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Huntsman Inn

2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
+44 1392 272779
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First steak night at The Huntsman. Really great food, good steaks perfectly cooked with a decent bottle of wine. Good value, well attended with lively atmosphere. Well done Brian and team. More please!

Thank CharlotteJZ1
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi,Charlotte Thanks for your review and comments very pleased you enjoyed your steak's and wine and look forward to seeing you again soon 😊

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my local so I might be biased but ever since Brian, Carrol, Chris & Laura took over it has been transformed. The pub is thatched with open fires and beams so the atmosphere is really nice. The Beer is excellent and so is...More

Thank George B
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi,George Thank you very much for your comments and review very pleased you enjoy your visits and especially the pie Chris and Carol will be happy you enjoy them so much,see you soon🙂

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way to Tavistock at The Huntsman Inn in Ide for a quick lunch and drink, and we had a lovely lunch served by the very friendly owner who chatted with us over lunch. The menu was really good, and when the...More

Thank sandraChristchurch
Bryan G, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi,Sandra Thanks for your review and comments about your visit and your meals very pleased you enjoyed your visit look forward to seeing you soon 🙂

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We booked the huntsman for my friends birthday sat 28th oct 17 and it exceeded our expectations, the landord chap from liverpool couldnt have been more welcoming and made our evening special. He chatted with us and actually took time with us. It was decorated...More

Thank elainepopple
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi,Elaine Thank you very much for your review and comments we are all very pleased you enjoyed your visit and your food and look forward to seeing you all at xmas or before 🙂

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We looked around for somewhere to eat near castle drogo on a Tuesday late afternoon. We stumbled on the huntsman inn. The food was excellent I had a burger, my wife the vegetable lasagne and the children lasagne and scampi. Firstly the food was fresh...More

Thank mckmatt79fred
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks for your very nice review and comments very pleased you all enjoyed your visit and your meals look forward to seeing you again in the near future

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We usually go to the same places for Sunday roast but decided for a change this weekend and noticed this pub had good reviews on here and thought we would give it a try. Lovely cozy thatched roof pub and a warm welcome from the...More

Thank GaryH_UK
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi,Gary Thanks for your review and comments about your visit to us very pleased you both enjoyed your meals and a thank you very much for the 10 out of 10 mark look forward to seeing you both soon

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I came here after some business I had. Stopped off for lunch and had the cod special. You could tell it was fresh and local. Very well presented. Only thing I could fault was the chips. Very friendly staff. I love the feeling of the...More

Thank Robert S
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks for your review and comments pleased you enjoyed your visit and the fish special sorry you didn't enjoy our hand cut chips,if you return we will always offer an alternative to chips,pleased you liked how clean and tidy the pub was and that you...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a drink on the way back from dinner in Exeter with the thought of going for dinner one evening as when we drove past earlier in the evening the car park looked extremely busy. Unfortunately we had a very cold welcome...More

Thank Marie H
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you very much for your comments ,very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit I can assure that the service you received is not the way we welcome our customers old and new and the member of staff who served will be spoken to,sorry you...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Went with a group of friends. If you are a big group, they like your order early, so they have plenty of time to prepare. The food was lovely and hot, nicely prepared and served very quickly.

Thank RosieRoun
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi,thank you very much for your review and comments very pleased you enjoyed your food and look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 23 August 2017

congenial host.customers very welcoming and friendly nice selection of beverages as one would expect.

Thank S9259XTjohnw
bryang0dwin, Owner at Huntsman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review and comments pleased you enjoyed your food and beverage look forward to seeing you soon

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DevonGus
John I'm a regular at the Huntsman so you may feel that what I'm about to say carries some bias. Perhaps, however my question is this: Did you say anything at the time to the staff regarding your main meal? My understanding is that you did not. Given that you found the staff friendly and amenable, given that you stayed on to have a dessert which you enjoyed (i.e. you didn't wish to finish up and get out as quickly as possible - which would have been a more understandable reaction) and given that you would have been asked whether everything was alright with your main meal; you would have had every opportunity to provide your feedback at the time and so allow the staff and management the opportunity of responding and making restitution. But you didn't. Of course everyone makes mistakes and it might be that you had every reason to find the main meal unsatisfactory; however the fact that you chose not to say anything but instead to instead provide an incongruous and unhelpful review coupled with the worst possible score, I believe says more about you the reviewer than it does about the Huntsman Inn, its food and staff.
20 January 2017|
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Response from MalcolmC1837 | Reviewed this property |
You obviously didn't read my review, which was fair and accurate. As we only had a sandwich you are obviously confused.
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Response from Brice27 | Reviewed this property |
I should ring the very friendly staff ---- as we have no dog at the moment, I couldn't be certain but it is quite tiny and cosy in there! If weather good, sitting outside is very pleasant. Sorry I can't be more help!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street, Ide, Exeter EX2 9RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Ide
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 272779
  • E-mail
Description
Open all day from 11.00 to 23.00 Food served 12.00 to 9.00 Monday to Sat 12.00 to 8.00 sundays 16th century thatched village family run public house serving home cooked meals including fresh fish, and vegetarian options. Also available: Cask ales, wine, and a wide range of non alcoholic drinks including freshly brewed coffee and speciality teas. Dog and child friendly. Large car park and beer garden. Only 5 mins from junction 31 M5/A30.
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