The Imperial, Exeter - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2436) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Quiz machines (Cluedo, South Park)
- Food served, Real ale
- Outside seating (Large Beer Garden and Conservatory area), Wireless internet access (provided by The Cloud)
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other pubs nearby:
Jolly Porter, Exeter (0.1 miles), Great Western Hotel, Exeter (0.1 miles), Farmers Union, Exeter (0.2 miles), Farmers Union, Exeter (0.2 miles), North Bridge Inn, Exeter (0.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|Take the trouble to make the short (uphill) journey from St.Davids station to The Imperial - it is worth it. This is a grand manor house with a superb orangery and is definitely one of Wetherspoon's most iinteresting properties. All the usual offers for food etc., but the beer range was good between all the bars, and the beer was in good condition. Plenty of staff on duty when I went which was good to see. Huge garden; car park (you have to pay initially) and some fine fittings inside. Worth a visit.|
mcroyal - 22 Jul 2014 11:47
|A very characteristic pub especially the orangery.|
Beer generally good with a fair choice between the two bars. Although busy (mainly students) service was pretty good by JDW standards.
Definitely one of the better JDW pubs worth a visit and only a short walk up the hill from the satation.
Illavhalf - 13 Jul 2013 17:13
|One of only two Wetherspoons I would actually recommend. Grand building in a very impressive setting. The Victorian ironwork orangery is especially impressive.|
baxterfish - 30 Mar 2012 06:38
|A not too bad example of Wetherspoons' better pubs. The beers could do with a bit more looking after, but that's the same at all of their pubs - the beers are almost past their prime when they're put on the bar. The cider - Gwynt-y-Draig's Balck Dragon - was very well kept though and several pints of this 7.2% nectar were consumed on our visit. Like someone has already said, there didn't seem to be that many staff on the many bars, but the staff that were on were all good. One girl even went off to find an - apparently - elusive Leffe glass, so my wife could have it in the right glass. This, I thought, was an example of good customer service.|
Much improved since my last visit here a couple of years ago, I'd recommend it. I definitely wouldn't have done so last time....
littledrummerboy - 15 Mar 2012 11:02
|This pub has the grandest entrance of any I know. A sweeping driveway climbs past a gatehouse and sloping lawn to a fine building with extensive views westwards from the terrace beer garden. The interior is equally impressive, with two distinct drinking areas to the left of the wide hallway. |
The bar is bisected by a dividing wall, with the ales dispensed from the counter on the right. A fairly uninspiring selection on my visit, I plumped for a pint of Brakspear's Triple - not a favourite but well kept. The bar was understaffed, a common problem in Spoons for some reason.
The pub was full of irritating students on my visit.
Architecturally the best Spoons I've been in and the beer garden is probably a great place to sit on a balmy summer evening. Worth visiting if you happen to be passing but not one to make a detour to.
holbornboy - 22 Nov 2011 22:36
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