Conveniently situated fewer than ﬁ ve minutes from the A30, The Talbot Inn’s lovely location in the quiet village of Berwick St John makes this a peaceful spot, popular with walkers and cyclists taking advantage of the many picturesque routes nearby. This 17th-century inn boasts plenty of character thanks to its original low beams and inglenook ﬁreplace. The menu reﬂects the traditional surroundings, with homecooked favourites offered alongside interesting daily specials. Expect the likes of slow-roast pork belly, Thai green chicken curry and locally shot venison, plus fresh ﬁsh from Poole such as whole Dover sole and dressed crab. Herbs, lettuce and tomatoes grown in The Talbot Inn’s kitchen garden are also used. Classic desserts such as triﬂe and Pavlova will delight those with a sweet-tooth, as well as the excellent range of Devon ice creams. Wash your meal down with a pint of local Sixpenny Brewery ale or a glass of house red – perhaps in the garden.