2 Victoria Road
Mon - Thurs 12pm to 11pm
Fri - Sat 12pm - 12am
Right from the start in a very snowy December a couple of years ago, this has been my favorite pub in Exmouth. great atmosphere, good food and an ever changing range of beer. Never been disapointed by any of these. The landlord is very welcoming and explained, that perhaps his prices are a little higher than average in Exmouth, but he wants to keep the quality of the food and drink to a good standard. The quiz night is fun as well.
By Captaineric at 11:16 on 12/10/12
Cafe bar. Serving contemporary English cuisine. Excellent wine and an extensive selection of real ale. All in a relaxed warm environment.
Right from the start in a very snowy December a couple of years ago, this has been my favorite pub in Exmouth.
great atmosphere, good food and an ever changing range of beer. Never been disapointed by any of these.
The landlord is very welcoming and explained, that perhaps his prices are a little higher than average in Exmouth, but he wants to keep the quality of the food and drink to a good standard. The quiz night is fun as well.
After years of this building hosting a range of pretty ropey pubs, the Grapevine has taken itself, apparently effortlessly, straight to the top in terms of quality; great food (try the Sunday lunches or the absolute bargain local mussels and chunky chips when in season), great beer (particularly the ever-changing real ales and some surprisingly good local wines), and very comfortable atmosphere.
The live music nights are rapidly becoming legendary and get very busy so get in early, grab a table and a good feed, and settle back to some of the best local music you'll find.
It's also worth having a chat with Oli if you have any special requests: we hosted my wife's birthday there and not only did they manage to cook superb food for all of the thirty or so guests who arrived at random times, but they also prepared a huge, and stunning birthday cake which tasted as good as it looked.
Top marks all round!
4 of us tried the Grapevine a couple of weeks ago. Realy nice inside. Drinks very overpriced and food with a pretentious twist was very disapointing. How can you spoil sausage, mash and gravy. The Grapevine managed it, we all had a taste of the one our friend ordered and all agreed it was awful. Only one person out of the 4 of us realy enjoyed thier meal. Think we will give it a miss in the future.
From nowhere to becoming one of Exmouth's finest pubs in less than a year is a remarkable feat, and The Grapevine should be justifiably proud of their tremendous achievement. Oliver Bainbridge and his team have set a high standard that other pubs and bars in the town would do well to emulate. From quality coffee in the mornings – with a relaxed atmosphere that's ideal for informal business meetings – to good lunches and excellent cuisine in the evenings, plus quality musical entertainment on Friday nights, it's no wonder that The Grapevine has become such an Exmouth institution. Food-wise, there's a varied menu with daily specials, bar snacks and an emphasis on good-quality local produce. On a recent night that we visited, the guinea fowl with bubble and squeak and a delicious sauce was exceptional, while the lamb kebabs, steak salad and veggie burgers were also of high quality. To accompany the meal, we had a reasonable selection of wines, real ales and ciders to choose from. And, if that wasn't enough, we had some fine live music to enjoy and dance to after our meal. All in all, The Grapevine is currently THE place to go in the town and proves conclusively that catering for a more mature and upmarket clientele in Exmouth can pay dividends.
Have just had a wonderful evening with fantastic food at the grapevine the staff were friendly and helpful, the beer was perfectly kept and it was excellent value for money, yes there are cheaper placeless in Exmouth but the food I had at the grapevine was easily the best I have had in town, the atmosphere was perfect, they are also family friendly, all in all I think they have just got this spot on .
have only popped in here for a drink on new Years Eve and nearly fainted when the cost was £5.05p for a pint and a half of real ale !!! nice atmosphere though and the place is nicely done out - but if the cost of drinks is representative of the expense of drinking & eating here then I won't be back - others in the area can do 'up market' at a more realistic price !!
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