landlady who made us more than welcome. The landlord was also welcoming, and they went to great lenghts to make us feel welcome. We decided to stay for a meal, and all we could say is that it was superb. This couple have only just taken over this pub and we will return soon, they deserve to get on well.All creeds are welcome.
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Liam Casey
 Boxer Dog
Do they still have their Boxer Dog Alfie I think his name was ?
He allways used to wash my face and make me laugh like a goblin.
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Antonio (Head Chef )
 xxxxxxxxxx
La Ringrazio per le Gentili parole onorvevoli ho amato il viaggio al Bordello in cowick street.
Looking forward to going out in Francia e in alcuni divertimento
nudo con tanto di voi presto addio partite di amore
n Antonio xxxxxxxxx
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Anne-Louise Toulouse France
 Tracey Baird
Thanx 4 Last Weekend
look forward to you visiting us.
we enjoyed your wonderfull hospitality and compliaments to chef for looking after us inside and outside the kitchen.
Anne-Louise and Fran
x
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tara
 Tara
Went to the car boot sale there sunday. stayed for lunch which was nice my daughter had a knickerblocker glory which was huge.
Thursday, May 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nigel Webber Drewsteignton
 Heaven
With you all the way Graham.
great to get the stockings on and dance with like minded hot guys.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

FRED WEST
 
ordered a pizza
it was delicious and the size of a dustbin lid.
cheap too
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rob
 Rob
@Anonymous
That wasn't Tracey Bird you saw
outside the Gables !!!!!!!!
It was Mike Noble up to his Crossdressing Fetish i want to be a women Tricks the weirdo !
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Boy Chaps New Zealand
 Boy Chaps New Zealand
HI Doll lookin forward to a crazy week in July in the U.K
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

GRAHAM HANNAFORD
 General Redvers Buller
this pub is no longer called the Valiant or as the locals used to call it the Violent.
It is now more Gay Friendly and has
Drag Acts most saturday nights.
and on Friday's there is a disco and fancy dress with the girls dressing uo as bishops and judges and the guy's dressing up as lady ga ga and Judy Garland . you want a fun night , head for the General Buller in cowick st. X
Wednesday, May 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

Andrew Heath
 Exeter Chiefs Rugby
Favourite hang out for the Exeter Chiefs players and management.
The Gables can claim some small success in the Chiefs rise to the top.
With tatics and games often planed in the backroom against the roaring fire and smell of fresh coffee.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

James Starling
 Well done Debbie
Had the best Liver & Onions i have ever tasted.
Full marks to Debbie who looked after me and fussed over me like a mother hen.
loads of real ale on tap and the place once had a bad name but i can see this has all changed.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

anonymous
 CLOSED
WENT OUT THE OAK THE OTHER MONDAY IT WAS CLOSED .
SAW THE LANDLADY PISSED UP OUTSIDE THE GREEN GABLES AN HOUR LATER.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave Singh
 Dave Singh
Nice country pub
loved the Indian Snake charmer and am looking forward to the Turkish belly dancer.
top entertainment.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: rosettes

TONY TAN
 a hidden delight
Set in an area of outstanding beauty
the Green is the place to be if you want to relax and unwind with like minded people.
perhaps you just want to kick your shoes of and dip them in the warm springs that flow through the garden while sipping one of the many vintage wines the gables can offer you.
whatever you want the gables caters for all.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

ADRIJANA REPUBLIKA SRPSKA
 LOOKING FORWARD TO VIST
Looking forward to July
and playing once again for our English Folk friends at the Royal Oak Bar in Nadder water.
had many good time last year and thanks Tracey Baird for looking after you're Serbian friends
x
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Weasel
 Folk Music
If you like Folk music
then the Royal oak
is the place
great food great company great day out.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Trevor Bolt
 Not Gay Friendly avoid
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Trevor Bolt
 Not Gay Friendly avoid
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

ANONYMOUS
 
@Jerry
we are under new management
and the beer is fine give us a try
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave
 Ellie free with her favours
yes i love Ellie i think everyone does
buy Ellie a drink and you have a good chance of getting a blow job round the back of the pub.
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jerry
 Beer was flat
The pub has gone down hill
no longer a pub more like a greasy spoon. after a night in the 7 stars you're clothes stink of stale food.
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jeff
 Landlord from Hell
Glad to see the back of that idiot and his ugly wife.
what a pair of c***s
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Jayne
 are you on drugs jimmy
i think you need an eye test jimmy !
if you think tracy is fit love
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Paul Gooding
 Had a smashing day
my girlfriend threw me a suprise birthday party last october tracey baked me a cake it was a good day
Saturday, May 26, 2012Rating: rosettes

Keith Patch
 Tranquill
Just love to sit in the beer garden listening to the birds.
have been coming here for many years as it's near enough to walk from Redhills close yet far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of City life.
the bar staff are very friendly as is the banquet server Jacqueline.
the lodger John Mc has become like a father to me and Tracey like an Aunty admittedly not a favourite Aunty as that will allways be Aunty Jenny who used to bath me when i was little.
if you are looking for a nice peacefull day out i recomend the Royal Oak Nadderwater. they have a new chef a foreign chap i think he could be Italian or Corsican or even Albanian , whatever he is he makes a fine roast dinner better than mummy even made.
the beer is cheap and there is a huge selection and on friday nights there is karroke and i get up and sing holiday by Maddona and really get into the swing of the night. pop along if ypu want a good night.
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

MAD CLIVE
 Cried my Eyes out
when the redcow shut part of my childhood died to
drank in their since i was 14.
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

JIMMY CHRISTOPHER
 BIG FAN OF TRACEY
ONLY GO OUT DA OAK CUS I FANCY TRACEY
FIT BIRD
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sharon Davison
 
good ridance
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mark Gribble
 
loved the Serbian Folk Music.
:)
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Roger and Rose East Budleigh
 Roger and Rose
Loved the Italian meal.
and the landlady Tracey and her fella John looked after my wife who is not so steady on her feet.
first class.
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dean Mcdermott
 
Its how i spend my sundays with the two women i love more than anything in the world.
my wife Dawn and my brloved angel of a daughter Tasha.
the food is great as is the company.
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Sally Phillips (Bournemouth)
 
Best pub in Exeter
i still miss the Pub and Bob and SAM
X
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY EXETER
 
