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Food & Drink

There are many great places near Fursdon House to go out and enjoy amazing food and drink from the South West.

Great pub food

The Lazy Toad, Brampford Speke, EX5 5DP (10 mins), 01392841591 - excellent locally sourced, award-winning food and a friendly welcome.

The Lamb Inn, Sandford, EX17 4LW (20 mins), 01363 773676 - really good food in a proper village pub with a warm atmosphere.

Woods, Dulverton TA22 9BU, 01398 324007 - fine cuisine using local ingredients and an excellent wine list in lovely Dulverton on Exmoor.

Exceptional pub food

The Masons Arms, Knowstone, EX36 4RY, 01398 341231 - old-fashioned country pub with a superb Michelin-starred restaurant round the back. Advance booking essential.

Local watering holes

Bickleigh Mill, Bickleigh EX16 8RG (5 mins drive) Shop and dine all in one place by the River Exe.

The Cadeleigh Arms, Cadeleigh, Tiverton, EX16 8HP (5 mins drive), 01884 855238. Proper country pub with stone-flagged floor and an open fire.

The Thorverton Arms, Thorverton, EX5 5NS (5 mins drive) 01392 860205 - just down the hill! Nice beer garden and good fish and chips.

The Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, EX5 5AX (12 mins) 01392 851282 - atmospheric place where they brew their own ales and also do decent grub.

The Ring o Bells, Cheriton Fitzpaine, EX17 4JG (5 mins drive) 01363 860111 - Good Food in a traditional setting.

Bovey Castle, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, TQ13 8RE  0844 4740077 - great place for a delicious cocktail, and much more.

Family restaurants

Harry's, Exeter, EX4 6AP (20 mins), 01392 202234 - a cheerful bistro home to the infamous "Harry's Heart Attack" dessert: so large it is yet to be tamed by an individual Fursdon!

Bill's Café and Restaurant, Gandy St., Exeter EX4 3LS, 01392 259227 - new place, have heard good things though!

Local produce/shop

Thorverton Berry Dairy - recently re opened and supplying a good range of groceries – we’d love you to support it!

Exe Valley Farm Shop, Thorverton, EX5 5LZ (4 mins), 01392 861239 - you must try the Devon Fire chutney!

Thorne's Farm Shop, Stockleigh Pomeroy, EX17 4BH (8 mins), 01363 866541 - includes butcher and PYO fruit.

Yearlstone Vineyard, Bickleigh, EX16 8RL (8 mins), 01884855700 - a lovely spot above the Exe valley with wine-tasting and a deli café.

Treloars Delicatessen, Crediton, EX17 3JP (15 mins), 01363 772332 - great high-street deli where you can pre-order quiches and pies for collection.

Toogood's Butcher, Tiverton, EX16 5LX (15 mins), 01884 243421 - good local meat.

Jolly Vintner, Tiverton, EX16 5LX (15 mins), 01884 255644 - great wines, next door to above.

Landrake Farm Shop, EX16 5DG (15 mins), 01398 331221 - good local fruit and veg, near to above.

Darts Farm Shop, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0QH, 01392 878200 - large centre with food and drink, home and interior, outdoor goods, café.

Takeaways (pick-up only)

Golden Panda, Tiverton, EX16 6NL (15 mins), 01884 254233 - Chinese