While Exeter Lodge is equipped for the complete self-catering holiday, you may also wish to dine out during your stay. With Kenn, Kenton and Exeter close at hand, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Here are a few suggestions:
The Ley Arms, Kenn, EX6 7UW
This picturesque thatched inn in nearby Kenn is a popular choice with locals and visitors alike. Offering a varied menu, including classic British favourites as well as specialist dishes. If you're looking to eat at The Ley Arms on a Sunday afternoon, we suggest booking in advance.
The Swan's Nest, Exminster, EX6 8DZ
Large child friendly pub within easy driving distance from the Lodge. Situated on the Old Dawlish Road heading towards Exeter, this pub offers reasonably priced carveries as well as a varied menu that will appeal to everyone. During the summer, we advise pre-booking during peak eating times as the Swan's Nest gets very busy.
Chi, Kenton, EX6 8LD
If you're looking for Oriental cuisine, Chi, in nearby Kenton, will appeal to you. The restaurant's ambient atmosphere and mouth-watering menu make for an excellent evening.
Rodean, Kenton,EX6 8LS
2013 Winner of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, the Rodean offers a superb fine dining experience. Choose from their Ala Carte or House menus, both boasting dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
Double Locks, Exeter, EX2 6LT
On a hot sunny day, Double Locks and Turf Locks (see below) are perfect for enjoying a drink, a nice meal and some time to relax by the river. Their freshly cooked menu includes hearty dishes for all the family. As well as the pub itself, Double Locks is an exce7UWllent location to explore on foot. With flat walks and cycle paths by the river that everyone can enjoy.
Turf Locks, Exeter, EX6 8EE
Turf is one of the few pubs in Britain that is not directly accessible by road, which adds to its charm. The picturesque pub/hotel is the perfect pit stop for anyone exploring the Exe Estuary by boat, with river transport available from Exeter and Topsham. Alternatively, park at Powderham Church and take the path, either on foot or by cycle, and enjoy the fabulous scenery of the River Exe. Picnic on the grass or enjoy a drink by the waterside - Turf is the perfect spotty on a sunny day.
The Anchor, Cockwood, EX6 8RA
Specialising in sea-food but offering a menu to suit all tastes. The Inn is reputedly over 450 years old and was originally opened as a Seamen's Mission... Add to all of this, the unique charm of the quaint little harbour of Cockwood, just a few steps away - edged by a low cobbled stone wall, surrounded by baskets of flowers in summer, fairy lights in winter - and you have a truly magical setting for the Anchor Inn.
The Ship Inn, Cockwood, EX6 8NU
Go and try out their local beers. With five real ales, three draught ciders and an extensive wine list you’re bound to find something that will keep you coming. What goes better with a beer or glass of wine than a juicy steak, some fresh local fish or a homemade pie? We have a full menu to satisfy the hungriest of brew lovers.
The Coombe Cellars ,Coombteignhead, TQ12 4RT
Centuries ago the pub was a wild and remote stomping ground reserved for locals and smugglers. Today the atmosphere is decidedly more chilled out, making it a perfect spot to take in unrivalled views of the estuary while you enjoy a glass of the good stuff - be it real ale, wine or whatever takes your fancy - and some good, honest pub food.
The Clipper, Shaldon, TQ14 0DL
The Clipper Cafe offers a traditional daytime menu and also a frequently changing evening menu. Check out the cafe page to view examples of our menus. The Clipper Holiday Apartments offer three fully equipped, self-catering accommodation with stunning views over the River Teign. They are open all year round so check out the availability.
The Nobody Inn, Doddiscoombsleigh, EX6 7PS
Welcome to the Nobody Inn and restaurant set in Doddiscombsleigh between the Haldon Hills and the Teign Valley about six miles to the south-west of Exeter and considered to be one of the best eating and drinking establishments in the area.
With its low ceilings, blackened beams, inglenook fireplace, antique furniture and timeless atmosphere of unspoilt old world charm that you would expect from a 17th century inn. The extraordinary wine list describes, quite unpretentiously and often amusingly, over 250 wines from the very simple to the highly complex and from the everyday to the rarest. Also listed are around 240 whiskeys - mainly malt and ever increasingly at cask strength.
In the restaurant you will find a relaxed ambience full of style and comfort with its smart interior, crisp white napkins, and a evening menu offering food which changes regularly using Devon's finest produce.