The city centre's Black Horse (not to be confused with the one out by the airport) is a bit of a studenty pub, the area being a popular student residential one. Despite being part of the Greene King chain of managed houses it still has its touches of individuality especially its all-seasons beer garden and roaring open fires in the winter.
Beer prices are reasonable, the staff are usually friendly and service prompt. Most weekends (either Friday OR Saturday) they feature live local bands, with a leaning towards heavy rock, and most performances are well attended by a suitably appreciative audience.
Usually a good night out.
If you are staying in Exeter you must check out the Exeter Phoenix,there are live gigs most nights with some exellent bands playing,buy the local paper the Express & Echo where you will find listings of up and coming bands.
The Mint in Exeter is an excellent place to go for a drink,they have a happy hour most nights and the drinks are really cheap,its a great atmosphere as well,if your into sports they have a big screen to watch as well.
The Angel, formerly the (I think, "if my memory serves me well") Queen Vic seems to be the venue for local try-out bands.
It's not really what I personally do these days, but it is a nice little pub, always a good pint of beer and a pleasant atmosphere.
I suppose it is more aimed at a younger market than an old fogie like myself but that doesn't stop me including it here as a tip.
I quite often drop in for a beer or two-ish! early evening as it is just across the road from Central Station and have sometimes caught the early parts of a gig and enjoyed.
The bands I've briefly glimpsed have all been pretty enthusiastic, and they usually have thier entourage, and the pub buzzes.
It's open all day normal pub hours Sunday to Weds and until 1am Thurs, Fri and Sat if they have a band.
If you enjoy a bit of live music, reasonably priced drinks, good cocktail selection, decent house wine, then give it a shot.
Dress Code: There doesn't seem to be a dress code but women are best advised to wear as little as possible, please! Especially about 6pm on a Monday evening!!
there r lots of places to go in exeter. in the night thaT is. my favourite places include the cavern club, the three fat fish and timepiece.
th picture is my dancing bag...although i dont let it go from my hand and i dont dance around it with white stillttos...but im proud of my bag cos i made it.
Dress Code: i dont have a dress code as i tend to wear wacky clothes.
This is avery cool little underground pub/club to hang out. It's got a very urban feel, and plays alternative styles of music. The venue occasionally caters for gigs as well, and a number of bands have played here when starting out.
Dress Code: Pretty much what ever you like.
It's a very nice pub with tables inside and outside, and where you can also dance. One thing I remember well is if you buy a beer, it's cheap as always in England, but once I ordered a cocktail and they made me pay something I couldn't believe..and I asked: why is it so expensive? "Well, because it's a nightclub!"....ok....cool..interesting! SO...do order a beer! lol
This is a unique pub, because you have to walk for a long way acroos the mood (lol) along the bank of the river Exe to reach it (I swear) but it's fun and the place is cool: so many tables outside isorrounded by trees, and a big lawn.
My favourite pub,the food is really great here and its really good value,i would say the cheapest in Exeter,there are also bands playing some weeks.
The mint pub in Exeter is a great place for a drink,most nights there is a happy hour with cheap drinks,its a nice atmosphere and the staff are really frendly.