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Hour Glass Inn, Exeter

21 Melbourne Street
Exeter
EX2 4AU
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Quinno _ left this review about Hour Glass Inn

A cold and soggy revisit during the storms. Five on, all local ales - Exeter Ferryman, Avocet, Dorset Knob, Black Tor DPA and Stout. Both of mine were fine but not quite top notch and prices are now notably high. Very busy on Saturday evening and we were fortunate to get a seat. Does seem to be a place which attracts upper middle class oddballs, this time it was some woman with a pocket dog asking 20 questions about every food item on the menu. Personally I’d have told her to get stuffed, the barman had the patience of a saint. Still a good pub that’s worth the extra few minutes’ walk to sample. Not quite the heights of Winter 2014 though.

February 2014
A traditional backstreet local but only a few minutes walk from the immediate city centre or two minutes uphill from the quayside. An attractive, rounded-corner building tucked away in the tightly-knit backstreets. The unique pub sign hints at good things to come. Inside is a lovely wooden interior with stripped floors, island bar and wooden perch seating. ‘City Brewery Ales’ (who they?) etched across some of the windows. Items of interest over the two rooms included a fez-wearing bust, Mexico ‘70 mirror, old wooden barrels atop the bar and an indoor creeper plant. The rarefied ambience was supplemented by some wartime-era background music. Five ales available: Bath Gem, Otter Bitter, Exeter’s Ferryman and Avocet and Lyme Regis Black Ven. I tried the Ferryman and Black Ven and both were in impressive shape. Food is offered and looked impressive. Exeter is quite an upmarket place but the punters in here were even posher than usual, with one couple planning a wedding where "Hugo can bring some guns and after we can go on a shoot in the grounds". Still, it's a lovely pub and should be pretty much at the top of the Exeter visit list. Beware that it closes afternoons. Rated 9

On 1st December 2016 - rating: 8
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Exeter St Thomas, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Exeter Central, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
St James Park (Devon), 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hour Glass Inn, Exeter
28th Jan 2017, 17:30
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
3rd Dec 2016, 18:16
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
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  • 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 : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 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 Music : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No 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 _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 28 January 2017 by Quinno _
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