The Well House Tavern: "Upscale Pub Grub & A Decent Pint of Beer" Top 5 Page for this destination Well House Tavern Tip by johngayton

Well House Tavern, Exeter: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  Facade From Cathedral Green
by johngayton

The Well House, part of the next-door Royal Clarence Hotel, is first and foremost a proper old-fashioned Alehouse with a range of 6, mostly local, beers on draught plus all the usual bits that a pub should have.

It doesn't do food in the evenings but the lunchtime fare is well worth sampling. The menu is relatively short but nevertheless is pretty comprehensive covering all the usual pub culprits such as fish and chips, pye (sic) of the day, sausage and mash, ploughmans & etc but as befits food from a Michael Caines kitchen everything is done with an added touch of panache.

Perhaps not the cheapest place in town to eat but definitely one of the best for a good simple pub lunch and of course overlooking the Cathedral Green is a bit of a plus too!

Favorite Dish: Even tho' I do normally like a bit of variety when eating out I have found myself always ordering the smoked duck salad - it's just so delish: slices of flavoursomely smoked duck breast, perfectly pink with an interesting salad and a zingy hazelnut dressing makes for an excellent light lunch (HA and leaves plenty of room for the ensuing beers!).

Address: 16-17 Cathedral Close
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Next door to The Royal Clarence Hotel overlooking Cathedral Green.
Phone: 01392 223611
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 23, 2007
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