The Hour Glass

21 Melbourne Street, EX2 4AU

Tel: 01392 258722

The Hour Glass


The Hour Glass, established in 1846, is a tastefully eccentric pub and restaurant in a 19th century building which maintains many of its original features. It is located one street up from Exeter quay, and a 5-minute walk from the city centre, nestled on a quiet back street. The pub provides an assortment of local real ales & ciders, as well as a broad range of spirits and cultivated selection of wines (including an ever-changing wine specials menu). Additionally, their restaurant is host to a well-known local food legacy, offering dishes centred entirely around local produce. Their well known classics include Steak, Triple Cooked Chips and Sunday Roasts, but a frequently changing menu ensures inventive dish offerings at any visit.

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Road Directions

On Melbourne Street, just off Topsham Road (A3015). Nearest parking - some pay and display available on Colleton Crescent & public parking at Magdalen Street Car Park.

Public Transport Directions

15 min walk away from Exeter Central train station & Exeter Bus Station. R and J busses are nearest and stop on Topsham Road



  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Cater for groups
  • Dog Friendly
  • Live Music

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted


  • Locally Sourced Produce
  • Locally-sourced produce

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

The Hour Glass (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Thursday17:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday12:00 - 00:00
Sunday12:00 - 23:00

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