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Little Drop of Poison, Exeter

154 Fore Street
Exeter
EX4 3AT
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Pub SignMan left this review about Little Drop of Poison

This is a deceptively large craft beer bar with a good city centre location close to a lot of Exeter’s livelier nightspots. The pub is split into two distinct halves thanks to some sizable sections of partitioning wall that run from front to back through the middle of the room, perhaps a sign that this was once two separate adjacent premises. The right-hand side is bare boarded and has virtually no seating, with the main area dominated by a pool table. The front of the pub offers some decent seating options under the front windows and a fairy light strewn ceiling, where you can enjoy a bit of people spotting, especially on a weekend evening when plenty of drunken revellers will be tottering past. Some more standard table and chair seating runs through the middle of the room, opposite the servery, which occupies much of the left-hand wall. The bar has a plain tongue and groove panelled counter and modern white tile bar back with all of the keg taps lined along it in true craft beer bar fashion. Further back, a raised platform offers additional tables and chairs under the same half panelled walls with dark painted uppers that line much of the rest of the room. Décor comes mainly in the form of breweriana from contemporary craft beer breweries such as Brewdog, Vedett and Left Hand. A fun new-wave soundtrack played in the background on my Thursday late evening visit and there was a modest turnout, mainly from students.
Eight handpulls on the bar promised much, but only two were in action, with Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout and City of Love to pick from. These were ably backed up by no less than eighteen craft keg lines serving an extensive range of beers from UK micros and a few overseas craft producers. The Milk Stout was £4.20 for a pint and in pretty good condition, although aside from an old couple sat at the bar, I seemed to be the only person on the cask, so perhaps the decision to only put two ales on was a wise one.
This wasn’t quite what I was expecting to find – a rather dark, gloomy pub with a student-feel – but it is nevertheless a great venue for anyone wanting to try plenty of different craft beers in a central location. I liked the place enough to consider a return and would suggest it is a much better prospect than a lot of the drinking barns and tacky nightclubs hereabouts.

On 23rd March 2022 - rating: 7
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Latest updates View all updates for Little Drop of Poison, Exeter
23rd Mar 2022, 17:03
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
27th Dec 2021, 18:04
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 December 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 December 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 December 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 December 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 December 2021 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 March 2022 by Pub SignMan
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