Places to Eat & Drink

The problem with our part of Devon is not where to eat but do I have enough time to eat in all the places I want to. We are spoilt for choice with amazing eateries using local produce to create incredible menus. From Michelin Star restaurants to the humble chippy East Devon has it all.

Hare and Hounds, Putts Corner, on the way to Sidmouth

The Hare & Hounds is all about the carvery with a fantastic selection of roasted meat and vegetables to accompany them. Booking is always recommended to avoid disappointment.

Putts Corner, Sidbury, Sidmouth, EX10 0QQ

10 minute drive from the farm.

Tuckers Arms, Dalwood

A wonderful old pub with a thatched roof and flagstones. The menu is great, good quality wholesome English fare. From experience we can guarantee you will not leave the pub hungry.

Dalwood Nr Axminster, EX13 7EG Telephone 01404 881342

Mason’s Arms, Branscombe

This is a great pub serving wonderful local beers and food. There is always a Roast Dinner on the menu for Sundays. The pub has an amazing inglenook fire place by the bar and is a great place to end a walk up from the beach.

Branscombe, EX12 3DG Telephone: 01297 680300

The Anchor, Beer

The Anchor is a great pub with a beer garden looking over the beach.  The menu is simple but good and value for money.

Anchor Inn, Fore Street, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3ET Telephone: 01297 20386

The Holt, Honiton

Set at one end of the High Street in Honiton, this is our go to place for meal out.  Wonderful modern food in an unpretentious setting.  It is owned by the Otter Brewery family so expect great beer as well as fabulous food. Booking definitely recommended.
178 High St, Honiton EX14 1LA Telephone: 01404 47707

JK's Bistro, Honiton

JK’s Bistro is just off the High Street in Honiton. With its British menu with Mediterranean influences it is well worth a visit if you can fit it in.

7 New St, Honiton, EX14 1HA Telephone: 01404 549328

The Pig at Combe, Nr Honiton

Opened in 2016 the Pig at Combe is set in an Elizabethan Manor house. With their very own kitchen garden including, a vegetable garden, herb garden and an infusion garden, and the philosophy of sourcing produce with 25 miles of the restaurant you can definitely expect an unusual and exciting menu. Perfect for special occasions or a well-deserved treat. Vital to book.

Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD Telephone: 01404 540400

Jack in the Green, Rockbeare. On the way to Exeter

Half way between the farm and Exeter, Jack in the Green is a gastropub with classic style, contemporary details and a locally sourced, Modern European menu.
Rockbeare, Nr Exeter, Devon. EX5 2EE Telephone: 01404 822240

HIX Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis

This is a cool and contemporary seafood restaurant run by renowned chef Mark Hix. The food is amazing as are the stunning views over the harbour. Booking essential.
Cobb Rd, Lyme Regis DT7 3JP Telephone: 01297 446910

Boston Coffee House, Honiton

In our opinion the best place in town for coffee, it is part of a slowly growing chain but don’t let this put you off. The feel of the café is definitely local and independent with a great selection of teas, coffee, cakes and more.
53 High St, Honiton EX14 1PW Telephone: 01404 548739

Pea Green Boat, Sidmouth

Compact and bijou is a good way to describe it and you have to be quick to get a seat in summer, but if you do it is a perfect place to enjoy watching the world go by with a coffee, glass of wine, pizza or fish platter.
The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8BB. Telephone: 01395 514152

Flip Side Burger, Seaton

A funky beer & burger joint in Seaton, in their words, “We are serious about Beer, Burgers & Hot Dogs – in no particular order but not too serious about anything else!” With a great menu and 30 craft beers to choose from what more could a man ask for…
40 Harbour Rd, Seaton EX12 2NB Telephone: 01297 20314

The Wild Caper, Seaton

A cosy Eatery, with a great atmosphere serving Mediterranean style food in the sea side town of Seaton, they also do pizzas.
18 Fore St, Seaton EX12 2LA Telephone: 07989237690

River Cottage Canteen, Axminster

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s restaurant in the centre of Axminster with its regularly changing menus boast a wide selection of freshly prepared seasonal, local, organic and wild food.
Trinity Square, Axminster, EX13 5AN Telephone: 01297 631715

Royal Oak, Cotleigh, EX14 9LF

Royal Oak has been voted ‘Best Cream tea in Devon’. Royal Oak is a stunning example of a quintessentially English tea room. The cream teas are all served on fine bone china tea sets and accompanied with home-made jam produced from the strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants grown on-site. The scones are baked daily and the clotted cream is sourced localy.

Light lunches also available

There is also a pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants Gooseberries and redcurrants.

Just a 10 minute drive from the farm

Bovey Downs Farm, Farway, EX24 6JD

Local farm and campsite serving lovely cream teas

Otterton Mill

Set beside the River Otter at Otteron Mill you will not only experience the ancient traditions of flour milling, bread baking but you can also taste their famous cream tea. Lunches also available.

