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Lost appeal

Used to be fun to have to give password at door then allowed through curtain to hidden bar. The... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Lin F
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Beautiful setting

What a gem of a place. Went up from Torquay on a recommendation. Well worth the trip. Had a booth... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Melli60
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Used to be fun to have to give password at door then allowed through curtain to hidden bar. The book shop cover has been moved and you just go in like any other bar, but the prices are still high!

1  Thank Lin F
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We used The Book Cover to celebrate our society's 10 Year Anniversary. (We are one of the student theatre companies at the university). This was like our end of year celebration too, so was a big occasion for our members so we wanted a night...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

First time to try this place. Looked good online. We got the password that they said you need on entering. So, on entering, there is a reception area, nobody was there. We stood for ages in the entrance by the bar not sure what to...More

3  Thank scrummymummyx
HK4Group, Public Relations Manager at The Book Cover, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi scrummymummyx, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m sorry to hear you were you were disappointed with your visit, we pride ourselves on an amazing atmosphere and the service you have described isn’t what we aim to achieve so I’ve...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Have been meaning to visit this place for a while as loved the whole concept. Went one Friday night to celebrate a friends birthday. So we all decided to dress up 1920s style to enter into the spirit of things. How disappointing. No need for...More

3  Thank singram2015
HK4Group, Public Relations Manager at The Book Cover, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Singram2015, I’m sorry to see you were unhappy with your visit to us, we want to provide our customers with an amazing atmosphere and hope people will leave loving the experience as much as our food and cocktails. With this in mind I’ve passed...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

So this was my 2nd visit to the book cover,the 1st was in October 17,was great,what the hell has happened to the place???we booked a table for 8.45 moved it to 9.30,the aim was to have dinner WELL WHAT A JOKE! My husband and I...More

3  Thank Melanie W
HK4Group, Public Relations Manager at The Book Cover, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hi Melanie W, It’s a shame to see that you were disappointed with your evening at The Bookcover, especially as you loved your first visit last October. The experience you described definitely isn’t what we would expect and I have passed your comments on to...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff. Great cocktails. I love the Art Deco decor. I have been multiple times and always enjoyed it.

Thank Kijbl
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

What a gem of a place. Went up from Torquay on a recommendation. Well worth the trip. Had a booth so had table service. The bar staff where marvellous. Helpful and entertaining. They do Tapas style food, which was a little disappointing. I would go...More

Thank Melli60
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This looked incredible on the website but the reality is a massive let down. Poor service by an uninterested waiter, a table so small it could only be a plate. No table service at peak times unless you pay for the booth table. When I...More

1  Thank scm27
HK4Group, Public Relations Manager at The Book Cover, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hi scm27, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. While we’re unable to provide table service for drinks during our busy periods, our expert mixologists are happy to make them at the bar for you. Serving our drinks this way means we can...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Went here a while ago with a meet-up group, so basically a group of people we had never met before. The concept sounded exciting and out of the ordinary so was quite looking forward to trying it. Went to the effort of finding out the...More

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HK4Group, Public Relations Manager at The Book Cover, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hi Kiwi511, Thanks for leaving us a review after visiting us for your meet-up group. We love our speakeasy venue and thinks it’s perfect for nights out and social gatherings but I can appreciate why you felt it was not suitable for your event. Your...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

So many bad experiences in such a short space of time. Looked good online, with a cool 1920s theme, and easy enough to find for people unfamiliar with Exeter. Seemed fine on entrance, and we sat down and looked at what looked a good menu...More

2  Thank Mikos27
HK4Group, Public Relations Manager at The Book Cover, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hi Mikos27, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your visit, I’m sorry it didn’t meet your expectations on this occasion. Our team pride themselves on great customer service and amazing products so I’m sorry you left feeling disappointed. I...More

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