Favourite Exeter pubs - past or present

fred binneys head

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Mine would have to be:

1. Cowley Bridge Inn
2. Eagle Tavern
3. Stoke Arms

All 3 due to childhood / early adulthood memories of good times with family / friends. The Cowley Bridge Inn was great for a game of arrows, decent cider and good food. The Eagle was great for free pool as a kid (I knew the landlord). The Stoke was nothing special but was our local when staying in Exeter.

Best was the Spot though, when it was behind the big bank - lots of great memories there.
 

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1. Cat & Fiddle (kid memories)
2. Black Horse (teenage memories)
3.The Lonsdale ( Newcastle) (student memories)
4. Any cosy country pub with good beer, food, service)
 

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1. Cat & Fiddle (kid memories)
2. Black Horse (teenage memories)
3.The Lonsdale ( Newcastle) (student memories)
4. Any cosy country pub with good beer, food, service)
The Lonsdale may be close to another SJP, but that's as close as it gets to having an Exeter connection ! :S
 

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I like the Nobody Inn for a pint and a meal (although wasn't impressed with their Sunday roast). Also sas an extensive range of whiskies.
 

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Crown and Sceptre, lower north St = spent a lot of time in there in the late 80's, all time favourite.
Double Locks
Black Horse as used to go there a lot before City matches
 

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If i had to agree with you we would both be wrong
Hour Glass first pub I got barred in at 14 yr old even thought the landlord was my Uncle.
The Artillery always good for a very late lock in / early morning beer.
The Coachmakers buy all your Xmas goodies for less than half price.
 

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Mine would have to be:

1. Cowley Bridge Inn
2. Eagle Tavern
3. Stoke Arms
The Stoke was nothing special but was our local when staying in Exeter.
When was the last time you went there? It creeps me out just walking past on a daily basis.
 

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Honiton Inn

Bystock

Eagle Tavern

Great times when I was younger in all of those pubs..Not that fussed about pubs these days,Just the St Anne’s Well pre & post match days.
 

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London Inn was the first pub I ever visited
Red Cow was the second, as I worked at Birks Halls of residence.
Prospect Inn before a night in The Quay Club or if feeling posh..Tiffanys.
 

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Pack Horse was my regular although I used the Paper Makers Arms occasionally. The North Bridge was used infrequently mainly because my mate BJ's Dad was a regular and he was't keen on drinking there when is was stood at the bar. It was also the last time in Exeter I was recognised by anyone from my teens and twenties.
 

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I was never a great pub goer before I left Exeter for many years.
Dolphin Inn - witnessed my first 'wild west' pub brawl there as a kid. I was on an errand to fetch my step-dad home for his tea. Used to have quite a good football team too.
Black Horse - student days. Putting the world to right, as only drunk teenagers can do, around the long tables.
Double Locks - harsh cider, folk nights and a drunken walk or cycle home along the canal path to Countess Wear (no tarmac or lighting then just a thin, uneven path - if in doubt fall to the right and embrace those nettles).
 
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Downstairs in the Bystock Hotel - 'back in the day'.
Afternoon sessions in the Bowling Green.
Endless games of pool upstairs in Hole in the Wall.
Late night chats in the Firehouse.
Well House on Cathedral Green - unbeatable view on a summer's day.

Least favourites:

Henry's Bar - cliquey as hell.
The Ship - dingy and full of *******.
 
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I miss the Mint.
You could always try Listerine instead. ;)

As for former haunts, my first "Exeter local" (and Whitbread League Darts Team after my escape from Exmouth) was also Ye Olde Packe Horse - Reg, Bet and those two huge great Danes. Ah, happy memories from the mid 70s .... what era were you Stuffers old chap?

The (Queen Street) Vic - cracking biker pub with the best Juke box in the county.

Bystock and Bart's were also quite entertaining in their way.

Currently, quite like the Port Royal - a bit pricey (although not by todays Quayside standards) but MOST IMPORTANTLY, extremely dog friendly - very handy after the two Staffies have taken me for a long walk!
 

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A old Devenish pub that was in a time warp was the Welcome Inn down by the canal..Original gas lights that were still in use until the early 2000’s & a Jukebox that would only take the old 2/- sized 10p’s.

Whenever there was a ‘outside the gate’,industrial dispute at the gas depot (usually at 0900) before Maggie brought in the Trade Union reforms(secret ballots) that was the pub we retired to for a few hours,before inevitably the dispute was all sorted out by 1pm.
 
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