The Exmouth Arms

Bars and pubs, Pubs Clerkenwell
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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A long-term fixture on Exmouth Market’s pretty, pedestrianised stretch, The Exmouth Arms has been a good pub for much longer than London has had a serious thing for craft beer, so gold star to it for updating its taps and filling its cellar with a top-notch collection of kegs, casks and bottles. Often nearly full of local workers and residents having a good chat, this is a great pub for enjoying a high-quality pint without worrying about that mate who still insists on ordering fizzy cider (there’s a nod to mainstream and non-beer needs too). A seafood-heavy food menu offers cajun catfish sliders, Scottish five-pepper squid and truly tempting crab fries.

By: Ashleigh Arnott


Venue name: The Exmouth Arms
Address: 23 Exmouth Market
Transport: Tube: Angel
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Too be fair, my major complaint is that this place is too popular. If you're lucky enough to find yourself there on a quieter time of day, and avoid the post-work crowd, I'm sure it will be a different experience. Looking past the crowd it's a charming old school pub on the verge of being overly hipster. There's a good selection of drinks and food, including some tasty sliders. Located on the Exmouth market stretch, meaning there's multiple food/drink options available in case you're in the mood for bar hopping.

Nicky G

A lovely lively old pub in the heart of Exmouth market which way surpassed my expectations and is perfect for after work drinks if you're in the area. Definitely order the chilli fries and the crab fries on the side of whatever you're drinking - they do them better than any diner I've been to.


I went here recently for food (having previously only ever visited it as a local pub), and was blown away! I feel like the food is the absolute hidden gem of Exmouth Arms. Big generous salads if you're feeling good, and very naught crab fries (I'm still dreaming of them).. if you're not. Lunch or dinner, weekday or weekend.. couldn't recommend more!

Shona R

Great low key pub with outdoor seating and service!  The food is not bad, but I've even seen a few sneaky people bring along their own from Pizza Pilgrims across the road.  Decent prices, no frills and a good waiting spot if you're wanting to get dinner anywhere along exmouth market.

Chlo Fo

This pub has a great atmosphere and a brilliant range of food and drink. It combines quintessential English pub style with quirky design and modern dining style. I have previously had really good experiences at the pub and at the eclectic cocktail bar upstairs. However, on a recent visit, we experienced shockingly rude service from a couple of members of staff. This one bad experience won't put me off visiting again, but they'll certainly have to impress to win me over again and up my star rating

Adrian H

This is a lovely pub situated in the bustling Exmouth Market. With an array of real ales and craft beers, this is a good place to start your evening prior to visiting one of the nearby restaurants. 

A warning to tall folks like myself, however; the toilets are situated downstairs with a few perilous low ceilings to navigate past. An alcohol krypton factor, if you will.