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Doctor Ink 's Curiosities

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Amazing decor, wonderful cocktails

Victorian setting next to historic Customs House in Exeter Quay. Quirky cocktails named after old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lesley g

The most innovative menu I've seen in any cocktail bar, beautifully presented in an illustrated... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura C
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Doctor inks, born the ilicit love child of queen Victoria and Cecil Rhodes, the epicurious doctor inks has landed on our shores from distant lands.... He now demands your attendance to his latest den of inequity hiding in plain sight in her...more
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Customs House 43 The Quay | Customs House, Exeter EX2 4AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Victorian setting next to historic Customs House in Exeter Quay. Quirky cocktails named after old poems, to blend in with the eccentric atmosphere. Quite small though so expect to wait if already full. We didn't have to wait long though and found a cosy spot...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The most innovative menu I've seen in any cocktail bar, beautifully presented in an illustrated book. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgable. I had the Maid of the Moor a Tyger Tyger - also tasted a bit of The Sphinx. All absolutely delicious - incredible...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in at around 7.30 on a Friday evening and were greeted within a second and shown to a table which set us off to a good start. Once we sat down cocktail menus were given to us very quickly and after a few...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TravelSteph6
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

This place is fantastic the amount of love and detail in the decor and the drinks is unbelievable Great atmosphere and great service

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank phillipg777
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

This is my favourite place to drink in Exeter. We went again last night and were not disappointed. The staff are chatty and fun, the drinks are interesting and of outstanding quality and the atmosphere can’t be beaten. This is no ordinary cocktail bar, many...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ourlifemapped
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Well first time here for me and Clairo and we were not disappointed, now it's very quirky, the bar staff are amazing at there craft and they look fantastic.. the place is small so waiting to be invited in may take a few minutes but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Buddy54321
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

After only discovering this bar by chance, we couldn’t have had a better experience. We were greeted at the door by the barman who told us the host would seat us soon. She was very polite and knowledgeable about the menu and explained to us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank QXU2
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

This is my new gem, not only of the quay but of Exeter itself. Quirky quaint and very qool... Excellent drinks, excellent service.great atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DragoDrakkon
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

It’s not a cheap date but well worth it as a treat or a one off. Really cool bar and friendly staff to help make sense of it all. Best cocktail bar in the city by far.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jackdrewleventon
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We have been quite a few times now and they are always stunning and very helpful with looking after you and picking the best cocktails for you. We would always recommend it. Brilliant

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JamesW360
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September 19, 2016|
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Response from paddyfog1000 | Property representative |
Sort Becky wrong site above those are the times for our sister site the Bronx bar and cue in Teignmouth doctor inks is open from 5 pm Tuesday-Sunday Kindest Daedalus Rammsees Ink
September 6, 2016|
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Response from paddyfog1000 | Property representative |
Happy for well behaved pooches Not advisable when very busy though