The Lamb Inn

4.7
31 Reviews
£25 and under
Grill
The Lamb Inn at Sandford
An AA One Rosette Restaurant in a 16th century former coaching house with open fires, low ceilings, comfy sofas, stunning bedrooms and a conference room.
We also have a lovely sheltered garden on three levels; perfect for summer evenings

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 31 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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stupot
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recently had a lovely sharing meal with my wife at the Lamb. Food was really lovely and beautifully cooked, the veg was yum, the steak was yum and the sausages yum yum yum were delicious. I would definitely recommend eating here !!!! we will return when we get the chance. Thank you very much.

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Rach
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sunday Roasts delicious! So many flavours. It was a very quiet, rainy day and the lovely fire was roaring! Sticky table was the only, petty comment that could be made! Highly recommend!!

The Lamb Inn
Responded on December 12, 2020

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ClaireE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is, simply put, excellent. The pub is lovely, as are the staff, I would eat here again.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

thank you Claire

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TimA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food and delicious wine in a friendly village pub. Would definitely recommend!

The Lamb Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

thank you Tim

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ClaireB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal here, the Seasonal Meat feast, which I highly recommend. The staff were attentive and friendly and had put a note on our table wishing us a Happy Silver Anniversary, which was a lovely touch. The atmosphere there was warm and friendly, will definitely be coming back - Thank you

The Lamb Inn
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you Claire

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nickynix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , good service , well managed covid precautions .

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AngelaN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the film club too! Food not perfect as last time.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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amandah
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously great food - arguably the best of any pub in the Exeter area.
Pleasant and friendly staff. The landlord happened to be outside as we arrived and he found me a parking spot and even helped me park!
I really can't think of anything much that would improve this pub - with the exception of course that if they had either Green King Abbot or Otter Ale - then we would be indisputably in heaven! But their wines are good, service good and prices reasonable. Highly recommended.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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GrahamW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old pub. Great beer. Have the meat sharer!!

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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PeterN
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Very attractive from the outside.

The food was very limited but quite good - four main courses (+veggie) served in different combinations.

Inside the pub was very grubby, cluttered and generally not a nice environment to be in.

I wonder if the pub was built-up by somebody else and then sold on and been allowed to go down hill?

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

Sorry you did not enjoy your visit. In fact there are 147 different combination of dishes you can have, plus burgers, as well as our highly popular Platters for Sharing. Fortunately most of The Lamb Inn guests would disagree with you and they all love the newly restored 16th century inglenook fireplace - just read reviews on and around your review and you can see they disagree with you. .. We would recommend you avoid eating at local character village pubs.

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HuwF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet location, friendly unobtrusive service, good menu - recommended

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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JuneB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food in a lovely old Inn. Good value for money and excellent service. Something a bit different to the usual pub meal. Definitely worth a visit.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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PeterB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal had been planned due to a visit by a friend from Leicestershire. This was our third visit and it maintained the high standard we have become use to on our previous visits. Thank you and keep it up.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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Carol
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our overnight stay at the Lamb Inn very much. The room, food and service were all excellent. We stayed in the garden room which was lovely and had its own little outside area which was great for our dog. Highly recommend.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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Aes11
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly place with lovely food

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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GrahamW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Done a great job adjusting to COVID requirements. Nice short menu of really good food options

The Lamb Inn
Responded on October 13, 2020

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AileenW
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We landed in Sandford after a long, tiring, wet journey from Penzance. But once walked into the Lamb we were immediately made to feel welcome in this friendly local pub. We had a very tasty supper with an excellent fig starter and my fish main course was a delicious and varied dish.

Our room had everything that we needed, with an especially comfortable bed in a large room overlooking the quiet street.

Thank you for your hospitality. Thanks too for returning the cardigan that I somehow left on my chair after breakfast!

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CarolynG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately I, as one of the party of four, found the main chicken meal was ruined for me by too much salt. I didn’t wish to embarrass my hosts by complaining, but was up all night drinking water (I’d drunk three glasses of lime soda, no alcohol).

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AndrewM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute booking in restaurant. Excellent tasty food, good service, helpful staff.

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anneH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely pub with great food well worth a visit It is great to be able to find somewhere so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely old inn in a central village location not too far out from Exeter. All staff were friendly and welcoming. Great home cooked food and service. Highly recommend a visit.

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JoZephine
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere friendly staff delicious food. We will doubtless be eating at the Lamb again

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LizzieC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a cosy pub with bags of character. Enjoyed it very much and will be back soon.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you Lizzie

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SueW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. We would definitely go there again, especially on film nights.

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tommo
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely spot and a quiet garden. Food was excellent. I suspect a wasps nest is nearby so it ought to be removed.

Friendly service and very comfortable. Will be back to the Lamb soon!

The Lamb Inn
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you Tommo

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danielb
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food for the price, really impressed.
Not a lot to choose from though that would be the only recommendation.

The Lamb Inn
Responded on September 28, 2019

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PaulA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food little pricey but beautifully cooked

The Lamb Inn
Responded on September 12, 2019

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RogerH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok as a country pub a bit expensive though. Staff friendly enough but not trained in service. I do not like being asked if I would like to leave a tip. some people would find this intimidating.

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VivW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable visit. Have already recommended to a friend.

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Josiew22
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious food- the best Sunday pub lunch I’ve had in years. Kids menu even had homemade chips. Delicious!

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Rachel
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Amazing food, I would recommend the pork belly! Nice cosy atmosphere, could have done with some background music.

FAQs

The Lamb Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.