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 Ley Arms, Kenn, Exeter

 

Ley Arms
Kenn
Exeter
Devon
EX6 7UW

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01392 832341
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01392 832873
http://theleyarms.co.uk

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Country Pubs

About the Pub
  The Ley Arms is a local country pub of the traditional style. It is situated in the charming village of Kenn, near Exeter.  
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    The Ley Arms is just a short journey from the main A38. Just click on the Post Code above to get a map.  
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Dee Boyd
Will Return
Had the best Sunday lunch ever here two weeks ago & have just booked seven people in again this Sunday. I had goats cheese & rocket starter which was too pretty to eat & tasted lovely. my husband had the crab starter which he really loved. Guests had the pâté...same standard. We all had the Roast beef which was amazing, Yorkshire puts we're great and the vegetables were the best I've ever had in a pub ( usually broccoli is massacred) just perfect. Only one point lost the the roast potatoes had obviously been standing & werenot at all nice..HOWEVER we did eat late & I imagine at an earlier sitting they would be better. even so the rest of the meal was so good we are giving it another go...service & ambience was very good.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Liz Pezzani
Garlic - Bread ?
We have eaten here in April and May. The first time we had to wait an hour to be served; the second time (last night) we waited one and a half hours! It is a pity as the food is nice when you get it (though the garlic bread was stone cold) and we are local, but after waiting so long I would have eaten anything!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Rating: No rosettes

Jean Fisher
It started so well
Beautiful old pub with lots of character, slate floor and a wood burner set in a big old fireplace.
We sat there on a comfy sofa and enjoyed the ambience whilst waiting for our food.
We ordered Bacon and Brie sandwiches and chips.
Bread, very nice but far too thick.
Bacon, STREAKY , GRISTLY AND undercooked. Brie, what Brie? We have never had streaky bacon served in a pub before. Sandwiches were cold.
Very disappointed as we were hoping to book for dinner at the end of the month.
1 rosette given for the pub in a stunning setting.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Neil G
Good food and service
Had our Gundog Society AGM there and had a meal afterwards. We were all pleased and many of us eat out regularly, so pleased to see that this is somewhere we would recommend. Menu is not too long and certainly has something for everyone - look for the three or so different boards. One also knows that it is local and fresh as the pigeon had just run out as had the pollack (but that's what happens when the supply is limited because it's local) but scallops were clearly fresh and plentiful on the main course. Would have no qualms about going there at anytime.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rating: rosettes

Claire
Makes our job worth while
Thank you all for you lovely comments:) we do try our best, the ley is going from strength to strength and the new management seem to be really turning this lovely pub around:) we do have function rooms so keep us in mind for meetings or party's.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Val
What a wonderful pub. Lovely friendly people and a great atmosphere. We were only in the village for a week but ate there three times !. Our little dog was also welcomed which was much appreciated. Can't call it pub grub as it's far too good for that. Thank you. Hope to visit the area again and will definately be calling in !.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Jack Geran
lock up your daughters , jack will soon be back
Great pub and there is a good looking Shelia behind the bar cant wait till i am back in Blighty
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Rating: rosettes

SMOKEY JOE JNR
my father
My father used to love this pub . glad to see it has not changed
keep up the good work chaps.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Steve Gibert
had dinner on Monday evening. Although it seemed to be a quiet evening, the staff were very helpful with both the food and beer excellent. Will come again if visiting the area again.
I wouldn't mind this as my local!!
Would recommend.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Rod Biagojevich (Sandiego) Cal
Bringing my kin's dog
Hi Claire
look forward to meeting you all
and having a ball in an English pub
on vacation from California
x
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Claire
:)
11/11.30 every night of the week and yes we're a dog friendly pub:)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Michael Galardi
Lou
@Blagojevich

