The Gate House Restaurant & BarMercure Southgate Hotel - Exeter, Devon

Tel: 01392 412812Visit Website

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OurHead Chefwelcomes you to The Gate House Restaurant & Bar. Guests can enjoy contemporary British cuisine including locally sourced meat and fresh seafood in the hotel restaurant.

Visit our Lounge Bar and Terrace for a Devonshire afternoon tea or relax on the Terrace with a glass of wine in the evening.

The hotel's 156 bedrooms offer guests a range of accommodation options including classic rooms, privilege rooms, suite, interconnecting rooms and seven accessible rooms. All our bedrooms have air-conditioning and free WiFi access, 24-hour room service, hair dryer, ironing facilities, flatscreen TV with international channels, complimentary toiletries, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Every bedroom is in line with 4-star standards and offer particularly inspiring views of the city, including Exeter Cathedral, historic Southernhay and distant glimpses of the Devon countryside.

We have 110 car parking spaces at the hotel which is onsite and there is a daily charge of £12.00

Room Types

Classic Double or Twin Guestroom, Air Conditioning

Contemporary rooms with ensuite facilities providing bath & shower. Fully equipped with work desk, free unlimited WiFi, flatscreen TV, tea/coffee facilities, hair dryer, iron and board.

Privilege Double Guestroom, Air Conditioning

Experience our Privilege room upgrade. All rooms have air conditioning, complimentary tray charge & newspaper. Additional amenities include bathrobe & slippers, upgraded toiletries, laptop safe, Nespresso tea/ coffee facilities & complimentary soft drinks mini bar, as well as unlimited WiFi and flatscreen TV.

Classic Family Guestroom, Air Conditioning

Contemporary spacious rooms with ensuite facilities providing bath & shower. Fully equipped with work desk, free unlimited WiFi, flatscreen TV, tea/coffee facilities, hair dryer, iron and board. Each room has a double bed & a sofa bed. Rollaway bed available on request.

Executive Suite, Air Conditioning

Experience one ofour Executive Suites. Thesuites haveall the amenities of the Privilege room, a lounge area with flatscreen TV and sofa,kingsize beds and a large bathroom with bath and a large walk-in shower.

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  • In town / city centre

Children & Infants

  • Highchair
  • Accept children all ages
  • Accept Children Over 3

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot Tub


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Half board supplement
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Local Produce English Breakfast
  • Packed lunches available

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash / Cheque only
  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Master Card accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hair dryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea / coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • Digital TV
  • FreeView TV
  • Fridge
  • WiFi

Establishment Features

  • 24hr return laundry service
  • Accept coach parties
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities eg.Faxmodem
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden patio for guests use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Lift
  • Night porter
  • Pets accepted
  • Real log / coal fires
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages
  • Welcome single sex groups e.g. stag/hen parties
  • Non smoking establishment

Specialist Features

  • Christmas / New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Pets on premises

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • Polish spoken
  • Romanian spoken


  • Facilities for the Disabled

The Mercure Southgate Hotel offers the perfect wedding venue in Devon and the South West. Licensed for Civil ceremonies, our Cloisters Restaurant or Lounge Terrace can be transformed into a stunning, stylish and sedate venue in which to take your wedding vows. The fully air-conditioned and refurbished Seymour Suite offers comfortable dining for up to 120 guests and opens out onto your own exclusive large terrace area looking onto the ancient city wall.

Our banqueting and events team offer a truly professional and personal service, guiding you through from the initial enquiry to the big day itself. You will have your own personal wedding co-ordintator who will available to assist you through every step building up to your wedding day.

The hotel is a great venue for a family celebration, with 154 en-suite rooms, we can offer preferential rates to your guests who will enjoy the comfortable lounge areas as well as the leisure club with its pool, spa pool, gym and saunas.

ContactJo our Wedding Specialist today to make an appointment.


Book your Complete Wedding Package for any available date for 2017 from only £2,000.00

Inclusive of 50 guests for the Day and Evening Celebrations, you will also be assisted by our dedicated Wedding specialist to help you plan your perfect wedding.

Included within your package would be a master of ceremonies, red carpet reception, drinks package, wedding breakfast and evening buffet plus DJ entertainment for only £2,000.00.

After your memorable day you will relax in our Bridal Suite complimentary, and overlook the beutiful Cathedral.

Additional day guests can be added at just £55.00 per person and evening guests at just £15.00 a head.

We have several dates still remaining so don’t hesitate to contact Alyson today to check availability or to discuss your plans for 2016.


Come visit us to discuss your plans for your special day at the following wedding shows this year:

Westpoint Wedding Show – October 2017

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The hotel's seven flexible and comfortably sized meeting rooms all feature natural daylight, temperature control, free WiFi and a dedicated conference host for the day of your meeting. All rooms can accommodate various meeting layouts. Choose between a Day Delegate Rate or Room Hire only rate and enjoy prices that are extremely competitive within this extremely busy corporate area of Exeter. Tailor your meeting needs on demand with our flexible food offers. The hotel is suitable for all meeting types: our Dinner Bed & Breakfast and Day Delegate package rates are available for meetings requiring overnight accommodation for delegates.

All our meeting rooms are situated on the ground floor and benefit from natural daylight and air conditioning. The largest room – The Seymour Suite can cater for up to 150 delegates. Our dedicated Conference and Banqueting team work with you to create a unique event to suit your needs and budget. On the day of your event a dedicated Meeting Host will be on hand at all times to aid in the smooth running of your day.

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