Took the wife out the oak for sunday lunch what a pleasenr suprised the Italian meal was beautiful (i even licked the plate)
Jackie the barmaid was very friendly and kept us entertained with her tales of when she lived in India.
John the old hippy barman/waiter was also great fun and had my Wife giggling and it made her birthday when he sang to her and flitterd with her we had a great day look forward to returning.
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

Trevor Bolt
 
Having moved to Wales what a pleasure it was to return to Exeter
and find a gay friendly pub
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY EXETER DEVON
 
The Green Gables is a real old fashioned family pub with an open fire roaring during the winter which the friendly locals are often toasting bread or roasting chestnuts.
The food is top quality, the landlord
Robert Keen (M.B.E) prepares and does all the cooking all the food is local and Bob trained as a chef in Paris.
the barmaids are very pretty and operate a waitress service so you dont waste time at the bar. Bob keeps over 400 fine quality wine and over 60 different Ciders. the pub is child friendly and even operates a baby sitting service Bobs daughter Samantha is a child minder. first class pub which i was going to keep secret.
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

LEN DAVEY IN EXETER
 
GREEN GABLES
Friday, May 25, 2012Rating: rosettes

matt
 hooray
the idoits have left the building !!
the two people who ran this place have know gone the brewery has taken it back thank god so hopefully if a few weeks time or more the ley will re open with nice new people

hooray they have gone !!!!
Monday, April 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

John Flowers
 Food and ale
Was taken here bya local for a fine meal and great ale. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was great. They even gave me a taste of some jellied eel. Not my cup of tea.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Julia Harris
 A disaster area
Please, please call in Alex Polizzi!. You can't tell customers that all the beer is off through lack of customers. You have a fantastic premises but you obviously have no idea how to run a pub. Please get get your act together and I will come again.
Sunday, March 4, 2012Rating: No rosettes

A Local Car Club
 A very unsatisfactory experience.
We booked months ago for a party of about 24 for Boxing day for the carvery. We checked Christmas Eve and were told that all was well and we were expected. We rang Boxing morning to confirm numbers and were told brusquely that we would need to ring back after 12o/c. We rang at 11.50 and were told sharply that we had already been informed to ring at 12o/c.

Upon entering we saw that the only menu available was a specials board with three choices:-

Chicken Curry
Fish Pie
Vegetable Lasagne

Hardly Christmas fayre.
With the benefit of hindsight we should have left there and then. There was a very long wait for any food to appear and this was not due to the pub being busy as our party was almost the only customers. Conversation while we waited was very difficult because the musac was so loud. We repeatedly asked for it to be turned down, but our requests were ignored, so this further increased our dis-satisfaction with the way things were going.
Our fish pie, when it finally arrived, was admittedly hot and tasty, but the portion was small and there were NO vegetables, only a VERY small salad. We needed another meal when we got home.
We arrived at the pub at 1o/c and left at 3.30. Some people who had ordered a sweet had still not received it after all this time.
Looking back, the few staff that were on duty generally tried their best, but there were not enough of them to cater for the size of party which had been known by the pub for months before. The owners need to get their act together and organise enough staff, a proper menu, and TURN THE MUSAC DOWN.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011Rating: No rosettes

robbert s
 couldnt beilve it
About 2 months ago we booked a table for 4 of us for a Christmas meal at the Ley Arms. Earlier this week, they were contacted and we confirmed the date etc and they were given a phone number to contact should there be any difficulty. We were all looking forward to our Christmas meal, and have eaten there at Christmas in years gone by as well as meeting for drinks throughout the year. On arrival, we had a drink and were shown to our table. There were only about 10 people in the bar and no other diners. The waitress handed us festive menus and I ordered Sole Veronique to start, but the waitress said she'd have to check if it was still available. She returned and said it wasn't and that no meals were available from the Christmas menu, and all they could offer us were meals from the 'specials' board - a decidedly un-festive choice of lambs liver, belly pork, chicken jalfrezi, lasagne and a couple of other non-descript dishes. There were no meals available from the ordinary menu either. To say we were angry and disgusted is an understatement. So, we left and drove to another pub 5 minutes away (Gissons) where we were made to feel welcome and had an excellent meal.
I don't blame the waitress or bar staff who were polite but those who 'run' the pub really should not be in business - they probably won't be for much longer. It's a real shame as thousands of pounds must have been spent on it recently.
We won't be going back for drinks or a meal any time soon.
Sunday, December 25, 2011Rating: No rosettes

A Nonymous
 Great, at first...
Arrived at the Ley Arms expecting the worst and was, at first, pleasantly surprised. The bar staff were lovely and the waitress was jolly. Food was great and the deserts were delicious. In fact almost everything was five stars... but here's the catch. The atmosphere of the place is not quite cozy and comfy... music was dreadful (heavy metal and Lilly Allen), the ambiance stale (a cross between an unfashionable Soho nightclub and a barn) and the owner was loud and quite frankly viscous towards his staff. He would shout from one end of the bar to the other at the bar girl - while we were having our candlelit dinner- who seemed to be doing no harm to anyone folding napkins and keeping an eye on the bar area.I would return but this chap spoiled the evening for us. I'm sure he's a lovely man really but he displayed no people or management or any kind of skills (and yet demanded skills from all around him in very loud and bullying bellows). It seems obvious what has happened here... a good pub with good grub and great, caring staff has been taken over by someone who has watched too much Gordon Ramsay programs and who's never worked in a pub before. Shame.
Friday, November 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

mr un happy
 time to go !!!!!!! and get out of our village
ok guys we have tryed to give you both ago ! but you have just chucked it back in our faces
tim you are the worst landlord ever! get a grib! you have lost all the locals and trade plus you keep telling people you dont need us well sorry matey by the look and lack of custome you need us . but because you have no respect for us we have none for you until you apologise to all of us and start behaving like a owner,will never ever suport u !!! plus its too late so dont bother ! go before your head gets buired any deeper and let us get back our old charming country pub not a high tec night club pub !!! go go go go
Monday, November 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Bud
 What an improvement!
This is the second time of visiting on passing through Kennford, needed something to eat. Surroundings have improved immensely since the new owners have taken over, not dark and gloomy anymore, you can see what you're eating. Good to see different sizes of carvery; although I'm not under 12 and not an OAP, another slice of meat wouldn't have gone amiss, but one large slice was adequate. Prices and service acceptable. I am fussy where I dine, and would recommend Gissons to anyone. Well done Pete and Marg!

