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ExeterDouble Locks Inn
Canal Banks
Devon EX2 6LT
As its name suggests, the pub is beside the Double Locks on The Exeter Ship Canal. ‘Double Locks’ is technically a misnomer because it is really an extremely long single lock (the longest in the country) capable of taking two ships at a time.
Originally built in 1701 as a lock house, it was remodelled in 1827 when the canal was extended, to provide accommodation for the lock keeper’s cottage and stables for the barge horses. The stables have now been turned into the ‘barn bar’.
The pub is very popular, especially with students from the Exeter University campuses. This association goes back a long way giving rise to a rather gruesome story: “In the 1930s the lock keeper at the Double Locks found a human leg wrapped in a parcel. A second search produced the other leg, however, when police divers went looking in the canal for the rest of the body, none was found leading them to suspect medical students.” [courtesy of the pub’s own website]
Double Locks serves seasonal rotating ales as well as permanent Young's Beers. Details of Beer Festivals are available on the Inn's website (link below).
A great range of food is available daily plus of course an excellent Sunday Roast.
Live Music
Live Music is on the menu at the Inn over the summer months. Details on the Inn's website.
Plan Your Visit 
Accommodation - Search & Book through Expedia here:    External Link
Camping at Double Locks
Camping pitches are available, see details on the Inn's website (Link below)
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1392 256 947
Mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website  Double Locks Inn Website   External Link
Getting There
- By Ferry, Walk or Cycle
You can catch a ferry, walk along the towpath, hire a canoe or bicycle from Saddles & Paddles on Exeter Quay.
For more information about the ferries running to and from the Double Locks go to Web: Exeter Ferries    External Link
For information about ‘Saddles & Paddles’ go to Web: Saddles & Paddles    External Link
- By Car
Double Locks is about 1.8 miles (3 km) south of the city centre. Follow the A377 south towards Exminster; slight left at Willows Avenue, then slight right at Water Lane. The Inn website has excellent  Web:  Getting There Directions    External Link
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