I Take my wife in the Ley some weekends so i think your ok on the dog thingy/ its a good pub and Lou is quite cute.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Rod Biagojevich
what time ?
What time does it shut Saturday nights. and can you take dogs in.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Claire
Happy
Well it's nice to see the nice comments rolling in:)
Guy and Lou took over the ley arms about 3 months ago and have really turned it around the locals seems happy to have there pub back.
We're a good team of people that do our best to give you a good standard of customer service and great food.
Come and give us a try for yourself.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Mr Eric Flowers
Taste
We had a family meal at the Ley
and i must say the Calamari with stewed tomatoes and mussels Was a great starter only beaten by the main course freshly caught from Exmouth Sea Bass.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Alison Geran
My family had a really top quality lunch this sunday. 26th August. My husband's scallops were in his words beautifull and the roast pork fabulous. Great service top quality food. not just you average pub grub. Definately come again and recommend. Well done!!! and thank you!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Tianna Lee
40 years
Me and me cousin was in last friday had a bite to wat and it was cheap and hot and very nice and then us had a rice pudding which was the same. my mum been drinking in the ley arms for over 40 years apart from when it shu because it got burned down
Friday, August 24, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Ms Taylor
Second Visit...Just as Good as the First Time
Visited the Ley Arms for the second time in the last month. Our meal was just as good as the first time we visited. I had the lasagne and my partner had the steak, both meals tasted great with decent portion sizes. Service was again excellent and we were made to feel welcome by the Landlords.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Edith Small
Amazing
our family always eat her for sunday dinner amazing food.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Trudy Fraser
Cider me Up
i eats here every weekend
after 10 pints of cider its nice to have something to soak the scrumpy.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Barry
yummy
Went in the Ley Arms for my tea last night and it was delicious.
think i might even go in tonight.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Rating: rosettes

DOROTHY HARVEY
LIKE MY GRANDAUGHTER SAY'S THIS THE PLACE TO HEAT WITH LARGE HELPINGS.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Lilly-May Harvey
Great food Great Company
the new people have really turned..this place around and once again it is the place everybody trys to book a table on a saturday night for the gourmet food.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Rating: rosettes

IAN IBBESON
SUPERB FOOD
Roast Lamb with Roast potatoes and all the greens with a rice pudding superb better than the wifes and mothers. the food at the Ley is superb. and the staff are very friendly and we didn't have to wait long.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Sean Sandercock
grubby pub full of idiots and morons
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Claire
Charming
We went for a meal at the ley arms. Charming place and lovely food for a pub and we were made to feel very welcome. :)
Monday, August 13, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Kevin Wright
YUCK
Drove past on my home yesterday morning.
Saw the landlady throwing out the left over food.
Even the seagulls flew over and turned their nose up at the food.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Judy Fraser
disappointed
Went on Sunday 05.08.2012.
Should of guess it wasnt up to much when the waitress gave us knives and forks to use with our soup despite telling her three times we needed spoons she still laid knives and forks!!
We then had a leak which came down onto our table no comment made but a ice bucket was place on the table, not a mention of we will find you another table the leak became 3 leaks and we placed our empty glass under them, still no acknowledgement from staff. We were given our sunday lunch which was disappointing and tasted of mass catering!!!! . Then the bill was delivered with 4 mints for a table of seven and the waitress said heres your bill you didnt want any puddings did you?. Well actually we did but then decided not to. No apologies , bad service, food not that good dont think we will be back. Shame.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Rating: rosettes

bob jones
stone cold food
Went there this evening with friends after good reports. Very disappointed ordered lasagne served stone cold. The very attentive landlord on arrival was nowhere to be seen after complaint about this and no apology given by him or his staff. Other food over priced and underwhelming.......yet another overpretentious pub in the countryside....so sad! (and very expensive drinks)
Friday, August 3, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

NIGELA TABBIFORD Exeter
Had a warm roast on sunday it was nice and tasty.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Keith Baitup
The menu is extensive, imaginative and well prpared, a childrens menu available. The landlord and his staff are very welcoming the meal we had was very good service was excellant.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Sue Gosling
Sue Gosling
Nothing has changed
still the same old menu same old shite.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

