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The Jack in the Green

London Road, Rockbeare, Exeter, EX5 2EE +44 1409688972

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  •  - Devon
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Always a pleasure to eat at The Jack in the Green. Staff are friendly and efficient and the food delicious.

Marilyn 13 September 2018
from Merstham

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Voted 20th in a 2014 poll of the Top 50 Gastro Pubs in the UK, The Jack in the Green enjoys a secluded country setting in Exeter. A refined British dining menu takes pride of place alongside a wine list 17 years in the making.

Lightly-curried cod fillet with tempura mussels, apple and sultanas form a delicious starter on The Jack in the Green menu, and can be followed by the ‘totally Devon option’ of tender slow-braised pork belly with star anise, ginger and rhubarb sauce. An exquisite 5-course tasting menu features a la carte options paired with harmonising wines, while a light bar menu includes comforting pies and pub classics.

Vegetarians at The Jack in the Green in Exeter can enjoy a creative veggie menu, and there’s also a carefully-considered children’s menu for little diners. Venture outdoors for sun-drenched al fresco dining, while the interior boasts 3 elegant dining rooms and a classically-styled bar.

The Jack in the Green lies in Rockbeare, 7 miles from the centre of Exeter.

The Jack in the Green

London Road, Rockbeare, Exeter, EX5 2EE

Contact +44 1404822240
Reservations +44 1409688972

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Customer reviews for The Jack in the Green

4.7 (((() (based on 534 reviews)
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  • dinner (418)
  • lunch (345)
  • private dining (182)
  • romantic (160)
  • luxury (135)
  • value (127)
  • business (116)
  • large parties (112)
  • child friendly (62)
  • al fresco (32)
  • trendy (28)
  • entertainment (23)
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  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by A from Sussex

    Our first visit. Brilliant pub, highly recommend. We turned up late due to bad traffic. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Service was very prompt, and food arrived swiftly too. Great menu, lots of good dishes to choose from. All 3 of our party enjoyed their meals. Ingredients were of high quality, and dishes were creative and well executed. We will return and have already recommended the pub to others.

  • ((((( 16 September 2018 by Steven from Up North

    We were told this pub/restaurant had been going for 25 years or more you can see why great food great atmosphere attention to detail and none of this adding £3.50 for a bit of veg its all included. The staff are attentive and well trained and the wine list is extensive and has some lovely english wine. We liked it so much we went on two consecutive evenings

  • ((((( 13 September 2018 by Marilyn from Merstham

    Always a pleasure to eat at The Jack in the Green. Staff are friendly and efficient and the food delicious.

  • ((((( 7 September 2018 by Rob from Northampton

    My wife and I were travelling home to Northamptonshire from South Devon when we arranged to meet friends from Dorset at The Jack In The Green for lunch, as we have done on two previous occasions. The Rockbeare location just off the M5 is an ideal stop-off for us and of a similar distance for our friends from Dorset. We enjoyed our visit very much, the food was well prepared and nicely presented, as always. Paul and Jo made us feel very welcome and the staff were polite and attentive. The Jack in The Green is highly recommended.

  • ((((( 7 September 2018 by Andrew from Winchester

    Excellent food and service. All food locally sourced and superbly cooked and presented.

  • ((((* 4 September 2018 by Julie from Near Exeter

    Lovely ambience, polite and helpful staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble, good food overall, but some disappointments....the chicken liver parfait was very runny, with huge pieces of over-toasted brioche, which rather put you off. (A firmer pate and smaller crispy pieces of toast would have been nicer I think). My husband’s steak was perfect and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The vegetables were attractive and crunchy- (I wish I’d had some instead of salad!) Beautiful chunky chips too. For pudding we had the passion fruit tart, which I’m sorry to say was very bland with soft pastry instead of crispy, so very disappointing! (I just ate the passion fruit sorbet, which was excellent.)

  • ((((( 3 September 2018 by Sue from Honiton

    Could have done with getting the wine list earlier - had to ask. Excellent food. Only teeny grumble was the waiter put the lid back on the wine!

  • (((** 3 September 2018 by Diane from Birmingham

    Lovely restaurant with a very cosy and relaxed feel. A bit disappointed with the service and the food overall considering the reviews and the rather pricey menu. Nice but overrated and we all found the food a little bland and nothing to shout about. I would go back for the place itself but the food was rather secondary and there are better places around for a much better price. I will say though that the pea and mint soup served in between courses was quite delicious! I would revisit but I feel that this place is living on its name and not the food.

  • ((((( 31 August 2018 by Alan from Exeter

    Excellent as always. A high standard is set on every visit.

  • (((** 30 August 2018 by Bruno from Didcot

    Friendly restaurant with satisfactory food

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