We love real beer. We have strong links with local breweries.

Regional beers are well represented, with a few old favourites from further afield thrown in.

Our ale selection varies from week to week and sometimes even from day to day.

We are assiduous in our care and keeping of the cellar. Much like the heir to the throne and his plants, the landlord can occasionally be found talking to his barrels.

The Hourglass is one of only four Exeter pubs acknowledged in the 2013 Good Beer Guide (the others all being free houses; this one, alas, is not).

Our beer suppliers include the following breweries, among many others…

Exeter Brewery, Bath Ales, Adnams, Exe Valley, Moor, Dorset Brewing Co., Hop Back Brewery, Teignworthy, Hunter’s, Timothy Taylor, Skinners, Otter, RCH, Town Mill Brewery, Exmoor, Woodfordes, Dartmoor, Hook Norton, Stonehenge, Yeovil.

We serve four-pint jugs straight from the barrel at reduced prices.

We are proud to sell Burrow Hill cider.

We also (reluctantly) sell lager.