The highly anticipated “Dugout” Sports Bar opened within Hotel Indigo Exeter on Monday 21 November. Owned by Hotel Exe Limited, the Bar and Hotel is managed by Castlebridge Hospitality. Although the Bar sits within the hotel building, it has its own entrance and exit and so can open ahead of Hotel Indigo Exeter. The Hotel will also feature other drink and dining facilities including Colson’s Bar and Restaurant and Becketts Champagne & Cocktail Rooftop Bar.

The Dugout welcomes fans, friends, and families to experience the atmosphere, passion, and team spirit of live sport. The biggest sporting events from around the globe are screened on a massive ultra-HD screening wall with spectacular views from all seats bringing the best sporting action to the Southwest. Showing coverage from Sky Sports, BT Sport BBC and ITV, the Dugout will show all the best games from major national and international football tournaments, rugby union and rugby league, golf, boxing, tennis championships, Formula 1, and NFL.

The Dugout also offers a range of tasty dishes including snacks, wings by the kilogram, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs, steaks, loaded fries, sides and salads along with deserts. Drinks include Somerset Cider, British and craft lagers along with guest ales.

Colson’s Restaurant are also delighted to announce the appointment of their new Chef ‘Charlotte Vincent’ who is currently on BBC 2 ‘Great British Menu’. Raised in Exeter, Charlotte completed a Master’s in Psychology and Human Biology at the University of Plymouth before joining the Royal Logistics Corp of the British Army. She then joined Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park, where she worked as a pastry chef, before moving to The Royal Clarence Hotel in the same capacity. She took over at The Five Bells in Devon three years ago, earning the pub a place in the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs shortly afterwards.

Simon Hall, Castlebridge Hospitality’s Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled to have opened The Dugout Bar before we open Hotel Indigo Exeter which I’m sure will be a popular Bar amongst sporting fans. We’re also delighted to welcome Charlotte to the team who will be a tremendous asset to Colson’s Restaurant”.

The Dugout Bar will be open from Monday – Sunday from 12:00 to 22:00.  The Dugout is situated at 3 Catherine Street, Exeter, EX1 1EU, telephone 01392 301801 or For more information about Hotel Indigo Exeter please visit and for more information about The Dugout Bar please visit