Best pub in Kennford, not full of clique locals. Avoid the other naff pubs, that's what I say!
Sunday, October 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

mitzi stapleton
 Awful awful awful
Visited the ley arms on sunday awful food terrible service very expensive and when we complained we were sworn at by owner we will never return avoid at all cost
Wednesday, October 5, 2011Rating: No rosettes

JanieB66
 Ok if you don't mind the abuse from the owner”
Having gone for a meal at The Ley Arms, I was expecting a warm and friendly reception. However our group were greeted by a foul tempered rude little man, who claimed to be one of the owners! He proceeded to hurl abuse at customers and staff alike. Needless to say we didn't hang around for a meal as to be perfectly honest I have had better service and a more friendly welcome at KFC!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

juile
 juile
on arrival was met by a man in a full lenght frock of some sort! looked for a seat for someone with mobility issues, sat down asked for a menu and was told we had to get up and go to the board - which was up steps ....mmmm simple if you can get up and down with no problem.

ordered our food (expensive food) whilst waiting the table beside us sent thier back as fish was not cooked and chips were cold ........ encouraging we thought - not.

food wasnt long in coming but while waiting in this 12th centry hostilery had to listen to
Amy Winehouse belting out while the man in the frock was girating around to it behind the bar!

Food arrives, before we start to eat man in frock appears everything ok we replied yes thanks then we began to eat ................not ok - again fish was not cooked in the middle. mushrooms were floating in grease (had to sponge it off with a tissue) plates were cold so what did look a nice meal became cold almost immediately so a lot was left uneaten. Waitress appears, did you enjoy your meal as we hadn't we expressed our opinion - no apology or offer to speak with the manager/kitchen. Upon her return we asked what the response from the kitchen was to our comments urm what comments she hadnt even bothered to say anything. The bill arrived still no comment.

The place is a joke, on our departure a local overheard us talking, stopped me I explained and he was soooooo upset. this has been my local all my life and its really sad to hear this Im sorry but these new people have taken over and it doesnt seem to be going well

Don't wast your time or money even going there - just admire the place as you drive by in the beautiful and friendly village of Kenn.

Visited September 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

susan
 What has happened to the Ley Arms?!?!
Apparently it has been taken over, we visited on Sunday (11th September), the interior has had a bit of a makeover which we could live with, however, on enquiring at the bar about the menu were told that 'only carvery on a sunday' so... we ordered 4 carveries, only to be told 'we are not taking any more walk ins', I'm sorry, I thought we were customers and they were advertising carvery outside and what's more at 1pm, the restaurant was empty!!! and we only wanted to sit in the small bar area as we had a dog but apparently they wanted to make sure they conserved food for the 'booked' people. OMG, what sort of business is that?!. We are sad that our favourite Sunday spot has been ruined so sorry, can't recommend it now.
Disliked: Service
Tuesday, September 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

sarah
 Having dined in The Ley Arms
times previously, I didn't question my boyfriend's suggestion to go for a family birthday meal there last night and we were pleased to be able to book a table last minute on a Friday night, 16/9/11 so they were expecting us. On arrival, the staff seemed very unprofessional and confused by our presence. We were told we usually have menus to hand out but our menu is on the board tonight. This consisted of about 5 different options - none of which were vegetarian - and a carvery. After finally getting our order taken by grabbing a waitress' attention, we ordered some food. 40 minutes went by and still no sign of food, or any kind of interaction from staff, feeling hungry I went up to the bar to ask where our food was, to which the rude barmaid pulled a disgruntled face and said we actually have a table of 22 up there and we are very busy. The restaurant was empty - 22 people is nothing in a pub of this size. How did they cope in the summer? Or were we the only ones not to receive the memo that this pub was being run by people that seemed to have never stepped foot in a pub before, let alone run one? The pub has had a makeover inside and looks very nice, but to be honest we much preferred the way the previous owners ran the pub, regardless of the paintwork. I will definitely not be recommending this pub to my friends, the service was appalling, the food was mediocre and the chef was extremely sarcastic when he came to slice my carvery (having known I'd asked why the food was taking so long). SORT IT OUT
Tuesday, September 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Happy Local
 A pleasant surprise
Living in a beautiful rural valley on the outskirts of the city. We found ourselves at a bit of a loss when our regular local, The Ley, was taken over and we like many other locals decided to take our custom elsewhere. A brief glance at the comments on that pubs page will give you an idea why. So a few nights ago we decided to try dinner at this pub. I have to be honest and say we didn't have particularly high expectations. Its unassuming exterior and dated interior give it an uncared for slightly shabby look. However it just goes to show how wrong you can be. We were welcomed by a friendly young waitress who showed us to our table who happily answered all our questions. The owners who were serving behind the bar were friendly and welcoming and happy to chat and our food was way above the standard we expected. The menu had all the good pub standards and a specials board provided one or two more choices. My husband, who is rather fussy about his steaks, said his steak was excellent, I had one of the specials, spicy meatballs, which were delicious and my daughter meal of baguette and chips was also very good. With 2 rounds of drinks the bill for the three of us was just under £45.00. Which compared to other local pubs represents excellent value. So if your in the area or like me an alienated local I strongly recommend you give this lovely little traditional local pub a go.
Friday, September 16, 2011Rating: rosettes