LEN DAVEY EXETER
If you call Fish Fingers imaginative.
Then yes Bryan the place has improved.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Brian Andrews
Ignore the bad reports, this pub is under new management. We had two superb meals recently whist on a camping holiday at Woodlife. The menu is extensive, imaginative and well prpared, a childrens menu available. The landlord and his staff are very welcoming.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Ms Taylor
Lovely Pub, Great Food
I was slightly apprehensive about booking a table for food here, having read some awful reviews about a very rude owner and terrible service. However, I thought I'd give it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. The pub has a lovely atmosphere and we were made to feel very welcome. The food was delicious and reasonably priced and the service was excellent. I have recently found out that this pub has been taken over by new landlords (thank goodness by the sounds of previous reviews!) and I look forward to visiting again in the near future. Would definitely recommend!
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Emma Smith
Glad to see the pub is getting back to normal again, but recommend improving the food.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Sppanners
well off we drove to find the LEY arms. According to our info' it was next to a church and positioned on the crossways of ley lines, ideal for dowsers!!! What a suprise we got, upon arriving, the car park, because of the building and position should have been full of classic cars. On entering the pub, which we were magically drawn into, the atmosphere was very relaxing, we were greeted by a very attractive landlady who made us more than welcome. The landlord was also welcoming, and they went to great lenghts to make us feel welcome. We decided to stay for a meal, and all we could say is that it was superb. This couple have only just taken over this pub and we will return soon, they deserve to get on well.All creeds are welcome.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Jeff
Landlord from Hell
Glad to see the back of that idiot and his ugly wife.
what a pair of c***s
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Sharon Davison
good ridance
Friday, May 25, 2012
Rating: rosettes

matt
hooray
the idoits have left the building !!
the two people who ran this place have know gone the brewery has taken it back thank god so hopefully if a few weeks time or more the ley will re open with nice new people

hooray they have gone !!!!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Julia Harris
A disaster area
Please, please call in Alex Polizzi!. You can't tell customers that all the beer is off through lack of customers. You have a fantastic premises but you obviously have no idea how to run a pub. Please get get your act together and I will come again.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

A Local Car Club
A very unsatisfactory experience.
We booked months ago for a party of about 24 for Boxing day for the carvery. We checked Christmas Eve and were told that all was well and we were expected. We rang Boxing morning to confirm numbers and were told brusquely that we would need to ring back after 12o/c. We rang at 11.50 and were told sharply that we had already been informed to ring at 12o/c.

Upon entering we saw that the only menu available was a specials board with three choices:-

Chicken Curry
Fish Pie
Vegetable Lasagne

Hardly Christmas fayre.
With the benefit of hindsight we should have left there and then. There was a very long wait for any food to appear and this was not due to the pub being busy as our party was almost the only customers. Conversation while we waited was very difficult because the musac was so loud. We repeatedly asked for it to be turned down, but our requests were ignored, so this further increased our dis-satisfaction with the way things were going.
Our fish pie, when it finally arrived, was admittedly hot and tasty, but the portion was small and there were NO vegetables, only a VERY small salad. We needed another meal when we got home.
We arrived at the pub at 1o/c and left at 3.30. Some people who had ordered a sweet had still not received it after all this time.
Looking back, the few staff that were on duty generally tried their best, but there were not enough of them to cater for the size of party which had been known by the pub for months before. The owners need to get their act together and organise enough staff, a proper menu, and TURN THE MUSAC DOWN.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

robbert s
couldnt beilve it
About 2 months ago we booked a table for 4 of us for a Christmas meal at the Ley Arms. Earlier this week, they were contacted and we confirmed the date etc and they were given a phone number to contact should there be any difficulty. We were all looking forward to our Christmas meal, and have eaten there at Christmas in years gone by as well as meeting for drinks throughout the year. On arrival, we had a drink and were shown to our table. There were only about 10 people in the bar and no other diners. The waitress handed us festive menus and I ordered Sole Veronique to start, but the waitress said she'd have to check if it was still available. She returned and said it wasn't and that no meals were available from the Christmas menu, and all they could offer us were meals from the 'specials' board - a decidedly un-festive choice of lambs liver, belly pork, chicken jalfrezi, lasagne and a couple of other non-descript dishes. There were no meals available from the ordinary menu either. To say we were angry and disgusted is an understatement. So, we left and drove to another pub 5 minutes away (Gissons) where we were made to feel welcome and had an excellent meal.
I don't blame the waitress or bar staff who were polite but those who 'run' the pub really should not be in business - they probably won't be for much longer. It's a real shame as thousands of pounds must have been spent on it recently.
We won't be going back for drinks or a meal any time soon.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

