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Christmas at Double Locks

You just can’t beat the Great British pub at Christmas time. Located along Exeter’s historic ship canal our traditional cosy pub with log fires was built for the season.  Whether it’s a Christmas-Jumpery pint with friends, a cosy fire-side meal for two, or the all-singing-all-dancing office party. Our versatile spaces can cater for all occasions, both big and small.

Feast your eyes on our soul-warming Christmas menus with all the trimmings, from our 3-course festive party menu to our lip-smackingly good sharing party boards, oh and don’t forget to browse our festive drinks packages and add some sparkle to your celebration.

Our covered and heated marquee and stretch tent, adorned with festive lights and super-cosy blankets offer the ideal solution for larger gatherings and corporate events, get in touch today and let us help you celebrate a Christmas to remember.

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Double locks helped host our group end of year Christmas party, the staff & Tom put so much effort in to make it a really great party! They went above & beyond to make sure we got good value for our money. It was an amazing event - will definitely be back next year. Thank you so much for making it perfect!

Daniel Fifield - Google Reviewer, December 2023

Lovely Sunday roast in a beautiful Christmassy atmosphere. The open fire was a lovely touch! Will definitely be visiting again

Jake Montroe - Google Reviewer, December 2023

Happened to stumble across this lil Gem. Super surprised at the lovely location. Inside warm and cosy with open fires. Good ale and cider.Food very tasty well cooked and plenty of it. Friendly accommodating staff. Would definitely visit again.

Verified customer - Tripadvisor reviewer

Bookable Party Spaces


Our permanent Marquee is a fully heated with a paved floor and its own fully stocked bar. This event space is perfect for larger Christmas parties or corporate events.

Standing: 150

Seated: 100

Winter Garden

​​Come rain or shine, our heated and covered stretch tent will be there to welcome you. Decorated with twinkly lights with cosy blankets aplenty – we even have hot water bottles to keep you toasty. The perfect space for a festive party with work colleagues or casual catch-ups with loved ones.


Get the party started with our delicious range of festive sharing boards. Ideal for a Christmas-y gathering, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Each board is thoughtfully created to offer a delightful mix of festive flavours. Celebrate the season with great food, wonderful company at your cosy local.

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Our chefs have created a delicious 3 course menu for Christmas Day. Gather your family, head along the canal to your favourite pub and leave the cooking to us this year.

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Dogs are always welcome at Double Locks, especially during the festive season. Keep your peepers peeled for details coming soon for our annual Christmas doggy events. Guaranteed to be a day filled with tail wagging festive fun.

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From a three-course feast to a weekend away, or simply a quiet couple of pints in their favourite local, treat someone special and give the gift of the pub this Christmas.

Marsh Barton
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