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Double Locks on the Exeter Ship Canal

Double Locks on the Exeter Ship Canal

Exeter is a large historic city in Devon which grew up around a prominent hill by the River Exe. It has many pubs – including some good ones.

You can locate the pubs on a map here.

Getting to Exeter

Exeter has two railway stations – Exeter St Davids and Exeter Central.

Exeter St Davids is the larger of the two and is served by mainline trains operated by First Great Western. Trains come in from London, Bristol, Plymouth.

Exeter Central as you may guess from the name is right in the centre of Exeter. It used to be an extremely busy station but lost out some years ago to St Davids. South West Trains services coming from London via Yeovil and Honiton call here before dropping down the hill to St Davids. There are also trains operating down to Exmouth via Topsham.

Exeter Pubs

Double Locks

Double Locks - full review

Canal Banks, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6LT
Tel: 01392 256947
A unique canal-side pub about half an hour's walk south of Exeter. I've been coming here regularly (albeit infrequently) for nearly 30 years and the pub hasn't substantially changed in that time. The Double Locks used to be a free house ... Read full review of Double Locks

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3 stars out of 5

Great Western Hotel

St. Davids Station Approach, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4NU
Tel: 01392 274039
This is not a picturesque pub, but it is included solely for the fine selection of real ales that they keep - it's like visiting a beer festival every time you go. The pub used to get very smoky but that's no longer a problem. You can find this ... Read full review of Great Western Hotel

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5

Prospect Inn

Prospect Inn - full review

The Quay, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AN
Tel: 01392 273152
Friendly pub on the quayside. Seating on many levels hides how big it is. Food and good beers are available. Seating outside for the spring and summer.   Read full review of Prospect Inn

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Well House

Well House - full review

16-17 Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HB
Tel: 01392 223611
Busy pub opposite the cathedral. Known for good beer and good food. Apparently has been refurbished since my last visit. Read full review of Well House

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3 stars out of 5

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