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The Fat Pig, Exeter Central, Exeter

2 John Street
Exeter
EX1 1BL
Phone: 01392437217
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Quinno _ left this review about The Fat Pig

Dropped in as I enjoyed myself last time. Sadly it was a pear-shaped visit. Three of their own ales on plus one of theirs on keg, a stout. A real mixed bag - (NBSS 3, 2, 1) – with one in particular tasting more like mouthwash than ale. Somehow they’d also made a mess of their keg stout which is pretty impressive feat, it tasted revolting. A real let-down. Off-hand service at the bar as well. Cut my losses and walked out well before time. Something’s gone very wrong here.

December 2016
Fairly small brewpub down a grotty side alley and feels like a proper find when you get there. Inside is a square main bar with a small spur leading off. Wood flooring, khaki green colourings and dried hops everywhere. Plus of course the inevitable porcine ephemera. Four Fat Pig ales on and my Ham 69 was in pretty good shape. Also a cider and Sloe Gin. A fairly young middle class clientele and a nice warm ambience within. Monday quiz advertised. Overall it’s a pretty good place and I’d prioritise it over a number of others in the city centre. Rated 8

On 21st April 2019 - rating: 5
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Fat Pig

This back street brew pub is certainly worth a visit

On 15th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Fat Pig

Tucked away just off Fore Street down an uninviting alleyway covered in graffiti, this street corner pub is a combined pub, brewery and smokehouse and was a most pleasant and unexpected find.

It’s a single room bar and has a sanded wooden floor with a couple of rugs thrown down, cream wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and khaki green paintwork elsewhere. A small tiled fire-place was off to one side and there were plenty of hops draped around the ceiling and windows as well as a number of flags. A couple of welly boots on the bar had been pressed in to service and flower vases and contained a colourful display of carnations and sunflowers. There were various pig related artefacts around such as a door stop and other ornaments.

The brewery is apparently housed in the pub’s cellar and they brew beer both for here and a sister pub. Tasting notes on the table detailed many of the brews and said that there was much experimentation around different hops, brew temperatures and such like. A menu chalked up on the board featured many dishes from the smoke house such as ribs, jumbo prawns, etc., and these were mostly priced in the £10 - £15 price range.

As might be expected, all the beers were their own and on this occasion were Ham 69, John Street Ale and Mo Jo Hay. Ciders were Stowford Press and Rusty Pig. There were also dozens of whisky bottles lined up behind the bar if that’s more your thing. All in all I really liked this pub and would suggest it is well worth wandering off the beaten track to track down.

On 4th August 2014 - rating: 8
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Map location is best guess
Exeter St Thomas, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Exeter Central, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Exeter St Davids, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fat Pig, Exeter
17th Aug 2019, 16:40
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
28th Jan 2017, 17:35
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 17 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No - small though! - last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
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