We’ve met some great people over the last 27 years; many customers have become good friends, suppliers and magazine editors too, and of course there’s the pub’s very close and long-standing relationship with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and their ravenous players.

We’ve been sponsoring ‘Man of the Match’ at Sandy Park since 2004 and it’s a privilege to be part of the extended Chiefs family. Matthew has taught several of the players how to cook as they mull over their post-playing careers and often shares a stage with them at food festivals and county shows. We currently sponsor Scotland International Sam Skinner and before that it was James Hanks. Our guests love seeing the players in the restaurant and, like us, they’re amazed at what they pack away - a typical ‘feed’ usually starts with a Scotch egg appetiser, then a chicken liver parfait starter, quickly followed by a specially cut 24oz ‘Big Boy’ rib eye with a sticky toffee pudding to finish things off!

The similarities don’t end there. Both the Chiefs and the Jack have reached the near pinnacle of their trades through a very simple practice. “Continually striving to improve” could easily be a motto for both establishments.
— Exeter Chiefs