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Cullompton Town Trail

A walk for the family to discover the towns rich history

As you walk around the town trail, see the heritage trail boards as shown on the pdf map.

Starts your trail at the Town Hall. This part of the town is known as the Higher Bullring because of the cattle market that took place here until 1918. Cross the road, with care, to the War Memorial and note the line of blue paving stones along the pavement which mark the old watercourse. Cross the road and walk down Station Road. Walk along Station Road and cross the road with care and turn into the public footpath along the Mill Leat. The first mill you will see is Higher Mill now converted into a private dwelling but the remains of the mill sluice can be seen. Continuing along the leat, you will see the site of Middle Mill now totally demolished except for a wall and the remains of the sluice. Continue further along the leat to Lower Mill noting on the way the fine view of the church.

Turn right by the mill and follow the lane to Queen Square and on to the top of Cockpit Hill. Walk down the hill into Pound Square. Turn right and proceed through Ways Lane; Cross the
main road into Crow Green and bear right; on your left you will see St Boniface Roman Catholic Church . This was built in 1929 by the De la Casas family – note the Spanish style of the building. Turn right and walk up past the church and then turn right again into New Street where the disastrous fire of 1839 started and almost destroyed the whole town. Proceed back into Fore Street and turn right, crossing the road into Church Street, which is dominated by the fine tower of St Andrew’s Church. Returning to Fore Street walk up along the street passing the Walrond’s and Manor House on your left and you are back to the centre of the town. Just in time for a cup of tea in one of the cafes!

Route provided by Cullompton Town Council. Full guide can be downloaded here: Town Trail Low Rez Online

  • Family Friendly
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Market Street Car Park

  • Medium Stay Car Park
  • Public toilets located in car park
  • RingGo Zone: 2998
  • Number of spaces: 27
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 0
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces:

All toilets with facilities for disabled users are fitted with RADAR locks. RADAR locks are a national key scheme whereby one key fits all RADAR locks through the country. Keys can be purchased from our offices in Mid Devon.

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Sampford Peverell Public Toilets

Public conveniences in Sampford Peverell.

  • Disabled Facilities

By vehicle, you access the car park via Lower Town road.  The toilet is situated in the recreational play area.

RADAR Locks

All toilets with facilities for disabled users are fitted with RADAR locks. RADAR locks are a national key scheme whereby one key fits all RADAR locks through the country. Keys can be purchased from our offices in Mid Devon.

Disabled toilet facility.

  • RECREATION GROUND SAMPFORD PEVERELL
  • 7AM - 7PM
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Cullompton Station Road Public Toilet

Public conveniences in Cullompton Town Centre.

  • Disabled Facilities

By vehicle, you access the car park via Station road and park in Forge way car park.

RADAR Locks

All toilets with facilities for disabled users are fitted with RADAR locks. RADAR locks are a national key scheme whereby one key fits all RADAR locks through the country. Keys can be purchased from our offices in Mid Devon.

Disabled toilet facility.

  • Station road, Cullompton, Devon, Ex15
  • 7am to 7pm
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Cullompton High Street Toilet

Public toilet available at the Town Hall

  • 1 High Street, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1AB
  • 9.30am to 1.30pm Monday - Friday Except Wednesday it closes at 12:30pm
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Westexe South Car Park

  • Access onto to River Exe, Rotary Way Walk
  • Public Toilets located in Car Park
  • Medium Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2995
  • Number of Spaces: 47
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 2
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces: 0
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
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Haddon Hill Car Park

One of the higher points in the south west of Exmoor National Park, this popular birding site overlooks Wimbleball Reservoir. Haddon Hill provides a really accessible way to experience Exmoor's wide open moorlands. It is a great place to the herd of free-roaming Exmoor Ponies that live here. The heather and gorse provide a habitat for many species of insect and during the summer, including the rare heath fritillary. The Reservoir is easily accessible from the car park.

Open access all year. Decent stoned or grass tracks although can be a little muddy after heavy rain. The path through the woodland is narrow and uneven. Toilets at car park.

  • Haddon Lane, Dulverton TA4 2DS
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Canal Basin Car Park

Please note: This is a Pay and Display car park

Facilities include: visitor information centre, horse-drawn barge trips, cafés, boat hire, gift shop and toilets

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Morchard Road Toilets

Public conveniences at the Picnic Area on the A377, Morchard Road.

  • Disabled Facilities
  • Please note: NO Baby Changing Facilities

RADAR Locks

All toilets with facilities for disabled users are fitted with RADAR locks. RADAR locks are a national key scheme whereby one key fits all RADAR locks through the country. Keys can be purchased from our offices in Mid Devon.

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Public Toilets, Tiverton

Public conveniences in Tiverton's Town Centre, based in the Pannier Market Car Park.

  • Disabled Facilities
  • Baby Changing Facilities

By vehicle, you access the car park via Newport Street.  However, by foot, the toilets are next to the pedestrian access off of Bampton Street.

RADAR Locks

All toilets with facilities for disabled users are fitted with RADAR locks. RADAR locks are a national key scheme whereby one key fits all RADAR locks through the country. Keys can be purchased from our offices in Mid Devon.

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High Street Car Park

  • Long Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2988
  • Number of Spaces: 190
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 0
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces: 1
  • Charges Apply
  • 1 Saviour's Way, Crediton, EX17 3JU
  • 24 Hours
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Market Street Car Park

  • Medium Stay Car Park
  • Public toilets located in car park
  • RingGo Zone: 2998
  • Number of spaces: 27
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 0
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces:

All toilets with facilities for disabled users are fitted with RADAR locks. RADAR locks are a national key scheme whereby one key fits all RADAR locks through the country. Keys can be purchased from our offices in Mid Devon.

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High Street (St Saviour's Way) Car Park

  • Long Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2988
  • Number of spaces: 190
  • Number of disabled spaces: 0
  • Number of motorcycle spaces: 1
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Market Street

  • Medium Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2998
  • Number of spaces: 27
  • Number of disabled spaces: 0
  • Number of motorcycle spaces: 1
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William Street Car Park and Coach Park

  • Short Stay Car Park
  • Parking for two coaches (please book spaces via the Tiverton Tourist Information Service)
  • RingGo Zone: 2992
  • Number of spaces: 45
  • Number of Disabled spaces: 2
  • Number of Motorcycle spaces: 0
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
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Phoenix House Car Park

  • Short Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2993
  • Number of Spaces: 15
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 4
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces: 0
  • Public Toilets located inside Phoenix House (Mid Devon District Council Offices and Tiverton Library) subject to opening times
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
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Beck's Square Car Park

  • Short Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2990
  • Number of Spaces: 36
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 4
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces: 1
  • Situated next to Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, with access to Tiverton Town Centre
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
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Market Place Car Park

  • Short Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2991
  • Number of Spaces: 110
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 12
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces: 2
  • Situated next to Tiverton Pannier Market and Tiverton Town Centre
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
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Westexe South Car Park

  • Access onto to River Exe, Rotary Way Walk
  • Public Toilets located in Car Park
  • Medium Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2995
  • Number of Spaces: 47
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 2
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces: 0
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
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Wellbrook Street Car Park

  • Long Stay Car Park
  • RingGo Zone: 2996
  • Number of Spaces: 27
  • Number of Disabled Spaces: 0
  • Number of Motorcycle Spaces: 0
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Multi-Storey Car Park, Tiverton

  • Long Stay Car Park
  • Max headroom: 1.90m / 6'2"
  • RingGo Zone: 2989
  • (Shopmobility on Level 6)
  • Number of spaces: 630
  • Number of disabled spaces: 9
  • Number of motorcycle spaces: 3
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
Sampford Peverell Play Park

Sampford Peverell Play Area and Picnic Site

  • Sampford Peverell, Tiverton EX16 7BT

Parks and Play Areas Outdoor

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Haddon Hill Car Park

One of the higher points in the south west of Exmoor National Park, this popular birding site overlooks Wimbleball Reservoir. Haddon Hill provides a really accessible way to experience Exmoor's wide open moorlands. It is a great place to the herd of free-roaming Exmoor Ponies that live here. The heather and gorse provide a habitat for many species of insect and during the summer, including the rare heath fritillary. The Reservoir is easily accessible from the car park.

Open access all year. Decent stoned or grass tracks although can be a little muddy after heavy rain. The path through the woodland is narrow and uneven. Toilets at car park.

  • Haddon Lane, Dulverton TA4 2DS
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Manley Lane Parking Area

Small car park suitable for fewer than 10 vehicles with direct access onto the Grand Western Canal and close access to the old railway line (now a popular walking and cycle path)

  • Manley Lane, Tiverton EX16 4NJ
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Canal Basin Car Park

Please note: This is a Pay and Display car park

Facilities include: visitor information centre, horse-drawn barge trips, cafés, boat hire, gift shop and toilets

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Grand Western Canal Parking Lot

  • Burlescombe, Tiverton TA21 0NA
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Lowdwells Lock Car Park

The start (or end) of the Grand Western Canal

  • Holcombe Rogus, Wellington TA21 0JY
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Grand Western Canal Greenway Bridge Car Park

Facilities in the area include: farm shop and café

  • Halberton, Tiverton EX16 7AE
Rainbow at Tiverton Canal Car Park

Tiverton Road Bridge Car Park and Crownhill Picnic Site

Facilities in the area include: farm shop and café

  • Post Hill road, between Halberton and Tiverton, EX16 7AY

Outdoor Picnic Spot

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Station Road Car Park

Long Stay car park in Cullompton, Mid Devon with access to the town centre, local walks, eateries, shops and attractions. Charges apply.

  • RingGo Zone: 2997
  • 112 Parking Spaces
  • 2 Disabled Parking Spaces
  • 1 Motorcycle Parking Space
  • No electric vehicle charging point when last checked
Daisyland Home Produce

Daisyland Home Produce

Daisyland Home Produce, a licensed food and cider producer, is based just three miles east of Cullompton. We are all about home-grown and home-made produce from our 20 acre smallholding.

From our farmhouse kitchen, we jam and preserve home-grown produce for our jellies, jams and chutneys, just like our special, vibrant Crab Apple Jelly, sweet Chilli Jelly and deliciously Spicy Tomato Chutney, perfect for sausages or burgers.

Non-stop apple pressing takes place in the autumn to produce our fresh, pure apple juice and our own Devon craft cider. All our varieties of juice and cider change each year as we work and blend specially according to the apples available.

We love sustainability, no waste, no air miles and we adore preserving traditionally, the natural way whilst thereby minimising additives of any kind.

You can buy all our produce at Cullompton Farmers’ Market or our preserves at Moments Gift Shop on Fore Street in Cullompton.

  • Daisyland, Dulford, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2BY
  • Products available to buy from Moments Gift Shop, Cullompton and Cullompton Farmers' Market.

Cidery Local Producer Local Produce

The Beer Engine

The Beer Engine

The Beer Engine in Newton St Cyres is Devon's oldest working Brewpub. It offers a child and dog friendly traditional atmosphere, seasonal home cooked food, an open log fire, outdoor dining and televised live sports.

  • Newton St Cyres, EX5 5AX
  • Times and days may change so please check our website or facebook for up to date information.
  • www.thebeerengine.co.uk

Local Producer Brewery Public House Restaurant

Rull Orchard

Rull Orchard

Rull Orchard near Bickleigh creates artisan drinks, handmade on a small local farm with fruits handpicked from our own trees. Our bees also provide us with a little honey every year too.

We run events at our orchard throughout the year that share our love of all things apple, including pizza and cider nights.

At Rull Orchard we are committed to blending only the best ingredients to make our products extra special.

We keep it simple and sustainable so every drop is infused with a little idyllic Devonshire countryside.

We love our products and hope you do too!

  • Northdown Road, Bickleigh, EX5 5LN
  • On arrangement, follow us on facebook for event and contact details.
  • rullorchard.co.uk

Cidery Eco Friendly Local Producer Local Produce Shopping

Robertos

Robertos

Robertos is a small family run Italian Restaurant in the heart of Cullompton. We offer a range of Pizzas, Pasta and Burgers for delivery and collection.

Robertos takes pride in offering high-quality food and service for the local community.

Take-Away

The Bakehouse

The Bakehouse Cafe Bar

Situated in the heart of Cullompton, The Bakehouse Cafe Bar offers home from home comfort along with tasty home made food from local suppliers.

Organic Devon roasted coffee, a great range of teas, soft drinks & a fantastic range of beers, wines & spirits are accompanied by a warm welcome &  friendly service.

We are open from 9.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Saturday. Each Wednesday to Saturday evening we open from 6.00pm offering the perfect relaxed setting for a dinner & cocktails!

We are dog friendly in the day but unfortunately we cannot welcome dogs in the evening.

  • 3 High Street, Cullompton, Ex15 1AB
  • Monday to Saturday 9.00am until 5.00pm. Wednesday to Saturday from 6.00pm. Sunday - Closed
  • www.thebakehousecullompton.co.uk

Wine Bar Restaurant Café

Banburys Department Store

Banburys Department Store

Banburys is a family run department store stocking everything from homewares and gifts, fashion and beauty, accessories and shoes. We even have a toy department to keep the little ones quiet.  When you've finished shopping, take the break you deserve in our Café!

Banburys Department Store stocks leading fashion brands such as Levis, Barbour, Sea Salt, Joules and Reiker Shoes.
We stock leading homeware brands such as Robert Welch Knives, Smeg Electricals, Emma Bridgewater Pottery, Stone Glow Candles and a huge range of luxury bedding.
We are passionate about supporting local producers and stock Devon made beds, duvets, soaps and crystal glass.

  • 1,3 & 5 Gold Street, Tiverton, EX16 6QD
  • Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
  • www.banburys.com

Department Store Gift shop Eating Out Café

Beer Factory and Kitchen

Want to try something completely new? In a cosy setting, overlooking the working brewery, with a menu that champions local produce including Hanlons award-winning ales.

Beer Factory and Kitchen is located just 10 minutes from Exeter on the A377 Crediton Road and is growing increasing popularity for its epic burgers and loaded fries. Plenty of free onsite parking is available and free brewery tours take place every Tuesday evening.

  • Beer Factory and Kitchen, Hanlons Brewery, Hill Farm, Half Moon Village, Exeter EX5 5AE
  • Tuesday: 5.30pm to 10pm Wednesday: 5.30pm to 10pm Thursday: 12pm to 2pm / 5.30pm to 10pm Friday: 12pm to 2pm / 5.30pm to 10pm Saturday: 12pm to 11pm
  • www.beerfactorykitchen.com

Brewery Local Produce Public House Take-Away Restaurant

Belluno

Belluno

Belluno is an authentic Italian restaurant in Newton St. Cyres near Crediton, serving pizza, pasta, risotto, steaks, fish and so much more. All of our food is fresh and made from scratch.

