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The Beer Engine

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The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
+44 1392 851282
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Six of us went for a mid week meal in this pub. Very pleasantly surprised....traditional pub setting but fabulous menu and the food lived up to highest expectations!

1 Thank Linda P
Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a busy bonfire night. We had an extremely warm welcome and shown to our table by a friendly staff member. The pub itself is rustic, rural with its own micro brewery. The menu is great with vegetarian options different to those found in most pubs and the specials board was extensive. I had the lamb rump... More 

2 Thank Lolo101010
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food, service was exceptional. Landlord made us feel really welcome and finished our evening with a brewery tour!

1 Thank Nick D
Crediton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great fish pie topped with creamy mash and melted cheese last night with really good veg just crunchy enough. Good chucks of fish including some smoked so wonderful flavour. Thanks team just hit the right spot after the cinema in exeter

2 Thank Sinead P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night worth my family. Lovely food and great beer. Reasonably priced. Good choice. Prompt service and great atmosphere. Will return.

2 Thank Brightongaz
Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This delightful restaurant was a regular favourite when frequent trips to Devon were the "norm" five years + ago. It has since changed ownership. Happily Will and Victoria have carried on where Mike and Jan left off. A great ambiance - one half busy bar area , the other half comfortable restaurant area. Welcoming staff, prompt service, the usual (and... More 

2 Thank Geoff A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on Saturday for a light lunch and I was really looking forward to returning as we used to go there as children with family all the time and I wanted to show my partner. We arrived and wasn't creates with a warm welcome; we politely asked if they were still doing food and the barman pointed to... More 

7 Thank MissBennett36
Devon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Having booked a later lunch (booking a must as it appears to be very popular) we went for a countryside and river walk around the area A number of local circular walks are available in a leaflet from the pub, although I would advise taking OS114 with you as some directions werent clear. Returning hungry we werent disapointed Excellent cider... More 

2 Thank NoPlaceLike50
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice gastro pub with superb service, varied menu and great food simply served. Really fantastic fish pie and deliciously naughty lemon posset. Highly recommend for families or romantic meals out as friendly and attractive! Good veggie and fish as well as meat and range of desserts.

1 Thank CarolynPRobson
Devon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

After a tough week at work my boyfriend and I chose an old favourite to relax in. The quiet and companionship of the pub kept beautifully warm by the open log fire keeping the chill of the day off, we tucked into the home brewed ales on offer. As you would expect they are kept in tip top condition .... More 

4 Thank Always_Sniffin_Grubz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 851282
Cosy gastropub and brewery with a covered balcony, tiered garden and a menu of locally sourced British dishes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?