Ex regular
 Histrionic Megolomanic
I liked this pub so have tried very hard to deal with the fact that the new owners are awful. I've made an effort to ignore the monument to bad taste the interior has become and tried to get into the spirit of the new 'townie' atmosphere. I even began to warm towards Pete. But Tim's histrionics are intolerable. The atmosphere around this man is horrendous. His is loud mouthed, unpleasant bully and this has already led to almost all of the original staff walking away along with many of the regular customers. His volatile and unpredictable behaviour creates a really unpleasant atmosphere. You would have to be brave and perhaps foolish to complain in this establishment. What is so upsetting is that there is nothing that can be done to save this once cosy and very friendly pub. The speed at which they are loosing custom will in time ensure the venture fails and they will be forced to leave but how long will this take and in what condition will they leave our lovely pub?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Mr Hoggins
 old manager
The old Manager Matt and the old Assistant Manager have now gone to The Bickley Mill Inn in newton abbot. The Ley Arms has gone down hill so much, i will never return there.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011Rating: No rosettes

mr greenwood
 shocking
ok let do the nice bits staff so freindly well some are !! food ok nothing specail but still ok for the price.. what bothers me is the fact the the owners have no idea whats going on !!!!! and why are you fighting and arguing in the pub your treating this as your home BUT ITS NOT this place has gone down hill ver quickly as we have been here many times before as its was doing so well always busy and neally fully booked when we came last i understand that these two new blokes took over in the middle of june and they had big plans !!! anyway has we have found out they havnt even been in the trade before and it clearly shows this place is a shambles and i do not know how the lovely staff work there as never in our lifes have we seen so much bad behavour..... will never return whilst under this terriable management .. o yes what happen to last manager does anyone know were he went too we think his name was mark but cant remeber he had spikey hair and was so frendily and very helpful and always very Professional and the team were a delite to be served by we did reconise one waitress who been there a while her name was called saffie and we did tell her about this shocking seen and her little face was so embarrassed and look like she was frighten to say any coment but she told us im very sorry for this and smiled as us, we could see in her face that she had enough of this embrassing behaviour. sum this up our vist was a joke and the worst time we could of ever experience but the staff were very friendly and thats it not returning and has for the people who said there vists were good welll i find it very hard to beilve since these two have brought the pub
Monday, August 22, 2011Rating: No rosettes

lisa
 Brilliant
brilliant pub, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and great value food served hot and with a smile
Friday, August 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

Gerald
 Superb pub, a real find!
We were recommended this pub by the b&b we were staying in. I have to say that it was one of the best meals that I've ever eaten out. Firstly the otter ale was very well kept and an excellent ale. The Pinot grigo my wife had was equally good. My start of pork belly was superb! Only equalled by my mAin of pork medallions. My wife's steak was cooked to perfection, with home made onion rings to die for. An excellent cheese board followed, which unfortunately meant we skipped the very tempting puds. Service was very attentive and helpful, without being intrusive. My only complaint - I wish this pub was on my doorstep and not 3 hours away - this team can take over my local any day.
Monday, July 18, 2011Rating: rosettes

alan turner
 its a pub not the lord haldon
never in my life have i ever met a rude selfish landlord or manager ..... what a joke .. tim you have a lot to learn is this trade sunshine shouting in front of myself and others whilst trying to eat our dinner hmmmm is NO..i could carry on but to be frank im not gonna waist my time.
poor service food not great , rude owner , bad dec cor looks cheap and same as below in other comments
this is devon mate not reading so go back up there is you want a fancy place
will not return until you till you have gone .......... as we have seen many owners come and go !!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011Rating: No rosettes

mr & mrs reynolds
 what have you done
new owners !!!!!! take a good long look at this pub, this was a country pub what have you done ????? we know it needed a freshing up but my god think this a little too much, looks like a night club !!!!!
lost alll charm and the cosy feeling, all it looks like now is a funkie town bar but in a village {NOT RIGHT} feels very cold miss matched and odd lighting !bad service long wait at the bar for a drink 20 mins before some chap saw us !!! sad as this was a pleasant place to eat and relax and they had freindly staff !!!! such a shock to us good luck with all your future plans has we dont think its gonna go down to well !!!! stay well away we wont be back not unless it goes back to how was !!!!!!! very sad to see it change so much in a few weeks
Thursday, June 23, 2011Rating: No rosettes

mr ward
 what a shame
visted the ley today for lunch 19/6/11 didnt relize that it has new owners and we notcied the new changes when we arrived !!!! well what a shame the inside looks so out of place .... and are meals wasnt that good to be honest , we have had better.
myself and my freinds have been going to the ley for many years and we have seen many new owners and management come and go as they hav'nt got it right or thought about what people and local people really want in a pub thought the last people and managerment and team had is so right they had such lovely parties and events and great offers plus the food was brillaint !!!!! we know that they had plan to refurb themselfs however things must have change.
myself and my wife have had so many great meals with friends and family and this change came by has a shock

well cant say me and my guests like the change but some may find it ok but for me and our guests not for us this should be a country pub And not made into a town bar sorry i wont be bothering to come back and neither will my guests. we will find another charming country pub somewhere else
i will say this the carvery chef is very freindly but hes been there for some time , i didnt know were the normal friendly manager matt was today but later on we found out as we would of like to of spoke to him about the changes that we didnt like however we have deceided to emial the new owners instead
we did ask were he was and was told he no longer works here !!! we were very shocked by this as we had really begun to be freind matt and trust him i know this young chap had worked very hard to build the ley back to a great country pub and me and my guests will turly miss this young man , i guess he didnt like the changes too we also were told that they have a new gm who also wasnt there today as he was on hoilday im sure he can keep up to the standard that the last manager did !!!! good luck new owners and your new gm as we wont be back !!!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Bob Jones
 Now an urban pub in rural setting!
Looked in today, first itme since new tenants in charge. Decor and (no) ambiance just like a pub in middle of Exeter. Small group of locals seeking refuge at end of bar seeking solace from musak which overwhelmed the place. Country pub no more; just another licenced restaurant....it's a long winter ahead!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

charles wood
 fantastic time
we visited the ley arms on a very busy friday night (27/5/11)and we were very pleasently surprised that they were fully booked ,but were still able to accomadate the four of us at such short notice.We had gone to the Gissons which is near only to find that it was empty and subsiquently felt very uncomfatable so we left .On speaking to the petrol pump attendant asked where they would suggest in the local area to eat and was highly recommended too the Ley Arms.Matt the GM explained that on arrival we would have a short wait which on seeing the full restaurant we totally understood and the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much to ask for.
Summary in full the new menu with this 50% offer was fantastic value for money and the quality and food was outsanding value and we were told that there is a new talented head chef within the team who has also put on an extensive specials board which we didn't try this time because i had a 12oz exmoor rump that was so succulant it melted and my guests went for a classic gammon egg and chips and the ley burger that was absolutely superb.
my partner and myself would whole heartedly recomend the ley arms to anyone who wants great food and great service with a great country pub atmosphere.
Just to finish we would love to thank matt and all the team for a great evening and we will be visiting again very soon.
We will be booking next time now we have found this hidden gem by chance ;-)
Thanks again with kind regards
Charles
Sunday, May 29, 2011Rating: rosettes