Wine Bar Take-Away Restaurant

Bear Trail family attraction

The Bear Trail

The Bear Trail is Devon’s muddiest family assault course!

With 30 obstacles, unlimited mud! This is an award-winning mud-fest of an attraction, the Bear Trail is a family-friendly mud run obstacle course set on a 10-acre site.

Scramble over the bear nets, zoom down the zip wire and tumble through the tunnels. Tackle the assault course together as many times as you like; this is a mighty mudder for all ages.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, make sure you wear old clothes and bring a towel!

Once you’ve tackled the assault course, relax in the Bear Cave Café serving delicious wood-fired pizzas, paninis, drinks, treats and more. Or bring your own picnic and enjoy our outdoor picnic areas.

We are easy to find – on the B3181 between Exeter and Cullompton, EX15 1RZ.

Everyone requires a ticket, whether tackling the trail or not.

  • Admission fees 2021: Admission fee is for everyone, whether your tackling the trail or not. Over 1 meter: £8.75 Under 1 metre: £5.75 Concessions (Senior (over 65), expectant mothers and official carers): £4.50 Under 2 years (Do not require a ticket): Free Dogs (Must be on a lead. Do not require a ticket): Free Parking: Free
  • Westcott, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1SA
  • We are open weekends and daily during school holiays. April - October.
  • www.thebeartrail.co.uk

Autism Friendly Outdoor Get Outdoors Take-Away Café Health and Wellbeing Activity & Adventure

Bloomberry Juice

Bloomberry Juice

Bloomberry Juice is a family run business which was set up to provide fresh juice cocktails and smoothies at various events throughout the country. Within a year of starting people were asking to take home our juices. This launched the juice cocktails in glass bottles with a twist of bloom in our berry drinks. Since then, Bloomberry Juice has produced a diverse range of drinks, using local ingredients where possible. We press our own apples and freeze until required for production, enabling us to maintain freshness.

Our guiding principles – we don’t use added sugar [only local honey in 2 products], we don’t add preservatives or any other additive, and no concentrated juices, just pressed. So our products are as natural as they can be. We collect our own floral extracts in season, fuse and freeze until required. We introduce new recipes when new fruit become available, like our Apple & Blackcurrant. We try to give those not drinking alcohol a satisfying experience whether drunk in a wine glass or high glass with ice or even with sparkling water for a more refreshing drink.

You can buy our juices at:

Cullompton Farmers' Market

Mrs Gill's, Market Walk, Tiverton

Halberton Court Farm Shop
The Bakehouse, Cullompton

Local Producer Local Produce Shopping Local Produce

The Butterleigh Inn

The Butterleigh Inn

The Butterleigh Inn is a traditional pub with Bed and Breakfast rooms in the heart of the Mid Devon countryside. We serve a selection of local beers and ciders, and our menu features a range of delicious classic pub dishes prepared by our chef using seasonal locally supplied vegetables, meat and fish. We serve a delicious Sunday carvery roast, and the pub features a sunny garden and warming winter fires that will want to make you linger a while.

The Butterleigh Inn has been in the Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide for 35 consecutive years, and we are accredited by them for serving local real ales brewed within a specified distance of the pub. We were awarded the local branch 'Pub of the Year' in 2013, and were a runner-up in the South West regional judging.

  • Butterleigh, Cullompton, EX15 1PN
  • Tuesday - Saturday 1200-1430 and 1800-2300 food Served - 1200-1345 and 1830-2045 Sunday - 1200-1500 Carvery roast 1200 - 1400 Closed Sunday nights and Mondays
  • www.butterleighinn.co.uk

Public House Inn B&B

The Cadeleigh Arms

The Cadeleigh Arms is a traditional village pub with an award-winning restaurant and amazing food offering. Well into its 4th year, we have raised this pub from the ashes to the foodie haunt it is today.

As a small family-run business, we work closely with our local suppliers, growers and producers, bringing the best of the South West to Cadeleigh. We have a strong emphasis on seasonality and responsible sourcing sustainable produce, cutting down on packaging and the delivery miles.

The kitchen designed menus to use every piece of the cow from field to table. We also have vastly reduced our meat option and focused on a more plant based menu. Our new Seagan menu has gone down a storm as customers realise the benefits from this way of clean eating.

Awards include:

  • Devon Life Best Pub
  • Devon Life Best Chef
  • Lux Life Best Dining Pub
  • Tourism Awards Best Dog Friendly Pub
  • Esterilla Top 50 Gastropubs
  • Food Magazine Finalists
  • Best Chef Guru Award for Best Restaurant
  • The Cadeleigh Arms, Cadeleigh, Tiverton, EX16 8HP
  • Tuesdays: 6pm – 11pm Wednesdays through to Saturdays: 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm Sundays: 12pm – 5pm
  • www.thecadeleigharms.co.uk

Award-Winning Public House Restaurant

Bickleigh Castle

Weddings Café Heritage & Culture Houses and Gardens

Bridwell Park Estate

Bridwell Park Estate

Bridwell Park is a unique Country House Estate in the heart of Mid Devon, situated on the edge of the village of Uffculme.

Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his team take great pride in hosting and sharing an exciting programme of Seasonal Activities and Pop Up Events for the local community to enjoy when visiting. The Orangery Café and Parkland are open on a daily basis, and The Artisans & Makers Pop Up Market, Supper Club and Workshops and much much more take place throughout the year.

Elopement Weddings, Shoot Parties and innovative are also very much at home in this fantastically flexible one of a kind venue. The Georgian House, Orangery, Chapel, Parkland and Old Stables combined, offer quite the appealing destination.

  • Entry to the parkland and Orangery is free unless otherwise stated for specific event dates such as The Artisans & Makers Pop Up Market Day or other co-ordinated community events.
  • Bridwell Park Estate, Uffculme, Devon, EX15 3BU
  • The Orangery Café & parkland is open 7 days a week, 10am til 4pm – unless the Estate is closed for a wedding or private event.
  • www.bridwell.co.uk

Walking Events Weddings B&B Café Nature and Wildlife Houses and Gardens

Canal Tea Rooms

Canal Tea Rooms

Situated next to the Grand Western Canal Basin, the Canal Tea Rooms offer cream teas with home-made scones, sandwiches, baguettes, teas and coffees, and home-made lemonade.

Our High Teas and Ploughmans receive many wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor.

Come and sit in our colourful garden which won 1st Prize in the Tiverton in Bloom competition. Indoor seating is available if it is raining.

We are very dog friendly and have easy wheelchair access to all tables. There is a wheelchair access toilet in the nearby carpark.

  • Grand Western Canal Basin, Tiverton, EX16 4HX
  • We open from Easter to September, 10.30 to 5 pm every day until the end of September.
  • http://canaltearooms.co.uk/

Café

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Crediton Farmers' Market

Crediton Farmers' Market is a twice monthly Farmers’ Market bringing together our local Farmers and Producers.

We offer a wide variety of locally produced foods, including a full range of meats, cheeses, pies & pasties, scotch eggs, vegetarian & vegan food, apple juice & cider vinegar, fish, cakes, bread, jams & preserves and organic vegetables.

All our stallholders are on hand to answer your questions about their produce and can tell you the journey from farm to fork!

The market takes place on the Town Square in Crediton on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, throughout the year.

Food Event Markets Local Produce Farmers' Market

Cruwys Arms

Cruwys Arms

We look forward to welcoming you to the Cruwys Arms - a 16th century Public House situated in the centre of Pennymoor village, near Tiverton. We offer a welcoming, characterful & traditional pub with a picturesque beer garden.  We have a pool table, skittle alley and large car park.  We offer an excellent variety of beer and cider, both draft and bottled, serving favoured classics and local specialities for you to enjoy.  Our wine list is varied.

In addition, we offer good pub food - serving the classics but also whipping up homemade satisfying and delicious specials using locally sourced produce wherever possible.  We don’t have a children’s menu, but are always happy to reduce a meal where possible, into a smaller portion to ensure your little one has a full experience whilst with us.

See our website or Facebook page “Cruwys Arms - 2020 & beyond” to see what’s happening right now.

  • Pennymoor, EX16 8LF
  • Tues – Thurs: 5.30 – 10.30 Fri – Sat: 5.30 – 11pm Sun: 12 - 6
  • cruwysarms.co.uk

Public House Restaurant

Cullompton Farmers' Market

Shop like a local and visit Cullompton Farmers’ Market, held on the second, fourth and fifth Saturdays each month (usually from 9.30am to 12.30pm). Every month, come rain or shine, approximately 20 top producers from within a 30 mile radius of the town come and sell their produce. Visit our What's On section to see dates for upcoming Market events.

Foods on offer include many organic and free range meat producers plus home baked produce, preserves, eggs and a wide range of cheeses, deli products, organic veg, fruit, drinks & cider. Plants, and scrumptious cakes, craft beer, pure apple juice, goat milk soap, chilli products and honey. We continually encourage new producers to join us and offer seasonal changes throughout the year. Refreshments and hot food are also available, and can be enjoyed whilst sitting and chatting amongst friends and the producers, who are more than willing to talk to you about their produce and often pass on tips and recipe ideas.

 

Food Event Markets Local Produce Farmers' Market

Culm Valley Inn

The Culm Valley Inn

The Culm Valley Inn is located in Culmstock; a pretty little village in East Devon. Culmstock stretches out on both sides of the River Culm, the two sides being linked by an old stone bridge. The Culm Valley Inn takes advantage of all of the village's charm.

Our charming pub offers bags of character, with our warm and inviting log fire and wonderful staff. We offer a fine selection of top-notch microbrewery beers and unusual wines from small specialist growers (all available by the bottle or glass). Chalkboards list ‘stunning’ pub food all being beautifully presented.

Our dog-friendly pub is a great location for either a delightful sit down meal or to just pop in for a ‘quick’ pint in front of the open fires. We have a great outdoor seating area for those hot days with picturesque views of the stone bridge.

  • Riverside, Culmstock, Devon, EX15 3JJ
  • MONDAY: 5.00pm – 10.30pm (drinks only) TUESDAY: 5.00pm – 11.00pm WEDNESDAY: 12.00pm – 3.00pm / 5.00pm – 11.00pm
  • www.theculmvalley.co.uk

Public House Guest Accommodation Self-Catering B&B Take-Away Restaurant

Crediton Coffee Company

Crediton Coffee Company

Crediton Coffee Company is a speciality coffee roasters and coffee house. We buy the top 2% of coffees from around the world and roast them to order in our coffee shop in the market square of Crediton.

Ground and brewed for our customers to enjoy in the shop or the square, or take home a bag of freshly roasted beans for home use or as a gift for friends.

  • 1 Market Square House, Market Street, Crediton, EX17 2BN
  • Currently 10:00-4:00pm Monday - Saturday
  • www.creditoncoffee.co.uk

Local Producer Local Produce Take-Away Café

Crediton Station Tea Rooms

Crediton Station Tea Rooms

The Turning Tides Project is a Community Interest Company operating out of the Crediton Station Tea Rooms.

The Tea Rooms serves a range of #Inclusively made food and drinks. Our produce is locally sourced, home-grown, or made using FareShare collections. We cater for all dietary needs, and we also run a pay-it-forward initiative.

Our space includes a shop stocked with unique craft items made in our sessions, as well as beautiful bouquets of flowers grown in our allotment space.

We also offer catering or flowers for events; you can even hire our private space for meetings or parties.

TTTP takes a Social Model approach - our aim is to provide equal access to arts, music and life for those with ‘learning disability’ and ‘autism’ labels. We provide training, work experience, volunteering opportunities, and an #Inclusive place to relax.

Drop by for a coffee, some cake and a chat. We’d love to see you.

  • Crediton Railway Station, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3BY
  • Monday: 10am – 2pm Tuesday: 10am – 2pm Wednesday: 10am – 2pm Thursday: 10am – 2pm Friday: 10am – 2pm Saturday - closed
  • www.theturningtidesproject.org.uk

Autism Friendly Take-Away Café

The Duck & Bean

The Duck & Bean café is nestled away in the heart of Tiverton town centre. It's the perfect place for an intimate or relaxing breakfast, brunch or lunch. We also have a beautiful garden which is perfect for a lovely afternoon or sunny morning alike. Come and taste our famous handmade sausage rolls, scotch eggs or cakes.

Enjoy our delicious new evening menu on Friday and Saturday nights from 9th July 2021.

The Duck & Bean has free internet and everyone is welcome, no matter how many legs you have.

Everything is freshly made and locally sourced.

Eating Out Events Take-Away Café

Ducks Ditty

Ducks Ditty

The Ducks Ditty floating café bar with the only canal-side beer garden in Devon!

Fully licensed, this very unique barge boasts one of the most relaxing and beautiful spots on the banks of the Grand Western Canal Country Park in Tiverton.

Selection of real ales, cold lagers and ciders including Devon’s Sandford Orchards on draught and old-fashioned soft drinks. The Ducks Ditty serves barista coffee and loose leaf tea.

Should you be feeling a little peckish, there’s Chunk of Devon’s award winning pasties – Steak, Pork & Scrumpy, Cheddar & Onion, Roasted Vegetable… Served hot, bargee style, to eat in or takeaway. We also serve delicious Marshfield Scoop Ice-Cream.

Sit, relax and unwind with family and friends… watch the world drift by on the canal, with a glass of your favourite beer or bubbly.

  • Tiverton Canal Co, The Wharf, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX
  • Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Check website for more details.
  • www.tivertoncanal.co.uk

Public House Café

Man serving wraps at food event

Electric Nights Streetfood

Electric Nights Streetfood is part of Tiverton’s Artisan Night Market held at Tiverton Pannier Market on the first Saturday of the month from May to August, with a Christmas special on the night of the town's switch-on.  This free-to-attend market event offers the best of Westcountry street food and artisan food and craft along with live music and children’s entertainment.

The events provide a wealth of quality food talent (many of the traders are award-winning) from across the South West alongside a bar and café.  Food lovers will be spoilt for choice - why not pop along to this welcoming, feel-good, fun evening out. Visit out What's On section for the dates of this year's events.

