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At a glance

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Free Wi-Fi

This distinctively shaped backstreet pub has built a reputation for its friendly service and inventive food, not to mention its rotating local ales and great choice of ciders. Expect beams, wood floors, an open fire and resident cats in the bar, where hand-pulled pints of Bath Ales or Exeter Avocet are in top condition. The short chalkboard menu changes every six weeks or so, and everything – including the bread – is prepared from scratch in the kitchen. Choose from the likes of celeriac and Bramley soup with Devon Blue; ham hock croquettes; or venison borscht with mash.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 Dec, 2 Jan
  • Days closed: Mon L
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 5-close (Sat-Sun all day Mon 5-close)
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Fri 12-2.15, Sat-Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 5.30-9.30, Sun 5.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Otter Bitter, Exeter Avocet, Bath Ales Special Pale Ale, rotating local ales
  • Real ciders: Burrow Hill, Sandford Orchards, Ashridge

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi

Getting here

M5 junct 30, A370 signed Exeter. At Countess Weir rdbt 3rd exit onto Topsham Rd (B3182) signed City Centre. In approx 2m left into Melbourne St

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