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The Lazy Toad Inn - Inn in Devon

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Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Harriet & Mike Daly www.thelazytoadinn.co.uk
+44 (0)1392 841591(landline)

Lovely country inn with excellent food, lots of charm, cute rooms and the River Exe flanking the village for great walks

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Welcome to the rural idyll – a pretty village lost in fine country with a lovely inn that stands in the shadow of the church tower. Outside, you find a colourful courtyard for lunch in the sun. Inside, you get a beautiful fusion of old world and new. This isn’t one of those places that sold its soul to an interior designer. On the contrary, its smart, homespun feel hits the spot perfectly: low ceilings, cool colours, painted settles and Elvis Presley framed on a wall. A fire smoulders in the bar, where you can grab a pint of Otter or try the local cider. Tables and chairs are scattered about, so grab one and order some seriously good food, perhaps caramelised onion soup, grilled sea bass with basil pesto, dark chocolate mousse with honeycomb and raspberry sorbet. Bedrooms have a warm country feel: pretty fabrics, comfy beds, crisp linen, iPod docks. Outside, there’s a tiny back garden, then a polytunnel in a field beyond that serves the kitchen. A river passes beyond the church – perfect for wild swimming. You’re only five miles from Exeter, but you’ll think you’re in the middle of nowhere. A gem.

Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Harriet & Mike Daly:

Local points of interest from
Harriet & Mike Daly:

  • Just a short drive from Exeter University and the city with all its attractions including the Cathedral, underground passages, lovely canal and river walks, shopping at Princesshay or the new John Lewis store.
  • Properties well worth a visit nearby include Fursdon House, Killerton House and gardens, Castle Drogo and the gardens at Knightshayes.
  • Walk along the coastal path at Exmouth or along its sandy beach. Cycle or walk along the Exe estuary from Topsham to Lympstone or closer to home along parts of the Exe valley and the Devonshire Heartland Ways.
  • Explore the farmers market at Crediton on the first Saturday of each month or visit Darts Farm and take quality local produce home.
  • Further afield you can visit the lovely village of Lustleigh on Dartmoor and enjoy the lush moorland valley and hills that surround it or walk at Haytor and enjoy the panoramic views to the Devon and Dorset coasts from there.
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Guest feedback
"Lovely place to stay, great reception and service both booking via phone and on arrival. Room 5 was lovely, spic and span and probably the best shower of numerous hotels we have stayed in. Ideal location for relaxation, quiet but near to plenty of places to visit - Topsham, Darts crossing, Exe Estuary RSPB and cycling trail to Exmouth. Food was very good, especially the rabbit - innovative and wonderful."
May 2013

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  • 5 Doubles
Price:(i) £85 to£105 per night

Singles from £75. Dinner, B&B £73-£88 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £15-£25 per person per night.

Booking info:

All ages welcome to dine. Over 12s welcome to stay.


Bar snacks from £3.00. Lunch from £5.35. Dinner from £12.50. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £25.


Sunday nights & Mondays.


Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP, Devon

Inn 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 85 to £ 105 per night
Harriet & Mike Daly www.thelazytoadinn.co.uk
+44 (0)1392 841591(landline)

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