The Passage House Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Tucked away in the quaint estuary town of Topsham, the 18th-century Passage House Inn boasts one of the most picturesque waterside views in East Devon. Admire the avocets and swans over a morning coffee or watch the sun set with a pint of well-kept real ale, or perhaps a gin and tonic from the legendary gin list. Handily situated on the Exe Estuary Trail cycle path between Exeter and Exmouth, this venue is ideal for cyclists and dog-walkers.
The combination of traditional features and a bright modern interior makes this historic inn a popular choice. In fine weather the popular garden area, with views over the tranquil River Exe, is perfect for lingering over an al fresco lunch. The crab salad sandwich stands out from the large selection of tasty sandwiches and salads on the lunch menu, but the kitchen stocked full of high-quality, locally sourced produce makes it tempting to visit time and again to explore the main menu.
The Passage House Inn serves a selection of traditional favourites like beer-battered catch of the day and a mouth-watering seafood platter to share. You can sample mussels in creamy garlic and white wine sauce, or tuck into a juicy 8oz rib-eye straight from the chargrill, not to mention the sumptuous Sunday roasts. We recommend rounding off your meal with the unmissable salted caramel brownie or the equally scrumptious sticky toffee pudding.