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 Ring of Bells, Cheriton Fitzpaine, EX17 4JG, 01363 866111 – excellent hone-sourced food in a fiteenth century award winning pub.

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

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

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 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.

Family restaurants

Rockfish – there are Rockfish restaurants in multiple destinations across Devon, and they are all delicious. Combine a visit with a walk on the beach at Exmouth, a spot of rock climbing at Exeter Quay or a trip to the beautiful Brixham harbour.

Bill’s – Gandy St, Exeter, EX4 3LS, 01392 259227 – colourfully decorated with fantastic burgers and more. A great place to go before the cinema or lunch time stop off while exploring Exeter. It also does great donuts and coffee in the morning.

The Lost Kitchen – The Long Barn, Chettiscombe, Tiverton EX16 7PT, 01884 242427 – fabulous wood-fired, restaurant with great pizzas and seasonal produce. Beautiful views from the terraced garden or feasting barn, with floor to ceiling windows looking out over rolling mid-Devon hills.

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.

Halberton Court Farm Shop, High Street, Halberton, EX16 7AW – excellent farm shop with a great butcher and PYO strawberries in summer.

Darts Farm Shop, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0QH, 01392 878200 – excellent destination centre with food and drink, home and interior, outdoor goods, café – we highly recommend the fish and chips!