+ Family Pubs
Hare and Hounds, Putts Corner, on the way to Sidmouth

The Hare & Hounds is all about the carvery with a fantastic selection of roasted meat and vegetables to accompany them. Booking is always recommended to avoid disappointment.

Putts Corner, Sidbury, Sidmouth, EX10 0QQ

10 minute drive from the farm.

Tuckers Arms, Dalwood

A wonderful old pub with a thatched roof and flagstones. The menu is great, good quality wholesome English fare. From experience we can guarantee you will not leave the pub hungry.

Dalwood Nr Axminster, EX13 7EG Telephone 01404 881342

Mason’s Arms, Branscombe

This is a great pub serving wonderful local beers and food. There is always a Roast Dinner on the menu for Sundays. The pub has an amazing inglenook fire place by the bar and is a great place to end a walk up from the beach.

Branscombe, EX12 3DG Telephone: 01297 680300

The Anchor, Beer

The Anchor is a great pub with a beer garden looking over the beach.  The menu is simple but good and value for money.

Anchor Inn, Fore Street, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3ET Telephone: 01297 20386

+ Restaurants
The Holt, Honiton

Set at one end of the High Street in Honiton, this is our go to place for meal out.  Wonderful modern food in an unpretentious setting.  It is owned by the Otter Brewery family so expect great beer as well as fabulous food. Booking definitely recommended.
178 High St, Honiton EX14 1LA Telephone: 01404 47707

JK's Bistro, Honiton

JK’s Bistro is just off the High Street in Honiton. With its British menu with Mediterranean influences it is well worth a visit if you can fit it in.

7 New St, Honiton, EX14 1HA Telephone: 01404 549328

The Pig at Combe, Nr Honiton

Opened in 2016 the Pig at Combe is set in an Elizabethan Manor house. With their very own kitchen garden including, a vegetable garden, herb garden and an infusion garden, and the philosophy of sourcing produce with 25 miles of the restaurant you can definitely expect an unusual and exciting menu. Perfect for special occasions or a well-deserved treat. Vital to book.

Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD Telephone: 01404 540400

Jack in the Green, Rockbeare. On the way to Exeter

Half way between the farm and Exeter, Jack in the Green is a gastropub with classic style, contemporary details and a locally sourced, Modern European menu.
Rockbeare, Nr Exeter, Devon. EX5 2EE Telephone: 01404 822240

HIX Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis

This is a cool and contemporary seafood restaurant run by renowned chef Mark Hix. The food is amazing as are the stunning views over the harbour. Booking essential.
Cobb Rd, Lyme Regis DT7 3JP Telephone: 01297 446910

+ Cafes
Boston Coffee House, Honiton

In our opinion the best place in town for coffee, it is part of a slowly growing chain but don’t let this put you off. The feel of the café is definitely local and independent with a great selection of teas, coffee, cakes and more.
53 High St, Honiton EX14 1PW Telephone: 01404 548739

Pea Green Boat, Sidmouth

Compact and bijou is a good way to describe it and you have to be quick to get a seat in summer, but if you do it is a perfect place to enjoy watching the world go by with a coffee, glass of wine, pizza or fish platter.
The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8BB. Telephone: 01395 514152

Flip Side Burger, Seaton

A funky beer & burger joint in Seaton, in their words, “We are serious about Beer, Burgers & Hot Dogs – in no particular order but not too serious about anything else!” With a great menu and 30 craft beers to choose from what more could a man ask for…
40 Harbour Rd, Seaton EX12 2NB Telephone: 01297 20314

The Wild Caper, Seaton

A cosy Eatery, with a great atmosphere serving Mediterranean style food in the sea side town of Seaton, they also do pizzas.
18 Fore St, Seaton EX12 2LA Telephone: 07989237690

River Cottage Canteen, Axminster

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s restaurant in the centre of Axminster with its regularly changing menus boast a wide selection of freshly prepared seasonal, local, organic and wild food.
Trinity Square, Axminster, EX13 5AN Telephone: 01297 631715

+ Cream Teas
Royal Oak, Cotleigh, EX14 9LF

Royal Oak has been voted ‘Best Cream tea in Devon’. Royal Oak is a stunning example of a quintessentially English tea room. The cream teas are all served on fine bone china tea sets and accompanied with home-made jam produced from the strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants grown on-site. The scones are baked daily and the clotted cream is sourced localy.

Light lunches also available

There is also a pick your own strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants Gooseberries and redcurrants.

Just a 10 minute drive from the farm

Bovey Downs Farm, Farway, EX24 6JD

Local farm and campsite serving lovely cream teas

Otterton Mill

Set beside the River Otter at Otteron Mill you will not only experience the ancient traditions of flour milling, bread baking but you can also taste their famous cream tea. Lunches also available.