Have a favourite team? Need a place to watch the big game? Not a sport’s fan but are married to one? If you’re in Exeter, head to the new boutique Hotel Indigo, where a cozy sport bar, the Dugout, just opened, making it the hottest game day ticket in town.
Step Into The Dugout
The long awaited Dugout Sports Bar finally opened its doors at the Hotel Indigo Exeter on Monday 21 November, 2022 and welcomes fans, friends, and families to experience the atmosphere, passion, and team spirit of live sport.
Owned by Hotel Exe Limited, the Bar and Hotel are managed by Castlebridge Hospitality. Although the Dugout sits within the hotel building, it has its own entrance and is open everyday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., or later for certain games.
We know your living room sofa is comfy and your tele is just fine, but come to the Dugout and you’ll get to watch the biggest sporting events from around the globe on a massive ultra-HD screening wall, bringing the best sporting action airing on Sky Sports, BT Sport BBC, and ITV. Reserve a table and watch every extra point, goal, touchdown, match point, and run up close.
Food & Drink
The best fans deserve some great food and at the Dugout they can fuel up with tasty food and drink such as honey, soy and bourbon glazed wings by the kilogram, classic and wild boar hot dogs, chicken or beef burgers, loaded fries, and dessert if you can fit it in.
Cheers to a good match (and a win!) with pints of Somerset Cider, British and craft lagers, and a rotation of guest ales. The hotel’s Colson’s Restaurant is also delighted to announce the appointment of their new Chef Charlotte Vincent, who is currently on BBC 2 ‘Great British Menu’.
Raised in Exeter, Charlotte completed her Master’s degree in Psychology and Human Biology at the University of Plymouth before joining the Royal Logistics Corp of the British Army.
She then joined Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park, where she worked as a pastry chef, before moving to The Royal Clarence Hotel. She took over at The Five Bells (now closed) in Devon, and quickly earned the pub a place in the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs.
Simon Hall, Castlebridge Hospitality’s Managing Director, said, “We are thrilled to have opened the Dugout Bar before we open Hotel Indigo Exeter, which I’m sure will be a popular bar amongst sporting fans. We’re also delighted to welcome Charlotte to the team who will be a tremendous asset to Colson’s Restaurant”.
Hotel Indigo Exeter
Hotel Indigo Exeter has been lovingly restored and converted from the iconic former House of Fraser department store, and reopened as an intimate boutique hotel. The history of the 1930’s modernist building dates to 1792 when Mrs Colson, a local milliner who became one of the city’s most loved characters, opened a department store there named ‘Colson’s’.
Tucked into the historic centre of the city, Hotel Indigo Exeter has amazing views of Gothic-era Exeter Cathedral and Cathedral Green.
Check out the hotel’s Instagram feed for inspiration.
Hotel Indigo Exeter is a member of InterContinental Hotels Group