The Tytherleigh Arms

Axminster, Devon

Your West Country rural retreat, this village pub is a distinctly foodie destination with brand new bedrooms so you don't have to go home


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Children over 5 welcome.
Sunday evenings from Oct-Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £5.95. Lunch from £12.50. Mains from £17.50.


Nightly price
from £105
1 Family room for 4
From £160
3 Doubles
From £105
2 Twins
From £105


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The neighbourhood

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.