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Built in 1795 by local entrepreneur and master builder, Mathew Nosworthy, the Southernhay quadrangle is a key symbol of Exeter’s professional past. And present.

Southernhay’s Georgian townhouses surround two green gardens, planted with magnolias. Perfect for al fresco lunches, the gardens also host the Exeter Street Food Market on the last Friday of the month. Grab a table with your colleagues and enjoy the international food on offer with a local Exeter Gin!

Just opposite Number Nine is the social centre of Southernhay! Southernhay House is Exeter’s only independent boutique hotel. With a stand out bar, classic seasonal bar menu and al fresco eating and drinking spaces, it’s perfect for break out meetings or after work de-briefing. Businesses working in Number Nine Exe receive preferential accommodation rates and a waiver of room hire charges for the party and meeting rooms.