Whatever your tastes, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to wining and dining in Topsham and the surrounding area.
The town itself boasts a wonderful selection of cafes, tearooms, bistros, restaurants and pubs, many with pretty gardens and terraces offering views over the stunning Exe Estuary.
Seafood, as you would expect, is a speciality in this region so a trip to Oliva Restaurant and the Galley are a must. The Fish Shed at nearby Darts Farm is also worth a visit as it is widely thought to be one of the best Fish and Chip shops and wet fishmonger’s in the country. There are plenty of other local delicacies on offer at the Saturday morning market in Matthews Hall too; from regional cheeses, locally reared meat and wine, ale and cider produced in the area. Once a month, Matthews Hall also hosts the Topsham Slow Food Market where artisan food and drink can be tasted and taken home.
The town plays host to a lively calendar of events, including live music, markets, guided walks, an annual town fayre, food festival and carnival.
Whatever your interests, you’ll find Topsham, Exeter and the surrounding area has plenty to offer.
Cycle or walk along the Exe Estuary Trail for instance to enjoy stunning views of the estuary and its abundant wildlife or, take a relaxing 15 minute trip aboard the Topsham Ferry to The Turf. This historic lock-keeper’s inn is situated in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty and is one of the few pubs in the country not accessible by road.
In the warm summer months, enjoy a refreshing dip in Topsham’s open-air swimming pool, or spend a fun-packed day at Crealy Great Adventure Park, voted Devon’s best family attraction and just a handy 10 minute drive away. For something really different, visit nearby Ottery St Mary on Bonfire Night to see the famous Flaming Tar Barrels being carried through the town.
Crealy Great Adventure Park
Darts Farm Shop, Café & Restaurant
25 The Strand