Bruce
 Great, genuine country pub
This is a great example of an English village pub. The food is excellent and good value (pies a speciality) and a range of tasty real ales are available from the bar. Friendly service and locals ensure a pleasant evening. Skittles alley to one end. Stay at the excellent Livermore Farm 10 minutes walk away.
Friday, May 27, 2011Rating: rosettes

greg preston
 why moan!!!!
Why is it that most people who leave feedback are people who have got nothing better to do than moan. Well i thought that i would break the trend. We recently visited the Gissons arms after booking in to a local camp site for a weekend of rugby. We already read the reviews but we decided to go there anyway. We are so glad that we did. The carvery looked amazing but we decided on the main menu. I decided to go for the white bate as starter and the main course of sirloin steak. Followed by lemon merangue pie. The whole meal was a delight. The starter and main was piping hot and the clotted cream melted in the mouth. We stayed for a few more drinks and then returned for the full english in the morning which was even better!!! The new staff have recently taken over the pub and are very friendly. The pub is very clean and respectable. The food is not cheep but neither is it excessive. We were going to go for the carvery the next evening but unfortunately rugby and alcohol took over and we never made it!! The only complaint that i do have is a very dodgy fruit machine!!! Thank you Gissons for a lovely evenig and breakfast. We look forward to seeing you next year for the rugby.
Sunday, April 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

John Barrett
 exellent service,good food pleasant surroundings
Went to the mill on the exe with two good friends last night and had an exellent relaxed evening. The pub was very busy but we were seated and had ordered in fifteen minutes. Our food arrived promptly and was very good, as was the service. Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive and very efficient. the surroundings are lovely with the water beside you and the atmosphere very upbeat and friendly. The pricing is very reasonable and portions on the large side but we did not feel pushed to vacate the table, unlike some places I could mention. This pub has very recently been taken over and the new owners can be justifiably proud of their achievements to date. Long may they continue.
Sunday, April 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

Roy M
 An excellent and friendly pub.
I found the Malthouse while visiting from Gloucester. The barman Luke was friendly, making polite conversation as the pub was still fairly quiet (noon on a Tuesday last week.) He explained that there was a new manager, Stewart, and that it was a friendly place to work. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and returned the next two days to eat and drink. The new manager was clearly making major efforts to speed up service, cleanliness and reduce waiting times. The staff were polite and efficient and the food and drinks were served speedily and were very good. Well done Stewart and your staff. I will certainly visit if I am in Exeter again and would recommend The Malthouse unreservedly. Thank you.
Saturday, August 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

jon russell
 new people again
well what to say new people was nice to see you tryed to tidy the place up and it does look a lot better however me thinks you need to train your staff more my pint had the biggest head i ever seen as as a joke i said please my i have the rest the lady young girl looked at me like i was dirt i was not happy!!!!!! ordeing a pint and receivng half of it with just foam in it. i also the found you very pricey and really not worth the money we spent. too sum you up too pricey and just interested in passing trade so we wont be back but at least there is some other charming pubs near by !!!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Eleanor Woodley
 Well what a lovel day I've had at the Tally Ho!
What a fabulous land lady of the Tally Ho! - I think her name was.... Anna she greeted us at the door and nothing was too much trouble! I watched her help two eldery ladies into their cars after a meal! i've never seen such customer service! Our meal was wonderful traditonal good pub grub! Would recommend a visit! I certainly will visit again - my children loved her!
Thursday, May 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

L Thomas
 Great pub!
I am a regular at this pub it has a wonderful oldy worldie feel about it. I often go down with friends for a meal and a bottle of wine, we have big familly do's down there too. They often have entertainment and quizs on.Or on a sunny day its great in the garden with the children. The food is lovely fresh and reasonable and the staff are friendly and amiable to your needs. A great relaxing place to go!
Thursday, May 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

Jeremy D
 Nice pub with genuinly friendly management staff.
The pub has two sides to it. One is sports focused with 5 screens and plenty of room to view. The other is more relaxed and geared towards the local community. The Radford serves good value food, has great service, really good ale, and the management and staff are genuinley friendly and pleased to see you. I liked it, and will def. go again.
Sunday, May 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sean Manner
 Singer
IWe visited the Tally Ho on the night a singer was in, it was a great night with lovely food and a lovely atmosphere.
Thursday, April 8, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Anne Goodwin
 Excellent Pub
Really lovely homely pub and great food so I'd visit again. The staff were lovely and friendly and we had a lovely evening. One to revisit I think.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010Rating: rosettes

Bill Finlayson
 Excellent Pub
Had a meal there with my family last Friday. Lovely food at a reasonable price and great atmosphere. Friendly staff and quick service. Big portions too!
Will return when I am next in Exeter.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

L Grogan
 
Friendly atmosphere, great drink selection, yummy food and polite staff! My family and myself had a great evening and will reccomend to anyone! Thank you
Tuesday, April 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

James Sunderland
 The Worst Place i have ever been to!
Well to begin with everything was going fine, nice pub and a general nice atmosphere. Then out of no where all you could here was loads of swearing coming from the kitchen, which was disgracefull considering our 4year old grandson was with us. Then it came to the food. One meal came out stone cold, the meat was really really tough and one meal was the wrong order. We were confronted by the owner who very insultingly told us we were being fusy, and reffused a reffund. She gave us the choice of either new meals which meant waiting another half an hour, or paying and leaving. If the people in the kitchen spent more time cooking then swearing, then maybe the food would be fine. Overall i was disgusted with the managment and i would have rather gone to macdonalds for my tea.
Saturday, March 20, 2010Rating: No rosettes

S Bird
 Friendly and Traditional
Unlike larger unfriendly public houses I found the Tally Ho to be a welcoming alternative. The staff are very friendly and the choice and quality of the food is well above many other establishments. If you enjoy a venue slightly off the beaten track with history and quality then this is for you. I will be coming back again and again - fantastic.
Thursday, March 18, 2010Rating: rosettes

