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The Bowling Green

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Dog Friendly, Drinks & Dinner.

Warm & friendly pub just up the road from Exeter City FC. Excellent selection of both alcoholic... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
westcountrybird
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Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Saturday afternoon

He had heard about some bands playing here on Saturday afternoon. Some good music, a few drinks and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
rrt1958
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Warm & friendly pub just up the road from Exeter City FC. Excellent selection of both alcoholic & soft drinks. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Nice bar staff also. Food is really good. A choice of pub grub or pizzas. All with good vegetarian/vegan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Rachel. Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

He had heard about some bands playing here on Saturday afternoon. Some good music, a few drinks and some fairly tasty food made for a good time. I can't remember not having a good time when visiting this pub.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your review. The artists that played were all to do with the Exeter street arts festival which was a resounding success throughout the city. We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent. All the things you could want from a local. Amiable and amusing staff, dog friendly, great range of ales, charmingly mismatched furniture (I’m serious - don’t change it to look like IKEA), board games, beer garden, quiz night. Beer reasonably priced, what more could...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you and the puppy again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Been a few times with friends. Good food and friendly staff. Overall pleasant experience and atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thank you for taking time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

I find this pub has many wonderful features, an open fire in winter, board games for chilled evening, live music and recently have introduced a new menu. The menu accommodates for a variety of diets, GF and vegetarians but they will accommodate your needs at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We will always try to help and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for a chilled pint! Play some pool and play some board games! The food is decent but the drinks fantastic! You'll end up spending a couple of hours here!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Marius. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Saski a & Nigel

Reviewed 8 May 2018

I came to lunch here out with a friend that I will be making a regular basis, unless I am away with the fiance or girlfriend. One thing that needs to address is that staff here need to make sure that it is safe for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. The Chef being on a break has identified to us that we do not publish our kitchen opening times clearly and thanks to your review this will be remedied shortly. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Bowling Green is a pleasantly ordinary pub, and with its low wooden ceiling and assorted beams and pillars, you could almost be below deck on some old ship. The shabby-sheek decor with a mishmash of chairs and tables give it a casual and cosy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a good experience. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Came in to enjoy a pint by the fire away from the snow on Thursday, atmosphere was amazing, staff very polite considering how busy it was! I had a very tasty pizza and the pint tasted as it should, made my unexpected afternoon off really...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for you review. The snow days were very busy and everyone wanted a seat by the fire, you were one of the lucky ones! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

poor service very rude staff wanted us in and out after trying to finish drinks! Food not upto scratch very disappointed as heard it was a nice place to relax?

Date of experience: January 2018
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi. Thank you for your review and we are sorry that your experience was not as expected. We would like to invite you to try us again and hopefully you'll have a better time. Regards Nigel & Saskia

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