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The Hourglass

$$ - $$$, British,
21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU, England
+44 1392 258722
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fantastic. Lovely people. Delicious (proper) cider. Cute nooks. Just go. Get a massive pint of Burrow Hill for only £3 at 7% alcohol. Sip it. ;)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Taylor F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here on a Saturday night. We received the best service ever and we couldn't have asked for more. The lady with black curly hair was so lovely and made us feel so welcome. What an amazing find! Can't wait to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katiebB6296AG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my parents to meet my boyfriend and wanted to find a nice restaurant for us to get together. It does look and smell a bit like an old mans pub but the restaurant area is nicer. They have a few local beers on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rickw962
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening celebrating my daughter's birthday. Imaginative and delicious menu, well delivered by friendly, attentive staff in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Look forward to revisiting soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SwanleyBarrys
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The interior could do with a bit of perking up - I think there's a point where being quirky and traditional can descend into just scruffy. But the food we ate was delicious. A starter and a mains for each of us, and nothing at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank solomonsseal2015
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Didn't actualy get to eat as the unprofessional staff made a mess of my booking so it didn't happen.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank allwelch
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

This is just my favourite pub in Exeter. The menu changes on the regular basis and never disappoints. The place has remained a real pub, which I love. Staff are professional and very friendly. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Isabelle J
Reviewed September 15, 2018

When we first walked into the Hourglass we were a bit put off by the tight quarters in the pub, but I guess that is typical of most successful pubs I guess. However, it turned out there is a delightful and spacious dining area just...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank davidgE2994KK
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting the quayside area of Exeter this sunny Friday evening (7th sept) and called in at this pub as we had heard good things about it. We were having a pleasant and relaxed time over a drink amongst many other...More

Date of visit: September 2018
6  Thank Susie J
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting this place off and on for around 4 years and its one of my favourite pubs in the country. On this visit we had an excellent meal - Greek fish stew and a Risotto and a few drinks. Food was excellent...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stephi1975
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July 8, 2016|
Response from happydad1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't notice but remember Leffe being there - enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 258722
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