Exeter & East Devon

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


New North Road
Emailku.oc.noopsrehtewdj@352p Telephone(01392) 434050
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Opening times: Mon–Thu 08:00-24:00; Fri and Sat 08:00-01:00 next day; Sun 08:00-24:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

This is a large J D Wetherspoon pub close to the university, Central and St David's railway stations, with buses passing close by. Built in 1810 as Elmfield House, it was converted into the Imperial Hotel in 1923, and remained a hotel until 1994. It opened as a Wetherspoon's in February 1996, and its attractive architecture and orangery, which was added by Dr William Buller Henderson, who purchased the property in 1897, is still there to be enjoyed. The large garden offers plenty of tables and seating to enjoy in the fine weather. Ten real ales are usually available, including Abbot and Ruddles; guest ales often come from local breweries. Real cider is available from Weston's. Good-value food is served all day until 11pm, and families are welcome. The pub is well frequented by the local student population. A function room is available for meetings etc. Wetherspoon's beer festivals are regularly held, including some showcasing local breweries.