  • Free
  • Tiverton Pannier Market, Market Square, Off Fore Street Tiverton, Devon,
  • 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Food Event Street Catering Eating Out

Eggesford Crossing Cafe

Eggesford Crossing Cafe

Eggesford Crossing Cafe is a cafe and restaurant situated in Eggesford station yard just off the A377 serving freshly cooked locally sourced food.

We are currently open from 9am-2pm Thursday to Saturday. Breakfast is served till 12.30pm and a sandwich menu till close.
Pizza night every Thursday from 5pm-10pm. Friday evening is a small pre booked menu from 6pm-11pm.

We are dog friendly with plenty of seating inside and out.
Eggesford Crossing Cafe is also fully licensed.

We offer a free takeaway hot or cold drink to train users throughout August and September.
Present an in-date rail ticket to redeem.

  • Eggesford Crossing Cafe, Unit 3, EX18 7ER
  • Thursday 9am-2pm and 5pm-10pm Friday 9am-2pm and 6pm-11pm Saturday 9am-2pm

Restaurant Café

The Exeter Inn

The Exeter Inn

The Exeter Inn is a typical village pub in the centre of Thorverton, a beautiful rural village in the east of Devon. The Exeter Inn is both a dog and family friendly pub. There is a free car park located 50 metres up the road from the pub. We serve a variety of food from tasty burgers (including a vegetarian option), fish and pizzas to sandwiches and afternoon cream teas. Plus our delicious Sunday Roast (vegetarian option available). Daily specials are displayed on the boards outside the pub or on our Facebook page.

The complete menu can be found on our website and we offer both eat-in or takeaway.

Bike Friendly Public House Events

Exe Valley Brewery

Exe Valley Brewery is a Mid Devon based micro-brewery that produces a range of quality, prize-winning, craft beers.

All of their beers are cask conditioned (real ale) and are produced from natural ingredients with no additives. They use high quality English ingredients (Devon malt and English hops) and water from their own spring.

Exe Valley Brewery hold an annual Beer Day each September. This open day at their brewery includes beer, food and music, with all monies raised going to a local charity. They can also be found at a number of other local events with their pop-up bar, including:

  • Devon County Show
  • Mid Devon Show
  • Electric Nights Streetfood
  • Silverton Street Market

Visit our What's On section for the latest events.

  • Exe Valley Brewery, Silverton, Exeter, EX5 4HF
  • Brewery is open for specific events or their pop-up bar can be found at many local events
  • www.exevalleybrewery.co.uk

Brewery Local Produce Events

Elsie May's

Elsie May's

Elsie May's is a family run café named after the owner's Grandmother. Elsie May was well known for her cake making and catering in the Tiverton area.

We are proud of our 'Homemade' ethos with all our chilled pastries, soup and lunches made on the premises. Our premises are available to hire out for private functions with a capacity for 35-40 people.

  • Elsie May's, 10 Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 6LU
  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5.30pm Friday & Saturday: 7.30am - 5.30pm Sunday: Closed

Take-Away Café

Frou Frou

Frou Frou

Frou Frou, our delightful restaurant, is located within a 17th Century Grade 2 listed building full of charm and atmosphere. Mixed with simple 1920's Parisian Bar decor, this is a great place to make your own little secret.

Our chefs use local suppliers, including Creedy Carver, Kenniford Farm and Kigfisher of Brixham. Our bread is baked daily on site. We have a great selection of homemade desserts and a delicious evening menu.

The restaurant caters for coeliacs as most of our menu is gluten free. We can also cater for other dietary requirements with notice.

Our bar serves wines from around the world, as excellent selection of freshly made cocktails and a great choice of local gins.

Owners Kelly, Ian, and all our staff warmly welcome you to Frou Frou.

  • 41-43 Gold Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6QB
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 17.00 - 22.30 (last food orders 20.45)
  • www.froufroubistro.com

Eating Out Restaurant

Exe Valley Farm Shop

Exe Valley Farm Shop & Ruby Red Café

The Exe Valley Farm Shop sources local, traditional and natural products, ensuring the quality is high at all times. As well as fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, milk and eggs the shop now has a butchery selling the best tasting traditional Ruby Red Devon home reared beef, lamb and pork from our own farm in the fertile Exe Valley.

Large range of country store and garden essentials along with an array of gifts and treats for everyone.

The farm shop has its own Ruby Red Café offering freshly brewed coffee along with an extensive menu, an ideal venue for people to meet friends, enjoy a bite to eat whilst undertaking your shopping.

The shop also has a function room facility available to hire for meetings or private functions.

Open 7 days a week the shop can be contacted on 01392 8612239 and The Ruby Red on 01392 861403

  • Thorverton, Exeter, EX5 5LZ
  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • www.exevalleyfarmshop.co.uk

Local Producer Farm Shop Garden Centre Take-Away Café

Fordmore Farm Shop and Cafe

Fordmore Farm Shop and Cafe is a family run and owned farm shop in Mid Devon selling the best Devon has to offer. We have a wonderful café providing indoor and outdoor seating. Browse our shop for gifts and more. You're sure to find something to delight with an in-house butcher, our deli and cheese counter and fresh fruit & veg. We use local suppliers who are passionate about quality food and provide us with all the seasonal goodies.

Complete your trip with a visit to our paddocks where you'll find lots of animal friends including chickens, pigs, goats and ducks.

 

  • Fordmore Farm Shop, Newlands Park, Honiton Road, Cullompton, EX15 1WH
  • Monday to Sat 8.30am - 5pm Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • www.fordmorefarmshop.co.uk

Bike Friendly Eco Friendly Farm Shop Autism Friendly Outdoor Indoor Café

The General Sir Redvers Buller

The General Sir Redvers Buller is a public house, part of the JD Wetherspoons PLC chain, offering a large range of food and drink products, at affordable prices. The premises is a converted historical building in Crediton with a large natural beer garden to the rear.

Events:

When Covid restrictions lift, we have an annual Summer Gin Festival, and a Spring and Winter Cider & Ale Festival.

Look out for our 'Meet the Brewer' events and family fun days!

We have a dart board which visitors are welcome to use.

 

Autism Friendly Outdoor Indoor Wine Bar Public House Restaurant Café Night Life

Gallery Restaurant

Gallery Restaurant

The friendly Gallery Restaurant is waiting to welcome you at Tiverton Hotel. The restaurant is open to the public as well as guests of the hotel. Enjoy great hospitality and regional cuisine, sourced whenever possible from local West Country producers. A family friendly restaurant with special menus for children.

Now also available, The Pizza Stone; freshly made delicious pizza cooked in stone ovens at the Tiverton Hotel. Local food cooked fresh to order to eat in or takeaway.

The restaurant is also available for private events. Get in touch with the team to discuss the possibilities.

Take-Away Café

Mrs Gill's Country Cakes

Mrs Gill's Country Cakes

Right in the heart of Tiverton town centre on Market Walk, Mrs Gill's Country Cakes restaurant is a great choice for a quick coffee or a 3 course meal.

Mrs Gill's Country Cakes is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, evening meal or Sunday roast.

We have a beautifully spaced out restaurant that can cater for parties big and small.

Come and taste our famous handmade, award winning cakes and fabulous locally sourced freshly made meals.

We also stock our cakes, made here on site, and an array of locally made jams, chutneys, honeys, chocolate and more to buy to take home.

  • Open view kitchen and bakery
  • Parking nearby in Market Car Park 
  • Easy level Access
  • Fully Licensed
  • Gift Vouchers available
  • 5* Environmental Health Award
  • Made to order celebration cakes
  • Outside catering and events
  • Private Parties

 

  • 8/9 Market Walk, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6BL
  • Monday to Wednesday: 8am - 4pm Thursday to Saturday: 8am - 10pm (current regulations) Sunday: 9am - 11am Breakfast 12pm - 3pm Sunday Roast (booking for roast strongly advisable )
  • www.countrycakes.co.uk

Local Producer Local Produce Eating Out Take-Away Restaurant Café

Fursdon

Fursdon Historic House and Holiday Cottage

  • House & Garden adult £9.00/children free Garden only - £4.50/children free Garden season ticket - £10
  • Fursdon, Cadbury, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5JS
  • Garden and Coach Hall Tea Rooms are open on Bank Holidays and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from Easter Monday to end of September from 2pm-5pm. The House is open (guided tours) on Bank Holidays and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in June, July and August. Tours are at 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
  • www.fursdon.co.uk

Outdoor Indoor Place of Interest Walking Explore Mid Devon Heritage & Culture Houses and Gardens

The Hickory Inn

The Hickory Inn

The Hickory Inn is a family run smoke house, passionate about creating authentic home-smoked meat dishes, using local produce.

We’re family and dog friendly, and our aim is to give you a great time, a friendly atmosphere, and a full belly.

All the draughts you’ll find here are from within 100 miles, and almost everything we serve is homemade, right down to our sauces!

The Hickory Inn, in the heart of Halberton, Devon, is just minutes from the Grand Western Canal, and boasts easy access to the surrounding villages and motorway.

  • 93 High Street, Halberton, Devon, EX16 7AG
  • Monday-Thursday 17:00-23:00 Friday 12:00-00:00 Saturday 12:00-00:00 Sunday 12:00-19:30
  • thehickoryinn.co.uk

Smokehouse Public House Restaurant

Halberton Court Farm Shop

Halberton Court Farm Shop and Swans Neck Café

Halberton Court Farm Shop and Swans Neck Café is a family run farm shop and café located close to the Grand Western Canal in Halberton. We specialize in growing seasonal fruit and vegetables. The farm shop sells everything from fresh bread made by our local bakery, locally produced jams and chutneys, cakes, milk, cream, cheese, flour, pasta, charcoal and much more. We also have our own butchery selling locally soured meat. In the summer we do PYO strawberries and raspberries, and PYO pumpkins in the autumn!

The Swans Neck Café sells light lunches, cream teas and delicious cakes made in the café.

  • Halberton Court Farm Shop, Halberton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7AW
  • Shop: Monday to Saturday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Café: Monday to Saturday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (open Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm during summer)
  • www.halbertoncourtfarmshop.co.uk

Local Producer Farm Shop Local Produce Pick Your Own Take-Away Café

Lamb Inn

Lamb Inn

Owners Chris and Rachel warmly welcome you to The Lamb Inn, a Free House, country pub in the picturesque village of Silverton. On a cold winter's night an Inglenook real fire will also warmly welcome you.

Chris prides himself on his good range of real ales from a stillage on the back of the bar where your pint will be served straight from the barrel. You will find us on the Good Beer Guide. Most of our aleas our supplied by local Devon breweries.

A warm welcome awaits all visitors old and new; families and four-legged friends. The Lamb Inn has disabled facilities. Why not come along to one of our quiz or live music nights and enjoy a great night in a great atmosphere! Pop in and say hello and enjoy a lazy lunch, evening meal or a traditional Sunday carvery in our lovely pub.

Public House Take-Away

JB's Cafe

JB's Cafe

JB's Cafe is a Cafe and Burger Bar located in the Pannier Market in the heart of Tiverton, offering a great range of locally sourced food and drinks.

Dine al fresco at covered tables or take a seat inside. Fill up in the morning with a hearty breakfast or head down for a delicious burger at lunch time. Get your sweet fix with irrestible cupcakes and indulgent milkshakes.

Gluten free and vegan options are available.

  • Tiverton Pannier Market, Tiverton, EX16 6NH
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 3pm

Take-Away Café

Jo Amor

Jo Amor

Jo Amor is a lively independent with a unique boutique feel that has been a shopping destination in Tiverton for nearly 3 decades. Now trading over 3 shops, Jo Amor has something for every occasion, stocking the latest must haves!

You'll find a quirky mix of cards, sustainable gifts and accessories and affordable fashion for women, men, kids and babies.

Shop 'til you're about to drop then relax in their fashion café.

Jewellery Clothing and Shoes Gift shop Boutique Retail Shopping Café

The Lost Kitchen restaurant

The Lost Kitchen

The Lost Kitchen is a wood-fired restaurant in Devon. Our welcoming and relaxed restaurant celebrates seasonal food and wood-fired cooking. Our Linhay barn has beautiful views and a terrace garden to dine on, set in the hamlet of Chettiscombe amongst the rolling hills of Mid Devon.

We offer seasonally inspired brunch and lunch menu cooked in the wood-oven, as well as wood-fired pizzas using sourdough bases. Our team make everything in house, from organic pizza dough to delicious puddings.

The Lost Kitchen has some of the best local ingredients we can get our hands on, and offers seasonal food with a modern European menu, along with the warmest welcome from the friendliest team in town.

We are proud to have created an informal restaurant near Tiverton; a space that brings together our South West community in the heart of Mid Devon, just walking distance from Knightshayes Court and a short drive (or walk / cycle!) from Tiverton's centre.

Dogs are welcome on the terrace.

  • The Long Barn, Chettiscombe, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7PT
  • Thursday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm Brunch - 10am - 11.45am Light Lunches - 12pm - 3pm Wood-fired Pizzas - 12pm - 4.30pm
  • www.lostkitchen.co.uk

Eating Out Restaurant

Nawab restaurant

Nawab Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

Experience the real taste of Indian cuisine cooked with authentic spices at Nawab Indian Restaurant and Takeaway. Enjoy a friendly welcome when you dine in at Nawab. Excellent service and delicious food combine to create a majestic Indian dining experience. All meals are freshly cooked and full of spice and flavour.

Nawab also offers a takeaway and delivery service with the same great service and quality as its restaurant experience. Relax at home and order your favourite, freshly prepared meals online.

Eating Out Take-Away Restaurant

The New Inn

The New Inn

The New Inn is an award winning 4-star B&B and pub, nestled in the heart of Coleford, just outside of Crediton. We offer a relaxing getaway, hearty food and award-winning ales.

Our king-sized, pocket-sprung beds are draped with fresh crisp white linens and extra pillows are always available for the ultimate in luxury rest.

When you rise and welcome the morning light, we will be waiting in the restaurant to take your breakfast order. Where, with the warmest of smiles, we will offer you the finest, seasonal local produce, in our delicious, cooked breakfasts - enough to fill you for a morning’s sightseeing.

The New Inn has a choice of 7 comfortable ensuite rooms, each with all of the amenities you would expect.  Optional extras include wine or champagne brought to your room and we can also book you a table for lunch and dinner in the restaurant.

Public House Inn Accommodation Eating Out Hotel Guesthouse B&B Restaurant

The Plant Shed and Farm Shop

The Plant Shed and Farm Shop - Copplestone

THE PLANT SHED AND FARM SHOP - COPPLESTONE IS YOUR LOCAL FARM SHOP – AND MORE!

