Welcome to the Old Exeter Inn

The Queen's


Under the wild skies of Dartmoor stood a dark Inn of long-standing. Within the old walls and beneath the twisting beams, candles flickered and guttered, casting long shadows across the tables. The landlord poured ale from a barrel beside a huge granite fireplace.
Elizabeth I was dead and heir, King James I, had issued a warrant for the arrest of the late Queen’s Favourite. England’s most famous explorer was once again a wanted man. A charge of treason was at his heels and the hounds had been loosed. They were on the hunt.
It was the evening of July 19th in the year 1603 and Sir Walter Raleigh sat quietly in a corner of the Old Exeter Inn.

What’s Your Poison?

We’ve been in the poison business since medieval times. In fact when Sir Walter was enjoying his, we’d already been going for 473 years.

Real poison takes real passion! The Passion of the Craft. The skill of making something with love and care. Beautiful things to enjoy and most importantly, to taste. And that’s what the Old Exeter Inn is all about. Taste. The really great pubs of our time are evolving as customers seek the unusual. An experience in a glass. We’ve been doing that for nine centuries. Now that’s a real Craft!

Have we got some poison for you!

The Passion of the Craft

Straight from the barrel, our local, regional & national ales change constantly and are carefully selected for style and strength. We’ve been in the Good Beer Guide every year for over 20 years.
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With 10 taps of Award-Winning UK & International Craft Beers & Ciders on the go at all times, you can taste the world at the Old Exeter Inn. These are not to be missed.
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If 10 taps aren’t enough you can really explore the world of Craft Beer at the Old Exeter Inn. We usually stock between 30 and 40 vessels of poison from around the globe. This is where your true journey of taste takes off.
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Rough Cider & Perry is always available at the Inn. The West Country is famed for the real stuff and we normally have 5 or 6 to choose from including our own Lamb & Serpent. A gentle cider with a bite. Enjoy carefully!
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Tasting Paddles & Four Pint Pitchers Now Available

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