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Exeter Inn, Topsham

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A good, old fashioned unpretentious local's pub with 2 television screens, pool table etc. Beer's always in good condition and it's the only place outside Cornwall where I've seen Sharp's Special regularly available (so much better than Doom Bar).
Trequites - 21 Mar 2016 17:47
Me and my girlfriend visited this pub on a cold winters evening.
We stayed for around 5 pints (i can't quite remember!) and really enjoyed the evening.

Topsham is a stuck up place and this pub was by far the best.
Real people no nonsense boozer loved it.

montie49 - 29 Oct 2011 15:22
Visited twice. Very much a local pub, with TV showing a lot of sports. Laid back sort of atmosphere, got chatty with the locals and the landlord who's an extremely friendly chap.
4 taps on, guest beer changes regularly. Landlord is dedicated to quality and looks after the ales extremely well. Nice stock up in the cellar for future guest beers.
Liked this pub a lot.
MarkVP - 8 Sep 2011 12:06
Boisterous on my visit (Champs League on); very much a local and with OK but not great beer from a smallish range. Might try again when quieter.
mtaylor40 - 9 Jun 2011 22:25
The 2010 GBG states that this pub has a 'vast choice of real ales, 14 in total'. I was therefore somewhat disappointed to find only four pumps on the bar and an uninspiring selection of ales - two from Teignworthy and Hunters Gold and Lytham Gold. Has the pub changed hands recently? I plumped for a pint of the Lytham which was okay.
The pub is long and thin, with a pool area at one end and a dartboard at the other. Two large TVs, one in an alcoved area and one in a very obtrusive position in the middle of the pub (thankfully not on on my visit).
The pub was empty on my mid-afternoon visit so it was slightly lacking in atmosphere. Not one I'd hurry to again
holbornboy - 8 Oct 2010 18:35
I like it here. Real ales well kept (mainly Devon breweries). Very friendly. Only objection: TV seems to be on quite a lot.
pxk99 - 2 Aug 2010 14:02
Ok, maybe I should have checked first - t'internet confirms this is 'one of the few remaining thatched buildings in Topsham', sorry Archivist.
trainman - 15 Oct 2009 10:14
Cottage Deltic Diesel, Bays Devon Dumpling, Yeovil Ruby, Teignworthy Beachcomber. Pool table & 2 dartboards in room to rt of fairly plain bar. Decent soundtrack, slightly loud, probably reflecting the ebullient guv of 6 yrs, down from Middleton for the last 40, who happily gave us beer tasters and advised the groom not to go thru with it the next day! Admittedly it was dark outside, and I didnít really stray from the bar area, but I have no recall of archivistís mutiple buildings, or any thatch, sorry. 7 for great guv & good ale.
trainman - 15 Oct 2009 10:10
A thatched, cream rendered, multi building pub.

The interior is open plan in blue and white decor, with darts and pool, a large TV that wasnt on and no background music. Lots of memorabilia dotted about. The service was really friendly and had a chat to the landlord, as well as a couple of the locals. The clientele was mixed.

The beer; apart from the tap tosh, there was Hidden Brewery's Old Sarum (that was OK), Teignworthy Beachcomber, which was excellent and Bays Devon Dumpling and Exe Brewery's Exmoor Fox, both of which i didnt try.

Class place, a must visit. Places like this make me pleased i turned to drink in later life.
Archivist - 7 Sep 2009 18:59
Great local.
Stopped there for the night on the way to Cornwall.
They don't do food...hooray. Just a good local pub selling excellent ale.
Teignworthy on as were two other local ales.
Accomodation was ok and comfortable.
Be warned. If the Landlady's brother in law is staying take your ear plugs...he snores!
Fun pub.
inkywebber - 21 Aug 2009 01:20
Good honest back street local. Nice ever changing selection of beers and enough stuff in kegs to look after the euro fizz lovers.

I enjoyed the Beachcomer and was nice to see the list of future ales above the bar. Will definatly visit again soon.
captaineric - 28 May 2009 19:00
Yes I liked it too, despite it having a drunken Irishman on site who gibbered about the racing on the TV and claimed he came from Bristol. A likely story. Good selection of ale, all local brews.
Hodge1 - 12 Apr 2009 14:54
Very good pub. Better than the olde worlde Bridge Inn. Got a friendly welcome from the landlord,the Cotleigh Buzzard was tremendous and only £2.40 a pt. Big screen TV but racing was at a low volume level which appears to be order of the day here,or so the friendly native I had a chat with informed me. There were 2 other non big brewery ales on and Thatchers scrumpy. Well worthy of your custom.
an_ecunemical_matter - 10 Apr 2009 21:43
My first visit and was not disappointed. Lively atmosphere and good beers. Plenty of opportunity to watch final football scores on the tellys so may not be the pub for those who crave a quiet drink.
GrahamA - 7 Oct 2008 14:54
We did all the topsham pubs in a couple of days and this one was one of the best. Friendly landlord, reasonable prices, and the cleanest loos.
start - 6 Jun 2008 19:44
Friendly landlord and excellent local ales including a constant from teignworthy which is rather good being my favourite brewery!!
guestale - 11 May 2008 16:17
The Exeter has a pool table, dart board, big screen TV and small beer garden
It also has three real ales (mainly local) which are kept in excellent condition. They've just been included in the Good Beer Guide and have done wonders with the place since taking over a couple of years ago.

It's a really friendly place and well worth a visit
hpearson - 1 Feb 2008 16:59

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