A Nonymous
Great, at first...
Arrived at the Ley Arms expecting the worst and was, at first, pleasantly surprised. The bar staff were lovely and the waitress was jolly. Food was great and the deserts were delicious. In fact almost everything was five stars... but here's the catch. The atmosphere of the place is not quite cozy and comfy... music was dreadful (heavy metal and Lilly Allen), the ambiance stale (a cross between an unfashionable Soho nightclub and a barn) and the owner was loud and quite frankly viscous towards his staff. He would shout from one end of the bar to the other at the bar girl - while we were having our candlelit dinner- who seemed to be doing no harm to anyone folding napkins and keeping an eye on the bar area.I would return but this chap spoiled the evening for us. I'm sure he's a lovely man really but he displayed no people or management or any kind of skills (and yet demanded skills from all around him in very loud and bullying bellows). It seems obvious what has happened here... a good pub with good grub and great, caring staff has been taken over by someone who has watched too much Gordon Ramsay programs and who's never worked in a pub before. Shame.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Rating: rosettes

mr un happy
time to go !!!!!!! and get out of our village
ok guys we have tryed to give you both ago ! but you have just chucked it back in our faces
tim you are the worst landlord ever! get a grib! you have lost all the locals and trade plus you keep telling people you dont need us well sorry matey by the look and lack of custome you need us . but because you have no respect for us we have none for you until you apologise to all of us and start behaving like a owner,will never ever suport u !!! plus its too late so dont bother ! go before your head gets buired any deeper and let us get back our old charming country pub not a high tec night club pub !!! go go go go
Monday, November 14, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

mitzi stapleton
Awful awful awful
Visited the ley arms on sunday awful food terrible service very expensive and when we complained we were sworn at by owner we will never return avoid at all cost
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

JanieB66
Ok if you don't mind the abuse from the owner”
Having gone for a meal at The Ley Arms, I was expecting a warm and friendly reception. However our group were greeted by a foul tempered rude little man, who claimed to be one of the owners! He proceeded to hurl abuse at customers and staff alike. Needless to say we didn't hang around for a meal as to be perfectly honest I have had better service and a more friendly welcome at KFC!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

juile
juile
on arrival was met by a man in a full lenght frock of some sort! looked for a seat for someone with mobility issues, sat down asked for a menu and was told we had to get up and go to the board - which was up steps ....mmmm simple if you can get up and down with no problem.

ordered our food (expensive food) whilst waiting the table beside us sent thier back as fish was not cooked and chips were cold ........ encouraging we thought - not.

food wasnt long in coming but while waiting in this 12th centry hostilery had to listen to
Amy Winehouse belting out while the man in the frock was girating around to it behind the bar!

Food arrives, before we start to eat man in frock appears everything ok we replied yes thanks then we began to eat ................not ok - again fish was not cooked in the middle. mushrooms were floating in grease (had to sponge it off with a tissue) plates were cold so what did look a nice meal became cold almost immediately so a lot was left uneaten. Waitress appears, did you enjoy your meal as we hadn't we expressed our opinion - no apology or offer to speak with the manager/kitchen. Upon her return we asked what the response from the kitchen was to our comments urm what comments she hadnt even bothered to say anything. The bill arrived still no comment.

The place is a joke, on our departure a local overheard us talking, stopped me I explained and he was soooooo upset. this has been my local all my life and its really sad to hear this Im sorry but these new people have taken over and it doesnt seem to be going well

Don't wast your time or money even going there - just admire the place as you drive by in the beautiful and friendly village of Kenn.