We believe in good food for everybody – it is as simple as that.

Our fantastic suppliers and growers provide us with a full range of fruit, vegetables, cheese, milk, yoghurts, meats, fish, hand-made bread and pastries. As much as possible this is grown or made locally; some of which you won’t find for sale anywhere else. Of course, to provide a good array year-round, we rely on sourcing more widely too

We also stock store-cupboard ingredients – herbs and spices, flours, pulses, oils and all sorts of tasty treats.

Our aim is to minimise transportation, packaging and the use of chemical pest- and herbicides involved in the produce we offer. Some of our staples are organic as standard.

We have a seasonal stock of shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, herbs and annual plants, sourced from Devon nurseries. The range changes frequently so please stop in to see what is looking good.

We also stock loose compost, kindling, firewood and a range of locally made crafts.

Our Copplestone shop is located in the picturesque village of Copplestone, near Crediton.

  • Dulings Farm, Copplestone, EX17 5NR
  • MONDAY – FRIDAY 10am – 6pm SATURDAYS 10am – 4.30pm
  • www.theplantshed.co.uk

Local Producer Farm Shop Local Produce Garden Centre

The Plant Shed and Farm Shop - Eggesford

The Plant Shed and Farm Shop - Eggesford

THE PLANT SHED AND FARM SHOP - EGGESFORD IS YOUR LOCAL FARM SHOP – AND MORE

We believe in good food for everybody – it is as simple as that.

Our fantastic suppliers and growers provide us with a full range of fruit, vegetables, cheese, milk, yoghurts, meats, fish, hand-made bread and pastries. As much as possible this is grown or made locally; some of which you won’t find for sale anywhere else. Of course, to provide a good array year-round, we rely on sourcing more widely too

We also stock store-cupboard ingredients – herbs and spices, flours, pulses, oils and all sorts of tasty treats.

Our aim is to minimise transportation, packaging and the use of chemical pest- and herbicides involved in the produce we offer. Some of our staples are organic as standard.

We have a seasonal stock of shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, herbs and annual plants, sourced from Devon nurseries. The range changes frequently so please stop in to see what is looking good.

We also stock loose compost, kindling, firewood and a range of locally made crafts.

Our Eggesford shop is located in Eggesford Station Yard close to the beautiful Eggesford Forest.

  • Eggesford Station Yard, Chulmleigh, EX18 7JZ
  • MONDAY – FRIDAY 10am – 6pm SATURDAYS 10am – 4.30pm
  • www.theplantshed.co.uk

Local Producer Farm Shop Local Produce Garden Centre

Ridgeway

Ridgeway Cider

Ridgeway Cider in Holcombe Rogus makes farmhouse Cider using traditonal tried and tested methods. They have around 200 cider apple trees in the orchards on their farm. They press specific varieties of apples from these trees to create their award-winning cider.

You can pick up Ridgeway Cider from Halberton Court Farm Shop, The Old Well at Uffculme, The Strand Stores in Culmstock, Rumwell Farm Shop, Darts Farm Shop, Stawley and Appley Village Shop and their cider vinegar at Sunseed Health Food Shop in Wellington and Fordmore Farm Shop.

Cider tasting evenings for up to 15 people can also be arranged.

Padbrook park Hotel

Padbrook Park Hotel

Come and find a warm welcome and see what a stay at Padbrook Park Hotel has to offer. Located in the heart of the Culm Valley, at the southern end of Cullompton, you can get an experience of the serene Devon Countryside alongside the benefit of local transport links. The spacious bedrooms at Padbrook Park each have a private bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, a business desk and Freeview TV.

Ripley’s Restaurant serves traditional British cuisine in intimate surroundings. There is also a modern bar, offering beverages and snacks, and full English breakfasts are served daily.

Designed for all occasions, Padbrook Park offers facilities for accommodation, conferences, meetings, weddings, functions and events, with packages for all budgets.

Just 20 minutes away, you can enjoy shopping and site seeing in Devon’s Historic Cathedral City of Exeter or travel a little further afield to the Seaside or the Moors and after a long day, return to our comfy bedrooms and luxurious power showers. Free Onsite Parking available.

Conferences Events Weddings

Paint Pots of Devon

Paint Pots of Devon

Paint Pots of Devon is a pottery painting café based in Crediton offering kiln fired pottery, acrylic painting or foam clay. Our pottery changes seasonally offering exciting new ceramics.

We also do the popular baby or child handprints and footprints.

  • Unit 6-7, The Creedy Centre, Crediton, EX17 3LG
  • Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm Closed Sundays
  • www.paintpotsdevon.co.uk

Café Activity & Adventure

Sip Shed Devon

Sip Shed

The newly launched Sip Shed Tasting Room and Off License provides a unique experience nestled in the heart of Mid Devon.

The Tasting Room offers a series of carefully curated two hour experiences. These include Wine, Vodka and Gin tastings, in addition to their popular Cocktail Making and Whisky classes. The Sip Shed is a relaxed and comfortable setting where guests can make the evening their own, enjoy their drinks and learn something new. Free local collection and drop off is available for guests within a five mile radius.

The Off License stocks a range of our favourite wines and sprits alongside a locally produced cider – all focused on small sustainable brands with incredible stories. Delivery to your door and event catering are available upon request, subject to a minimum spend.

Artisan Wine Bar

The Quarryman's Rest

The Quarryman's Rest

The Quarryman's Rest is a traditional country pub and B&B, set in the historic village of Bampton, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We serve pub food and our speciality curries in a relaxed atmosphere. The pub is enitrely family friendly.

  • Briton Street, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9LN
  • Mon: Closed Tues - Thurs: 6pm - 11pm Fri - Sat: 4pm - 11pm Sun: 1pm - 9pm
  • www.thequarrymansrest.com

Public House B&B Take-Away Restaurant

Porters Bar & Grill

Porters Bar & Grill

  • 7 Fore Street, Cullompton, Devom, EX15 1JW
  • Wednesday - Saturday: 9.30 am - 2.30pm and 5.30pm - 11.30pm Sunday: 10am - 3pm
  • www.portersbarandgrill.co.uk

Wine Bar Public House Take-Away Restaurant

Spreyton Press Cider

Spreyton Press Cider

Spreyton Press is a Cullompton based Cider Maker using apples sourced from our own orchards in Spreyton plus a few other excellent orchards. Our cider is made from 100% apple juice and is handmade in Cullompton. Our mobile cider bar is also available for hire for events and parties.

You can buy Spreyton Press Cider at Porters Bar & Grill Cullompton plus JB’s Café Tiverton and at the Spar Shop in Sampford Peverell.

Sarah's Kitchen

The bakery sells freshly baked bread which is delivered daily from an Artisan baker in Bampton. We have a wide variety of pasties and pies which we have sourced from a local producer. We have an abundance of tray bakes, biscuits and sticky buns, as well as delicious sponge cakes, which we bake here at Sarah's Kitchen.

A lot of the range is gluten and dairy free too!

A selection of Miles Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate are available to buy and also to takeaway.

Local Producer Autism Friendly Local Produce Eating Out Take-Away

Stables Cafe

Stables Cafe

Stables Cafe is situated in what was once the stable block of the Victorian Gothic National Trust property Knightshayes.
Open 10am - 5pm, no matter what tickles your taste buds there’s bound to be something to tempt you in the Stables Café.

Choose from a wide range of handmade cakes and traybakes with your coffee or sample a delectable hot chocolate. Stop by for a breakfast bap or fill up at lunch with a variety of sandwiches and children's lunch boxes. Opt for a hot meal, including soups and jacket potatoes, often featuring fresh ingredients from the property's Kitchen Garden.

 

 

Eating Out Café

Tiverton Farmers Market

Tiverton Farmers Market is a showcase of local food, drink, producers and makers. Taking place on the first Saturday of every month, the farmers market is situated in the south hall of Tiverton Pannier Market and runs alongside the fantastic general market.

These monthly markets really are a one-stop-shop for local gourmet goodness!

  • Market Square, Off Newport Street, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 6NH
  • First Saturday of every month
  • www.tivertonmarket.com

Local Produce Farmers' Market

The Ring of Bells

The Ring of Bells

The Ring of Bells is a rural Devon pub situated in Cheriton Fitzpaine near Crediton offering interesting food in a relaxed atmosphere.

On a visit to the Ring of Bells you'll find a well-stocked bar featuring local real ales, a small but perfectly formed wine list and a compact, regularly changing menu of delicious meals. Wherever possible we buy local.

Enjoy a pint at the bar or take a seat for a three course meal in the restaurant.

  • The Ring of Bells, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Nr.Crediton, EX17 4JG
  • Monday & Tuesday closed. Wednesday - Friday 12-3, 5.30 - 11. Saturday open all day. Sunday 12-7pm
  • www.theringofbells.com

Public House Take-Away Restaurant

Thornes Farm Shop and Café

Thorne's Farm Shop and Café

Thorne's Farm Shop and Café has a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables on sale. We also have other products including fresh bread from Oliver’s Bakery in Crediton; fresh meat from Cox’s Butchers in Crediton and chicken from Creedy Carver also in Crediton. Farmhouse pies and pasties from Silverton are a popular choice for snacks and meals.

We endeavour to stock a wide range of items including gluten-free and vegan-friendly produce.

Our café offers delicious hearty breakfasts, scrumptious lunches and mouth-watering cakes and pastries. All our food is prepared on-site so you can sit back and enjoy your refreshments while overlooking the rolling hills which surround us.

Delightful local crafts are on sale including greetings cards, wood crafts, textiles, ceramics, stained glass and jewellery.

  • Hawthorn Gardens, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton EX17 4BH
  • Cafe open: 09.00- 16.00 Mon-Sat 10.00-15.00 Sunday, from 6th June Breakfast is served 9.00 – 11.45 Lunch is served 12.00 – 15.00 Cakes and pies all day!
  • https://www.thornesfarmshop.co.uk/

Local Producer Farm Shop Pick Your Own Café

Tiverton Pannier Market Building (South End View)

Tiverton Pannier Market

Historic Pannier Market selling a diverse range of local artisan produce and handcrafted goods in the heart of Devon. Over 50% of products and produce sold here are sourced from Devon and the surrounding West Country counties.

Tiverton Market boasts a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian pannier market building with full length glass doors. The market is surrounded by both open and closed wooden units with plenty of space for pop-up stalls. With many specialist traders here every week, there is so much to see and enjoy.

 

  • Market Square, Off Newport Street, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 6NH
  • Mondays: 9:00 - 14:00 = Secondhand Goods Market Tuesdays: 08:30 - 16:00 = Full General Market Wednesdays: 09:00 - 15:00 = Mini Market (Art workshops with a small selection of traders and the Market Café) Thursdays: 09:00 - 15:00 = Mini Market (a small selection of traders and the Market Café) Fridays: 08:30 - 16:00 = Full General Market Saturdays: 08:30 - 16:00 = Full General Market Sundays: Closed (apart from some special events)
  • www.tivertonmarket.com

Food Event General Market Farmers' Market

Red lion hotel

Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel at Oakford offers a pub, restaurant and rooms situated close to Exmoor. The Red Lion is beautifully renovated but retains the atmosphere of a friendly local Devon pub.

Enjoy a superb, varied menu in the restaurant where all tastes and requirements are catered for.

Extend your visit with a stay in one of our sumptuous bedrooms. The Red Lion is the perfect base to explore the beautiful moorland of Exmoor and the north coast.

A warm welcome awaits you!

  • Red Lion Hotel, Rookery Hill, Oakford, EX16 9ES
  • Monday & Tuesday: 5 - 11pm Wednesday - Saturday: 12 - 2.30pm & 5 - 11pm Sunday: 12 - 8pm
  • www.redlionoakford.co.uk

Public House Guest Accommodation Hotel B&B Take-Away Restaurant

Waie Inn

Waie Inn

The Waie Inn is a family run pub with over 40 years experience. You'll find lot of facilities including a restaurant, bowling alleys, pool/snooker tables and an indoor heated swimming pool (booking essential). Indoor softplay, Waie 2 Play (booking via Booksy app) is also available as well as 2 squash courts, outdoor seating areas in the gardens and a children's outdoor play area. We also have a large function room and cater for family gatherings, weddings and events.

Our new sports hall is available to hire for football, badminton, netball and tennis. We welcome children as we have plenty to offer to keep them amused, no matter what the age.  Our outdoor park also has an all weather football pitch enabling children to mix together with others whilst allowing parents to sit back and enjoy watching them!

Brunch is served from 9.30-12pm and then 12-9pm full bar and specials menu are served.  We have various seating areas – more formal in the restaurant or informal areas in the skittle alleys and bar. Our large function room on the first floor can seat 200 people.  Fully air conditioned and chair lift available. Suitable for parties/weddings/meetings or just larger family gatherings.

  • Sporting activities are chargeable:- Pool hire £30 per hour (currently no public swim available). After covid restrictions lifted this will alter. Squash Courts £1 in meter (approx. £7 for 45 mins) Waie2play £4 per child from age of 1 Snooker/pool tables £1 in meter Sports Hall – various activities with price upon request
  • Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, EX17 6DF
  • Daily from 8am to 10pm for sports activities. 9am-9pm for Dining
  • www.waieinn.co.uk

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Wellhayes Vineyard

Set on the edge of the Brendon Hills, 10 miles north of Tiverton, Wellhayes Vineyard occupies an ideal location on a South facing slope overlooking the small village of Clayhanger in Mid Devon.

Wellhayes Vineyard produces quality sparkling wine on site from grapes grown in the vineyard. Visits to the vineyard are available by appointment through the website at 3pm on Wednesdays and Sundays between May and September. Visits include a tour of the winery and vineyard as well as a complimentary glass of Wellhayes Sparkling Wine and samples of the luxury handmade chocolates made from Wellhayes spirit. An optional cream tea is also available.

The vineyard is also venue to concerts and other events in the Tasting Room above the winery over the Summer months; full details of which are available on the website.

  • Vineyard Tours start from £15 per person. An optional cream tea is also available for £5pp.
  • Wellhayes Farm, Clayhanger, Devon EX16 7NY
  • The Vineyard is open for wine sales 7 days a week by prior appointment. Vineyard Tours are available at 3pm on Wednesdays and Sundays from May to September.
  • www.wellhayesvineyard.co.uk

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Wishes Devon

Wishes Devon

At Wishes we are dedicated to helping you find peace and tranquillity. We are a family run wellbeing centre in the heart of Devon offering more than just relaxation.

