St Thomas & Cowick

Situated on the West side of the River Exe, St Thomas and Cowick comprises housing, parks and shops. St Thomas covers the area between Alphington Road and Cowick Street as far as Buddle Lane, this area is close to the city centre and is popular with families. Cowick is the area slightly farther out between Buddle Lane and Tedburn Road and is less densely populated than St Thomas.  There is a regular bus service to the city centre and a number of convenience stores dotted around.

Much of St Thomas comprises Victorian terraces of varying sizes, with a few more modern properties scattered around. Parts of St Thomas have flooded in previous decades, but recent and ongoing work on flood defences along the River Exe have prevented this from happening in recent times. Cowick comprises a wider variety of houses with some larger family houses and bungalows. Some of those towards the top of the hill such as the area around Wiltshire Close, offer good views across the Devon countryside. 




  • The Cafe At 36  

    ‘A well established cafe located in the heart of the local community of St Thomas, Free WIFI / local Artwork / family friendly / Rare/secondhand books’

    36 Cowick St, Exeter EX4 1AW
    01392 410352

    www.cafeat36.co.uk
  • Apple Blossom Cafe  

    ‘Brilliant food and friendly staff’

    151-152 Cowick St, Exeter EX4 1AS
    07779 578687

    www.facebook.com/Apple-blossom-cafe
  • Goa Spice Premier

    ‘The largest Indian restaurant and Takeaway in Exeter. We have been bringing the taste of authentic, home cooked Indian food to the UK for over 20 years with a special twist of Goa’

    54 Cowick St, Exeter EX4 1AP
    01392 435999

    www.goaspicepremier.co.uk
  • The General Buller

    ‘Real Ale available and food served at lunchtimes’

    1 St. Thomas Shopping Centre, Cowick St, Exeter, Devon EX4 1DG 01392 257036 /432832

    www.whatpub.com/pubs/EXE/215/general-buller-exeter
  • Tasty Plaice

    Fish and Chips Takeaway

    93 Cowick St, Exeter EX4 1JF
    01392 252654

  • The Sawyers Arms

    uilt in 1966….apparently decorated internally ‘with circular saws and saw-teeth motifs’

    121 Cowick St, Exeter EX4 1JD
    01392 269520

    www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/devon/the-sawyers-arms-exeter


  • Cowick Barton Playing Fields

    ‘With football pitches,tennis courts, half court basketball and a children’s playground. There is a picnic area and public toilets’

    Barton Rd, Exeter EX2 9DD
    01392 262630

    www.playmapp.co.uk/south-west/devon/east-devon/cowick-barton-playing-fields
  • St Thomas Bowling Club

    ‘We are a friendly Club and welcome men and ladies of all ages. The Season commences in April until the end of September’

    Barton Road, St Thomas, Exeter, EX2 9DD

    www.bowlsdevon.co.uk/clubs-s4/st-thomas
  • Riverside Leisure Centre

    ‘Offering an impressive 100 station gym, 25m swimming pool, sports hall, 2 squash courts, and a friendly onsite café’

    Cowick St, Exeter, Devon EX4 1AF
    01392 221771

    www.leisurecentre.com/riverside-leisure-centre
  • St Thomas Gospel Choir

    ‘Established in 2006, we are an adult community choir with around 50 members of all ages and abilities, singing anything uplifting with a joyful message’

    St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1JE

    www.facebook.com/stthomasgospel
  • Exeter Academy of Danc

    ‘We teach ballet, street dance, tap and modern at the church’

    St Thomas Methodist Church, Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1JE
    01392 824453

    www.exeteracademyofdance.co.uk
  • Exe Bridge Retail Park

    Still within walking distance of the main shopping centre, next to the Riverside Leisure Centre. Shops include: Boots, JJB Sports, M&S Food, Next,TKMax

    www.exeterviews.co.uk/exeter-shopping-other-areas.php
  • St Thomas Pleasure Ground

    ‘With a large children’s playground, seasonal splash pad, public toilets and parkland. The splash pad a has water fountains, tipping bucket and cannons’

    Cowick Street, Exeter EX4 1HS
    01392 262630

    www.playmapp.co.uk/south-west/devon/east-devon/st-thomas-pleasure-ground
  • St Thomas Community Festival

    The annual festival is held on the St Thomas Pleasure Ground. It consists of community, business and charity stalls, food and drink, a music stage, a community tent and kids’ activities

    www.facebook.com/StThomasFestival
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