Visited September 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

susan
What has happened to the Ley Arms?!?!
Apparently it has been taken over, we visited on Sunday (11th September), the interior has had a bit of a makeover which we could live with, however, on enquiring at the bar about the menu were told that 'only carvery on a sunday' so... we ordered 4 carveries, only to be told 'we are not taking any more walk ins', I'm sorry, I thought we were customers and they were advertising carvery outside and what's more at 1pm, the restaurant was empty!!! and we only wanted to sit in the small bar area as we had a dog but apparently they wanted to make sure they conserved food for the 'booked' people. OMG, what sort of business is that?!. We are sad that our favourite Sunday spot has been ruined so sorry, can't recommend it now.
Disliked: Service
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

sarah
Having dined in The Ley Arms
times previously, I didn't question my boyfriend's suggestion to go for a family birthday meal there last night and we were pleased to be able to book a table last minute on a Friday night, 16/9/11 so they were expecting us. On arrival, the staff seemed very unprofessional and confused by our presence. We were told we usually have menus to hand out but our menu is on the board tonight. This consisted of about 5 different options - none of which were vegetarian - and a carvery. After finally getting our order taken by grabbing a waitress' attention, we ordered some food. 40 minutes went by and still no sign of food, or any kind of interaction from staff, feeling hungry I went up to the bar to ask where our food was, to which the rude barmaid pulled a disgruntled face and said we actually have a table of 22 up there and we are very busy. The restaurant was empty - 22 people is nothing in a pub of this size. How did they cope in the summer? Or were we the only ones not to receive the memo that this pub was being run by people that seemed to have never stepped foot in a pub before, let alone run one? The pub has had a makeover inside and looks very nice, but to be honest we much preferred the way the previous owners ran the pub, regardless of the paintwork. I will definitely not be recommending this pub to my friends, the service was appalling, the food was mediocre and the chef was extremely sarcastic when he came to slice my carvery (having known I'd asked why the food was taking so long). SORT IT OUT
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Ex regular
Histrionic Megolomanic
I liked this pub so have tried very hard to deal with the fact that the new owners are awful. I've made an effort to ignore the monument to bad taste the interior has become and tried to get into the spirit of the new 'townie' atmosphere. I even began to warm towards Pete. But Tim's histrionics are intolerable. The atmosphere around this man is horrendous. His is loud mouthed, unpleasant bully and this has already led to almost all of the original staff walking away along with many of the regular customers. His volatile and unpredictable behaviour creates a really unpleasant atmosphere. You would have to be brave and perhaps foolish to complain in this establishment. What is so upsetting is that there is nothing that can be done to save this once cosy and very friendly pub. The speed at which they are loosing custom will in time ensure the venture fails and they will be forced to leave but how long will this take and in what condition will they leave our lovely pub?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Mr Hoggins
old manager
The old Manager Matt and the old Assistant Manager have now gone to The Bickley Mill Inn in newton abbot. The Ley Arms has gone down hill so much, i will never return there.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

mr greenwood
shocking
ok let do the nice bits staff so freindly well some are !! food ok nothing specail but still ok for the price.. what bothers me is the fact the the owners have no idea whats going on !!!!! and why are you fighting and arguing in the pub your treating this as your home BUT ITS NOT this place has gone down hill ver quickly as we have been here many times before as its was doing so well always busy and neally fully booked when we came last i understand that these two new blokes took over in the middle of june and they had big plans !!! anyway has we have found out they havnt even been in the trade before and it clearly shows this place is a shambles and i do not know how the lovely staff work there as never in our lifes have we seen so much bad behavour..... will never return whilst under this terriable management .. o yes what happen to last manager does anyone know were he went too we think his name was mark but cant remeber he had spikey hair and was so frendily and very helpful and always very Professional and the team were a delite to be served by we did reconise one waitress who been there a while her name was called saffie and we did tell her about this shocking seen and her little face was so embarrassed and look like she was frighten to say any coment but she told us im very sorry for this and smiled as us, we could see in her face that she had enough of this embrassing behaviour. sum this up our vist was a joke and the worst time we could of ever experience but the staff were very friendly and thats it not returning and has for the people who said there vists were good welll i find it very hard to beilve since these two have brought the pub
Monday, August 22, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

