Places to Eat
This list is not exclusive and other alternatives are available. The Exe Estuary Management Partnership do not necessarily endorse these restaurants but have prioritised the promotion of those organisations which use locally sourced produce where possible.
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The pub takes its name from the double locks it sits next to on the Exeter Canal, although a single lock it is the widest in the country and able to accommodate two ships at once, hence "double locks".
This 16th Century building is largely built from local stone, with the old brew house made from traditional Devon cob. The current owners have a long history with the pub as it has been in their family since 1897 when their great grandfather moved in.
The Bridge is proud to serve real ales from local breweries and are particularly keen on famous ales; there are usually 10 real ales available every week.
The Globe Hotel
34 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0JJ
Tel: 01392 873 471
The Globe has been owned by the current family since 1978. The restaurant specialises in traditional English cuisine using locally sourced produce. Also available are 19 rooms for visitors to stay and conference space.
The Lighter Inn
Fore St, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0HZ
Tel: 01392 875439
The Passage House Inn
Ferry Rd, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0JN
Tel: 01392 873653
Situated beside the river Exe the Passage House Inn specialises in local seafood and real ales. The outside patio offers fantastic views across the Estuary to the Reed Beds. It is just a short stroll to catch a choice of ferries to Exminster, Turf or Exmouth.
Steam Packet Inn
1-2 Monmouth Hill, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0JQ
Tel: 01392 875085
The Turf Hotel
Exeter Canal, Exminster, EX6 8EE
Tel: 01392 833128
Situated in a stunning setting between the Estuary and Canal the pub is one of the few in the country that cannot be accessed by car. Walking, cycling and by boat are the means employed. There are also 2 ferries from Topsham and one that operates along the Canal from Double Locks, see the ferries section for more information.
The pub enjoys a huge beer garden, a children's play area and 2 large outdoor BBQ's which can be hired.
All of the real ales are sourced from Devon or Cornwall as is one of the lagers and there are 2 local wines available as well as locally produced cider and apple juice. Virtually all the food sold is homemade and supplied locally.
The Devon Arms
Fore St, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8LD
Tel: 01626 890213
The Atmospheric Railway Inn
The Strand, Starcross, Exeter, EX6 8PA
Tel: 01626 890 335
The Anchor Inn
Cockwood, Starcross, South Devon, EX6 8RA
Tel: 01626 890 203
The Anchor is believed to be over 450 years old, once providing a haven for seamen and smugglers. A varied menu is available including shellfish from the Exe.
The Globe Inn
The Strand, Lympstone, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5EY
Tel: 01395 263166
The Swan Inn promotes fresh local produce, including hand-picked crab, steamed Exmouth mussels, scampi, and traditional Ploughman's sandwiches. It also holds an annual festival for local beers.
Mount Pleasant Inn
Mount Pleasant Rd, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NA
Tel: 01626 863151
12 Mount Pleasant Rd, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NA
Tel: 01626 863344
Mount Pleasant Road, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, EX7
Tel: 01626 866355
The Boat House
Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NF
Tel: 01626 888899
Holly Tree Inn
161 Withycombe Village Rd, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3AN
Tel: 01395 273440
The Farmhouse Inn
Brixington Parade, Churchill Rd, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 4JS
Tel: 01395 278000
21 Imperial Rd, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1BY
Tel: 01395 222488
The Pilot Inn
5 Chapel Hill, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1NY
Tel: 01395 263382
First & Last Inn
10 Church St, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1PE
Tel: 01395 263275
11a Church Street Restaurant & Bar
11A Church St, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1PE
Tel: 01395 223195
The Famous Ship Inn
High St, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1NP
Tel: 01395 264440