Treat yourself to Sunday lunch at one of the great gastropubs near stations on the Avocet Line. Here are five of our favourites.
1. Passage House Inn, Topsham
Fresh local produce and a fantastic range of beers, wines and real ales makes the Passage House Inn a great place for a hearty Sunday lunch. Great views over the Exe Estuary seal the deal.
Where is it? Ferry Road, Topsham, EX3 0JN
How to get there? 0.3 miles walk from Topsham station (map)
2. The Globe Inn, Lympstone
Priding itself on sourcing all its ingredients from within a 10-mile radius of Lympstone, The Globe is a real treat. With its cosy atmosphere this is a welcoming, traditional village pub. Booking advised.
Where is it? The Strand, Lympstone, EX8 5EY
How to get there? 0.1 miles walk from Lympstone Village station (map)
3. Beacon Vaults, Exmouth
At the time of writing the Beacon Vaults ranks in Trip Advisor’s top three restaurants in Exmouth. Its popular Sunday carvery serves up tender roast beef, succulent breast of turkey and either pork, leg of lamb or honey glazed ham. With meat from Exeter, veg from Clyst St Mary and fish from the River Exe, the Beacon Vaults is committed to serving up delicious locally sourced produce.
Where is it? Beacon Hill, Exmouth, EX8 1PB
How to get there? 0.3 miles walk from Exmouth station (map)
4. The Oddfellows, Exeter and Exmouth
Whether you head to its original gastropub in the heart of Exeter or its new and equally well located branch in Exmouth, there’s no beating The Oddfellows. Both pubs pride themselves on serving up free range meat where possible, and sustainable local fish if you fancy something a little different.
Where is it? 60 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EP and High Street, Exmouth, EX8 1NP
How to get there? 500ft from the north exit of Exeter Central station (map) OR 0.3 miles walk from Exmouth station (map)
5. The Puffing Billy, Exton
From locally foraged wild mushroom to Devon meats including steaks from Crediton, there’s always something special on the menu at The Puffing Billy. While the additional trains running from May 2016 don’t call at Exton, the existing hourly Sunday service in both directions still makes it an easy journey.
Where is it? Station Road, Exton, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0PR
How to get there? 0.1 miles walk from Exton station (map)
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