At The Oddfellows, everyone will wish they’d ordered an Emerald Flush like you…
THE ONE WITH ALL THE GINS
THE ONE YOU ALREADY KNOW AND LOVE
The vibe: Exeter’s first dedicated gin bar enjoys a beauteous location on the corner of Gandy Street in a pretty, Grade II-listed building. Gins from across the South West (including local ones including Exeter Gin and Tarquins), the UK and the world can be sipped at the glamorous handmade copper bar downstairs or the elegant, quieter Library upstairs. It’s like the private bar of the stately pile of your dreams. Look out for new gin cocktails The Corgi and The Crocketts Spritz, freshly invented by resident mixologist Cane Valentine Barratt. They say: “Crocketts is more than just a gin bar; it is the new elegant manor house hang out, where you can either chill out out for the evening or just pop in for pre- and post-dinner drinks!” Mine’s a… classic gin Bramble, please.
The vibe: Exeter’s original cocktail bar (The Speakeasy, upstairs) and a great gastropub to boot (downstairs), The Oddfellows on New North Road is still hard to beat when it comes to quality libations in a fun-charged ambience. Rather cleverly, it manages to feel equally welcoming whether you are a stoked-up millennial on the lash or a middle-aged suit doing a spot of relaxed networking. Owners Faye and Yvan would rather lose a limb than serve you a bog-standard B-52 – they use local ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and premium spirits (they have 26 regional gins, and counting). At time of going to print, the new 2017/18 list is imminent *rubs hands with glee*. They say: “The Speakeasy is the oldest cocktail bar in town and specialises in authentic classic and original drinks”. Mine’s an… Emerald Flush –Grey Goose pear vodka, St Germain and basil.
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