Louis Way, Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon, EX14 4XW
Devon’s reputation for amazing local food is due in no small part to the region’s natural landscape. Clean, temperate waters provide some of the best fish and seafood in the British Isles, while the lush, fertile soil produces world class vegetables and excellent nutrition for grazing animals. With this abundance of top quality ingredients, it’s no wonder so many exceptional restaurants, and gastro pubs are found here.
This pretty 16th Century thatched Inn, located in the market town of Honiton, offers an excellent à la carte menu with a broad choice of European dishes and local specialities. Comfortable sofas in the bar area also make for an ideal place to relax and unwind after a day’s exploring. (Distance from park: 6.9 miles)
Situated in the beautiful East Devon village of Weston, this charming Inn offers a menu full of tasty homemade specialities. If you’re an ale drinker, you’ll enjoy the great selection of real ales along with a variety of other drinks. There’s a pretty riverside garden for outside gatherings on a warm day or balmy summer’s evening, where the children can play safely. In the winter months, you can relax inside by the large open fire. Whether it’s celebrating a special occasion or just stopping off for an impromptu drink or meal, this is a great spot for any occasion. (Distance from park: 4.9 miles)
Situated in a beautifully converted building in the town of Axminster, the River Cottage Canteen is owned by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and has gained an excellent reputation over the years. It offers all-day dining, serving everything from to hearty breakfasts and lunches to sumptuous dinners, with tea and cakes squeezed in between. They also do an excellent Sunday roast. (Distance from park: 14.4 miles)
Wine lovers are in for a treat at Devon's longest running commercial vineyard. Nestled in the glorious Devon countryside, overlooking the Exe Valley and the south facing vines, visitors can come and taste the award-winning wines as well as enjoy a delicious lunch, prepared using excellent local produce, at the on-site café. (Distance from park: 19 miles)