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Lazy Toad Inn

Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP

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  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00

We had a very nice peaceful meal in a lovely setting. Top marks. It was remarkably quiet for a Friday evening but that added to the enjoyment.

Keith 09 July 2018
from Exeter

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A classic country pub, The Lazy Toad Inn Exeter has earned a place in the Michelin Guide with its hearty British and European menu. Housed in an 18th-century, Grade II-listed building, this character-packed pub also boasts a peaceful beer garden.

Favourites on The Lazy Toad menu include loin of pork with Jerusalem artichoke purée, salt-baked celeriac and red wine salsify, blue cheese and hazelnut tortellini with crispy kale, and classic fish and chips served with minted mushy peas and hand-cut chips. Amongst the indulgent desserts, savour glazed banana loaf with peanut butter ice cream, or lemon posset with passion fruit jelly and shortbread biscuit.

With open fires and original features, The Lazy Toad in Brampford Speke is a charmingly rustic venue serving English and international wines, and local ales. Sunday roasts are also a firm favourite.

The Lazy Toad Inn Devon sits in an idyllic village on the banks of the River Exe. Exeter is just a 15-minute drive away.

Lazy Toad Inn

Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP

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Customer reviews for Lazy Toad Inn

4.5 (((() (based on 203 reviews)
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  • dinner (135)
  • lunch (127)
  • romantic (53)
  • value (49)
  • al fresco (48)
  • private dining (43)
  • child friendly (32)
  • large parties (22)
  • business (18)
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  • afternoon tea (12)
  • trendy (11)
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  • ((((( 14 July 2018 by Keith from Exeter

    Second trip out here, and were happy we came back. Super lovely staff who were warm and friendly and couldn't do enough to make sure we enjoyed our meal. Fabulous menu with their local suppliers on a chalk board along with some specials which made choosing hard as they were all very tempting. Dishes to suit all pallets and the portions were decent and well presented. Excellent.

  • (((** 13 July 2018 by Vic from Bradninch

    Having had a good experience at The Lazy Toad some years ago we went with high hopes but came away disappointed. The staff service was very cheery, the starter and desserts were pretty good but the main course was mediocre at best. The burgers were very ordinary and the lasagne tasted as if it was from a microwave meal-deal. The person paying the bill was also rather stunned by the inclusion of a 20% service charge.

  • ((((( 9 July 2018 by Keith from Exeter

    We had a very nice peaceful meal in a lovely setting. Top marks. It was remarkably quiet for a Friday evening but that added to the enjoyment.

  • ((((( 7 July 2018 by Kate from Exeter

    The food was completely delicious . My friend had a pudding that I tasted and was unbelievably good I really

  • (((** 26 June 2018 by Peta from Tiverton

    Lovely staff. Food disappointing. We had hummus followed by roast beef and pork. Hummus lacked flavour. Meat lacking flavour potatoes were tough rather than crispy Yorkshire very dry but vegetables and gravy were good. Good coffee and shortbread

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by A,Hall from Local

    Excellent - not cheap pub grub more Michelin star quality. well worth it! will be back soon.

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Michael from Exeter

    Well priced cask ale,cider and lager,quick and efficient service,attractive surroundings,pleasant and quiet ambience ,food well and freshly prepared. Desserts,however,we agreed were VERY expensive and my crumble portion was very small so,on our next visit,we would,probably,give them a miss!

  • ((((( 2 June 2018 by David from London

    Great location, venue, menu, food, service and overall.

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Robert from exeter

    A great Plowmans for two!

  • (((** 22 May 2018 by Barry from Chippenham

    Very narrow lanes to get there. Tidy car park and easy entrance to pub through gate from car park. Very clean including toilets inside. Unfortunately our reserved table was next to a very loud talkative party. There were a number of empty tables where we could have been seated apart. Booking advised that we had to ensure we were finished by 2pm however the speed of service left us concerned that we would not be able to complete our meal. Highlighting this to the waiter suggested that this timing issue was not really necessary. Food very good and nicely presented. Overall cost a bit more than expected.

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