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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.

Directions

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

July 7th 2018 - 3.00PM - 5.00PM

It's Coming Home..

Are you on the ball?
You don't want to be caught off side!
Where are you watching the World Cup Quarter-Final?

We are showing the next big game in our Beer Garden!

England vs Sweden KO 15:00

In order to get the best seat, please book your table online.
Tables are £45 and include a 10 bottle beer bucket ready for the match. Payment is required upon booking and hold a maximum of 6, if you need more seats you will need to book a 2nd table!

July 8th 2018 - 2.00PM - 5.00PM

Sunday Sound Session

We aim to bring you a weekly dose of Sunday Sounds!

Relax in our Secret Garden every Sunday with our hand chosen singers.

This week we will be treating you to Blue Roots and Folk music by James Dixon. With his handmade, one of a kind guitar, his passion for singing songwriting and his love for the show.. You won't be disappointed.

July 6th 2018 - 11.30AM - 9.30PM

National Pina Colada Day

Would you prefer a Pina Colada or getting caught in the rain?

With the typical English weather and our crazy give away.. You can have both!

Join us this National Pina Colada Day to enjoy one on us!

Further details to follow!

July 11th 2018 - 6.00PM - 10.00PM

It's Coming Home..

We are showing the World Cup Semi-Final in our Beer Garden & Cellar Bar..

England vs Croatia KO 19:00

Reservation Information:
Cellar Bar - Please be aware that we will not be taking bookings for our Cellar Bar, all tables will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Beer Garden - In order to guarantee a table in the garden, please book online. We will require a £50 pre-authorisation to confirm your table, we will not be operating tabs on Wednesday or Sunday therefore your pre-authorisation will be released upon your arrival, failure to show for your table will result in the £50 being charged to the card provided. Minimum table number of 4 people, if you would like to confirm a table for 3 people or less you, we can still guarantee a table but you will be assigned a table with another reservation due to such high demand.

On the day:
Once all tables are confirmed there will be remaining spaces that will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Due to high volume we will not be operating any tabs on Wednesday or Sunday.
In best attempts to keep your eyes on the match and not miss the best plays, we will be serving 4 pint pitchers and 2 pint tumblers from the main bar during the game.

July 12th 2018 - 7.00PM - 9.00PM

City Gate Quiz Is Back!

City Gate quiz nights are back! With a different theme each month and fantastic prizes to be won it’s time to get your thinking caps on!

First up, on Thursday 12th July, will be the 90’s, so whether you’re a fan of the Spice Girls, Super Nintendo, Teletubbies, Brit pop or England not quite managing to win the Euros then this one’s for you!

First prize will be a £40 food and drink voucher to spend here at the City Gate, plus plenty of giveaways for 2nd and 3rd, and of course, best team name!

Free entry and maximum of 5 per team, call now to reserve your place!

July 15th 2018 - 2.00PM - 7.00PM

World Cup Final

We are showing the World Cup Final in our Beer Garden & Cellar Bar..

TBC

Reservation Information:
Cellar Bar - Please be aware that we will not be taking bookings for our Cellar Bar, all tables will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Beer Garden - In order to guarantee a table in the garden, please book online. We will require a £50 pre-authorisation to confirm your table, we will not be operating tabs on Sunday therefore your pre-authorisation will be released upon your arrival, failure to show for your table will result in the £50 being charged to the card provided. Minimum table number of 4 people, if you would like to confirm a table for 3 people or less you, we can still guarantee a table but you will be assigned a table with another reservation due to such high demand.

On the day:
Once all tables are confirmed there will be remaining spaces that will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Due to high volume we will not be operating any tabs on Sunday.
In best attempts to keep your eyes on the match and not miss the best plays, we will be serving 4 pint pitchers and 2 pint tumblers from the main bar during the game.

July 17th 2018 - 12.00PM - 6.00PM

Graduation Week Celebrations

The exams are over, the stress has passed and you have finally graduated..

Now it's time to throw your hats in the air and celebrate this precious day with your friends and family!

Our Secret Garden is the perfect place for you to unwind, whilst grinning ear to ear with a glass of fizz in hand.

More importantly, our Secret Garden will be an exclusive space for graduates and their loved ones, to celebrate, socialise, take pictures and share their success.

Tuesday - Friday, 1200 - 1800

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