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Exeter is the capital city of Devon and is very easy to explore on foot right from the front door of the Townhouse. We are in a quiet corner of the city centre yet only a few minutes stroll from the stunning Cathedral, Museum, Quayside, University, train stations, bus station, shopping centres and excellent pubs & restaurants. Exeter has been a Cathedral town since 1050 and the present Cathedral was built in the 14th century. It is one of the greatest Medieval cathedrals in England and the only Cathedral in England to have twin Norman towers and has the longest unbroken vaulted roof of any in the country.

Exeter boasts all the major High Street names as well as over 350 independent shops, pubs and restaurants. We have listed the best restaurants in our welcome guide to Exeter, found in every room. Exeter’s Gandy Street has a great variety of boutique clothes shops and good bars and restaurants. For arts, crafts and collectables, try Exeter’s West Quarter or the Quayside. Or travel slightly further afield and make an afternoon of it by browsing antique shops, art galleries and boutiques of the historic riverside town of Topsham, a 12 minute train ride south of Exeter. The City is brimming with history and heritage, with many visitor attractions to keep you entertained.

From the magnificent Cathedral, the historic Quayside ,The Underground Passages ,The Royal Albert Memorial Museum there’s so much to see and do in this fascinating city.

You can also go one of the many walking tours. For the children there is Crealy Theme Park which has roller coasters, other rides, adventure park and a zoo.

April 14th 2017 - 12.00PM - 10.00PM

Easter Weekend

Join us this Easter Bank Holiday to celebrate the opening of our secret summer oasis!

Its the first summer time bank holiday in 7 long months so lets make the most of it, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
We have plenty to offer, in the best location in Exeter!

Our Burger Shack will be up and running, offering the finest selection of burgers for you to enjoy in the sunshine.
Exeter's only garden bar will be fully stocked and ready to serve you the best craft beer and cider!

There will be exclusive competitions for each of our guests to win either of our 2 top prizes: an evening meal for 4 or 1 night in our boutique bedrooms with breakfast in the morning!

Too top the weekend off we will be finishing with the perfect Easter roast for the family! Want a roast but don't want to miss the sunshine? Don't worry we have it covered, you can dine in our al fresco dining area or our cosey dining room, the choice is yours.

Don'y forget that your first drink is on us! All you have to do is download our app: Youngs On Tap.

See you all soon!

April 14th 2017 - 7.45PM - 11.00PM

Exeter Chiefs Away Game

We will be showing the Exeter Chief vs Harlequins away game!

All Exeter Chief's season ticket holders will receive 10% discount off food & beverage.

Whats more is that our Head Chef Jason will be preparing the perfect bar snacks menu for you, so that your eyes never have to leave the game.

April 21st 2017 - 9.00PM - 11.30PM

Live Music - The Lateshift

**Free Entry**
The Cellar Bar at The City Gate Hotel is historically renowned for its live entertainment. The hotel and Cellar Bar have gone through extensive refurbishment and are we are now pleased to announce that live music will feature heavily once again.
We have the honour to welcome The Lateshift to help celebrate the re-launch our exciting venue in the heart of Exeter...
If you enjoy fine food and drink with quality live music and entertainment thrown in then you must not miss this exciting night!
As The Lateshift would say..

April 27th 2017 - 7.00PM - 9.00PM

The Mighty Quiz - ARUK

Darren Gleave will be hosting The Mighty Quiz on behalf of Alzheimer's Research UK here at the City Gate.

The Mighty Quiz unites teams to tackle trivia, crack conundrums and face physical feats – it’s a quiz for everyone.

You can book your £10 ticket from Darren by calling 07515 799739 or emailing

There will even be a raffle on the night to raise those crucial extras £'s for ARUK!

There will be a well stocked bar and food menu to order from so all you need to do is buy your ticket and bring yourself!

We hope to see you there, doing your bit for charity.

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Farmers Market

Shoppers keen on sampling West Country foods can buy a wide range of produce at the Exeter Farmers’ Market. The market is a vibrant and enjoyable place to buy and sell and meet with producers who offer a delicious range of foods such as venison, pork, lamb, beef, chicken, organic fruit and vegetables, apple juice, fish, chicken, preserves, cakes, bread, pies and much more.
The market takes place every Thursday from 9.00am to 2.00pm on the corner of Fore Street and South Street.

Dartmoor National park

Dartmoor National Park’s landscape is as dramatic as its weather. From its striking granite tors to steep wooded river valleys and from swathes of heather covered moorland to tucked away villages and hamlets. It is a land of contrasts – some people go to experience the tranquillity by getting away from it all, whilst others go to get active.

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a Walk Through Time. With its rocks and fossils we can uncover detailed stories from Earth’s ancient past. Through its landslides, cliffs and beaches we can learn about the natural processes that formed the coast and continue to shape the world today.


How to get here

Nearest train station: Exeter Central Rail

Just off the M5 and A377, drop by for a drink

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 07:00 to 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 07:00 to 00:00
Sunday: 08:00 to 22:30

Food Service hours

Monday - Saturday: 07:00 to 22:00
Sunday: 08:00 to 21:00

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