lisa
Brilliant
brilliant pub, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and great value food served hot and with a smile
Friday, August 19, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Gerald
Superb pub, a real find!
We were recommended this pub by the b&b we were staying in. I have to say that it was one of the best meals that I've ever eaten out. Firstly the otter ale was very well kept and an excellent ale. The Pinot grigo my wife had was equally good. My start of pork belly was superb! Only equalled by my mAin of pork medallions. My wife's steak was cooked to perfection, with home made onion rings to die for. An excellent cheese board followed, which unfortunately meant we skipped the very tempting puds. Service was very attentive and helpful, without being intrusive. My only complaint - I wish this pub was on my doorstep and not 3 hours away - this team can take over my local any day.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Rating: rosettes

alan turner
its a pub not the lord haldon
never in my life have i ever met a rude selfish landlord or manager ..... what a joke .. tim you have a lot to learn is this trade sunshine shouting in front of myself and others whilst trying to eat our dinner hmmmm is NO..i could carry on but to be frank im not gonna waist my time.
poor service food not great , rude owner , bad dec cor looks cheap and same as below in other comments
this is devon mate not reading so go back up there is you want a fancy place
will not return until you till you have gone .......... as we have seen many owners come and go !!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

mr & mrs reynolds
what have you done
new owners !!!!!! take a good long look at this pub, this was a country pub what have you done ????? we know it needed a freshing up but my god think this a little too much, looks like a night club !!!!!
lost alll charm and the cosy feeling, all it looks like now is a funkie town bar but in a village {NOT RIGHT} feels very cold miss matched and odd lighting !bad service long wait at the bar for a drink 20 mins before some chap saw us !!! sad as this was a pleasant place to eat and relax and they had freindly staff !!!! such a shock to us good luck with all your future plans has we dont think its gonna go down to well !!!! stay well away we wont be back not unless it goes back to how was !!!!!!! very sad to see it change so much in a few weeks
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

mr ward
what a shame
visted the ley today for lunch 19/6/11 didnt relize that it has new owners and we notcied the new changes when we arrived !!!! well what a shame the inside looks so out of place .... and are meals wasnt that good to be honest , we have had better.
myself and my freinds have been going to the ley for many years and we have seen many new owners and management come and go as they hav'nt got it right or thought about what people and local people really want in a pub thought the last people and managerment and team had is so right they had such lovely parties and events and great offers plus the food was brillaint !!!!! we know that they had plan to refurb themselfs however things must have change.
myself and my wife have had so many great meals with friends and family and this change came by has a shock

well cant say me and my guests like the change but some may find it ok but for me and our guests not for us this should be a country pub And not made into a town bar sorry i wont be bothering to come back and neither will my guests. we will find another charming country pub somewhere else
i will say this the carvery chef is very freindly but hes been there for some time , i didnt know were the normal friendly manager matt was today but later on we found out as we would of like to of spoke to him about the changes that we didnt like however we have deceided to emial the new owners instead
we did ask were he was and was told he no longer works here !!! we were very shocked by this as we had really begun to be freind matt and trust him i know this young chap had worked very hard to build the ley back to a great country pub and me and my guests will turly miss this young man , i guess he didnt like the changes too we also were told that they have a new gm who also wasnt there today as he was on hoilday im sure he can keep up to the standard that the last manager did !!!! good luck new owners and your new gm as we wont be back !!!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Bob Jones
Now an urban pub in rural setting!
Looked in today, first itme since new tenants in charge. Decor and (no) ambiance just like a pub in middle of Exeter. Small group of locals seeking refuge at end of bar seeking solace from musak which overwhelmed the place. Country pub no more; just another licenced restaurant....it's a long winter ahead!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Rating: rosettes

