This lovely, relaxed independent country pub combines traditional features with vintage decor – think low-level lighting, wooden beams, bunting and open fires. Friendly and attentive staff complete The Stables’ glowing reputation. The pleasing menu consists of wholesome favourites like homemade pies, burgers and steaks alongside daily specials, so there’s always something new to try. The lunchtime offering features baguettes and jacket potatoes, and a light bites menu for children and those with smaller appetites is also available. Reservations are recommended for the delicious, hearty roasts served every Sunday from midday – expect a choice of locally sourced meats and all the trimmings. Quench your thirst with a pint of local real ale or Devon cider, and when the weather is fine, take your tipple to the suntrap beer garden or large patios. With plenty of on-site parking and Exeter just a few minutes’ drive away, The Stables is the ideal meeting place for all manner of occasions.