When This is All Over: Pub Crawl

When this is over, I’m heading on a pub crawl across Exeter with my dearest friends before we leave Uni for good. A rough list of 16 pubs already exits, and we’re preparing to get completely plastered. At each pub, I’ll give a speech about why I love them, accompanied by the biggest hugs I can manage. There will be chaos, there will be nostalgia, and there will be terrible dancing. The night will end with a drunken dive into the River Exe (my goal since first year), with whoever is dumb/sloshed enough to join me. Continue reading When This is All Over: Pub Crawl

The Bar Review: Pig & Pickle

Pig & Pickle is an odd pub to be reviewing. Although I loved my visit there, it is too far from normal student areas to be worth mentioning to all but the most dedicated drinkers, but to humour those and anyone who happens to live out that way, let me say it ranks in my top 3 Exeter pubs. I ended up there because one night I was in another pub and got chatting to people including a very kind Swedish academic, who was buying beers for us all to share, and the owner of Pig & Pickle, Steve. And so, plans were made to meet again at that pub in the centre of town and get a taxi out to Pig & Pickle to see just how good it was. Continue reading The Bar Review: Pig & Pickle

The Bar Review: The Bowling Green

From the outside, The Bowling Green looks a little run down; as you walk up Blackboy road it can feel a little like the road to nowhere, with town behind you. Yet, as you step inside, any doubts should be overridden by the warm, hospitable atmosphere. This is one of the only pubs I know where you can sip your pint as you sit ensconced in a sofa, warmed by a fire (and as the other pub I can think of is about double the price, I know which one I would choose). In essence, it acts like a true public house should, as a place to relax, enjoy and socialise. Continue reading The Bar Review: The Bowling Green