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The Grapevine , Exmouth

Victoria Road
Phone: 01395222208

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Quinno _ left this review about The Grapevine

Trendy bar serving as a showcase for Crossed Anchors brewery, I had no idea I was re-entering a pub I had previously done a few years ago under a different guise. Trendiness comes in the form of interesting but uncomfortable high seating and a shade of greyish blue that seems to be colour of choice these days to show how new you are. To be fair it's quite well done and there are no holes in the ceiling or crumbling plasterwork. Six pumps at the bar with 5 Crossed Anchors and a Bristol Beer Factory guest. My Crossed Anchors American Pale was clearly the first one out since the previous evening (NBSS 2.5), served up by disinterested staff. Also two proper ciders and 12 keg beers with a decent selection. With a bit more care and attention this place could be fairly good but a lack of basic bar skills means it’s a disappointing 6.5

February 2014
Wedge-shaped corner building. Massively upmarket compared to the others I tried in Exmouth and seemingly up-scaled from a rather more earthy place called the Viper a few years back. Six pumps, with five ales and a cider (Devon Farm). My Moor was cloudy which, I understand, is how some of their beers are (though a bit of warning at the bar would’ve been helpful) but it tasted good and a follow-up of local Hunters Best was even better. An impressive bottled list if somewhat expensive - ‘boutique pricing’ I would say. Fentimans softies available, which got Mrs Quinno smiling. Friendly bar service and the staff were coping well with a capacity crowd, being well-marshalled by the bar manager. Quite an open, sonorous interior with dimmed lighting. Décor is best described as ‘London-lite’. Some board games available and we had a game of dominoes to pass a bit of time. We decided to eat and our food was very good (upmarket English tapas), though the lady on the table opposite complained about her salad being, basically, a load of lettuce leaves (she was right, IMO) but it did get sorted and the replacement looked a lot better. Whilst this place might not suit the traditionalist, they seem to be doing very well and getting a lot of things right. Worth making the effort to get to. Rated 8

On 21st April 2019 - rating: 6
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Glass Monkey left this review about The Viper

This pub is gone. It is dead. It has ceased to be. New owner says he's aiming for the new pub to be as different from the viper as it is possible to be - we'll wait and see.

On 19th October 2010 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 12 recommendations about 12 pubs]

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russell skinner left this review about Pitchers

now called the viper this is a young persons pub one of the last stopping off places before hitting one of the three nearby nightclubs

On 9th December 2007 - rating: 4
[User has posted 7 recommendations about 7 pubs]