Come rain or shine, peckish patrons make a beeline to The Ruffwell Inn. The large garden and patio area make for a great summer retreat, and in winter, sofas next to the fireplace are made for cosying up on. If dining, you can pull up a pew in the restaurant area and choose from dishes such as homemade beef lasagne, fish pie topped with cheesy mash and curry of the day. Steaks, light bites, salad platters and veggie options also feature on the traditional menu. The carveries served at the inn are nothing short of legendary – the locally sourced meats are always full of flavour and come with all the usual trimmings. For those planning an event, the team can cater for christenings, weddings and birthdays, and a conference room is available upstairs. The bus from Exeter stops right outside the pub’s door and there’s ample parking in the car park, making The Ruffwell Inn easy for all to reach.