Rob
 Lovely Meal and Great Team
I have often eaten at the Tally Ho and have found the food very good quality and the staff and team most accomodating and friendly. It has a lovely well kept beer garden perfect for families and a lovely atmosphere inside for those that would prefer a quiet drink. All in all a traditional pub worth a visit on a nice summers day.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

anne hitchcock
 Confrontation
We were very disappointed at the attitude of the managaement after we had given genuine feedback to the waitress about the lamb being tough. We were confronted by the owner who said that she had tasted the lamb we had returned and it melted in her mouth, she even brought it back to our table and proceeded to eat it in front of us. She did however struggle to cut it up in front of us. The whole thing was a little embarassing to say the least and backfired on the owner big time. My sons birthday ruined by an arrogant owner. Generally the service was very good and we rewarded the apologetic waitress accordingly.
Saturday, March 13, 2010Rating: rosettes

V
 
As a pub to go for a pint, then good. Not sure that it knows what it wants to be, a pub or a gastro pub. The food was not great and the service very shoddy. Would not go back again. I was very disappointed as had heard good things about the place.
Sunday, January 24, 2010Rating: rosettes

Phil Shaw
 Absolutely terrible!
I recently paid a visit to The Gissons after being told that it always was the best food in the Exter area. I took my Aged Aunt and Uncle, who I was visiting in the area thinking that we would all have a lovely meal and a great time.
How wrong we were!
The food came out cold and very unappetising. When I complained I was told that other customers had enjoyed theirs and that they hadn't had any other complaints. I told the member of staff that I didn't care about other people's opinion, We all thought that our meals were unpleasant and that we weren't happy. I was then told that they believed that there was nothing wrong with them but that we just didn't want to pay for our meals so we weter trying to get them for free!!! with that, we stood up and simply left!! we were so very disgusted!
We found a lovely little pub in the same village next to the post office called the Seven Stars and decided to eat there instead and it was really very good. We were very angry about our incident at the Gissons and spoke to someone on the next table to us while we were sat enjoying our meal at the Seven Stars. They told us that The Gissons had recently been taken over and everyone was complaining about the poor quality of the meals and service there now! My advice: Don't go to the Gissons - Go to the Seven Stars instead!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Not Very Happy
 The worst experience of my life
I must admit from the outside this cosy little pub look’s just the business, well that’s until you enter
I stood point where food orders are taken and had to wait a good 15 minutes for the two bar staff behind the bar to finish their conversation before being approached
When eventually I was, I asked why I had been ignored and was told that it was a very important discussion which apparently had to take priority, I never knew that the mere fact that Alton Towers had a new ride would keep me standing there for 15 minutes.
When I asked to speak to the landlord I was told “Hi my names Matt, I am the Manager” well that’s just great it was the manager that was making me stand there while he was chatting about Alton Towers, well I never had a meal and decided not to even have a drink, however I might try out the new ride at Alton Towers apparently it looks awesome…..

Wednesday, December 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

dave brown
 closed up also
closed up also
Sunday, October 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

dave brown
 CLOSED
now closed up peeps.
Sunday, October 11, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Stella
 Lovely pub, hot delicious food and friendly staff.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Blake Nicholls
 
Had a great meal at the Tally Ho, theres a great range of food and everything is fresh. The staff are friendly and service is excellent even the toilets smell nice! The garden is peaceful and has a great view a good place to sit and read the paper. Great beer too.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Alan Leach
 Malthouse Exeter
similar experience but add to it dirty plates indifferent staff and lack of salad bar food which took twenty minutes to replenish not great and wont be going back for a long time
Tuesday, August 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mrs Turner
 Change is GOOD
New Owners, New Menu
The new menu is a little like a harvester plain and simple and i must admit i like it!

Nice staff & atmosphere
Saturday, August 15, 2009Rating: rosettes

Emilou
 Last 2 reviews??
I have worked at the mill for several years and I have no idea about this underpaid, overworked rubbish! I have worked with the same staff (99% of them) over the whole time I have been here> Plus never worked with anyone by the name of Joe-Victoria or Oliver> Think this is someone just doing a bit of bad mouthing!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

oliver h.s
 bland
an atmousphere not befitting of any establishment. having worked there i can assure everyone that the meals are certainly not fresh, the staff are overworked and underpaid and the managers unhelpful. the place is not geared towards providing a good family environment but rather a money making machine. shame on them
Wednesday, August 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

Gerald
 excellent pub grub
good food at reasonable price + obliging and friendly staff, nice atmosphere and the beers not bad either
Saturday, August 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Bill McClelland
 Heavitree Brewery what have you done?
Heavitree Brewery have sold the lease to this lovely pub?
Nicky and her team in there have really turned this pub around, the wife and I eat here every week and enjoy the atmosphere. PLEASE new owners dont change a thing
Tuesday, August 4, 2009Rating: rosettes

ian philips
 The Ley Arms, has again changed ownership
The Ley Arms, has again changed ownership, it was just getting better & better in the hands of Nicky the landlady when a new team have come in with tottaly the wrong idea. avoid this pub if you know whats best.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009Rating: No rosettes

joe-victoria
 horrible owner and microwaved food
After working there I can tell you that what ms Viven said was mostly correct.
Many of the meals are just heated on the grill or microwave and none are fresh as they may suggest.
Meals I would recommend having are the nachos, beer battered fish and chips and some other fish dishes and their meal or the day type of things and their cake desserts. THAT IS ALL!!!!!!!
I would go if you intend on drinking in a nice atmosphere as you could sitting by the exe itself.
Also will have to ignor the eggy smell as you walk by (occasional) and could be in for a wait with the food due to lack of staff to cut costs, also many leave due to poor treatment buy the managers.
Sunday, August 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

Michaela Smith
 I love this place :-)
My friends and I go to The Mill frequently and we love it. The food is great, the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming, and the garden is wonderful in the summer. Ms Vivian must have caught them on a rare off-day. I have only had a disappointing meal maybe twice in 6 years of going there, and it has been rectified straight away. I can heartily recommend The Mill on the Exe.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