charles wood
fantastic time
we visited the ley arms on a very busy friday night (27/5/11)and we were very pleasently surprised that they were fully booked ,but were still able to accomadate the four of us at such short notice.We had gone to the Gissons which is near only to find that it was empty and subsiquently felt very uncomfatable so we left .On speaking to the petrol pump attendant asked where they would suggest in the local area to eat and was highly recommended too the Ley Arms.Matt the GM explained that on arrival we would have a short wait which on seeing the full restaurant we totally understood and the staff were very attentive and nothing was too much to ask for.
Summary in full the new menu with this 50% offer was fantastic value for money and the quality and food was outsanding value and we were told that there is a new talented head chef within the team who has also put on an extensive specials board which we didn't try this time because i had a 12oz exmoor rump that was so succulant it melted and my guests went for a classic gammon egg and chips and the ley burger that was absolutely superb.
my partner and myself would whole heartedly recomend the ley arms to anyone who wants great food and great service with a great country pub atmosphere.
Just to finish we would love to thank matt and all the team for a great evening and we will be visiting again very soon.
We will be booking next time now we have found this hidden gem by chance ;-)
Thanks again with kind regards
Charles
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Mrs Not Very Happy
The worst experience of my life
I must admit from the outside this cosy little pub look’s just the business, well that’s until you enter
I stood point where food orders are taken and had to wait a good 15 minutes for the two bar staff behind the bar to finish their conversation before being approached
When eventually I was, I asked why I had been ignored and was told that it was a very important discussion which apparently had to take priority, I never knew that the mere fact that Alton Towers had a new ride would keep me standing there for 15 minutes.
When I asked to speak to the landlord I was told “Hi my names Matt, I am the Manager” well that’s just great it was the manager that was making me stand there while he was chatting about Alton Towers, well I never had a meal and decided not to even have a drink, however I might try out the new ride at Alton Towers apparently it looks awesome…..

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Turner
Change is GOOD
New Owners, New Menu
The new menu is a little like a harvester plain and simple and i must admit i like it!

Nice staff & atmosphere
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Bill McClelland
Heavitree Brewery what have you done?
Heavitree Brewery have sold the lease to this lovely pub?
Nicky and her team in there have really turned this pub around, the wife and I eat here every week and enjoy the atmosphere. PLEASE new owners dont change a thing
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Rating: rosettes

ian philips
The Ley Arms, has again changed ownership
The Ley Arms, has again changed ownership, it was just getting better & better in the hands of Nicky the landlady when a new team have come in with tottaly the wrong idea. avoid this pub if you know whats best.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

mrs smith
we went to the leyarms at Kenn for our christmas party on 20th Dec 08 ,we socialise a lot and eat out very often,never before have we had the expeirence we had on sat the attitude of the staff was awful when we asked where our veg was to accompany our now cold meal staff just shrugged their shoulders and said enough veg had already been brought out, when we said our turkey was now cold again shoulders we shrugged and the waitress said all she could do was bring out hot gravy ,which never then arrived. the whole attitude of the staff was discusting ,we will not be returning and certainly willl not recomend the Ley Arms to any of our friends ,also on leaving we learnt that the aother table of people were not happy either and also refusing to pay ful price .dont bother to go to this pub for a meal ,because if you do its guaranteed you will be disapointed
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

Rachel
excellent food and service
Seven of us - grandparents, parents and teenagers - landed unannounced for lunch on spec last Saturday and were not only able to find food satisfactory for all our tastes but were delighted to find that it, and the service, was excellent. We will certainly make it a regular haunt when we visit that part of the world again
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Len
Right out of a story book
Great Pub. Like something out of a medeval story. Thatched roofed village, 13th century pub, oaken beams, it was like walking into a fantasy novel. Lively crowd. My wife and I absolutely loved it.
Friday, January 6, 2006
Rating: rosettes

 
 
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Ley Arms
Kenn
Exeter
Devon
EX6 7UW

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Tel: 01392 832341
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01392 832873
http://theleyarms.co.uk

 



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