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The Farmer's Union, Exeter

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
16-18 Queens Terrace
Exeter
EX4 4HR

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Farmer's Union

Located on the outskirts of the town centre and not far from the central railway station, this large pub seems to have a slight identity crisis. On one hand it has something of a hotel lounge type feel to it, whilst on the other it is perhaps more of a sport bar.

It’s predominantly all one room, although segregated off in to a couple of different areas. Flooring is a mixture of carpet and laminate whilst the paintwork is either cream or khaki green. A pool table was off tone one side, and behind this was what appeared to be a carvery counter, although this was not in use when we visited. A free standing chimney breast housed a wood burning stove, and behind this was a small snug area with suede bench seating, a book shelf and a pile of logs. A plasma was above the fire-place, but this was not in use.

The menu looked to be of the mass produced, laminated type and was divided in to a number of sections such as burgers, salads, fish and old favourites. The latter consisted of pub grub staples such as Ham EGG & Chips, Chilli Con Carne, Beef & Ale Pie, Chicken Tikka Masala, etc., and these were mostly priced somewhere around £8.

Despite four pumps on the bar, these were both doubled up so the only choices were Doom Bar or Otter Amber. The solitary cider was Thatcher’s Gold.

On 4th August 2014 - rating: 6
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