Our eco accommodations are comfortable and luxurious with stunning views of the Exe Valley and Raddon Hill, day and weekend spa packages bring extra R&R and evenings in our eco-hot tub are the perfect way to star gaze and unwind. Wishes brings a sense of excitement with holistic wonders like crystals, jewellery and Indian textiles and is where you can book in for harmonising massage, facial and mindfulness treatments.

At Aquarius we bring you cosmic cocktails, ethical wines and the best of local artisanal drinks alongside pizza’s, burgers and other dining experiences with special events, private hire and bespoke event planning.

Wishes, more than just relaxation.

Adults Only.

  • Kitlake Farm, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4AW
  • By Apppointment, 09:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Open Day, 09:00-17:00 Wednesday By Appointmnet, 10:00 – 17:00 (Shop), 12:00-23:00 (Bar) Friday, Saturday Accommodation bookings available all week Aquarius Bookings available all week for Accommodation Guests, Breakfast, Brunch and Dinner.
  • www.wishesdevon.co.uk

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Crab Apple Cottage

Crab Apple Cottage

Situated in the middle of Daisyland Farm in rural Devon sits Crab Apple Cottage. Perfectly placed for the tranquility of the Blackdown Hills, the dramatic scenery of Devon's Jurassic Coast and within reasonable distance to both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks for days out.

This large two bedroom, two bathroom detached barn was sympathetically converted in 2018 into a stylish contemporary holiday home which maximises on natural light, spacious rooms but has a warm cosiness for winter break guests. Heated by solar panels on the land it comes with some very forward thinking features built into its eco design.

The cottage comes with a large secure garden, views across meadows and access to a private 2.5 acre arboretum. It couldn't be more family and dog friendly. Facing away from the farmstead where the owners live, guests will feel very independent and private but the owners are easily on hand if anything is needed.

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The Butterleigh Inn

The Butterleigh Inn

The Butterleigh Inn is a traditional pub with Bed and Breakfast rooms in the heart of the Mid Devon countryside. We serve a selection of local beers and ciders, and our menu features a range of delicious classic pub dishes prepared by our chef using seasonal locally supplied vegetables, meat and fish. We serve a delicious Sunday carvery roast, and the pub features a sunny garden and warming winter fires that will want to make you linger a while.

The Butterleigh Inn has been in the Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide for 35 consecutive years, and we are accredited by them for serving local real ales brewed within a specified distance of the pub. We were awarded the local branch 'Pub of the Year' in 2013, and were a runner-up in the South West regional judging.

  • Butterleigh, Cullompton, EX15 1PN
  • Tuesday - Saturday 1200-1430 and 1800-2300 food Served - 1200-1345 and 1830-2045 Sunday - 1200-1500 Carvery roast 1200 - 1400 Closed Sunday nights and Mondays
  • www.butterleighinn.co.uk

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Bridwell Park Estate

Bridwell Park Estate

Bridwell Park is a unique Country House Estate in the heart of Mid Devon, situated on the edge of the village of Uffculme.

Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his team take great pride in hosting and sharing an exciting programme of Seasonal Activities and Pop Up Events for the local community to enjoy when visiting. The Orangery Café and Parkland are open on a daily basis, and The Artisans & Makers Pop Up Market, Supper Club and Workshops and much much more take place throughout the year.

Elopement Weddings, Shoot Parties and innovative are also very much at home in this fantastically flexible one of a kind venue. The Georgian House, Orangery, Chapel, Parkland and Old Stables combined, offer quite the appealing destination.

  • Entry to the parkland and Orangery is free unless otherwise stated for specific event dates such as The Artisans & Makers Pop Up Market Day or other co-ordinated community events.
  • Bridwell Park Estate, Uffculme, Devon, EX15 3BU
  • The Orangery Café & parkland is open 7 days a week, 10am til 4pm – unless the Estate is closed for a wedding or private event.
  • www.bridwell.co.uk

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Culm Valley Inn

The Culm Valley Inn

The Culm Valley Inn is located in Culmstock; a pretty little village in East Devon. Culmstock stretches out on both sides of the River Culm, the two sides being linked by an old stone bridge. The Culm Valley Inn takes advantage of all of the village's charm.

Our charming pub offers bags of character, with our warm and inviting log fire and wonderful staff. We offer a fine selection of top-notch microbrewery beers and unusual wines from small specialist growers (all available by the bottle or glass). Chalkboards list ‘stunning’ pub food all being beautifully presented.

Our dog-friendly pub is a great location for either a delightful sit down meal or to just pop in for a ‘quick’ pint in front of the open fires. We have a great outdoor seating area for those hot days with picturesque views of the stone bridge.

  • Riverside, Culmstock, Devon, EX15 3JJ
  • MONDAY: 5.00pm – 10.30pm (drinks only) TUESDAY: 5.00pm – 11.00pm WEDNESDAY: 12.00pm – 3.00pm / 5.00pm – 11.00pm
  • www.theculmvalley.co.uk

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Angel Guest House

Angel Guest House

Angel Guest House is a friendly B&B situated in Tiverton's central conservation area on a quiet street just a stone's throw from all the shops and restaurants. It is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful Devon countryside.

Walkers, ramblers and cyclists are more than welcome. The guest house offers free Wi-Fi.

Channel 4's Four in a Bed Winner.

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Blackdown Yurts

Blackdown Yurts

Discover nature in Mid Devon’s hidden valley on a unique adventure at our award-winning glamping site, Blackdown Yurts. Our four authentic Mongolian yurts provide a colourful and restful retreat from busy modern life.

Badger, Buzzard and Woodpecker each sleep 6, while Willow sleeps 4. Each has its own private camp kitchen, composting toilet and outside fire area. Inside they are furnished with colourful hangings and throws and a wood burning stove to keep you toasty whatever the weather. Nearby a communal barn provides a stunning area to cook, eat and relax with your friends and family, a perfect location for a special party or reunion.

The barn is also home to four modern yet rustically stylish bathrooms with hot showers and flushing toilets. Blackdown Yurts is situated in a beautiful rural location on the edge of the Blackdown Hills AONB where peace and quiet abounds. Well behaved dogs welcome.

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Walnut Tree Barn

Walnut Tree Barn

Walnut Tree Barn is a stunning and spacious detached converted barn set in the heart of Mid-Devon and next to the river Yeo.

Converted for light, airy and comfortable living, it is the perfect accommodation for families and groups of friends and is dog friendly.

Walnut Tree Barn is extremely well-equipped with your every need catered for.

A large dining room table will seat ten people comfortably, ideal for entertaining.

Four ensuite double bedrooms with zip-link beds offering large twin or super king double bed options.

Self-Catering

The New Inn

The New Inn

The New Inn is an award winning 4-star B&B and pub, nestled in the heart of Coleford, just outside of Crediton. We offer a relaxing getaway, hearty food and award-winning ales.

Our king-sized, pocket-sprung beds are draped with fresh crisp white linens and extra pillows are always available for the ultimate in luxury rest.

When you rise and welcome the morning light, we will be waiting in the restaurant to take your breakfast order. Where, with the warmest of smiles, we will offer you the finest, seasonal local produce, in our delicious, cooked breakfasts - enough to fill you for a morning’s sightseeing.

The New Inn has a choice of 7 comfortable ensuite rooms, each with all of the amenities you would expect.  Optional extras include wine or champagne brought to your room and we can also book you a table for lunch and dinner in the restaurant.

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Tiverton hotel

Best Western Tiverton Hotel

The Best Western Tiverton Hotel is looking forward to offering you a traditional West Country welcome. Expect warm smiles, genuine service and high standards of hospitality to meet the needs of the modern business and leisure guest. Located in the heart of Mid Devon just 10 mins from J27 of the M5 and close to both Taunton and Exeter, with ample free parking ( all visitors are required to register their vehicles on arrival) and electric car charging points are available.
The Best Western Tiverton Hotel has 69 spacious en-suite bedrooms many on the ground floor and some specially adapted rooms. We also offer superior rooms with king size beds, purpose built desks or sofa's and bath robes, ideal for the corporate traveller. The hotels facilities include free WiFi, conference and banqueting suites, popular bar, Gallery Restaurant and outside catering and hog roast business.

  • Blundells Road, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 4DB
  • 24 Hours to residents / Food and Beverage Hours of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Room service options.
  • www.bw-tivertonhotel.co.uk

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Bickleigh Castle B&B

Bickleigh Castle B&B

Bickleigh Castle B&B offers the finest Castle Bed and Breakfast experience in Devon. Cosy cottage style rooms and suites nestled in the picturesque tranquillity of Bickleigh, right next to the River Exe. Overlooking the courtyard of the Grade I listed castle and the beautiful Devon countryside. Just 4 miles from Tiverton, 20 minutes from J27 of the M5 and within easy reach of Tiverton Parkway Railway Station.

 

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Bridge Guest House

Bridge Guest House

Bridge Guest House is a Victorian riverside guesthouse in the centre of Tiverton. Well-appointed rooms with views of the River Exe.

Bridge Guest House provides parking, hearty breakfasts, free high speed WiFi, and a communal lounge.

Singles from £35, Doubles from £50, King from £60.

 

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Bickleigh Farm House

Bickleigh Farm House

Bickleigh Farm House is situated in the Exe Valley in the village of Bickleigh near Tiverton,  ideally positioned to explore north and south Devon. This comfortable property sleeps 9 + cot and comprises  1  double, 3 twins (1 twin on ground floor) and a single bedroom.
Two bathrooms (1 on ground floor).
Fully equipped kitchen.
Dining room and TV lounge with oak beam features and wood burners.
Extensive DVD library.
Large selection of board games and books.
Large enclosed garden with spacious private car park.
Access to beautiful country walks.
Bickleigh Farm House is just a few minutes’ walk to the Fishermans Cot Pub, Bickleigh Mill and Bistro and miniature railway attraction for children.
Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton Castle and Knightshayes are within a 15 minute drive.
Booking Saturday to Saturday.

  • Bickleigh Farm House, Bickleigh, Tiverton. EX16 8RG
  • Check out 10am. Check in 2pm Saturday to Saturday

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Exe Valley Glamping

Exe Valley Glamping

Welcome to Exe Valley Glamping. Set within 150 acres on our family farm, Exe Valley Glamping is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and relax with friends & family - all without sacrificing home comforts.

About Us

Exe Valley Glamping was established by father and son team - Robin & Patrick.  ​Wanting to diversify their family farm by promoting responsible and sustainable tourism, glamping was an appealing option to both country enthusiasts.  Patrick has over two decades of hospitality experience. Having recently moved his young family back to Devon, he felt it was an opportunity to put his experience into something closer to his heart.

"Mid Devon is a great spot.  It's full of old world charm and retains a sense of a by-gone era, which is really appealing to those wanting to experience an authentic holiday or staycation."

The pair set off to create what is an ever evolving project, offering guests tailored experiences, sumptuous hospitality and a wealth of natural activities to engage.

Canvas Lodges

Up a woodland trail, you'll find a secret hideaway revealing each of our canvas lodges.  Their unique charm and thoughtful design will provide not just comfort, but an experience the whole family will enjoy. Everything you require for a perfect nature escape is here.

Each tent is purpose-built to make your glamping holiday fuss-free and easy so you can relax and unwind from everyday stresses.  Powered by nature, our eco-conscious lodges use solar energy and wood collected through woodland management. This provides heat and maximum comfort without relinquishing the benefits or adventure of outdoor living.

Soft linen, plump pillows & cozy duvets will be beckoning at the end of each day.  Snuggling down for the night will be about as difficult as waking up to birdsong, the smell of freshly ground coffee & knowing you have a breakfast hamper full of fresh goodies on your doorstep.  It is luxury camping after all!

Tents feature 3 bedrooms - one King & one Twin, each with their own access to the shower & loo.  The twin can be converted into a generous Superking for couples sharing. But the ultimate snug is the whimsical cabin bedroom featuring its own canopy, double mattress & hatched doors. It also doubles up as the perfect children's den and night-time refuge (if you can get there first!)

Wilderness adventures for the whole family.

Kids love nothing better than sleeping under canvas, toasting marshmallows, and discovering wildlife hidden under logs and in pebbled streams.  At Exe Valley Glamping, the whole family can enjoy woodland walks, picnics on the River Exe or wading on the pebbled bank.  All just a stone’s throw from your tent!

Each canvas tent has board games, puzzles and books so families can enjoy precious time and unwind together.  Whatever age your kids, there's something for everyone; adventures for thrill seekers, explorers, and moochers.

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Padbrook park Hotel

Padbrook Park Hotel

Come and find a warm welcome and see what a stay at Padbrook Park Hotel has to offer. Located in the heart of the Culm Valley, at the southern end of Cullompton, you can get an experience of the serene Devon Countryside alongside the benefit of local transport links. The spacious bedrooms at Padbrook Park each have a private bathroom, tea/coffee facilities, a business desk and Freeview TV.

Ripley’s Restaurant serves traditional British cuisine in intimate surroundings. There is also a modern bar, offering beverages and snacks, and full English breakfasts are served daily.

Designed for all occasions, Padbrook Park offers facilities for accommodation, conferences, meetings, weddings, functions and events, with packages for all budgets.

Just 20 minutes away, you can enjoy shopping and site seeing in Devon’s Historic Cathedral City of Exeter or travel a little further afield to the Seaside or the Moors and after a long day, return to our comfy bedrooms and luxurious power showers. Free Onsite Parking available.

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Chestnut House

Chestnut House is a beautiful and quiet Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of Tiverton comprising four tastefully decorated, comfortable and spacious rooms with ensuite bathroom. Ranging from a single room to a Deluxe King, there is a room that is just right for you.

The breakfast menu offers a wide variety ranging from fresh fruit, yoghurt and a selection of cereals to a full English or scrambled egg with smoked salmon on a toasted English crumpet.

Once you have stayed at Chestnut House, you will never want to stay anywhere else!

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Forest Glade Holiday Park

Set in a forest clearing on the Blackdown Hills, Forest Glade Holiday Park provides everything you need for your holiday.

We offer self-catering caravans for weekly stays and short breaks, ideal for a family holiday or relaxing getaway in the spring or autumn.  The caravans sleep up to 6 or 8 people and come fully-equipped (pets are welcome in some).  Our camping pods sleep up to 4 and offer a cosy alternative to traditional tent camping.

