New look for Royal Clarence

The scaffolding is down and the paint pots have been put away, as ABode Exeter looks forward to welcoming local residents and guests from farther afield with a refreshed new look. Taking seriously its role as a custodian of some of the UK’s finest buildings, Andrew Brownsword Hotels unveils the new ABode Exeter, complete with restored façade, a new Cathedral Lounge, and a fresh new Café Bar & Grill. Recognised as the oldest hotel in England, ABode Exeter now proudly displays a new, restored frontage, complete with a new ‘Royal Clarence Hotel’ sign restored to its original location at...

ABode bring Christmas cheer to Air Ambulance crew

There are many people who work over the Christmas and New Year period, due to the nature of their job. Devon Air Ambulance crews, along with all other ambulance and emergency services are no different.

Heléna Holt, Chief Executive of Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “I would like to thank Matt Collins and Michael Caines of ABode who have gone that extra mile and are cooking and delivering our Exeter on duty crew with a special festive lunch on Christmas Day. This is an amazing and generous thing to do and really does encompass the true spirit of Christmas, where we have the chance...

Valentines Day Dinner @ Michael Caines

Event Date: 
14/02/2014 - 12:30pm to 15/02/2014 - 9:30pm
Abode Exeter - The Royal Clarence Hotel, Cathedral Yard, Exeter

Valentines Tasting menu in the Michael Caines Restaurant:

£60 per head


Oyster Velouté smoked eel, caviar, lemon oil

Duck liver terrine rhubarb and lemongrass jelly

Confit cod Devon crab, samphire, lemon purée, chorizo foam

Creedy Carver chicken breast Spring vegetables, truffle purée potato, gewurztraminer sauce

(Cheese selection supplement £10 per person)

Passionfruit mousse exotic fruit salad

Dark chocolate soufflé chocolate sauce, pistachio icecream

Phone 01392 223638 to make your booking.

Spanish Rioja Wine Dinner

Event Date: 
07/02/2014 - 7:30pm
Abode Exeter - the Royal Clarence Hotel

Spanish Rioja Wine Dinner £45.00 per person

Continuing the success of the Café Bar & Grill wine evenings, we are delighted to announce our first event in 2014 is a Spanish Rioja themed Evening, hosted by Andy McLarin.

Rioja is a very special region producing world renowned wines. Although best known for superior reds made with the Tempranillo grape, white, sparkling, rose and semi sweet wines are produced to an equal high quality. It is great to be able to match the wines of this ever popular region with the excellent cuisine at ABode Exeter, to present a perfect...

Exeter’s Red Coat Guided Tours scoop a Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor have recognised the incredible achievements of Exeter’s dedicated team of volunteer Red Coat Guides by awarding them a ‘2013 Certificate of Excellence’.

This prestigious award places the Red Coat Guides in the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor and is only given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

“Being awarded the coveted Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor is a fantastic achievement for Exeter’s dedicated team of volunteer Red Coat Guides”, said Cllr Rosie Denham, Portfolio Holder for...

Art for Life charity auction

Event Date: 
11/05/2013 - 10:30am
Royal Clarence Hotel in Cathedral Yard, Exeter

An Art for Life charity auction takes place on Saturday 11 May 2013 at the Royal Clarence Hotel in Cathedral Yard, Exeter.

The event is set to take place from 10.30am-12.30pm and will display a vast amount of artwork by South West academicians and other established British artists including works by Ken Howard RA OBE, Rose Hilton ARCA, Peter Brown NEAC and many more.

The paintings have been donated to the auction, which will be conducted by Robin Barlow, in order to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. This fantastic charity cares for children with a limited life...

ABode Exeter Spring Wedding Fayre: 16 March 2014

Come and join us at ABode Exeter, consider this beautiful historic venue with its fabulous food for your wedding day, whilst meeting our suppliers and getting ideas for your special day.

Bedroom tours available on request.

Refreshments and lunch available in the MC Cafe Bar and Grill.

Sunday 16 March 2014 free entry and goody bag for all the brides to be.

If you would like to exhibit please contact Gemma Haliwell sales@abodeexeter.co.uk

For further information, please call 01392 319955.