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“No frills pub with good honest pub food”

The Feathers Restaurant
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 September 2018

On our trips to Budleigh over the last few years, the Feathers has appeared to be closed, so I was pleased to see it open on our latest visit to the town.
There was a small queue at the door at 12pm when we decided to drop in for lunch.
The small queue soon turned into about a dozen elderly ladies and gents, all local - always a good sign if a pub is well-supported by locals as well as tourists in such a tourist-led town.
They had some banter with the landlord and landlady who knew many of them by name.
We ordered sandwiches and drinks and sat down at a table in the window.
We were soon joined by four more elderly people who were on holiday from the West Midlands.
The pub looks from the outside just as it did in the 1970s and 80s when I holidayed in Budleigh as a child or came over from Exeter on the bus as a student.
Inside it still has the wood panelling, dark wood tables and chairs, with old prints and black and white photographs of local places on the walls - in other words it's a traditional pub not trying to be anything else.
The sandwiches were fresh and tasty, served with a side salad and crisps. The food was good value.
The lady serving was very smiley and friendly, and the landlord polite, but more reserved.
If there had not been so many people at the bar, I would have loved to have known how long the landlord and landlady had been at the pub and a bit about its history since the 1980s.
The pub was clean, the food was good and well-priced, the staff were friendly, and there were plenty of customers - what more could you ask for?

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank kittyginger
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

New landlords new upgrade!
Friendly, welcoming,efficient service and lovely fresh pub grub.
Nothing too much trouble.
Food is good value but the drinks prices are high!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank matron13
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We stopped here after walking from Exmouth along the South Coast Path. The prawn sandwich was so tasty and actually tasted of prawns, rather than the usual bland stuff served elsewhere. The staff were very friendly and the toilet was the cleanest I have ever seen in a pub anywhere.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

What a great pub only in budleigh for the week called in to the feathers Will and his team made us welcome by the end of the week felt like one of the regulars,great last night of our holiday sorry to be going home , made some good friends definitely coming back

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank truckerdaveten4
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

I enjoyed a delicious ham baguette which was warmed to just the right temperature. The new owners are building a good business and were very keen to receive feedback when I explained that I would submit a review of TripAdvisor.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DougieFowler
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