Touring caravans, motorhomes and tents are also welcome.  Many of our pitches have electric hook-ups and we have hard standings and level, sheltered grass pitches available.

Site facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, shop with off-licence, bakery and take-away.  There are children's play areas, a games room, tennis court, sauna and plenty of forest walks. The central amenities building provides free hot showers, family and parent-and-baby rooms, washing-up facilities, a laundry room and a campers' kitchen.

Forest Glade Holiday Park offers all of this and all surrounded by 300 acres of pine forest!

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Ginger Peanut

The Ginger Peanut

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The Quarryman's Rest

The Quarryman's Rest

The Quarryman's Rest is a traditional country pub and B&B, set in the historic village of Bampton, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We serve pub food and our speciality curries in a relaxed atmosphere. The pub is enitrely family friendly.

  • Briton Street, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9LN
  • Mon: Closed Tues - Thurs: 6pm - 11pm Fri - Sat: 4pm - 11pm Sun: 1pm - 9pm
  • www.thequarrymansrest.com

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Heron House

Award-winning stylish B&B in the heart of Bampton. Heron House will appeal to discerning visitors looking to rest, relax and explore and will seduce you with its tranquility. Beautiful cosy bedrooms, gourmet breakfasts, complimentary WiFi, optional Plat du Jour informal suppers. Easy airport access via M5 for our international guests.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

01398 331058
stayheronhouse@aol.com 

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Fursdon Cottage at Fursdon House

Fursdon Cottage at Fursdon House

Tucked away peacefully on the rise behind Fursdon House, which dates back over 755 years, Fursdon Cottage is a wonderful country escape for families and friends – with cloakroom space for dogs, coats and muddy boots, too.

Surrounded by glorious Devon countryside, this wisteria-clad cottage is light-filled and beautifully styled, with a fully enclosed private terraced garden out the back, a sunny picnic table at the front and access to many wonderful walks on the 750-acre estate, including the iron-age Cadbury Castle.

There are three very comfortable bedrooms – one with an ensuite shower room – and a spacious modern bathroom. The single room includes a pull-out bed for an extra guest.

Downstairs, the kitchen/living room has been designed so that whoever is cooking dinner can join in with the rest of the family – and is even fitted with a cosy wood burner for those winter months. Meanwhile, a separate snug with Smart TV offers a private space for children, sport-watching or a movie!

Great care is taken over guests at Fursdon Cottage at Fursdon House. A welcome package includes Fursdon’s own apple juice, homemade flapjacks and freshly picked flowers from the garden, with detailed information on the history and surrounding area.

Discover charming local villages, farm shops, foodie pubs and local activities or dip into Fursdon’s own history on Open Days with a tour of the house and family museum, a wander round the restored gardens and a delicious cream-tea in the Coach Hall!

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Manleys

Manleys is a friendly bed and breakfast set in a large garden beside the canal. Two en suite rooms with comfy king-sized beds. Full breakfast. Easy access and parking. Only 2 miles from J27 of the M5. Ideal quiet base if exploring Devon or working nearby.

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Great Gutton

Great Gutton

Great Gutton offers flexibility with comfort. Book any combination of cottages to accommodate up to 23. Great Gutton is a Grade II* Listed Devonshire Farmhouse dating back to the 16th C.  Sustainable restoration combines old age charm with contemporary design.

Our pool is warm all year, so relax and enjoy a serious swim or splash with the kids.  Other facilities include a games room with pool table, table football, table tennis and skittle alley.

Greatstone Barn - Spacious & Contemporary. 2 twin, 2 double (one with mezzanine bed), all en-suite.
Drake Cottage - Traditional farmhouse style. 2 twin, 1 double
Rook Cottage - Character and charm. 1 twin, 1 double.
Hayloft - Open plan modern style. 1 double.
Yan's Barn - A cosy retreat for two. 1 double.

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Halsbeer Farm

Halsbeer Farm

Our complex of four lovingly restored thatched holiday cottages at Halsbeer Farm will make a wonderful home from home for your family or friends in the heart of Devon’s beautiful rural countryside. Sleeping up to 22 in total (in a seven, two sixes and a three), the fully-equipped self-catering accommodation also benefits from a heated indoor swimming pool, games room, playground and conservatory overlooking a delightful duckpond.

Halsbeer Farm is set in a hidden tranquil valley on the edge of the Blackdown Hills AONB, but within easy reach of the M5 and the A30 and all of the attractions that Devon offers. Our three largest cottages are accessible to wheelchairs, each with a ground floor bedroom and ensuite wet-room. We accept dogs and can provide highchairs and cots on request. The cottages can be booked individually or together making them perfect for a couple’s getaway or extended families or friends holidaying together.

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Hele Barton Farm

Stay in a thatched cottage or barn conversion on a working family farm in unspoilt countryside. Lots of walks and a pub nearby. Suitable for long or short breaks. Great base for visiting all parts of Devon or just relaxing.

01884 860278
gill@helebartonfarm.co.uk 

Self-Catering

Quoit-at-Cross Farm

Come and visit Theodore and Jefferson! Stay in one of our very comfortable ensuite rooms and relax in the Heart of Devon.
Our charming 17th century Farmhouse is situated in the centre of the peaceful village of Stoodleigh.

While you are here you can go walking on Exmoor, visit RHS Rosemoor, take a trip on the Horsedrawn Barge along the Grand Western Canal or spend time at one of the National Trust Properties in the area. There is so much to do!

We have recently established a vineyard on our Farm and our guests are welcome to explore and enjoy the peace and tranquility it offers.

All of our rooms have Kingsize beds, refreshments and lovely views over the village and the Exe Valley. There is a large garden for guests to enjoy, and plenty of local walks.

There is a cosy local pub just a few paces away where you will enjoy the unique atmosphere.

Breakfasts are served in the Inglenook dining room or on fine days in the garden.

Special offer: 3 night breaks @ £115pp for B&B

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Hesperus Lodge

Hesperus Lodge sits in the most beautiful rural setting in the hamlet of Tracebridge, ensuring a peaceful and relaxing break. Situated beside the River Tone on the Devon-Somerset border, Hesperus Lodge is in the grounds of Hesperus Cottage. Although it is only 5 miles from the M5, it offers many country walks and an abundance of wildlife.

The lodge offers comfortable and stylish furniture with luxurious sheepskins and a log burner. It is not overlooked and has its own private driveway and outside seating area, perfect for undisturbed relaxation.

  • Hesperus Lodge, Tracebridge, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0HG
  • 7 days a week 0900-2200 Book via the website or Booking.com
  • www.hesperuslodge.com

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Holly Water Holidays

A glamping escape in beautiful, rural Mid Devon. Nestling on the family farm, our shepherd hut and treehouse accommodation are all designed with your comfort in mind. Cosy king-size beds, wood-fired hot tubs and all you need for a comfortable and relaxing escape from the daily stresses.

Holly Water Holidays is a place for peace, quiet, tranquillity with wood-fired hot tubs, Shepherd’s Huts and, new for 2020, our very own treehouse. A slice of heaven. The perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries.

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Pitfield Apartments

Pitfield Apartments are luxury self-catering apartments with access to an indoor heated pool. Set in the quiet neighborhood of Willand Old Village, near many areas of outstanding beauty. Lots to do for young and old.

Accommodation Luxury Self-Catering

Pound Farm Holidays

Welcome to Pound Farm Holidays. Our 2-bedroom wooden bespoke Lodge is light and contemporary, sleeping up to 6 guest and is Situated on its own within its own secure grounds. An idyllic setting overlooking the tranquil Devon countryside with a stream meandering through the valley at the bottom of the field. Enjoy a relaxing break on our working beef & sheep farm. We have a fishing pond that is stocked with silverfish & Carp and a great local pub within easy walking distance serving traditional ales and home cooked food.

Situated just 4 Miles off the M5 Junction 28.

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Leafy Fields Glamping

Luxury Boutique Glamping, giving children freedom to roam and explore while parents relax. Our luxury glamping site can be found on Ingleton Farm, our 2 acre small holding near the pretty village of Ashill, next to a working dairy farm on the edge on the Blackdown Hills.

We can offer 2 spacious safari lodges which sleep up to 7, a quirky shepherd hut which sleeps up to 4 and beautiful bell tents which sleep up to 4. We have plenty of friendly animals on site to cuddle and meet from Guinea pigs to mini sheep, chickens and miniature horses.

 

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Luggs Barn

Situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Luggs Barn is ideally placed for visiting Devon's numerous attractions as well as both coastlines. Its secluded position and large enclosed garden make this property ideal for families.

 

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The Little Barn

Our recently converted Little Barn provides luxury self-catering accommodation for two people with private terrace and glorious views over the Devon countryside. 10 miles from Tiverton and 16 miles from Exeter, the village of Black Dog is ideally placed for exploring all parts of the county. Dogs welcome by arrangement.
Airbnb 5 star rating and Superhost.

01884 860460
amandadet@icloud.com 

Self-Catering

Red lion hotel

Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel at Oakford offers a pub, restaurant and rooms situated close to Exmoor. The Red Lion is beautifully renovated but retains the atmosphere of a friendly local Devon pub.

Enjoy a superb, varied menu in the restaurant where all tastes and requirements are catered for.

Extend your visit with a stay in one of our sumptuous bedrooms. The Red Lion is the perfect base to explore the beautiful moorland of Exmoor and the north coast.

A warm welcome awaits you!

  • Red Lion Hotel, Rookery Hill, Oakford, EX16 9ES
  • Monday & Tuesday: 5 - 11pm Wednesday - Saturday: 12 - 2.30pm & 5 - 11pm Sunday: 12 - 8pm
  • www.redlionoakford.co.uk

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Newhouse Farm Cottages

Newhouse Farm Cottages has nine beautiful Grade II listed stone barns sleeping from 2 to 11 people (47 people in total). Set in over 30 acres of grounds which guests are encouraged to explore and hopefully spot our resident wildlife including barn owls, deer, hares and badgers. Our heated indoor swimming pool has counter current jets which make the pool great fun for children whilst offering the competent swimmer a great workout! The complex has free wifi; an indoor games room with pool, table tennis and football tables; indoor toddler soft play room; outdoor play area with swings/slides, trampoline, football goal; 9-hole crazy golf course; large level field for activities; and a small fishing lake. Some cottages have Sky tv and wood-burning stoves. We have a function room for large groups and a barbecue lodge. We are dog friendly and offer short breaks throughout the year, except school holidays.

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Old Bridwell

6 beautifully converted holiday cottages and the original Farmhouse in the small gated historic hamlet of Old Bridwell, set in 3 acres of private grounds alongside the 100 acre Bridwell Park Estate all within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A relaxing retreat with many walks, cycle routes and country pubs nearby. Only 5 minutes from Junction 27 of the M5.

Self-Catering

Valley View

Ramstorland Barns

We have 3 two-bedroom contemporary cottages, each sleeping 4 people, nestled on the side of a south facing valley with uninterrupted views of the beautiful Devon countryside.

We regret no pets but can offer free Electric Vehicle charging on request.

  • £350 - £700 per week, plus a cleaning fee. We also do shorter stays in the low season.
  • Ramstorland Farm, Stoodleigh, Nr Tiverton, Devon EX16 9PQ
  • www.ramstorland.co.uk

Accommodation Self-Catering

Waie Inn

Waie Inn

The Waie Inn is a family run pub with over 40 years experience. You'll find lot of facilities including a restaurant, bowling alleys, pool/snooker tables and an indoor heated swimming pool (booking essential). Indoor softplay, Waie 2 Play (booking via Booksy app) is also available as well as 2 squash courts, outdoor seating areas in the gardens and a children's outdoor play area. We also have a large function room and cater for family gatherings, weddings and events.

Our new sports hall is available to hire for football, badminton, netball and tennis. We welcome children as we have plenty to offer to keep them amused, no matter what the age.  Our outdoor park also has an all weather football pitch enabling children to mix together with others whilst allowing parents to sit back and enjoy watching them!

Brunch is served from 9.30-12pm and then 12-9pm full bar and specials menu are served.  We have various seating areas – more formal in the restaurant or informal areas in the skittle alleys and bar. Our large function room on the first floor can seat 200 people.  Fully air conditioned and chair lift available. Suitable for parties/weddings/meetings or just larger family gatherings.

  • Sporting activities are chargeable:- Pool hire £30 per hour (currently no public swim available). After covid restrictions lifted this will alter. Squash Courts £1 in meter (approx. £7 for 45 mins) Waie2play £4 per child from age of 1 Snooker/pool tables £1 in meter Sports Hall – various activities with price upon request
  • Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, EX17 6DF
  • Daily from 8am to 10pm for sports activities. 9am-9pm for Dining
  • www.waieinn.co.uk

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South Coombe Country Cottages

Luxurious self-contained holiday cottages and shepherd's hut situated in Devon's rural heartland in 15 acres of orchards, lawns and meadows for you to roam. Indoor heated pool, sauna, games room, toddlers' tumble room. Perfect idyllic retreat for a relaxing family holiday or short break away for groups of all sizes.
Orchard Cottage is Visit England 5 star Gold rated.
All other cottages are Visit England 4 star Gold rated.

01884 860302 / 07979 693483
stay@southcoombe.co.uk 

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South Farm Holiday Cottages

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Three Gates Farm

Beautiful 17th century farm, with five 4 Star holiday cottages (sleeping from 2-6, up to 22 in total), set in the peaceful east Devon countryside. Super large indoor swimming pool (33ft), sauna, fitness room, children's play area, trampoline and two acres of grounds with amazing views over surrounding countryside. Pets welcome.

All cottages equipped with central heating, dishwashers, flat screen TVs, DVD players and free WiFi. Perfect stepping off point for exploring Devon's top attractions including Exmoor and the North and South coasts (we're 15 minutes from the M5).

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  • All facilities free of charge for resident guests
  • Three Gates Farm, Huntsham, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 7QH
  • www.threegatesfarm.co.uk

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Tiverton Castle

Tiverton Castle Accommodation

Make Tiverton Castle your holiday home. Comfortable accommodation for 2, 4, 6 people in 2 beautiful cottages in the grounds and 3 apartments in the historic Castle itself. Well-equipped, cosy, within minutes of shops and restaurants. Easy motoring to many local attractions and lovely village pubs.
3 nights minimum.

 

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Valleyside Escapes

Valleyside Escapes is a hidden gem, located in the village of Bickleigh-on-Exe, close to nature but ideally positioned to explore north and south Devon. There are three fully-equipped luxury safari tents, providing a home from home. The picturesque and panoramic views of the Exe Valley provide a perfect countryside escape.

