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The Sawyer's Arms (JD Wetherspoon), Exeter

121 Cowick Street
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Sawyer's Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

This one is the "poor man" of the four Exeter JDWs being set on the Western edge of the St Thomas suburb and consisting of a very dull original post war pub that is essentially just a square box. Inside it's unsurprisingly a low ceilinged open plan room with typical fixtures and fittings. It's smaller than many of their outlets.
Despite the out of town location it was busy on an early Thursday evening but with mainly locals. One plus side from the location is that the food prices are cheaper than in most of their Devon outlets.
There are eight hand pumps which had the IPA version of the JDW Trio Of Doom, Bays Topsail, Gold, Devon Dumpling & Trunk Ale and Exmoor Gold. I went for the Trunk Ale (£2.15) which was in good nick.
I then went on to order a curry club which is when it all went pear shaped. I ordered a Vindaloo with a Devon Dumpling as the drink which the curry flyer and food menu specifically state includes "any real ale". The Devon Dumpling as a Premium guest at £2.29 was just 14p dearer then the standard price but I was told by the barmaid that I couldn't have it. The time spent in arguing over this cost a lot more than 14p worth of the barmaid's time and I ended up with an Abbot priced at £2.49.
It seemed a reasonably good local Spoons apart from the building but the fiasco of the curry club drink drags the score right down.

On 22nd April 2018 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Sawyer's Arms (JD Wetherspoon)

Low-rise 'spoons in a small shopping precinct. Reasonable size 'L'-shaped bar with all the usual dark furniture and decor. Also has a small patio area at the front. Busy - but hardly raucous - on a Friday evening, so the two door staff seemed wholly otiose. Two banks of four handpumps, with the usual suspects supplemented by Bays 2016 and the 'ultra premium' Otter Head (£2.69)

On 31st January 2016 - rating: 6
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William Purnell left this review about Sawyers Arms

Changed hands on 3 July 2009 and is now a J D Wetherspoon pub

On 15th October 2009 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Exeter St Thomas, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Exeter Central, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Exeter St Davids, 1.24 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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1st Jun 2018, 21:59
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 November 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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