With the closure of Moore’s Restaurant in Newton Poppleford, which we had originally planned to visit, a decision was made to sample the food at the City Gate Hotel in Exeter. The hotel is under new management, and has undergone an extensive refurbishment since the days when we used it for our meetings. There were 13 of us for lunch. Our old meeting room has been turned into a pleasant restaurant area, with casual seating. We enjoyed the setting and the company, but the food turned out not to be quite up to the standard that we had been led to hope for.