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Bicton Inn, Exmouth

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First visit in ages. Jail Ale and T.T. Landlord on.
Now very much into being a live music venue, but not on this Wednesday night.
Friendly enough and the jail was fine, but the pool table situated in such a small front room, meant that where ever you were, you had a cue in your back.
captaineric - 20 Feb 2020 14:44
Very much a locals pub - a spread was laid on for someone's birthday of which one of the (many) local pooches in the place was helping itself to a few of the sandwiches.
anonymous - 18 Jan 2018 18:02
Very much an old fashioned, locals sort of pub. A very good selection of mainly local beers (6 out of 8 handpumps on when we visited mid-week) at a selection of strengths. I believe it's been in the Good Beer Guide for years - probably rightly so.
Trequites - 1 Aug 2017 18:59
Rubbish. Poor service. Cold. Unpleasant. Avoid.
englishtiger - 15 Jun 2016 20:23
Well worth a visit, a little bit off the beaten track, we stumbled upon this at the latter end of a pub crawl, they had a folk night which was excellent. Great atmosphere, nice people both customers and staff, will be back next time we are in Exmouth
AnchormanMike - 31 Dec 2014 10:44
good little backstreet boozer.

very local but pretty friendly. set up the laptop in the back room and did a bit of writing while enjoying the chatter coming from the main bar.

i avoided what looked like a swathe of faux-gastropub / tourist traps on the foreshore and hunted round till i found this place, and i was very glad i did.

made my day on a rainy exmouth sunday.
benscaro - 28 Mar 2013 14:06
A decent back street city centre "local".
The opened plan interior didn't do alot for me but the drinks prices were very reasonable and the place had a healthy variety of customers the whole time we were there.

montie49 - 23 Mar 2013 16:11
Ignore the previous review - he clearly dosn't have a clue what a proper pub is/should be (stick to weatherspoons next time)! This is a victorian end of terrace boozer how pubs used to be. In a town full of terrible pubs this is a gem, well worth a look.
ratfan - 22 Apr 2012 20:53
Cheshirecat must have had (liquid) cause to be grinning to have had an enjoyable time at this place...the truth is that the locals are boozy and unfriendly, the beer is generally flat, the toilets stink and the whole building is long overdue conversion into flats. Avoid...especially if you have female company.
glass_monkey - 15 Dec 2010 06:43
Nice 2 room pub witha pool table. Branoc and Doombar on offer at £2.30. Friendly landlady with a reasonable taste in music! Well worth finding.
cheshirecat - 14 Dec 2010 08:57
A traditional brick built, corner pub, with black paintwork

The interior was open plan with a pool area and dartboard. The decor was cream and red panel. It had a nice wood bar and wood floor. There were nice local photos and prints on the walls. There was Sky TV and the background music was supplied by Heart FM (a little too loud). There wasnt food on as i remember. The service and locals seem friendly enough to me.

Beer; usual tap tosh with Bay's Gold and Branscombe Branoc on handpull - the Bays was a little lifeless.

The pub is traditional and i really enjoyed it - the beer wasnt the best on the day, but i would return.
Archivist - 15 Sep 2009 12:40
Agree this is probably the only proper pub in Exmouth. Interesting and largly friendly locals. Has seen meny changes over the years, but seems to return to a back street local every time. I still shudder to recall, when the tried to attract the G and T crevat wearing crowd. Decent pint, but could do with a good clean. Gents was rather smelly.
captaineric - 7 Apr 2008 00:07
A great local boozer with friedly types from all walks of life. The cellar is one of the best kept in the area with Branscombe Brewery cask ales being the mainstay beers regularly supplemented by guest ales. I always frequent the Bicton when I visit Exmouth from my native S Yorkshire. True praise indeed for a Yorkshire Tyke to compliment Southern Beer. Monday and Friday evenings finds Terry behind the bar. She has all the attributes of the finest calibre barmaids and a memory like an elephant. No matter how long between visits I always get a "pint of the usual" and a warm greeting. The only thing dodgy about anyone I ever met in there was a few older types who are a bit dodgy on their pins.......... with or without a pint! Oh! and the Guv'nor WINK!
Staggy - 19 Apr 2007 18:48
Not an exmouth pub i go in much,but was pleasently suprised when popped in 4 a pint at the weekend.
2 different ales from branscombe on tap,and labatts which u dont see much these days.
£3.90 a round too!
Other than that not a lot else going for the actual pub,with rather dodgy clientele.

My Rating 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 25 May 2006 14:20
Arguably the last true pub in Exmouth!
This centuries old coaching house is situated on a back street in the old part of the town. Although small (main bar area with a small back/pool room) it is big in unspoilt character. This is a privately owned, family run, free house and the ĎGuvínorí takes great pride in offering at least three local ales at a very reasonable price. A mixed clientele from solicitors to students. There is a very popular live music session (folk/bluegrass) on the first Thursday of the month. This is a cheap, unpretentious back street boozer and long may it last!

bigjohn - 12 Feb 2005 17:34

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