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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.

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

September 20th 2018 - 12.00PM - 9.00PM


We are proud to be a Young's pub - Young's pubs are not just ordinary pubs - we're great pubs!

We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating 187 years of Young’s!

We want to share the love with all of our loyal customers by giving you a free pint of Young's Bitter, Special & Gold.

All you have to do is claim the free pint of the 'My Treat' section of our app.

How can you thank us? Tell us what makes the 'Perfect Pub' on social media by using #PerfectPub.

We can't wait to celebrate with you all.

September 6th 2018 - 7.00PM - 10.00PM

City Gate Comedy Club

Our monthly comedy club is back once again!

With TV grade headline acts, alongside the some of the very best comedians on the South West comedy circuit, if you’re a fan of stand up comedy then this is not to be missed!

Our 2nd show takes place on Thursday 6th September and we are delighted to announce that we have the hugely talented Dan Thomas headlining, while our brand new house mc Louis Burgess also joins the line up!

Limited tickets available - so make sure your not the only one left out of the joke!

Tickets are only £8 each and available to buy online today


September 9th 2018 - 1.15PM - 1.30PM

Exeter Summer Staycation

The glorious English weather is giving us no reason to book a flight abroad this summer and what better than to treat yourself than to a glorious staycation at one of Young's 23 hotels across London and the South West of England. If it’s a quick country retreat or a stylish city break you are seeking, we’re offering a one time deal for those looking to escape in August through to early September.

Included with your overnight stay, you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink, enjoy dinner for two and tuck into a hearty breakfast the next morning, all from just £159*

Take a look at our beautiful boutique bedrooms, check availability and use the code SUMMER18 to book yourself a treat with us!

*Double occupancy B&B with a two course dinner and a welcome drink per person from our selected range. Valid from 1/8/18–9/9/18"​​

September 13th 2018 - 7.00PM - 10.00PM

City Gate Quiz Is Back!

Our next City Gate Quiz Night takes place on Thursday 13th September, and after the turn out last time, we are looking forward to seeing you all again!

As always, free entry and fantastic prizes available including food and drink vouchers and tickets to our City Gate Comedy Club!

Maximum teams of 5, call 01392 495811 to book your table!

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