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Bygone Pubs, Higher Market

Queen Street was cut in 1835 two years before Queen Victoria's accession to the throne. The street is named in her honour. The street was cut to allow better access to Higher Market which was built in response to the cholera epidemic in 1832. Higher Market sold fish, poultry, dairy products and vegetables until its closure in 1962. It later became part of the Guilhall Shopping Centre which was officially opened in 1976. Goldsmith Street was virtually lost as a street during this development and is now only seen as the pedestrian thoroughfare between Samuels and Millets. It was once however a bustling street and centre of Exeter's gold and silver assaying community. It also had entrances to Higher Market and the Wool Hall just about where the back entrance to M&S now sits.

There was great controversy in the early to mid seventies when much of this medieval street was demolished. The 1920's however was also a period of demolition in Goldsmith Street so not all the blame can be laid at the door of modern developers. Many people left the Goldsmith Street area during this period and it began to become a little run-down.

Paul Street was widened in 1926 and many of the buildings lost during building clearance between 1921 and 1924. The Western National Bus Company moved in to the north side of Paul Street in 1924.

Use the links below to access pub info. Down click on the image above for modern day street configuration.

Queen Street

Chumleys No.1
Pitcher and Piano

The Nugget

Osborne Hotel
Its a Scream
Fermats Number
Yes Bar
The Tower Inn

Mount View Hotel

City Hotel
City Commercial Hotel
Bar Bomba
Veuve Bar

The Pembroke Hotel

The Civic Hall

The Bystock Hotel
Stock's Tavern
Homestead Hotel
Queens Court Hotel
Georgian Lodge
Nudo Lounge

Norton Hotel
Victoria Hotel
Victoria Inn
Pink Pelican
The Angel

The Railway Hotel
Rougemont Hotel
Drake's Bar
Golden Hind
Rougemont Thistle Hotel
Thistle Hotel

Swan Hotel

Paul Street

Blue Anchor
Anchor Inn

The Museum Hotel
Royal Museum Hotel

London & South Western Hotel

Sulleyes Inn

Gandy Street

Coolings Wine Bar

John Gandy

City Tavern

The Albion

Pig and Truffle
The Cavern

The Queens Hotel
Queens Vaults


The Turks Head

New Market Inn

Three Tuns Inn

Pheonix Inn

The Early Bird

The King William

The Criterion

Packhorse Inn
Angel Inn
Commercial Inn

The Union

The Volunteer

The Ship

The Bull Inn

Dingle's Tavern

Half Moon PH

Maltsters Arms

Plymouth Arms

The Smiths Arms
The Chair

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