The Jack in the Green

(807 Reviews)
London Road Rockbeare, Exeter, South West England, EX5 2EE
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Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Jack in the Green
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  • afternoon tea (29)
  • al fresco (44)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (172)
  • child friendly (89)
  • dinner (643)
  • entertainment (33)
  • large parties (173)
  • lunch (521)
  • luxury (212)
  • private dining (279)
  • romantic (245)
  • trendy (48)
  • value (185)
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  • By Julie H from Rockbeare, Exeter
    4 November 2020

    We enjoyed our lunch on 4th November very much. Despite the current restrictions the service was warm and friendly. The food (as usual) was top quality and both the scotch egg and the fish &chip very yummy indeed!

  • By Chris W from Teignmouth
    4 November 2020

    Very well run pub. The whole experience - food, drink and staff were excellent. Felt safe with Covid security in place. Loved the Scoth Egg - runny centre with crisp outside - how is that done?!

  • By Sarah W from Exeter
    3 November 2020

    Amazing service and food.

  • By Mr R S B from Cranbrook, Exeter
    1 November 2020

    The best Sunday roast dinner I have had in a restaurant anywhere.

  • By Stuart G from Exeter
    1 November 2020

    Great food and fantastic service, as always!

  • By Stephen M from Honiton
    31 October 2020

    Great service and exceptional food

  • By Emma R from Bedfordshire
    31 October 2020

    Great place for lunch. Staff were very welcoming. Good choice of food at a reasonable price. Beautifully presented dishes. The fish cake with curry sauce was the nicest meal I have had for ages and the poached egg was perfectly cooked. Would happily eat there again when in the area and would definitely recommend it.

  • By Luke W from Exeter
    30 October 2020

    Excellent as always!

  • By Brian W G from Burnham on Sea
    28 October 2020

    We call in whenever we are in the area. Not very often but always worth the trip.

  • By Jonathan R from Totnes
    27 October 2020

    Really good service, great tasting food, beautifully cooked and presented. We thought portions of most of the meals were somewhat small

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The Jack in the Green
London Road Rockbeare, Exeter, South West England, EX5 2EE