Exmouth Business Awards 2018: Grapevine’s win is ‘testament to hard work put in by everyone’

PUBLISHED: 17:05 01 March 2018

Oliver Bainbridge of  The Grapevine Brewhouse with the team and their Exmouth Business Award for Restaurant, Cafe or Bar of the Year. Ref exe 04 18TI 6931. Picture: Terry Ife

Oliver Bainbridge of The Grapevine Brewhouse with the team and their Exmouth Business Award for Restaurant, Cafe or Bar of the Year. Ref exe 04 18TI 6931. Picture: Terry Ife

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Launched eight years ago, The Grapevine Brewhouse has become one of Exmouth’s must-visit venues. That’s because the family-run bistro-pub in Victoria Road has built up a loyal following among discerning customers, who appreciate its unique blend of distinctive drinks, fine food and quality live entertainment.

The Grapevine is firmly on the up - a fact confirmed by its popular win at last year’s Exmouth Business Awards, where it took Restaurant, Café or Bar of the Year.

“That was a huge surprise to us, particularly as there was a lot of competition,” says The Grapevine’s owner Oliver Bainbridge.

Having been in the pub business for some years, Oliver and his wife Demi bought The Grapevine in 2010. Since then the business has continually evolved. Most recently they brought in Ruby Kitchen burgers and introduced their own range of Crossed Anchors beers.

“The award has meant a lot to us and all the staff who work at The Grapevine and Ruby Kitchen,” says Oliver.

“It is a testament to the hard work that has been put in by everyone to create a great place for people to come. It is encouraging to know that it’s supported by the businesses and people of Exmouth.”

Has winning the award given the business a boost?

“Definitely,” says Oliver. “It’s positive external recognition that The Grapevine really is the best pub in Exmouth.”

It’s been a good year for The Grapevine. Crossed Anchors won four Taste of the West gold awards for its beer, as did Ruby Kitchen for its burgers. The pub has also been positively reviewed in The Telegraph and featured in CAMRA’s Best Pubs of 2018.

And there’s more to come, with more craft beers and a new Ruby Kitchen menu on the way.

“The next 12 months will see more of what people love at The Grapevine,” says Oliver.

“Our support of local community events and teams will also remain an important feature.”

Are the business awards a good thing for Exmouth?

“Yes, they highlight what’s available locally, encouraging people to come and visit,” said Oliver. “We hope we will be nominated again in the same category.”

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