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The Lazy Toad Inn

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

Sawday's Pub Award 2011/2012
Local, seasonal & organic produce
“Menus…feature their own produce and fish from their smokery.”
David Hancock, Editor of Sawday's “Pubs & Inns of England & Wales”

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

Read guest comments

This lovely little inn is humble and gracious and not like those fancy places that always want to blow their own trumpets. It's a way of life. Clive rears sheep and grows masses of food on their land behind, then Mo helps to cook it to keep the locals smiling. You're in a tiny Devon village, close to the church, where you'll find a river you can walk alongside. Back at the pub there's a cobbled courtyard, then a small lawn behind; in good weather both make a lovely spot for lunch. Inside, a warm cottage style runs throughout: painted settles, a wood-burner, the odd sofa, good art. Bedrooms above have irresistible prices and come in various shapes and sizes. You get pretty furniture, colourful throws, painted beams and Farrow & Ball colours; one has a funky bathroom. Back in the bar, find local ales, Devon wines, even homemade cordials. As for the food, some of which is foraged, well, we've left the best for last, perhaps goats' cheese soufflé, shoulder of Devon lamb, home-grown rhubarb mousse. Exeter is five miles away, but it feels like a hundred. Fabulous.

Features
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
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
Mo & Clive Walker:

  • 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.
Points of interest
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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Booking enquiries: Mo & Clive Walker www.thelazytoadinn.co.uk
+44 (0)1392 841591(landline)

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

Singles from £58 to £78. Dinner, B&B from £73 to £88 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available from £15 to £25 per person per night.


Booking info:

All ages welcome to dine. Children over 12 welcome to stay.

Meals:(i)

Lunch from £5.35. Bar meals from £11.50. Dinner from £14. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £25. Not Sunday eves & Monday.

Closed:

Last 3 weeks in January.

Address:

Brampford Speke, Exeter, EX5 5DP, Devon

Accommodation:(i)
Inn 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 85 to £ 105 per night
Booking enquiries: Mo & Clive Walker www.thelazytoadinn.co.uk
+44 (0)1392 841591(landline)

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