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The Ship Inn
Located in the extremely narrow St. Martins Lane, off the main High Street of Exeter, the 16th Century Ship Inn is believed to have been one of the favourite taverns of Sir Francis Drake. Outside the Inn, the words Next to my own ship I do most love that old Ship in Exon, a tavern in Fish Street, as the people call it, or as the clergy will have it, St. Martin's Lane, appear on a board and are attributed to him.

Just a few yards away from The Ship, in Cathedral Close is the timber framed Mol's Coffee House, which Drake is said to have also used as a meeting place with people such as Frobisher, Greville, Hawkins & Sir Walter Raleigh.