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The Bowling Green

29-30 Blackboy Road, Exeter EX4 6ST, England
+44 1392 678962
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Pool and board games

Lovely place for a chilled pint! Play some pool and play some board games! The food is decent but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Marius T
via mobile
Lunch with a friend

I came to lunch here out with a friend that I will be making a regular basis, unless I am away with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kay K
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
2 weeks ago
“Lunch with a friend”
4 weeks ago
“This is a very pleasant pub.”
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:00
LOCATION
29-30 Blackboy Road, Exeter EX4 6ST, England
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+44 1392 678962
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place for a chilled pint! Play some pool and play some board games! The food is decent but the drinks fantastic! You'll end up spending a couple of hours here!

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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Marius. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Saski a & Nigel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to lunch here out with a friend that I will be making a regular basis, unless I am away with the fiance or girlfriend. One thing that needs to address is that staff here need to make sure that it is safe for...More

Thank Kay K
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. The Chef being on a break has identified to us that we do not publish our kitchen opening times clearly and thanks to your review this will be remedied shortly. We look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bowling Green is a pleasantly ordinary pub, and with its low wooden ceiling and assorted beams and pillars, you could almost be below deck on some old ship. The shabby-sheek decor with a mishmash of chairs and tables give it a casual and cosy...More

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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a good experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Came in to enjoy a pint by the fire away from the snow on Thursday, atmosphere was amazing, staff very polite considering how busy it was! I had a very tasty pizza and the pint tasted as it should, made my unexpected afternoon off really...More

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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you review. The snow days were very busy and everyone wanted a seat by the fire, you were one of the lucky ones! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

poor service very rude staff wanted us in and out after trying to finish drinks! Food not upto scratch very disappointed as heard it was a nice place to relax?

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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi. Thank you for your review and we are sorry that your experience was not as expected. We would like to invite you to try us again and hopefully you'll have a better time. Regards Nigel & Saskia

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

So, under new management and the changes have been noted. The phallic graffiti in the gents has been removed, the place has a general air of cleanliness and somehow hasn't lost that 'homey' feel. The menu is improved, the beers are in better knick, and...More

Thank Adam S
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hi Adam. Thank you for taking the time to place a good review. We hope to see you again soon Regards Saskia & Nigel

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I often visit with my little dog for cheerful weekend lunches - great to have a number of good vegan options, home cooked style and always get the warmest of welcomes from new landlords Saskia and Nigel who, like me, enjoy intelligent conversation as well...More

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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Ed. Thank you for your kind words. The vegan dishes have now increased with the introduction of vegan pizzas with a range of toppings. We look forward to seeing you soon with the puppy. Regards Saskia & Nigel

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for Christmas Eve for several years now and this was the 2nd year we came since it changed hands. Although we booked a specific table, we were actually given a different one to the one asked for. Never mind, think we...More

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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for your review, without reviews like yours we are unable to improve the experience for other customers. We hope you have a wonderful new year and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

After drinking in The Bowling Green for 27 years ive seen many changes but glad to say the atmosphere is still fantastic and friendly thanks to the new management carrying it on as it was before.Great live music too every weekend.Long may it last.Jon Smith.

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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi Jon. Thank you for taking the time for making the review. We are grateful for the kind words. We hope that the Bowling Green will be a great pub once more. Regards Saskia & Nigel

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Bowling Green has always offered a welcoming atmosphere, a range of well kept real ales and is a place you could easily spend the evening without venturing elsewhere. It has changed hands in the last 12 months or so but thankfully kept its standards...More

Thank Kate S
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Bowler G, Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi Kate, Thank you for your honest review, without customers like you we are unable to improve. As mentioned in your review the amount of pizza cheese has now been reduced to allow the flavours of the other toppings to come through. Please also note...More

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