Andy
 Andy
I went to the Tally Ho earlier on today and they gave our chips to someone else, also our table wasnt reserved after we booked it on Wednesday. I usually have excellent service from them but today wasnt so good. I advise not to go on Fridays.
Friday, April 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mark Stafford
 Bad hygene standards and no complaints procedure
Ordered a mediaum steak with chips and salad there was grit in the chips , i dismissed this and pushed them aside ... tucked into my salad and had bitten into a huge chunk of charcole grit , i can only assume this came from a dirty hotplate. i was in severe pain as i had a fowl taste in my mouth which wouldnt wash (oily charcole grit) also the grit had broken off what looked like a gient lump of cole in my salad this caused friction against my teath and cracked a filling , this later caused my tooth to crack in half. i complained to the staff who advised they would speek to the chef. they then hid in the kitchen for 10 minuites until i had left (i was with a group of work friends celebrating a special occasion) - this had ruined the celebration . they didnt have the decency for the chef to apologise inn person or offer a refund .I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN AS THEY DO NOT DESERVE MY CUSTOM AFTER THE WAY I WAS TREATED . I am currently compiling a report from my dentist so that I an persue a recovery of medical costs incurred from them as a result of eating there.the atmosphere was splendid and it was traditional but BEWARE OF THE FOOD.
Friday, April 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

Maurice Neal
 Great Food that is not out of a frozen bag
We have eaten there a few times, the menu is not hugh, but there is a good choice, As each meal is cooked to order it takes a little while to arrive, (if it came any quicker you would know it was pre-cooked). It is worth the wait, good honest food, beautifuly cooked and presented by cheerful staff.,
The menu is varied and never looks like the normal 'Pub Food and chips' list.
The Blue Ball is my first choice for a meal with friends
Wednesday, February 18, 2009Rating: rosettes

Tony Lecort
 Fantastic Local
We stopped for dinner and may I say this pub has the Wow Factor, Real ale, fantastic home cooked food and newly re-furbished letting rooms... Highly recomended.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009Rating: No rosettes

John Fox
 Poor Service at the Malthouse, Exeter.
My family group of 6 travelled to Exeter for a day out. I had previously dined at the Malthose and found it to be excellent value and service so decided to return. We arrived at 16.00, last Saturday, not a particularily busy period, and had to wait some time to get a table.. It took us until nearly 18.00 to be served with our 3 courses and in that tme we only managed to cajole the waitress into giving us 2 drinks. I only got one as apparently the barrel had run out but I was not offerred an alternative. The young Manageress endeavoured to jolly things along but I guess she was the usual product of the Harvester recruitment policy, namely loads of qualifications and managerial buzzwords but no shop floor experience or leadership skills. Needless to say next time we return to Exeter we will utilse Wetherspoons as we have always had first class service there. A pity really as I had extolled the virtues of this pub to others and now will have to make redress.
Monday, January 26, 2009Rating: rosettes

mrs smith
 
we went to the leyarms at Kenn for our christmas party on 20th Dec 08 ,we socialise a lot and eat out very often,never before have we had the expeirence we had on sat the attitude of the staff was awful when we asked where our veg was to accompany our now cold meal staff just shrugged their shoulders and said enough veg had already been brought out, when we said our turkey was now cold again shoulders we shrugged and the waitress said all she could do was bring out hot gravy ,which never then arrived. the whole attitude of the staff was discusting ,we will not be returning and certainly willl not recomend the Ley Arms to any of our friends ,also on leaving we learnt that the aother table of people were not happy either and also refusing to pay ful price .dont bother to go to this pub for a meal ,because if you do its guaranteed you will be disapointed
Sunday, December 21, 2008Rating: No rosettes

kelly
 
great beer garden brilliant for the kids.
Thursday, June 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

Henry Thomas
 
i visited this pub whilst staying in devon it was lovely. i had a great reasonalbly priced meal. just how a pub meal should be. great atmosphere and pleasant staff.
Thursday, June 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

C Summers
 
Excellent pub, good food and atmosphere, very friendly and efficient staff.
Friday, June 20, 2008Rating: rosettes

some reader
 what the hell
is neolithic some drunk local with a factuation with a barmaid, or is it the landlord trying to drum up some business???
Saturday, February 24, 2007Rating: rosettes

mike w
 great food, great beer, well worth a visit
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

Thirsty, hungry customer
 New manager
He seems pompous, I have heard him be rude to the bar staff. I haven't seen the doors open on time since he took over and when I tried to get food on Saturday, I was told the kitchen was shut, this was at 1.30!
Sunday, January 28, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Tracy
 
Please can u tell me the name of the irish band that played in your pub end nov/early dec,

Cheers they were fab!
Sunday, January 21, 2007Rating: rosettes

Karen Hall
 
My Auntie and Uncle came in for a carvery last week and told me it was cold, they did'nt enjoy it
Saturday, January 6, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Karen Hall
 
you need to up date your web site.
the people you have on there no longer work there. Surely if you say you are one of the best pubs then you have let your self down by putting wrong information on your web site.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Ennie
 Carvery on Sunday Good - Rest of the time so so
Set in a beautiful location. I was dissapointed when the 'farmhouse' pate I ordered was nothing more than a slice of Brussels.
Their soup is very good - if you're looking for nothing fancy then this is the place. Great to go to after walking dogs and having a bowl of soup.
Saturday, December 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

defender of the tinned tomato
 Speak up then
Quite right! You should have complained. Quite honestly if you can't be bothered to tell them then you get what you ask for. I suppose your comments are quite amusing but are they useful? Standards are only raised when criticism is honestly applied. Get a life.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

neolithic
 ellie the barmaid
you have to love ellie
shes friendly, sweet and just everything you want in a woman

she has a scarcastic side of her which takes up more that half of her personality.
god you have to love that woman
Sunday, October 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Rachel White
 Greta pub for drinking not for eating
Perfect location on the canal bank, local ales and really large outside area for drinking overlooking the canal.

Food is unbelievably poor though - not to be recommended.
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

matthew pickett
 GREAT BOOZER PUB WITH UN PRETENTIOUS FOOD
a proper boozer, great atmosphere day and night and amazing food when you need something to soak up all the beers, brilliant pub and definetly the best around town.
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Tim Stedman
 Blue Ball Pub
Food okay but overpriced.

Child's fish cakes too heavily spiced for children.

Dog Poo next to play area. Had to ask twice and wait almost half an hour for it to be cleaned up.