01884 855538
emma@valleysideescapes.co.uk 

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West Middlewick Farm

 

 

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Wishes Devon

Wishes Devon

At Wishes we are dedicated to helping you find peace and tranquillity. We are a family run wellbeing centre in the heart of Devon offering more than just relaxation.

Our eco accommodations are comfortable and luxurious with stunning views of the Exe Valley and Raddon Hill, day and weekend spa packages bring extra R&R and evenings in our eco-hot tub are the perfect way to star gaze and unwind. Wishes brings a sense of excitement with holistic wonders like crystals, jewellery and Indian textiles and is where you can book in for harmonising massage, facial and mindfulness treatments.

At Aquarius we bring you cosmic cocktails, ethical wines and the best of local artisanal drinks alongside pizza’s, burgers and other dining experiences with special events, private hire and bespoke event planning.

Wishes, more than just relaxation.

Adults Only.

  • Kitlake Farm, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4AW
  • By Apppointment, 09:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Open Day, 09:00-17:00 Wednesday By Appointmnet, 10:00 – 17:00 (Shop), 12:00-23:00 (Bar) Friday, Saturday Accommodation bookings available all week Aquarius Bookings available all week for Accommodation Guests, Breakfast, Brunch and Dinner.
  • www.wishesdevon.co.uk

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Tiverton's Tourist Information Service

Tiverton's Award-Winning Tourist Information Service is based within, and managed by, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.

The service offers a wide range of facilities, including:

  • Information on where to go and what to do in the whole of Mid Devon.
  • Information on walking and cycling in the area.
  • Local maps and leaflets.
  • Information on local accommodation providers.
  • Shop selling a range of local food and gifts.
  • Tickets on sale for National Express, Megabus, Stagecoach and Berry’s Coaches.
  • Tickets for the Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, East Devon Choral Society and the Theatre Royal in Plymouth are available. We sell Theatre Tokens too which make a great gift and tickets to local events.
  • Tickets available for the Eden Project, West Somerset Railway and day trips to Lundy Island.
  • Reduced price advance tickets are sold for the Mid Devon Show and the Yeovilton Airshow.
  • Booking for the William Street Coach Park. Please call or send us an email to book a space.

The friendly staff at Tiverton’s Tourist Information Centre look forward to welcoming you to the area.

 

  • Beck's Square, Tiverton. EX16 6PJ
  • Thursdays and Fridays - 11am - 4pm Saturdays from 26th September 2020 - 11am - 4pm
  • www.facebook.com/TivertonTIC

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Lapford

Welcome to Lapford

Lapford is a parish and traditional rural village in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, overlooking the river Yeo.  Steeped in history, Lapford has traces back to the Iron Age being a place of worship by the Celts.

The village features a playing field with two play areas, football pitch and fenced playground.  There is also a request-stop railway station on the Tarka line, which runs between Exeter and Barnstaple.

Interesting Facts

  • Lapford falls under an area of Devon known as 'the River country' for the many rivers the run nearby.
  • The nearby Bury Barton is the site of a Roman fort.  It is thought to be a large pre-Flavian fort that was succeeded by a smaller one, which in turn was later abandoned early in the Flavian period.
  • In the early part of the 20th century, the milk processing company Ambrosia had a large creamery and processing facility at Lapford.
  • The village is said to be haunted by two ghosts.  The first is the former Vicar of Lapford's church, the St Thomas of Canterbury Church, John Radford. He murdered his curate in the 1860s, but was spared from the gallows by a jury of his village parishioners. For his dying wish, he asked to be buried in the church chancel. However, the church authorities would not allow this.  Instead, he was buried outside the vestry door where his grave can still be seen today. As a result, his angry spirit is said to still wander around the village.  Lapford is also said to be haunted by the spirit of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Every 29th December, on the anniversary of his murder, he gallops through the village on a white horse on his way to confront his murderer Sir William de Tracey.

Things to Do and Places to See

  • Visit the grade I listed parish church dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury.  Originally a Norman chapel, the chapel was rebuilt and extended by Sir William De Tracey (on the orders of King Henry II) as penance for his part in the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170.  De Tracey was lord of the manor of Bradninch, which at that time, included what is now Lapford.  The church features a late 15th Century carved screen, which is uniquely carved on both sides.
  • Lapford Village Market takes place on the last Saturday each month at Lapford Victory Hall.  The market runs from 11am to 1pm with various stalls and light lunches available.
  • Eggesford Forest

Places to Eat

  • The village has one pub - The old Malt Scoop Inn, an old coaching inn from the 16th Century - that offers an à la carte menu, daily specials and Sunday roasts.  The pub also hosts regular events including quiz nights and karaoke as well as themed meals for special occasions.  In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the pub was also the local undertakers and the original laying-out table can still be seen in the kitchen bar (minus the bodies of course).
  • Nearby villages offer restaurant food at local pubs including The Lymington Arms at Wembworthy and The Devonshire Dumpling at Down St Mary.

Nearby

  • Chawleigh
  • Coldridge
  • Down St Mary
  • Morchard Bishop
  • Nymet Rowland

Acknowledgement

Image courtesy of Martin Bodman / Lapford: towards the village / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Uplowman

Welcome to Uplowman

Uplowman is a small parish about 4 miles northeast of Tiverton.  Its idyllic village lies at the centre of the parish with beautiful views of Mid Devon's rolling countryside.

Tiverton Parkway Railway Station, off the Great Western main line, is only 4 miles away, with connections to the Grand Western Canal.

Interesting Facts

  • A Neolithic burial mound (or long barrow) was at Craze Lowman (middle lowman) with remnants of axe handles. In the 1980s, however, the mound was levelled for cultivation.
  • Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, commissioned the building of the parish Church of St Peter's.  Better known as the mother of King Henry VII, Lady Beaufort resided occasionally at the nearby village of Sampford Peverell.
  • HRH Princess Margaret visited Uplowman Church for the Christening of her godson.  The mother of the child, Margaret Rhodes, who lived at Uplowman House, was first cousins with their royal highnesses Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret.
  • A leat runs through the village of Uplowman, originally created to drain the fields and supply water to the mill at Sampford Peverell.

What's On in Uplowman?

  • The Uplowman Women's Institute host an annual Flower Show, held on the third Saturday in July.
  • The Mid Devon Show is held about 6 miles away at Bolham.  The annual event is the district's biggest agricultural show and features a variety of live entertainment, crafts, food and drink.  The Mid Devon Show is usually held on the fourth Saturday in July.
  • August features the annual Uplowman show.  The event includes a a historic vehicle gathering, dog show, stalls and games.

Things to Do and Places to See

  • Visit the 15th century parish church of St Peter's. The church features a wooden lectern, placed there on Christmas Day 1897 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria.
  • Enjoy a hot air balloon trip - In good weather, hot air balloons are often seen drifting over Mid Devon in the mornings or evenings.
  • The National cycle route goes through the nearby village of Sampford Peverell, along the Grand Western canal.

Places to Eat

  • The Redwoods Inn offers lunchtime and evening meals.  Senior citizen lunches are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the pub offers a takeaway option.
  • There are two pubs with restaurants at nearby Sampford Peverell.

Nearby

Acknowledgement

Image courtesy of Lewis Clarke / Uplowman : Daffodils & Uplowman Sign / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Willand

Welcome to Willand

Willand is a parish and village in the picturesque Culm valley near to the Blackdown Hills AONB.  The village is just off the B3181 (the old A38), with Tiverton Parkway railway station just a couple of miles away and easily accessed from both junctions 27 and 28 of the M5.

Interesting Facts

  • Margaret Partridge, known as a pioneer in the 1900s for electrical engineering for women and of rural electrification in Devon, lived in Willand.  A blue plaque is displayed on her former home in the village.
  • A scientific survey carried out in 2015–17 found that the location was subject to an annual uplift of 2 cm, the cause of which is unknown.
  • A walk around the village, using a pedestrianised path from the old railway line, is known by locals as going 'around the World'.

Things to Do and Places to See

  • The National Cycle Route 3 (West Country Way) from Bristol to Penzance passes through Willand and is a popular stopping point for cyclists.  It is possible to cycle along the route to the nearby Grand Western Canal.
  • Diggerland Devon is a construction machinery attraction with full-size diggers, tractors and dumpers rides and drives, based in Willand.
  • The parish church of St Mary's is believed to have been built in the 15th Century. The red sandstone used in the building is typical of the district. St. Mary's chief attraction is a beautiful rood screen, dating from 1400; one of the oldest surviving in Devon. Visitors who wish to see the church can borrow the keys from the Post Office during shop opening hours.
  • Willand has a Village Hall where a number of social activities take place. Next to the Village Hall is Willand Tennis Club, with courts available for members of the public to book and enjoy a game of tennis.
  • Muddifords Court host a number of events throughout the year.

Places to Eat

  • Willand village has two restaurants: The Bluebell Restaurant based at Willand Service Station and the Halfway House country pub with children's play area outside.  Both offer restaurant service throughout the week with weekend carveries.
  • The Old Well Garden Centre is just down the road and offers a café with cream teas.
  • Nearby eateries can also be found at junctions 27 and 28 of the M5, both easily accessed from the village.  The Waterloo Cross (a Marston's Inn), along with a Costa Coffee and Burger King are located at junction 27.  Whereas McDonald's and a variety of takeaways and restaurants are off junction 28 in nearby Cullompton.

Places to Stay

  • Pitfield Apartments are luxury self-catering apartments set in the quiet neighbourhood of Willand Old Village, with access to an indoor heated pool.

Nearby

Acknowledgement

Image courtesy of Lewis Clarke / Willand : Willand Old Village / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Cruwys Morchard

Welcome to Cruwys Morchard

Cruwys Morchard is a scattered parish about four miles west of Tiverton along the Witheridge road.  The parish is named after the Cruwys family who have been Lords of the Manor there since the reign of King John.

Many notable people hail from Cruwys Morchard including Robert Cruwys (the cricketer and clergyman) and Margaret Campbell Speke Cruwys (a Devon historian).  Sir Robert Cruwys (who was knighted for his service in France during the Hundred Years War in the 1300s) and Robertus de Cruwes MP for Devon in 1340 and 1344, are also both from Cruwys Morchard.

The parish church of the Holy Cross was built in 1529, on the site of a former wooden church.  In 1689, lightning struck the church tower causing a destructive fire, following which much of the interior was refurbished.

Cruwys Morchard has two pubs that offer food: The Cruwys Arms (a 16th century inn in Pennymoor) and The Mount Pleasant Inn at Nomansland.  Restaurants in nearby villages include: the award-winning Cadeleigh Arms at Cadeleigh, Le Petite Bouchée at Witheridge and the Ring of Bells and Half Moon Inn at Cheriton Fitzpaine

Nearby

  • Cadeleigh
  • Cheriton Fitzpaine
  • Rackenford
  • Templeton
  • Tiverton

Acknowledgement

Image courtesy of Martin Bodman / Cruwys Morchard: Dart valley / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Chawleigh

Welcome to Chawleigh

Chawleigh is a village on the south side of the Little Dart valley. With stunning views of Dartmoor and links to the Two Moors Way and Tarka Trail, as well as Eggesford Forest the area is a great place to stay for a walking holiday.

Chenson Woods Bluebells hosts an amazing carpet of bluebells every May which draws crowds of visitors to the woods at Chenson farm on the A377, half way between Exeter and Barnstaple. They last a couple of weeks, then they're gone for another year; a stunning sight.

The village has a two places where you can grab refreshments, Eggesford Crossing Cafe and the Fox and Hounds Country Hotel.

Interesting Facts:

  • The walks around Chawleigh offer stunning views of Dartmoor (Chawleigh 1, Chawleigh 2  and Chawleigh 3 routes are on our site).  In particular, you will be able to see the tors of Cosdun (Cawsand) Hill and High Willhayes, the highest point on Dartmoor.
  • Chawleigh parish features an ancient settlement: Burridge - a pre-roman village or settlement ringed by double banks and a ditch.  Nearby is the Iron Age hillfort Burridge Camp situated on a hilltop overlooking the valley of the Little Dart River.
  • Devon County Council promote an 11-mile walking route called the Little Dart Ridge and Valley Walk, which links the Two Moors Way at Witheridge to the Tarka Trail (Eggesford Train Station) and passes through Chawleigh.
  • Chawleigh is home to the Church Of St James with its lychgate’s small ‘lifting gate’.

Things to Do:

  • Roughly equidistant between Exeter and Barnstaple along the A377, lies the Queen's Stone picnic and walking area.  This stunning viewpoint offers a peaceful rest stop along the Exeter – Barnstable road where you can visit the Queen’s Stone, picnic at the forest picnic benches and walk your dog along an attractive mile-long woodland circular walk. (Parking is free)
  • Chawleigh's annual fair takes place on the first Saturday in June.
  • Try clay pigeon shooting or paintballing in Chawleigh across over 200 acres of sporting landscape with Blue Fox Glade Target Sports.
  • Eggesford railway station is a rural station just outside the village serving Eggesford, Chumleigh and surrounding villages. The line links Exeter and Barnstaple along the single track 'Tarka Line'.
  • Try some wild swimming in the Little Dart River!

Nearby:

  • Chulmleigh
  • Coldridge
  • Eggesford
  • Lapford
  • Wembworthy

Acknowledgement:

Image courtesy of Barrie Cann / Chenson Woods Bluebells / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thanks to Chawleigh Parish Council for providing information and walking routes

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Libbets Well

Libbets Well is a holy well or sacred spring in Crediton thought to date from the 17th century (or earlier) and dedicated to Saint Elizabeth.  Holy wells were traditionally used for curative purposes; being known for their healing properties.

Sited in the cob garden wall of the neighbouring Priory Cottage, with a vaulted stone roof.  The well is close to the Parish Church and is the site of an ancient priest's hostel (possibly also a leper hospital).  The well is served by a spring and feeds a small basin in front.  In recent years, locals have reintroduced the tradition of leaving gifts of flowers and other offerings at the well.

Libbets Well is tucked away behind Church Street.  To find it, walk down the road to the left of the church (towards Newcombe's Meadow).  There will be a narrow lane shortly after Libbets Cottage on the left; head down this and follow the curving path for a few yards.  The well will then be in front of you.

