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The Beer Engine

€€ - €€€, British,
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
+44 1392 851282
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“scotch egg” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Beer Engine Newton ST, Exeter EX5 5AX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Beer Engine today with husband, daughter and her partner. Warmly greeted by friendly staff who immediately acknowledged us when we entered the pub. Sat at a table in the dining room. We enjoyed beautiful starters including Garlic Mushrooms, White Bait, and Camembert. The...More

Thank Maggie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved it! Food and beers are both amazing (good choice of ales and meat/fish/veg dishes). The whole staff is nice and friendly. Can’t miss it! If you’re planning to go at the weekend, call to book in advance.

Thank Francesca M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real favourite. Warmest of welcomes, huge piles of delicious duck confit, mussels, cod boutons, absolutely enormous portions of chips, keen prices, good quality all round, we will be back.

Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Beer Engine is a pub and micro-brewery near the rail way station of Newton St Cyres in Devon. I really cannot recommend it highly enough: this is a real (rail) ale house with pub grub of the highest order, not that gastro nonsense. There...More

Thank Michelin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another faultless meal . What a joy . Food as good as the last visit . We will be back soon . Recommend the scotch egg starter, or mushrooms . The Hanger steak was amazing . Or Confi duck legs ..

Thank mark a
Reviewed 15 April 2018

May I pass on a big thank you to the staff at The Beer Engine for their excellent food and friendly service today. It was my wife's birthday and (being a coeliac) she requires guaranteed gluten-free (GF) food. What an absolute delight to find a...More

2  Thank Phil T
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Came here for brothers birthday lunch with my wife and some of his friends. 2 people opted for starters. Lovely garlic mushrooms. Everyone else went for Sunday mains- veg options or the real thing - meat. The beef was superb. 3 large slices. Spuds, batter,...More

1  Thank MikeMason
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Roast all round including one veggie, all of them excellent. As always staff were superb. Really good dessert selection.

1  Thank PGBakes
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Been here twice now for lunch in quick succession. Lovely old pub, very comfortable and in beautiful surroundings. You get a great welcome and the food is fantastic. The beer (brewed on the premises) is also superb. All for a very reasonable price. On of...More

1  Thank matthS4410HH
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Our first time at the Beer Engine. Went based on high TA rating. Wanted a nice lunch in a cosy environment & this did not disappoint. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food served promptly & was delicious. The local ale was lovely.The only criticism was...More

1  Thank tommotours
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Samantha B
12 December 2017|
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Response from Malcolm C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Samantha. It looks as if there is no email or txt service. If you are able to make an ad hoc visit without contacting them first, I feel sure they will be accommodating and will help you.
Mary G
29 November 2017|
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Response from Exeternan | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do I've seen dogs sitting under the tables in the bar area rather than in the dining room area, meals are served in both areas
12 September 2017|
Response from Rosieflowers | Reviewed this property |
I have certainly seen parties of that size there. Give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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
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Cosy gastropub and brewery with a covered balcony, tiered garden and a menu of locally sourced British dishes.
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