Lyneham Inn

Date of Review: 11 October 2019

Lyneham Inn

Plympton, Devon PL7 5AT

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Detailed Review

Food 5 Stars

I am reviewing the farmhouse carvery, but they have a good menu selection also, and they cater for vegetarian people in the carvery (nut roast). There is a choice of (or combination of) two meats - usually Beef & Gammon along with all-you-can-eat vegetables and gravy. The meats are succulent and often melt in your mouth. The roast potatoes are crisp outside and fluffy inside. The gravy is lovely and thick.

Ambience 4 Stars

Due to its popularity, Sundays are sometime crowded and there a waiting time for a table. You cannot book in advance, but the wait is usually quite short, depending on the size of your party. The atmosphere is of an old farmhouse pub and there are no TVs or music.

Accessibility 4 Stars

There is good access with no steps into the bar and restaurant. There is a single step down to the serving area of the carvery, and to the conservatory extension. There is a lovely large garden with playthings for children. Small Holding animals are also in the garden for children to look at.

Cost 4 Stars

The carvery is £6.75 weekdays rising to £9.65 on Sundays, but compared to other carveries in the area, this is very reasonable and good value.

Service 5 Stars

The service is excellent. It is a warm and friendly pub/restaurant and the landlady, Julie, is often around on a Sunday making sure everyone is seated in turn and overseeing the operation.

Summary 5 Stars

The Lyneham Inn is our favourite carvery in the Plymouth area and we happily travel the 11.5 miles each week to visit.


It is often quieter to go for a carvery during the week.