The Bowling Green
29-30 Blackboy Road, Exeter, EX4 6ST
Conveniently located a five minute walk away from St James’ Park football ground, and not far from Belmont Park, this cosy pub is a friendly place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It offers a warm welcome to both locals and visitors alike. Traditional features like the open fire, wooden floorboards and panelling are coupled with charmingly mismatched furniture, giving The Bowling Green a delightfully distinctive character. As well as a large selection of board games, The Bowling Green has two popular chess tables. Why not drop by for a game and a pint of real ale? There are four excellent local ales on tap, and an array of spirits, cider and lager. They also stock an excellent range of soft drinks – sip a chilled glass of ginger beer or elderflower cordial. With an extensive beer garden and attractive outdoor decking area, guests can make the most of the sunshine come summer. Popular dishes include beer-battered fish and chips and the gluten-free alternative, cider-battered fish and chips. Tuck into a plate of delicious chilli or sample a vegan pizza – the vegan cheese and onion is a particular favourite. The pub is dog-friendly, so pop in after a walk – your pup is sure to be welcomed with a treat and a cuddle. Popular events include Saturday night live music performances and Americana folk on the first Wednesday of every month. Acoustics sessions on Sunday afternoons are followed by the highly enjoyable Frank James quiz.