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The Bowling Green, Exeter - pub details

Address: 29-30 Blackboy Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6ST [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2134) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations St James' Park (0.3 miles), Exeter Central (0.8 miles), Polsloe Bridge (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 11 users)
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Yes it is true to say that this pub does get it's fair share of characters being at what is a pretty rough end of town.
A comfortable feel to the place with various interesting seating areas.
Good prices too my otter beer was £2.70 and a glass of wine for the mrs was cheap too.
One of the better pubs in Exeter.

7/10
montie49 - 28 Nov 2012 07:38
Always reliable real ale pub (under current ownership) with Doom Bar, Otter and stronger/summer ales always on tap. If it ain't perfect they'll change it. All the usual cooking and ranting lagers. Food is wholesome with big portions and home-cooked, all served by crisis-inducingly attractive bar and kitchen maids. Long bar with pool/games area round the side with plenty of room for the varied clientele to mix or avoid each as suits. Frequented by eclectic clientele of local geysers, students, townies having one on the way into town, more students, singing Welshmen, townies who never made it into town, bedsit wierdo's, ex-students gone native, incorrigible scrotes, gits and odd normal. Dogs welcome, home to a great pub dog who has, thankfully, stopped leg-humping. Regular bands, usually of a geyser variety, to jump and down and pretend it's 1982 again to. Quizzes, film-nights and conversation of a level of inanity rarely found today. A sun-trap seating area out the back. The only real pub left in central Exeter. Amen.
Mr_Jollyur - 12 Oct 2012 14:21
not too cheap
nice pub
nice beer
always lots of dogs
pool table
nirvanerd - 6 May 2012 17:29
Very good beer.
rgb - 23 Mar 2009 18:19
Formerly the Ropemakers,until it changed names in the early 90s. I used to visit regularly in the mid 70s, along with many of the residents of the old Shilhay nightshelter community! Had many a good time here. The ghosts of Scouser, Hughie and the boys live on.
schaf - 4 Sep 2007 19:42

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