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Mol's Coffee House, Devon


  • Located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, England
  • Impressive building in the north corner of Exeter Cathedral Close. The coat of arms on its front carries the date 1596
  • 'In the 1590's it was owned by an Italian, Thomas Mol, and was used as a coffee house from about 1700. The panelled room on the first floor is believed to have been the meeting-place of many great sea voyagers including Drake and Raleigh.' (Source: information board in Exeter)
  • Next door, The Royal Clarence Hotel is said to be the 'first establishment in Britain to be called a hotel.' (Source: information board in Exeter)
  • Mol's Coffee House offers fine views of Exeter Cathedral. Grab a coffee and a bite to eat to enjoy them. If you're looking for a destination for a weekend break, book into The Royal Clarence Hotel
  • Close by are the Guildhall and Merchant Houses. We'd recommend following the Exeter Woollen Trail to learn how the city generated much of its wealth
  • By James Penman

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