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The Lazy Toad Inn

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Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
+44 1392 841591
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The setting is beautiful and really peaceful. The food is exquisite and a good range of choices at lunch time. We were there with a family meal for 7 and everyone really enjoyed the experience. The service is very very good. Everyone was ver impressed!

Thank malcolm709
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's official- I feel Christmassy at long last and all thanks to The Toad's wonderful night of Christmas carols! We have just spent a really lovely evening enjoying carols, courtesy of a local choir, delicious food (as ever!) and the wonderful atmosphere of a gorgeous, friendly village pub. Merry Christmas to the whole team there, thanks for many an enjoyable... More 

Thank Helen R
Bampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Haven't been to the Toad for a number of years, but decided to go to Sunday Lunch today. Hadn't realised that it had changed hands, but delighted that the really high quality has continued. The roast beef was as good as I have ever had and the service was excellent. Will be going again soon!

Thank DavidBotsford
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for my girlfriends birthday celebration with her family. The bar is incredibly cosy and they have proper tankards for beer!! It's the kind of place that you want right near to your house as the drink selection is great, and the food is brilliant too. We had the Christmas set menu which was very reasonably priced. Our... More 

Thank Craig K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this picturesque country pub for the first time today where we received a warm welcome at the bar, got shown to a cosy corner table under the stairs, had an amazing roast (crunchy potatoes, tasty gravy, good portion size) staff were attentive & happy to help, all in all a pleasurable experience & would definitely return.

Thank Samantha S
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A lovely restaurant situated just outside of Exeter, the staff were really friendly & helpful. The portions were reasonable with a nice selection of sweets on offer. Would be a great place to sit outside on a summers evening.

Thank marc p
Exeter, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

After a not very satisfactory Sunday lunch earlier in the year, we recently visited the Toad again with friends who come here regularly. We were not expecting a great deal, so were pleasantly surprised. The menu is not extensive and I would have liked a little more choice, but the food is undoubtedly good and well cooked. We had breaded... More 

Thank Mistletoe5
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Second time a visit this place and it´s been fine both times. Staff is friendly, food is above average and the inn is nice and cosy.

Thank Rebecca T
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great Sunday lunch here last Sunday, roast beef was spot on, staff were attentive and booking online was very pleasant. Pub has great interior and attractive courtyard / garden outside. Top marks

Thank Tom H
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were walking on the footpaths and stopped at this place for lunch. We were able to sit outside in the shade and enjoy a wonderful "Ploughman's Lunch for Two". It was served on a wooden board and there was more than enough food for the two of us. Staff very friendly and the setting outside very nice.

Thank barbara361

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brampford Speke, Brampford Speke, Exeter EX5 5DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter  >  Brampford Speke
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 841591

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