The Rugby Groud Guide

Eating,Drinking & Shopping

 

Club Shop:

272040Shop open Mon-Fri (10-4), Sat   (match days)

 Phone: 01392 890890

 

 Eating and Drinking:

The Chiefs have committed to   providing their supporters with a complete match-day experience   starting when the gates open at noon right through   into the early evening, with the match itself being the   highlight of the day.

 To encourage supporters to arrive   early and leave later beer prices are reduced between noon and 1.30pm, and also after the match   until 6.00pm.

 Facilities at the ground include   ample bars and food outlets, including the outside Piazza at the   rear of the Grandstand.

 Though Sandy Park is a smoke-free zone, there is a smoking area at the front of the   stadium.

Best Stadium Food

Mick Cleary, Daily Telegraph May 2014

 

Eating and Drinking Nearby:

The Blue Ball

 Sandygate, Exeter, EX2 7LJ

 01392 873 401

 Thatched pub within walking distance   of Sandy Park.

Has rooms, and car parking @ £5.

 

Other Places to Eat and Drink:

Exeter is a small city, but with a large university, so there are plenty of pubs and bars located around the city centre...

Some suggestions:

The Imperial is a large Wetherspoons pub located behind the St David’s Station Premier Inn.

There is a branch of the Walkabout Australian bar on Fore Street, at the bottom of the High Street, if you are looking to catch some sport on TV.

The Jack in the Green serves beers from the South-West’s Otter Brewery and also has an impressive food menu.

There is a great selection of ales and ciders on offer at the Old Firehouse

Other Eateries worth trying....

If you want to treat yourself dine at famed chef Michael Caines’s restaurant at the Abode Hotel in Cathedral Yard.

There’s a varied menu at Harry’s restaurant , while Urban Burger uses local ingredients and they have an eating challenge if you dare!

 

The City

Well-heeled and comfortable, Exeter exudes evidence of its centuries-old role as the spiritual and administrative heart of Devon. The city’s gloriously Gothic cathedral presides over stretches of cobbled streets, fragments of the terracotta Roman city wall and a tumbling of medieval and Georgian buildings. A snazzy new shopping centre brings bursts of the modern, thousands of university students ensure a buzzing nightlife and the vibrant quayside acts as a launch pad for cycling or kayaking trips.

Exeter’s past can be read in its buildings. The Romans marched in about 55AD-their 17-hecatre fortress included a 2-mile defensive wall, crumbling sections of which remain, especially in Rougemont and Northernhay Gardens. Saxon and Norman times saw growth; a castle went up in 1068, a cathedral 40 years later. The Tudor wool boom brought Exeter an export trade, riches and half-timbered houses; prosperity continued into the Georgian era when hundreds of merchants built genteel homes. The blitz of WW2 brought devastation. In the 21st century the £220million Princesshay shopping centre added glass and steel lines to the architectural mix.

 

 

Tourist Office

Main Tourist Office:

Dix’s Field

Exeter

EX1 1GF

Mon.-Sat. 9am – 5pm

Sun (July & Aug) 10am -4pm

01392 665700

www.exeter.gov.uk

evit@exeter.gov.uk

 

Main Attractions

Exeter Cathedral

The Close

Adult/child £5/free

Mon-Sat 9.30am – 4.45pm

www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

Bill Douglas Centre

Old Library

Prince of Wales Road

Free

Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm

www.billdouglas.org

A delightful homage to film and fun, the Bill Douglas Centre is a compact collection of all things celluloid.

St Nicholas Priory

Mint Lane

Adult/child £2/free

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

www.exeter.gov.uk

900-year old former Benedictine monastery.

 

 

 

Last Updated July 2016

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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