Not the best...
Saturday, August 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Rachel
 excellent food and service
Seven of us - grandparents, parents and teenagers - landed unannounced for lunch on spec last Saturday and were not only able to find food satisfactory for all our tastes but were delighted to find that it, and the service, was excellent. We will certainly make it a regular haunt when we visit that part of the world again
Sunday, April 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

Josh Cummings
 The Barley Mow
Excellent place when my father owned it!!!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

pat cole
 friendly, good value, good food
have eaten at the 7 stars several times in the last 6 months. Always excellent food, good value, friendly staff and lovely surroundings.
Friday, January 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

Len
 Right out of a story book
Great Pub. Like something out of a medeval story. Thatched roofed village, 13th century pub, oaken beams, it was like walking into a fantasy novel. Lively crowd. My wife and I absolutely loved it.
Friday, January 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Daniel Colley
 Amazing
This can hardly be called just a pub. More a gournet restaurant in a perfect, cosy, inviting Devon pub. You'll find yourself comparing every other pub to it after just one visit. Even the ploughmans will blow you away - there are over 10 to choose from!
Wednesday, December 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sarah Mackay
 Friendly atmosphere & good food
This is really worth a visit. It feels like a Devon pub should do. The staff are freindly and helpful with the same faces greeting you on every visit, the food is always good and the warm atmosphere makes you feel instantly relaxed
Wednesday, December 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

guy dawson
 a real gem
its where all the good people go for a warm candle lit atmosphere wine only £5 a bottle great home made food local real ales no townies just people who enjoy social banter
Monday, December 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

paul nik
 biiiiiigggg pub
weatherspoons place,gets very busy & quite noisy early on..
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

JON EDWARDS
 WAT A PLACE
SUPERB BAR STAFF CLEAN AND TIDY PLACE VERY PLEASED ALSO SERVED GOOD FOOD
Saturday, November 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

gemma
 very nice for a quiet drink
a very nice pub in city centre.the locos who drink in there are very friendly and always up for a chat.
Saturday, October 22, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Alan Smith
 Changes
Under New Management
Tracey Baird
Expect new beers & menu soon
Sunday, September 25, 2005Rating: No rosettes

L James
 Poltimorw Arms
The pub is an excellent place to be for a beer and a bite to eat. The Landlady is the best in town.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris Johns
 St Loyes
Met the new landlady of the St Loyes, very friendly and made us welcome. Beer was well kept but no real ales however she did say she was getting Guiness shortly. She also said she was new here but wanted to stay and improve thins
Friday, June 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris Johns
 St Loyes
Met the new landlady of the St Loyes, very friendly and made us welcome. Beer was well kept but no real ales however she did say she was getting Guiness shortly. She also said she was new here but wanted to stay and improve thins
Friday, June 24, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Nadine Harmon
 154 Fore Street
Hi,
I don't know if you can help me or not. In 1970 Rodney Shaw, a cousin was living at 154 Fore Street, Exeter. Which I understand is now The Mint.
Would there be any way I can get a picture of the building for my family records?.
Saturday, June 11, 2005Rating: No rosettes

bikerchick566
 bloody brill
the best pub ever! Don't ever say die! Satans Slaves 4ever
Saturday, May 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

darkone666
 the best pub ever
This pub really is the best. If you're ever in the area, give it a go.
Saturday, May 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

dean
 pub
great place to meet new people they are very friendly and very good beer
Friday, May 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

james
 good pub
Great pub and really friendly atmosphere really friendly people and very good beer
Friday, May 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

the kid
 Friendly Nice Pub
The stoke arms in exeter has to be the best pub i have ever been to an i have made it my local due to the friendliness of the staff, the quality of entertainment avalable, an generally it is a nice pub with a quiet lounge one side, and a bar with seats, quiz machine, tables, pool tables, juke box, darts etc the other side, if visiting exeter, i highly reccomend it for a drink.
Sunday, April 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

CHARLIE
 ITS A LOVLY PUB
THIS IS A LOVLY PUB AND HAS HOMEMADE FOOD AND THE STAFF THEY ALL MAKE YOU FEEL WELLCOME.AND HAS A BEER GARDEN AND A PLAY AREA OUTSIDE FOR KIDS.THIS IS A FAMILY RAN PUB. IT IS A GREAT PUB IF YOU ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY THEN I WOULD GO THERE FOR A MEAL IT IS LOVLY.IT IS 5 MINS AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Telephone number now 01392 217032
Great little pub that is realy big on atmosphere. Loads of live music & karaoke , something on every night.

Good beers

Paul.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

jibba knight
 best pub in exeter
fine modern food hirsute handsome bar models and lavasious femme fatale pump pimps
food music and atmosphere gosse pimply
Monday, February 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

Hilary Vivian
 MUST DO BETTER
MILL ON THE EXE


Nice place, shame about the food.

The menu boasts that ingredients are fresh and prepared with flair. Fresh maybe three weeks ago, but in the meantime shoved in the freezer and then the microwave, more like. Flair possibly refers to the chef's trousers.

My friend and I spent around £20 on two very sad dishes on February 3: Hawaiian Gammon and Cajun (?) Chicken. Tough, oversalted and very nearly inedible.

Fresh vegetables might have been fresh when they were put into their tins in Thailand or wherever; fresh from the fields of Devon, the Dauphinoise potatoes in a tasteless glutinous sauce and pathetic button mushrooms certainly were not.

Green beans were green. The only accuracy on the menu. Otherwise as tender as a tree trunk and just as unchewable.

We should have said something at the time, but we were speechless with disappointment.

Nice tomato juice, friendly barman, GREAT building - what a wasted opportunity!

Hilary Vivian, commercial editor, Evening Herald, Plymouth
Friday, February 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

lee
 Wrong Phone number
The correct details are

The Poltimore Arms
54, Main Rd, Exeter, Devon EX4 9EY
Tel: 01392 662121
Friday, December 31, 2004Rating: No rosettes

sharon smith
 Gissons
fantastic food, fantastic service and fantastic value for money! well recommended
Monday, December 6, 2004Rating: rosettes

MRS G WESTLEY
 CHRISTMAS
ARE YOU OPEN ON CHRISMAS DAY FOR MEALS/
THANK YOU
Wednesday, November 24, 2004Rating: rosettes

Neil Taylor
 worth the trip
When I lived in Exeter it was always worth the walk along the canal path in the summer to this busy pub out in the wilds. Plenty of room to stretch out in the garden (even noisy kids can be kept at a distance!) with BBQs and games to mean an entire lazy day can be whiled away here.
Tuesday, June 29, 2004Rating: rosettes


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