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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 26th 2017 - 2.00PM - 5.00PM

Live Music - Neil Stone


Escape the hassle and bussle of the city centre and join us every Sunday for live music.

Located in our hidden oasis garden, experience great live music and garden table service.

Why would you spend your sunny Sunday afternoons anywhere else?

November 28th 2017 - 7.30PM - 9.30PM

Quiz Night

**Please note: The quiz will not be on the 7th November due to the Camden Hop Quiz being held on the 8th November**

Back due to popular demand, hosted by our very own quiz superstar!

Tuesday night is going to be our weekly interactive quiz night with general knowledge, sport, picture and music rounds!

Head down to the City Gate to be apart of the only interactive quiz in Exeter.

With the chance to win a £50 drinks voucher, you would be crazy not to take part!

Early arrival is essential to guarantee a table as we do not pre-book any tables and they will be on first come first serve basis.

November 8th 2017 - 7.00PM - 9.00PM

Camden Pub Quiz


Beer lovers - Call yourself a hop head? Think you know your Saaz from your Simcoe? Camden Town Brewery are here with beer to bring you their take on the Pub Quiz for Young’s Great Beer Expedition. The Camden Hop Quiz!

Put together by beer writer Mark Dredge and hosted by a member of the Camden Beer Team, it’s your chance to test your trivia, win some awesome prizes, and drink some great beer.

Featuring pop (hop) culture rounds, general knowledge, caption contests (and don’t forget the beer!) The Camden Hop Quiz is not just for the beer geeks – we’re looking for beer enthusiasts! Do it for great beer or not at all.

Each team will get a round of Camden Hells Lager on us to get the brain ticking, and tasters of Camden beers throughout the night.
Get your pals together in teams up to 4, come up with greatest name of all time and sign up for free beforehand.

November 10th 2017 - 9.00PM - 11.30PM

Martha Carnage

Live in our Cellar Bar!

The idiosyncratic stripped-out trip-hop blues-looping outfit that is Martha Carnage announces their first gig in quite some time as a pre-cursor to the release of their first EP.

Please join us at the allotted time in the delightful cellar bar of the City Gate, Iron Bridge on Friday 10th November.

Support is provided by the venerable Mr. David Noxon (of The Sherpas).


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