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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

March 19th 2018 - 7.30PM - 11.00PM

Monday Urbankiz Dance Classes Exeter with Shack and Peta

**Every Monday in March**

With amazing top teachers from Bristol Shack Ajuwa and Peta Briestenska. Exciting fun, great exercise and perfect opportunity to try/start new hobby as we will be running a short course on Urbankiz every Monday throughout March. For all levels from absolute beginners, no dance partner needed, just come along with friends, family etc.

Doors open at 7.30pm - Music will be playing and time for few dances before lessons.

8.00pm- 8.45pm (Urbankiz Beginners)
9pm - 10.00pm (Urbankiz Intermediate)


ONLY £8 and students £6

March 20th 2018 - 12.00PM - 10.00PM


It's that time of year again..

Yes ladies & gents, its the only day of the year that you can buy a Hendricks G&T for the price of a cucumber!

I know it seems crazy but you can put your pennies away on March 20th.

March 11th 2018 - 12.00PM - 7.00PM

Mothers Day

If you treat your mum this Mothers Day to a meal at the City Gate, we will treat her with a glass of prosecco.

Instead of a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates, spoil your mum with memories.

A Mothers Day Roast she will forget.

MUM's the word!

March 17th 2018 - 12.15PM - 5.15PM

Six Nations Live in our Cellar Bar

We have the pleasure of showing every Six Nation round in our Cellar Bar!

Why visit the City Gate for the SIx Nations?
You can reserve a table ready for the match/s.
You can order tasty pub grub before, during and after the match.
Our Cellar Bar is a private venue with a bar offering the best products for our rugby fans.

Still need a better reason?
We are offering a free pint of Guinness to every customer who pre books there table with us before arrival!*

Book a table now using 'Booking Type': Six Nations.

*T&C's apply. Subject to table avilability.

March 17th 2018 - 12.00PM - 9.00PM

Super Saturday

A fun filled super Saturday is fast approaching!

St Patrick's Day - lets get a round of Guinness in and celebrate Ireland!

Six Nations - Round 5! Book a table now to receive a FREE pint of Guinness with your meal.

Live Music - Would it really be a super Saturday without live music? Matt Liggins-Hall will be singing live from 6pm.

We cannot wait to see you all!

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