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

November 29th 2018 - 6.30PM - 11.00PM

The Annual Taurus Charity Quiz

The Annual Taurus Charity Quiz is back with a bang! This year we are supporting Step One

Join us for a fun quiz night stretching those brain cells! Will your team come up trumps, beating other local companies to the top prize?

There will be a raffle on the night, where prize donations are welcome. Food will be kindly provided by Taurus and the bar will be open throughout the evening.

Money raised from the quiz night will go to Step One Charity.

Step One supports people to manage their mental health, achieve employment goals and live more independently.

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018
Venue: City Gate, Iron Bridge, Exeter, EX4 3RB
Timings: 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Suggested donation of £75 per table - upto 5 people
Find out more about Step One below:

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November 30th 2018 - 12.00PM - 11.00PM

Christmas Is Just Around The Corner

Where do you plan on hosting your Christmas get together?

The nights are dark, the cosey fire places are lit, the baubles are up..

Its time to get festive!

Whether your looking for a small table to meet with friends you haven't seen in months or a private hire space to party the night away with your work colleagues, we have you covered.

Speak to our events manager Jade to book your space now.

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November 2nd 2018 - 7.00PM - 10.00PM

Murder Mystery Night - Cancelled

** Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances**

Murder Mystery Dining Experience.

Fancy yourself a bit of a detective, can you solve the crime? Join us on the 2nd November to catch the killer before he strikes again - a Dining Room packed with suspects, surprises, clues and plot twists!

£38.50 per person
7pm start time
Price includes a 3 course meal and an arrival drink

Ticket Link TBC

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November 8th 2018 - 7.00PM - 10.00PM

City Gate Quiz Is Back!

Our next City Gate Quiz Night takes place on Thursday 8th November 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!

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