Broadway House is a historic landmark on Topsham High Street. The quaint estuary port of Topsham has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, as well as many locations to enjoy the wonderful sunsets above the Exe estuary. Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour. Distinctive buildings include elegant 17c Dutch-style merchant houses in The Strand and the Topsham Museum where interesting exhibitions include Vivian Leigh memorabilia of ‘Gone with The Wind’ fame, linked to Topsham through her first marriage.
Fine dining and great food is a Topsham speciality with many historic pubs, and award-winning restaurants, all varying in what they have to offer. Whichever one you choose it will give you the chance to taste some great food and sample some local tipples.
Breakfast destinations include;
On Fore Street: Turn right out of the driveway and first left at the roundabout.
Plum 86 Fore St, Topsham, EX3 0HQ 01392 877827 from 9am-3pm (closed Sundays).
The Cafe 76 Fore St Topsham EX30HQ open 7 days .
The Globe 34 Fore St EX3 0HR 01392 873471 open 7 days.
The Salutation Inn 68 Fore St EX3 0HL 01392 873060 from 8.30am incl. Sundays.
Dart's Farm is a 5 minute drive away. EX3 0QH 01392 878200 Turn left out of the driveway then second exit at the roundabout and follow the road for about a mile. Dart’s Farm will be on your left.
Highly recommend restaurants include:
The Galley, a fabulous fish restaurant 41 Fore Street EX3 0HU 01392 876078· 12–9pm
The recently refurbished pub, The Globe 34 Fore St EX3 0HR 01392 873471
The Salutation Inn, a fine dining restaurant. 68 Fore St EX3 0HL 01392 873060
Topsham is home to a locally produced wine, Pebblebed Vineyard 6A Fore St EX3 0HY 01392 875908. It has its own wine cellar in the centre of Topsham open at various times throughout the week where you can indulge in some wine tasting, tapas and occasionally live music.
Denleys Essence of India 62-64 High St EX3 0DY 01392 875675. Turn right out of the driveway and right at the roundabout. Denleys is about 100m up on the left.
No trip to Topsham would be complete without indulging in a cream tea; there are plenty of places to go including Route 2 (01392 788348), a licensed eco-café serving tasty treats, recently selected by The Guardian newspaper as one of the Best Cycling Cafes in the UK. Bike hire is available next door at Route 2 Bikes, should you feel the need to burn off those extra calories!
Or further afield:
Catch the train to Exton for the Puffing Billy Station Rd Exton EX3 0PR 01392 877888 Turn right out of the station and follow for about 1/2 a mile.
Catch the train to Lympstone for:
The Redwing, Church Rd, Lympstone EX8 5JT 01395 222156 Down the hill from the station and turn left. Follow the road round and it is on your right.
The Swan, The Strand, Lympstone EX8 5ET 01395 270403 Down the hill from the station and on your right
The Globe, The Strand Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5EY 01395 263166 Down the hill from the station, turn right and follow the road round and the Globe is on your left.
Or the many restaurants in Exeter;
Michael Caine’s Abode, Cote, Forn (Spanish tapas), Jamie Oliver’s, Rendezvous or The Hour Glass (traditional pub with a difference) or down on the Quay, Samuel Jones.