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Address: Topsham, Exeter, England
Phone Number:
+44 1392 873862
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 19:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00

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Step back in time the a pub that's been in the same family for over a century

We had lunch outside over looking the river after a short tour of this pub, which really brings the term 'public house' to life. Beer excellent, and food simple but very tasty. To... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch outside over looking the river after a short tour of this pub, which really brings the term 'public house' to life. Beer excellent, and food simple but very tasty. To experience how pubs used to be visit the Bridge Inn.

Thank wildwhitebryony
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We just wanted a quick drink, and a quick bite. First impression,,, It is like walking into an old ship, in 1680, or something, with the wonkey floor, and odd internal fittings, You really could not replicate the features in here. Anyway, the Beer list was stapled to the wall, along with the menu, Not your usual way of doing... More 

Thank levace
Worthing, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Our friend said 'go and see this pub, you'll never see anything like it elsewhere' and how right he was. The bar doubles as the owner's lounge, and the guest's lounge was a lovely little room with wood panelling a roaring open fire and a serving hatch to the bar. It looks like nothing much has changed in there for... More 

Thank Anne B
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Popped into this unique historic and timeless, pub on this pleasant cold but sunny day. This allowed sampling of the real ale as well as warming up in a cosy corner, while watching and enjoying the splendid smart wood burning stove. It was too cool to sit out on the tables by the river, but something to come back for... More 

3 Thank Basing_Viewer
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Best place to go for a pre dinner pint of perfect ale , chatting to family and friends by the warm fire.

4 Thank Wynquay
Dorset, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Having tried unsuccessfully to find a place to eat in Topsham, we were cruising back on our way towards Sidmouth when my partner suggested a visit to The pink pub. Our first surprise was the bar at the front was closed, and we were served our drinks out of a hatch in the car park. We ordered our pasties, and... More 

4 Thank Brian S
Axmouth, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great unspoilt pub with loads of history..a no nonsense pub having been in the same family for some years. Have never eaten here as for us it is more of a watering hole to meet up with friends but the beer is always well kept. The opening/closing times are rather regimented but good luck to them, this is a blast... More 

4 Thank george b
Toulouse, France
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was an experience to remember. We loved this charming family-run cosy and authentic pub with tables outside overlooking the river. It was so nice to be in a real historic pub that hasn't been refurbished in the same fashion as every other pub in the country. (Pubs all seem the same now and often have lost some of their... More 

3 Thank Mary_uk_fr
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ancient, simple, wonderful. Hadn't been for 30 years and was worried that it might have changed. Not a chance.

3 Thank Mark G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I recently attended a folk music function in The Malt House at the Bridge Inn. The room has real old world atmosphere and the pub is perfectly located on the bank of the River Clyst. The staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. Beer was excellent. Music was very enjoyable and atmosphere very enjoyable. A great evening.

3 Thank Chris J

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