The Salutation Inn
68 Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HL
Centrally located in the ship-building town of Topsham, this exquisitely elegant 18th-century coaching inn has recently undergone extensive restoration. It’s the perfect place to meet with friends, enjoy an intimate dinner or hold an event. Describing the cuisine as grand is something of an understatement. Menus change weekly to showcase a delectable range of ingredients from local producers. The menus available are scrupulously prepared by Tom Williams-Hawkes and his team to emulate a modern, French-influenced style. Choices may include the succulent beef fi let with bone marrow and Madeira sauce, or the duck liver parfait accompanied by orange marmalade and toasted brioche. Desserts are unmissable, from the salted caramel fondant to the platter of West Country cheeses. If guests are after something lighter, a visit to the Glasshouse Café may suit; it’s an airy and informal venue that serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. In addition to the plethora of mouthwatering menus, The Salutation Inn also has six stylish rooms available for bed and breakfast from £115 per night and midweek ‘dine and stay’ options, which allow guests to sleep in comfort and enjoy the scrumptious fare.