Samuel Jones Smoke & Ale House
  • Samuel Jones Smoke & Ale House
    37 Commercial Road
    EX2 4AE
Found in the heart of Exeter’s bustling and historic quayside, Samuel Jones is a contemporary and stylish Ale House with an urban–chic atmosphere that was once a Victorian bounded warehouse built by Samuel Jones. It offers an array of delicious, fresh food cooked in a Smoke & Ale-house style using an open flame Robata Grill and Smoking Cupboard.


Products are locally sourced wherever possible and cooked in an open theatre-style kitchen.  The dishes fit perfectly with the contemporary and stylish warehouse surroundings with plenty to choose from. The winter menu includes Flamed Smoked Brisket with Potato Salad - Lamb Shank served with Cannellini Mash & Seasonal Vegetables - the famous Samuel Burger with Chunky Chips or the popular West Country Rib Eye with Peppercorn Glaze & Chips plus many more options for Vegetarians, Lighter Meals and Children’s Menu.


Samuel Jones also offers the popular £5 Breakfast Club from 8.30am until midday with superb choices like the popular English Breakfast - Raspberry, Zest of Lime and Coconut Pancakes with Honey - Ale Rarebit Fondue - Skillet of Potato, Chorizo, Onion, Mushroom with a Poached Egg and much more.


Their Brewer & Bean coffee has been blended to St Austell Brewery’s own unique recipe, using a combination of two Fairtrade beans - the Robusta from Uganda and Arabica from Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Salvador.



Samuel Jones as an Ale House specialises in delicious craft beers from the South West and all over the UK and around the world with 12 constantly changing draught products. Many from St Austell’s own Micro-brewery and other local brewers. You can try many of these products in 1/3rd pints on the famous Samuel Jones Taster Pallets. There is also a wide range of international wines and an extensive list of spirits.


They also have an amazing choice of soft drinks, Brewer & Bean coffees, hot chocolate and a wide selection of teas to choose from. 




Mr Samuel Jones commissioned the building of the bonded warehouse in 1878.  He was a local JP, Alderman, Sheriff and The Mayor of Exeter.  The building has had many incarnations through the years including some famous nightclubs hosting the likes of Mudpack, KC & The Sunshine Band and David Bowie.  The building reopened as the Samuel Jones Smoke & Ale House in November 2014 and won The Michelmores Heritage Project of the Year Award for its outstanding conversion into a contemporary waterside bar and restaurant.  Come down to the quayside and take a look!

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In August 2016
Peter Garmory said

Excellent service meal, lunch. Good to be informed what the soup of the day was, without being asked!!