We live in Dorset so are used to travelling the M3 route to the Stoop, however, feel that the M4 route to Exeter might be your best route!
If you decide on the M4 route look at [www.fivebellsclysthydon.co.uk
If you decide on the M3 route try [www.jackinthegreen.uk.com
If you don't like either of these please feel free to email us for further suggestions, my husband is an expert on real ale!!
there is another one at Ide but you might not want to take a coach to the other side of Exeter, but it is called The Poachers if you want to look at it.
Good luck and enjoy - see you all in Exeter