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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

Nice Sunday Lunch -dogs allowed - really enjoyed the Tapas option. The outside area looked as though it would be a lovely place in warmer weather of course!

Wendy 22 January 2019
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

Contact +44 1392841591

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Customer reviews for Lazy Toad Inn

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  • romantic (55)
  • value (53)
  • al fresco (51)
  • private dining (43)
  • child friendly (35)
  • large parties (25)
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  • ((((( 12 February 2019 by Rod from Exeter

    Very good

  • ((((( 22 January 2019 by Wendy from Exeter

    Nice Sunday Lunch -dogs allowed - really enjoyed the Tapas option. The outside area looked as though it would be a lovely place in warmer weather of course!

  • ((((* 24 December 2018 by Lynne from Okehampton

    We had the Christmas menu (2 courses) which was very nice. Good, friendly service, not too busy.

  • ((((( 24 December 2018 by David from Gloucester

    Very friendly welcome. Good food served quickly.
    Many thanks
    Dave Bunting

  • (((** 21 December 2018 by Eileen from Exeter

    Service was good but food very mediocre not reflecting the prices

  • ((((* 17 December 2018 by Kim from Exeter

    Nice rural pub in small village. We were warmly welcomed and served at a midweek lunchtime. I had a vegetarian puff pastry pie, with celeriac, spinach, cheese and mushroom with vegetables. Tasty and well-cooked.

  • ((((( 29 November 2018 by David from Exeter

    We felt they did an excellent job in serving a large family group including three children & a baby.

  • ((((( 21 November 2018 by Kirstin from Exeter

    Lovely pub with fresh decoration and artwork on the walls. Roast dinner very good and sticky toffee pudding! Staff friendly and efficient

  • ((((( 12 November 2018 by Mike from Exeter

    Visited The Lazy Toad for lunch with my brother and his daughter today, along with one well behaved doggie.

    From the outset I knew this would be a great venue. Car park nice and tidy, outside of the building well maintained and a beautiful outdoor seating area.

    As soon as we walked through the traditional oak door we were greeted with a friendly smile and warm hello. Our booking was recognised without having to consult any diaries and we were seated in the bar area which was very well kept and stocked with a wonderful variety of whiskies.

    Our host, Janice, brought over menus and took the drinks order. Drinks arrived quickly and we made our choice from the delicious lunch menu (not an easy choice as all of it looked wonderful) - we went for the beef and gravy sandwiches, served with skinny chips and salad. Child chose sausage, mash and peas plus imaginary fish bites for her teddy bear, which was noted on the order sheet.

    Food only took about 10 minutes to arrive and boy was it good! Doorsteps of fresh bread, practically half a cow between, perfectly cooked and a delicious red wine gravy. Accompanied by perfectly cooked chips. I was full by the first half of the sandwich and Janice kindly offered to box up the other half of our sandwiches to take home for later (feasting on that now!)

    Janice also offered our doglet treats and a bowl of water, going the extra mile and giving warm and friendly customer service with genuine care.

    We indulged in pudding (rude not to!) which was equally delicious and freshly prepared.

    We left with a warm fuzzy, very relaxed and happy feeling.

    If you're looking for a country pub without the hustle and bustle but fine traditional dining then The Lazy Toad ticks all of the boxes, I'll be returning again and again for family meals and celebrations :-)

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by LEX from EXETER

    An Awesome Sunday lunch as ever!

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