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Plan your trip at the City Gate


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-Friday 07:00 - 21:30
Saturday 08:00 - 21:30
Sunday 08:00 - 21:00

February 1st 2019 - 8.00PM - 5.45PM

Six Nations

There’s nothing quite like watching rugby in the pub with your mates.
One of sport’s greatest tournaments (we might be slightly biased) returns in what promises to be more nail-biting than ever.
We will be showing every game live on the big screen!
Book a dinner table of 4 before kick off to receive a free pint of Guinness*
*T&C's apply.

February 28th 2019 - 7.00PM - 10.00PM

City Gate Quiz

Our next City Gate Quiz Night takes place on Feb 28th 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.

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

January 25th 2019 - February 8th 2019

Exeter Winter ReTREAT

Looking for a getaway this winter?

Book a room with us this winter using promotional code WINTERTREAT on our website.

You can enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, two courses from our seasonal British a la carte menu, a comfy overnight stay for two, topped off with a hearty breakfast to get you out of bed and back on your way

All for £139.00

The offer is on from 17th December until 25th February

February 12th 2019 - 7.00PM - 10.00PM

American Whiskey Sweet & Meat Masterclass

We are excited to bring you a masterclass that delves into the art of American Whiskey in a whole new way.

You will get the opportunity to learn about American Whiskey and Bourbon and how to pair alongside your favourite British cooked meats and desserts.

Each guest will receive a welcome drink followed by samples paired with delicious food and the evening will end with a classic Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned.

£15 per person

Tickets need to purchased in advance

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February 14th 2019 - 5.00PM - 9.00PM

Valentines Day


'The people who give you their food, give you their heart'

Let us help you show your love and affection with our sharing menu for 2!

£49 per couple

Book in advance to receive a lovely, bubbly treat on us!


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