We need your feedback again!

In Spring 2021 we carried out an extensive neighbourhood and community survey to better understand what customers want from the Hourglass in the future. Many hundreds responded. This is a summary of that survey, bringing together what we don’t want to lose together with aspirations to secure the long term future of the Hourglass.  In essence a neighbourhood, community hub.

We’re now looking for your response to that survey – has anything been missed, is there something you could contribute, please let us know.

In the meantime we have communicated with Stonegate encouraging them to either grant a long lease to a suitable candidate or decide to sell the freehold, which would enable us to make an offer on behalf of the community.

You can respond in the following ways:

FB:                        ourglassinexeter

Email:                   ourglassexeter@gmail.com

Insta:                    ourglassexeter

Twitter:                 ourglassexeter


Run by a committed, or soon to be, landlord/landlady with an excess of personality and patience, on a long lease, who understands how:

to cherish and welcome the whole neighbourhood community. 

  • to carry on the tradition of a renowned friendly local.
  • to curate the highest quality drinks, food, music, arts and community events.
  • to hire staff who enjoy their work and hold a strong sense of ownership/community.

“Booze, good company and food with plenty of dark corners for trysts and plotting” *



Personally selected – an eclectic choice:

Real Ales from the local area and guests from a well kept cellar

A diverse and extensive range of Wines and Spirits –

Locally sourced soft drinks for drivers and those who don’t want alcohol



A short menu and relaxed style catering to a wide range of diets and preferences:

Fresh, local, seasonal

Quality well-prepared food

Locally based suppliers

“All made in the kitchen” *



A major upgrade to enable a wide range of activities from performance through to workshops, classes and marketplaces.

“Music, Theatre, Weddings, Wakes & Bar Mitzvahs, but no Stag, Hen parties or Karaoke.” *


New Ideas

Daytime café and bar snacks

Food and drink tastings

Supper Club

Regular curated, high quality, music, theatre and performance.

Workshops, classes and participation events.

Marketplaces – locally made and grown.

Freelancers daytime workspace

Hourglass memorabilia


*Quotes from the Hourglass website as it used to be..