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The City Gate - Inn in Devon

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Iron Bridge, Lower North Street, Exeter, EX4 3RB, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Robin Collyns

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+44 (0)1392 495811(landline)

In the heart of Exeter, a handsome foodie pub with a fresh young vibe, craft ales and cocktails, a winning garden and super bedrooms

The self-proclaimed capital of Devon, Exeter bristles with history, culture and the sort of independent spirit that celebrates great dining. Whether it's a craft cocktail in the garden (one of the best we've been in), a Brixham crab salad at the gleaming bar or a full Sunday roast in the dining room, you're in for a treat at City Gate. Brunches last into lunchtime, the crowd is young and lively, families are welcome and staff are exemplary. Live music nights, quizzes and seasonal celebrations (Pimms O'Clock, anyone?) suit the hustle and bustle of the city's treat seekers, but you can tuck yourself into a corner with a big dish of braised lamb, chickpea and chorizo hotpot and a pint of Young's Champion. Fourteen bedrooms wait upstairs (ask for a quiet one if you want to be away from the bar's noise, or one with a sofa bed for the little ones). Spoilingly comfy beds with beautiful Welsh blankets, chunky padded headboards, painted panelling and air con for the summer. Funky, fully-tiled bathrooms with drench showers - and coffee machines, iPods and more - with thoughtful touches like mini decanters of port and local fudge make for an indulgent stay.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Robin Collyns:

Local points of interest from
Robin Collyns:

  • Exeter Cathedral
  • Rougemont Castle
  • Rougemont Gardens
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum
  • Jurassic Coast
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Pub Bright young foodie pub with winning garden, super bedrooms View more details


  • 9 Doubles
  • , 1 Family room for 4
  • , 4 Twins
Price:(i) £80 to£150 per night

Booking info:


Starters from £4. Lunch from £6. Mains from £10.50.


Open all day.


Iron Bridge, Lower North Street, Exeter, EX4 3RB, Devon

Inn 9 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 150 per night
Inn 1 Family room, sleeping 4
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 150 per night
Inn 4 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 150 per night

Robin Collyns

Visit website

+44 (0)1392 495811(landline)