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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

Travelling by public transport:
Our nearest train station is Exeter Central just a 3-5 minute walk down hill or if you are travelling into Exeter St David’s, we are just 15 minutes walk away.

We are a 15 minute direct walk to the bus station, please use bus 56 if you are travelling from the airport.

If you don’t plan on walking from your public transport link, we recommend Apple Taxi who can be contacted on 01392 666666.

Travelling by car:
Unfortunately we do not have on site car parking however we recommend the following car parks and their tariffs can be found online. Both car parks have an internal bay which is secured overnight from 11pm.
Mary Arches Car Park – 14 Mary Arches St, Exeter EX4 3AZ
Harlequins Car Park – Paul St, Exeter EX4 3TT

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

August 10th 2019 - 2.00PM - 6.00PM

Rugby Internationals

There's nothing better than enjoy a cold pint, with a group of friendly, watching the Rugby!

We will be showing the following warm up games in our Dining Room on our 65" smart TV:

Sat 10th Aug - Ireland v Italy - 2pm
Sat 17th Aug - Wales v England - 2.15pm
Sat 31st Aug - Wales v Ireland - 2.30pm

Book a table in advance to make sure you have the best seats in house.

August 23rd 2019 - 12.00PM - 9.00PM

Bank Holiday Weekend

Where would be a good place to to enjoy bank holiday you ask?

The Secret Garden of course!!

What can we offer you:
Burger Shack - Yummy Yes
Garden Bar - Yeahhhhh
Garden Music - Of Course
Welcoming Surroundings - Have you seen our garden?
Smiling Attentive Staff - Obviously!

Make the last weekend of the summer count!
See you soon for a weekend filled with sun, fun and beer.

Download our app for a complimentary portion of fries with every Burger Shack burger purchase!!

August 23rd 2019 - 6.00PM - 8.30PM

Live Acoustic Music

Fancy a pint in the Secret Garden?

What can make that experience even better than it already is?

With Leon Oxenham's beautiful voice of course!

Leon is a soulful and enegetic solo singer, songwriter & musician influenced by Dylan, Mumford & Sons, del Amitri, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, The Tallest Man on Earth, and plenty more.

Free Entry

6pm - 8.30pm

August 25th 2019 - 2.00PM - 5.00PM

Sunday Sounds - P.R. Dewhurst

Live performance by P.R. Dewhurst!

Since the late 1990s he has played over 2500 live shows throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, entertaining crowds with his mix of popular cover songs, by turns both energetic and chilled out.

Aside from his extensive work as a covers artist and function singer, P.R. is also a professional songwriter and recording artist, and has worked in various capacities with Melody Gardot, Hank Marvin, Ronan Keating/Boyzone, Level 42, Henry Priestman, Jason Donovan, Graham Gouldman (10CC), Lotte Mullan, Elysium III, Athlete, Jeff Lang, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue), Devon Sproule and many more.

His musical journey over the last ten years has, both solo and with various bands, taken in two major label record deals, eight albums and countless tours.
A typical P.R. Dewhurst live set consists of classic covers and modern short, something for everyone!

Playing in our Secret Garden 2pm till 5pm Bank Holiday Sunday

Free Entry As Always

August 30th 2019 - 8.30PM - 11.00PM

Live Music - New Heroes

As promised, we have a live band the last Friday of every month!

This month we will be introducing you to..


New Heroes have set out to create a lively and exciting live performance, with years of experience at the highest level, you can be sure they will get the party rocking! Using an extremely high level of musicianship, the best live equipment and a current and constantly changing set list comprising of pop, rock, disco, funk and soul.

High energy, 4 piece party band. New Heroes deliver an unforgettable event with a uniquely professional stage show that will blow you away!

Free Entry As Always

2030 - 2300

August 15th 2019 - 7.30PM - 10.00PM

City Gate Quiz - £50 Drinks Voucher

Test your knowledge and build a great winning team.

Top Prize - £50 drinks voucher!!

We are looking forward to seeing you all again! As always, free entry!

Maximum teams of 6, call 01392 495811 to book your table or book a table on our website.

August 16th 2019 - 11.00AM - 11.30PM

National Rum Day

To celebrate National Rum Day 2019, we’re treating all our app users to a complimentary Spicy Cuba Libre cocktail ON US.
Simply find the treat in the app on 16th August or if you don’t have our app yet, download it now so you can redeem your cocktail on National Rum Day - don’t miss out!

Please be advised that Young’s only sells tickets for events through our official partner DesignMyNight, using their online event ticketing software Tonic – any tickets presented from other event ticketing providers will not be accepted.

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