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Lazy Toad Inn

Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP

(((() European
  •  - 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

Fantastic restaurant. Great food And lovely host and owner. We visit regularly, Mark.

Mark 14 May 2018
from Brampford speke

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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 194 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (131)
  • lunch (125)
  • romantic (52)
  • value (48)
  • al fresco (46)
  • private dining (42)
  • child friendly (32)
  • large parties (22)
  • business (18)
  • luxury (18)
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  • breakfast (6)
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  • (((** 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.

  • ((((( 14 May 2018 by Amanda from Brampford Speke, Exeter

    Excellent food, excellent service and a lovely, warm, friendly atmosphere.
    This is a great pub.

  • ((((( 14 May 2018 by Mark from Brampford speke

    Fantastic restaurant. Great food And lovely host and owner. We visit regularly, Mark.

  • ((((( 5 May 2018 by Caroline from west berks

    Easy to book online. Nothing was too much trouble when we arrived.Good parking area at the back.
    Staff informative about all the items on the menu and had tried them.
    We had the salmon fishcakes and Salmon salad, and black pudding and bacon terrine all delicious and with medium sized portions, ( we hate to leave food on the plate when the portions are too large)You can choose to have a starter portion or main.Gluten free and Veggie are catered for as well.
    Beautifully renovated with great sensitivity.
    The outside area is well landscaped and also has an outside barbecue area with padded seats in the sheltered area, that used to be where the original Forge was situated.
    We love this Pub

  • ((*** 20 April 2018 by Russ from Thorverton

    Disappointing birthday meal - my wife was served a meagre piece of poorly cooked sea bass with little else apart from non minted minted mash and I was served a large portion of quite bland duck with very poor jus- half the amount and twice the flavour would have been much more enjoyable - sweet not great and water tepid!! Not worth the £75 paid - sorry but have been to this pub many times and been delighted but obviously things have changed - won’t be back for a while.

  • ((((( 16 April 2018 by Jane from Exeter

    Superb lunch, great food, lovely ambience and A* service. Would highly recommend

  • ((((( 6 April 2018 by David from Bampton

    Regular visitors - everything excellent

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Claire from Exeter

    Lovely food in a relaxing environment

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Jane from Brampford Speke

    Wonderful food - lots to choose from even for a pescaterian!! Fabulous setting in a beautiful village.
    Fantastic service - so helpful, polite and friendly.

  • ((((( 27 March 2018 by Janet from Reading

    A fantastic Sunday lunch was had here which was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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