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Halberton

The pretty village of Halberton (name derived from Haligbeort – a combination of Albert, a Saxon Chief  and tun meaning a farm settlement) is located between Sampford Peverell and Tiverton. It has two separate parts to it, known locally as the Higher and Lower Town. These two parts of the village are connected by the old mill stream and the picturesque duck pond where, if you are lucky, you may catch a flash of vivid blue as a kingfisher dives for fish.

Historically the village had important administrative duties. Deeply rooted in farming tradition; many of the farms date as far back as Doomsday.

The magnificent tower and clock of the striking 14thcentury red sandstone church, located in Halberton Lower Town, are immediately obvious as you drive into the village. The church is well worth a visit and is dedicated to St Andrew. It is believed to be built on the site of earlier churches. During the Civil War, Halberton saw action and two unknown soldiers were buried in the Churchyard. There are many beautiful features worth noting within the church including a 12th century Norman font and a Pulpit and Screen dating from the 15th century.

On the Main High Street which runs through the Higher Town, is The Priory, a Grade II listed building where a small assembly of Augustinian canons were established. Dissolved in the 1500s, the building was then converted into a dwelling.

The Grand Western canal winds its way past the back of the village and loops around in a Swan’s neck just outside the village on the Tiverton side. See the Swan’s Neck Walk for further details. Again, just outside the village, just before the canal loops around, you will find the Halberton Farm Shop which stocks a range of locally grown fruit, vegetables, cheeses and meat.

During the summer months, you can pick your own soft fruit in the tunnels behind the farm shop. Alongside the shop is the delightful ‘Ivan’s Café’ serving locally roasted coffee and a range of delicious pies and pasties and for those with a sweet tooth, locally made ice cream.

Acknowledgement

Image courtesy of Roger Cornfoot / Halberton, viewed from the Grand Western canal / CC BY-SA 2.0

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Horse Riding in Thorverton

Thorverton

Welcome to Thorverton

Thorverton village sits about a mile west of the River Exe and 8 miles north of Exeter.  It is almost centrally located between Exeter and the towns of Tiverton, Cullompton and Crediton.

A channelled stream, which drains the Raddon (literally 'red hill') Hills to the north and runs to the River Exe, winds through the village. A pedestrian bridge and ford cross the stream at Silver Street. The Millennium Green provides walking alongside the stream which runs through the centre of the village.

Located on clay and sand, Thorverton has a subsoil of red rock, which gives the earth its distinctive red colouring. The area is rich in rare and unusual rocks and minerals. Manganese has been found near Upton Pyne, and small quantities of gold in local streams. An igneous rock has been quarried at Raddon since the 12th century and the bubbled rock can be seen in numerous examples of local stonework, including the famed Stoke Canon Bridge.

Interesting Facts

  • Thorverton was once well known locally for its apricots.
  • The Thorverton Arms in the centre of the village, for the majority of its life known as 'The Dolphin', was built in the 16th century. Amusing, if lurid, tales of its past provide a glimpse of the human life of Thorverton's past. A traveller turned up at The Dolphin one evening in 1650 and took a room for himself and his sister. The landlord, after a while, had reason to suspect their relationship and confronted them. The traveller blandly replied that as Adam and Eve were the father and mother of us all, the lady could truthfully be described as his 'sister'.
  • The award-winning poet Fiona Benson resides in the parish of Thorverton.
  • Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, written in 1811, was set in the village of Upton Pyne - around three miles from Thorverton. The marriage of Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars was set in the village church.  Barton Park, the large and handsome home of the Middletons from the same novel, is thought to be based on Pynes House.

What's On in Thorverton?

  • The Memorial Hall provides a centre for entertainment, with a monthly Saturday Market for local produce.
  • Thorfest is an annual music festival that takes place on the first Saturday of September.
  • Thorverton Parish Church hosts the annual East Devon Arts Festival each May.

Places to See

  • The parish Church of St Thomas of Canterbury is the oldest building in the parish. Built from locally quarried stone mostly in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, some parts are thought to date to the 13th century.  The Church is dedicated to Thomas Beckett, the 12th century archbishop who was murdered.
  • Byway Farm is a Woodland Welcome Wood. A collection of newly planted and ancient woodlands which have won awards for conservation and wild flowers.
  • There are three bowl barrows – funerary monuments dating from the Late Neolithic period - south east of Fordy Bridge in the village of Thorverton.  The barrows are sited on a ridge overlooking the valley of a tributary to the River Exe.  In the neighbouring village of Nether Exe, is the Netherexe Cursus – a scheduled Neolithic field monument presumed to be used for ritual or ceremonial purposes. Adjacent to the cursus is a long mortuary enclosure and ring ditch (potentially a plough-levelled bowl barrow, thought to be a Bronze Age burial monument) and other associated crop marks.  A gap in the north eastern circuit of the ditch represents an original entrance.

Places to Eat

  • Enjoy local produce from Thorverton's two farm shops - Exe Valley Farm Shop and Thorne's Farm Shop and Café.  Alternatively, visit the local Berry Dairy store for supplies of locally sourced food treats and hand-baked goods.
  • Good food is offered at the village's pub The Thorverton Arms. Alternatively, visit the nearby village of Brampford Speke and stop for refreshments at The 'Agi' (Agricultural Inn).

NEARBY

  • Bickleigh
  • Cadbury
  • Shobrooke
  • Silverton
  • Stockleigh Pomeroy

Towns and Villages

View of Uffculme Village in the Snow

Uffculme

Welcome to Uffculme

Uffculme is a village and civil parish situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Set on the B3440, close to the M5 motorway and main railway line, Uffculme is on the upper reaches of the River Culm.

The Coldharbour Mill working wool museum is a popular tourist attraction, as are the scenic old railway and riverside walks.

Interesting Facts

  • The village has featured in literature and works of art. In RD Blackmore’s novel Perlycross, the fiction village of Perliton is based on Uffculme. In 1982/83, the artist Robert Organ painted a portrait of four children from Uffculme School (suitably titled ‘The Uffculme Children’).
  • Snooker player Sam Baird comes from the village and the singer Joss Stone lived in Uffculme parish in Rull hamlet.  Children’s author J T Scott, who writes fantasy books about dragons and castles, also comes from Uffculme.
  • During 2008, the village's Langlands Business Park featured in the Channel 4 fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘Wonky Willie's Chocolate Factory’. Being the location of Willie Harcourt-Cooze's chocolate factory, Uffculme is one of the first places to make cocoa in the UK since the Cadbury family.
  • Many of the historic artefacts that Captain Cook brought back to England from his travels were at one time on display at Uffculme’s Bridwell Park in the purpose-built, Gothic-style chapel.
  • The unusual 3-storey Victorian red-brick dwelling at the lower end of Ashill village, has an interesting tale. Legend has it that it began life as a 2-storey building, but during its construction the owner's fiancée left him. To win her back, the man tried to impress her by commissioning an extra storey to his new home. Alas, he was unsuccessful in this, and the woman never returned to him.

What's On in Uffculme?

Uffculme parish has an active community with many regular and special events throughout the year at its pubs, churches and attractions.  Some of particular note include:

  • Uffculme Farmers’ Market is held on the fourth Saturday of every month, from 10am – 12noon in the village hall.  A pop-up Artisans Growers and Makers Market takes place monthly at Bridwell Park until the end of October.
  • Heritage Open Day events at Coldharbour Mill and Spiceland Quaker House (which has links to the chocolatiers Cadbury family).
  • The local pubs The Ostler and The George Inn offer regular live music events and Gordon’s Jazz Club takes place at Magelake Pavilion every third Wednesday evening of the month.
  • There are two annual beer and music festivals: Ashill Beer and Music Festival on the first weekend in June and Uffculme Music and Real Ale Festival taking place the first weekend in July.
  • Uffculme Show is an annual country fair taking place on the early May Bank Holiday. The event includes musical entertainment, craft tents, trade stands, dog shows, classic cars and arena events.

Places to See

  • A herd of fallow deer and a herd of red deer roam free at Bridwell Park’s spacious estatesThey can be seen from many of the viewing points near the country wedding venue.
  • Coldharbour Mill is one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK, having been in continuous production since 1797. Today the rich heritage lives on as one of the finest working wool museums where visitors are not just able to relive the sights and sounds of the industrial revolution but also see craftsmen and women making traditional textiles, beautiful knitting yarn and hand woven rugs.  Please note: the mill closes over the winter period, reopening at Easter.
  • Woodland is a key feature of the parish with several copses and hedgerow trees.  Visitors can enjoy walking in Hunkin Wood (A Woodland Trust Wood) – a Millennium Project community woodland. It includes new tree planting with wild flower meadows and is popular with locals. There are also three commons in the parish: Gadden Down, Hackpen Hill (which offers stunning views over the Culm Valley) and Uffculme Down.  There are various walks around these commons; Gadden Down being popular with locals for its woodland and wildlife.
  • A disused railway runs through the Parish, mainly along the Culm Valley, parts of which are now public footpath (between Coldharbour Mill and Uffculme Church). This provides good opportunities for walkers to enjoy local wildlife.  Walks can be continued along public footpaths through fields which run alongside the River Culm.
  • If you are visiting over the Christmas period, then Uffculme village is a must-see for its stunning Christmas lights.  Each year, a community of volunteers set up strings of multi-coloured lights throughout the village all leading to a web-like canopy over the village square.

Places to Eat

  • Pub meals are available at either of the two pubs in Uffculme’s village or at Ashill.  A Marston’s Inn is just down the road near Junction 27 with The Old Well Garden Centre offering cream teas and baked goods opposite the road.
  • The Orangery Pop-up Café at Bridwell Park is open every day for visitors.
  • Uffculme has a bakery and takeaway where you can purchase food for a summer’s picnic or a cosy night in.  Eat in at the village coffee shop or visit the diner down the road.

NEARBY

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Bampton

Bampton

Welcome to Bampton

Bampton is a historic charter town nestled on the edge of Exmoor National Park with a bustling centre.

There is an abundance of quirky independent retailers, as well as a traditional pharmacy, greengrocers and butchers creating an oldie worldie atmosphere to immerse yourself in for a morning or afternoon.

Interesting Facts:

  • Bampton’s Norman motte is one of the best preserved in Devon and offers wonderful views. The Exe Valley Way runs through the town and lots of footpaths meander through the surrounding woodland. The wilderness of Exmoor, its famous ponies, and the real-life locations of Lorna Doone, is just a stone’s throw away. Cyclists can challenge themselves on routes around the winding country roads and steep climbs of Devon’s typical rolling hills.
  • Foodies will be well satisfied with more than one award-winning pub to choose from. In fact, it's Mid Devon's most recognized town for award winning eateries. In such a small town this is amazing, making it difficult to choose where to go at times #spoilt for choice!

What's On:

  • Every October the town holds the ancient Bampton Charter Fair which is over 750 years old – lively fun and entertainment for all ages.
  • In the school summer holidays, join the Scarecrow trail - it keeps the kids entertained and allows you to explore the town.

Places to See and Things to Do:

  • St Michael’s And All Angels Church houses the Heritage & Visitor Centre featuring fascinating local artifacts and information about the town’s rich heritage. The 12th century church contains many interesting features and curiosities. You can find out more about the town and its eclectic stories by joining a guided Town Trail from the centre.

Places to Eat:

There is lots of choice in Bampton, from top restaurants, bistros and cafés; they have everything you may desire. It is definitely a foodie town with so many highly decorated eateries.

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Towns and Villages

St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church

Dated from 1073, St Peter’s Church, Tiverton is a Grade I listed parish church with a ninety-nine foot high tower and a stunning collection of stained glass windows.

St. Peter’s has been the centre of civic life in Tiverton for centuries and still serves as the site for the town-wide celebrations of Remembrance Day and Mayor’s Sunday. The Church’s Grade 1 listing derives primarily from the beauty and historic significance of the Greenway Chapel built in 1517.

The church is noted as being the location of the first performance of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March", which was performed by Samuel Reay at the wedding of Dorothy Carew and Tom Daniel on 2 June 1847.  It is also famed for being the burial site and holding the funeral service for Princess Katherine Plantagenet in 1527.

There are booklets available in the Church about the history, stained glass windows and organ, as well as information boards that can be carried when exploring the Church.

Place of Interest Events Heritage & Culture

Crediton

Welcome to Crediton

Crediton is a buzzing town the whole year round.  There’s always something to see and do with an active arts community embedded in the town.

If you fancy a bit of retail therapy, Crediton is known for its range of independent retailers and local food producers ready to cater for all your needs and wants, as well as the Farmers’ Market on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

For a great atmosphere it’s certainly worth a visit.

Nestled against the Creedy Valley, the drive from Bickleigh to Crediton is stunning (but be prepared for a windy road!) with a couple areas to pull over and take in the view along the way.

Interesting Facts

History buffs can’t miss a visit to Holy Cross Parish Church with its history of at least 1100 years or Crediton Museum and Heritage Centre providing the history of the town, exhibitions and regular talks and activities organised by the history society and local history group. It’s been very popular with people tracking their genealogy.

Crediton has one of the widest high streets in the South West!

What’s on:

Home to a number of vibrant festivals throughout the year:

  • CredFest is a bi-annual summer event, an extravaganza of music, dancing, arts, crafts, exhibitions and much more.
  • Crediton Food & Drink Festival, which showcases the town’s food and drink producers and retailers, including cookery demonstrations and tastings!
  • An annual Flag Festival, when the High Street is adorned with beautiful handmade flags.
  • Holy Cross Church Flower Festival showcases the talented flower arrangers in our community.
  • Holy Cross Church Christmas Tree Festival sees more than 70 trees decorated in their own individual themes by local community groups and organisations and is very popular with coach trips!

Things to do:

If you fancy some fresh air then you could always pick up a ‘Redvers Ramble and Other Walks’ leaflet and take a walk in the beauty of the surrounding countryside, or visit one of our delightful parks, which change throughout the seasons with year-round planting.

Crediton Arts Centre is the heartbeat of the town with ambitious community arts events, and theatre productions put on throughout the town.

The town square is home to Crediton Twinning Association’s Annual Boules Tournament and the regular Farmers’ Market.  Crediton Parade and Light Switch-On launches Christmas, when the town glitters with twinkly lights and local musicians and dancers entertain everyone on the Town Square.

Crediton Town Council have produced a walking guide called Redvers Ramble and other walks for keen walkers to explore a) Redvers Ramble and walks guide, b) Redvers Ramble & walk guide part 2

  • Free
  • Crediton, Devon, EX17
  • All Year