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The Tytherleigh Arms - Inn in Devon

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Axminster, EX13 7BE, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Mark Starling

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+44 (0)1460 220214(landline)

Rescued from the doldrums, this village pub is now a distinctly foodie destination with brand new bedrooms so you don't have to go home

Mark and Rosie, both working in the hospitality industry, felt they wanted to do things their own way - and better! So they bought a run down old village pub and transformed it into a lovely place to eat and drink and stay. The village is on the main road but it's not a busy one and the feel is still rural - there are footpaths all around it for walkers. Return to pale wooden floor boards, a big fireplace for roaring fires in winter, friendly bar staff, low tables and benches in the bar or wooden tables with fresh flowers and handsome brass candle sticks in the dining room. And as for the food? They source locally "when it's good enough" and clever chef Nick Topham creates menus from the freshest meat and fish alongside some good pub staples: Tytherleigh bouillabaisse, rouille and homemade soda bread, British Blonde sirloin or rib-eye, some cracking puddings and cheeses. With three real ales from Otter or Branscombe Brewery and a nifty wine list why go home? Bedrooms are simple, light and brand new with pocket sprung mattresses, feather and down bedding, lovely woollen throws, homemade biscuits and neat-as-a-pin bathrooms with big fluffy towels.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Mark Starling:

Local points of interest from
Mark Starling:

  • Forde Abbey and gardens only 10mins drive away.
  • Lyme Regis and the Jurassic coast only 20mins drive away.
  • River Cottage HQ only 15mins drive away.
  • Mapperton House and gardens only 35mins drive away.
  • Axminster Tool Centre only 10mins drive away.
  • National Trust-Barrington Court only 25mins drive away.
Points of interest

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Pub Proper village inn with fabulous food in good walking area View more details


  • 3 Doubles
  • , 2 Twins
  • , 1 Family room for 4
Price:(i) £95 to£140 per night

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Children over 5 welcome.


Starters from £5.95. Lunch from £12.50. Mains from £17.50.


Sunday evenings from Oct-Easter.


Axminster, EX13 7BE, Devon

Inn 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 115 per night
Inn 2 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 95 per night
Inn 1 Family room, sleeping 4
Price: (i) £ 140 to £ 140 per night

Mark Starling

Visit website

+44 (0)1460 220214(landline)