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The Oddfellows Exeter

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71 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Quirky, fun and brimming with convivial atmosphere, The Oddfellows Exeter is a Pub with an upstairs cocktail bar with a whole lot of charm. Specialising in Pub classics with a twist made with locally sourced ethical ingredients, you’ll find an eclectic menu filled with delicious dishes that go down a treat with a bespoke cocktail from the lounge upstairs, glass of carefully curated wine, or anything else your heart desires. The perfect place to catch up with friends or your special someone, The Oddfellows on New North Road in the Exeter city centre won’t disappoint.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    01392 209050

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Chatfield

  • Catering

    60 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP

  • Private party facilities

    https://complete-events.com/

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Sunday Lunch

  • East Devon

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Devon

    Lunch

  • East Devon

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • East Devon

    Romance

  • East Devon

    Special Occasions

  • East Devon

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. h

    hungryyoungfamily

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    This review is for the last drop, which is the new Oddfellows. Very mixed experience. Friendly and attentive service, good beers on tap. But the food was average, and oddly served... very undercooked cabbage and cauliflower, very runny white sauce going all over the plate, just ONE half potato per plate (think this is illegal in a British Sunday pub roast?!?!) And not very nice lamb. The beef was good, as was the roasted root veg. The starter we bought as lunch for toddler was fine. But we left sort of still hungry. We were going to have a leisurely Sunday lunch but we left quickly because the food wasn't great and the ambience wasn't what we expected based on previous visits to Oddfellows.

  2. D

    Deek

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Music was not very calming - ‘I predict a riot’ not a great choice. Food good though.

  3. TS

    TinaS

    Devon

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Recently changed hands and unbeknown to us when we booked but no longer the Gastro pub it used to be. Alarm bells rang when there was no one else in the restaurant and the chef was leaning against the wall on his phone. We left after being served raw pork for starters. The landlord was very gracious but sadly we didn’t feel confident about the rest of the meal.

  4. A

    Anonymous

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious and generous portions. We'll definitely come back.

  5. S

    Snowy

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second visit to Oddfellows for a Sunday roast while staying in Exeter. The Sunday roast is always so tasty and the puddings too. We love it there its always a nice place to eat, drink, relax and chat with friends there is always a nice ambiance there. Staff are always friendly and service is always spot on. We will be back there soon for our 3rd visit can’t wait.

  6. S

    Sallie

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The staff were very friendly, and very helpful. The food was traditional and very tasty.

  7. CR

    CaitlinR

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    I had two really burnt potatoes on mine. The yorshire pud was not homemade. It was not as gpod as previous owners had it. Great service and people were lovely though

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    By and large it was great, the meat was a little cold/dry but on the whole it was lovely

  9. B

    Belle

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    New management gave us a very warm welcome, very attentive and chatty, made us feel very welcome. Food was generally good, lamb very good. All in all, a very nice evening.

  10. JC

    JulieC

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Dogs welcome

  11. M

    Mixters

    Devon

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2

    This is the 1st time we have visited since the change over and new chief I’m sorry to say we won’t be back the food prices have risen far too high £16.95 for roast lamb wouldn’t mind if it was up to scratch the gravy was like water and everything was quite bland not a patch on previous visits this place won’t last if not changed

  12. SM

    StevenM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Owners couldn’t do enough and they made it feel really personal. The food was good with some really nice options. Really impressed.

  13. VP

    VicP

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    First time here. In the restaurant side. Food was nice by over priced for what it was. Dessert was lovely. Service great, lovely staff but generally the place is in need of some TLC

  14. A

    Amitheonlyone

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The staff were lovely and friendly. But the pub was freezing and smelled damp. Roast beef was great but the veg was very hard. Only one veggie option totally incomparable to the 3 meat options.

  15. SL

    SamL

    Devon

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Clearly in the middle of changes due to recent ownership. A good welcome awaited us and we were sat down quickly. Food was well cooked but portions were quite small for the price. The restaurant was cold and I had to ask to close the door. All in all not bad but definitely room for improvement.

  16. CK

    ChloeK

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The vest roast dinner we have had, just a shame we were just stopping through Exeter to get home to Southampton!! If we are that way again we will definitely be coming back! Only problem we had is every phone number we tried to ring didn't work, but we ended up booking it online very easily.

