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Great Western Hotel (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
RCH - PG SteamExcellent1
Dartmoor - Jail AleExcellent2
Otter - Otter MildExcellent1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Flagship IPAExcellent1
Branscombe Vale - BranocExcellent1
RCH - Steam LoversGood1
Merry Miner - Warwickshire's FinestGood1
Exeter - Avocet AleGood3
RCH - PitchforkNot Tried0
Branscombe Vale - Drayman's Best BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Exeter - FerrymanNot Tried0
Picture 1. Great Western Hotel, Exeter, Devon

Visits Details

06 Apr 2014 (ChrisE)
Mid afternoon on a Sunday, and reasonably busy. This is an ideal place to wait for (and probably miss) a train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exeter - Avocet Ale3.90Excellent
Dartmoor - Jail Ale4.80GoodVery popular in here this afternoon.
Merry Miner - Warwickshire's Finest3.80Good
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80Not Tried
RCH - Pitchfork4.30Not Tried
RCH - PG Steam3.90Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Exeter - Ferryman4.20Not Tried
20 Feb 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. No one at the lower bar so all action at the top one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RCH - Steam Lovers4.70Good
Exeter - Avocet Ale3.90GoodClean and fresh tasting
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80Not TriedNot quite ready - new stock delivered today
RCH - Pitchfork4.30Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Drayman's Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not TriedGets everywhere
Dartmoor - Jail Ale4.80Not Tried
11 Nov 2012 (HSB)
Sunday lunch time busy with diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80Excellent
RCH - PG Steam3.90Excellent
Dartmoor - Jail Ale4.80Excellent
10 Nov 2012 (HSB)
Saturday lunch time. Break of journey for food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Flagship IPA4.20Excellent
Exeter - Avocet Ale3.90Acceptable
08 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Otter Mild3.80ExcellentPleased to note this tastes just as good on its home ground as it did in various Wetherspoons. My score 16/20.

About the Great Western Hotel

The pub sign. Great Western Hotel, Exeter, Devon

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good4
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Exeter, Devon, EX4 4NU.

Almost across the road from Exeter St David's railway station. Bar attached to the hotel comprising upper and lower bars each with 9 handpumps. Comfortable and traditional. 5-6 ales served at any one time which include local brews and regional standards.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EX4 4NU