  17. P

    Poppy

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Our Sunday lunch at the Oddfellows was a nice experience. However, everything was a touch on the cold side, which was only helped by the hot gravy. Also, the service was a bit forward and pushy, felt like they wanted us to eat and move us along quickly. However, overall the food was tasty and the Pork had a lovely flavour (I would've liked some crackling with my Pork roast though! Haha).

  18. G

    Gill

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    It had changed management, but I’m not sure when. The food was good but service poor in that nobody asked us if we wanted sauces, nobody came to see if everything was ok with our food, nobody came to see if we wanted dessert and it was difficult to find someone to pay. There were no other diners. The toilets were tired and cold. We wouldn’t hurry back

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    The hospitality and the food is simply outstanding value for money. I've never had such good food for so little. The decor and finish to the establishment is not to the same high standard and it isn't poor and not an issue when you're so pleased with everything else.

  20. OW

    OliverW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was delicious but could’ve been slightly warmer. We booked ahead but were given a bit of a rubbish table. Thankfully they let us move to a nicer table once it became available which was appreciated. Would definitely go again.

  21. SG

    SusanG

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It was a great experience apart from the fact we were put out in the toilet area because we had the dog with us and had booked online and the response for no dogs allowed was too late for us to change our plans. The oddfellows has always been so dog friendly in the past and the kitchen staff were great along with the bar staff,Our dog was really well behaved but I didnt like the designated area.

  22. M

    Megajeff

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Not enough gravy or cheese sauce on the cauliflower. Asked for a Yorkshire with the veggie roast but didn’t get one! No caffeine free coffee. All good a bit cold.

  23. LH

    LordH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Unable to comment on food quality as no sooner had we arrived we were informed of a changed menu which was not what we had booked for. No contact from the restaurant despite them confirming that this should have happened and no alternative offered. Ruined birthday meal and trying to find a last minute reservation on a busy Saturday was not great…

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Sunday lunch was fabulous!! The starter of tomato soup however was too salty and a little cold and no bread with it!

  25. a

    amodernadventure

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious! We went for Sunday roast and the food was beautifully presented and tasty. We were also really impressed by the range and the size of the vegetable side dishes. It’s not my first Oddfellows roast and I’ve already reminded friends that the quality remains high…so hopefully I’ll be able to get a table next time I want to book again! Thanks to the team for an excellent meal.

  26. SW

    SophieW

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great, freshly cooked food. The tastes were immense. The service was excellent nothing was too much trouble.

  27. EW

    EmmaW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food.Warm Welcome and friendly staff.Highly recommended

  28. r

    richardt

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and a very tasty roast highly recommended

  29. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Great restaurant. Possibly the best Sunday roast about I live out of area but come to visit my son at uni and he always makes sure we eat here

  30. AS

    AndreaS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A great Sunday roast as ever at Oddfellows! Love the new delivery in terms of service; vegetables separately, however, unfortunately they arrived Luke warm/cold! The food was amazing but when you expected it hot it was cold and vice versa! Great service, wonderful new chef! Would I go again? Yes!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  32. WW

    WallyW

    Devon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food for a Sunday lunch very generous portions and good service

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good artisan food in simple surroundings, but geez it’s expensive, the main course was beef but very small portions, had to have the cheese board to top up the carbs, my son had the choc desert which was gorgeous. We dined at the Ivy the previous evening which was £6 more expensive? Not sure I can justify the cost for a small basic so called gastro pub. Would I return, probably not, which is a shame, but the foodie scene in Exeter is very competitive with better value eateries.

  34. CH

    ClaireH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly staff and would definitely go again!

  35. EJ

    EmmaJ

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, lovely setting. Friendly, knowledge staff.

  36. LC

    LydiaC

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely place. We were very impressed with the service and all the little touches such as having canapés on arrival!

  37. LV

    LadyV

    Devon

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food although the chef did like blue cheese!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Really liked the restaurant which is under new ownership, good value, presentation and quality of the food was great but a number of items were served tepid including my pork belly and the cod and potato dish.

  39. S

    Snowy

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal at Oddfellows and we will definitely be booking a table there again next time we are in Exeter.

  40. AJ

    AmyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    maybe cheesier cauli flower cheese but apart from that the food was amazing absolutely no complaints

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Oddfellows Exeter is rated 4 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Oddfellows Exeter

60 New North Road Exeter, Devon EX4 4EP

Additional information

  • Area

    Exeter

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Wed–Sat 18:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Chatfield

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    01392 209050

  • Catering

    60 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP

  • Private party facilities

    https://complete-events.com/

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