At the heart of Wellswood village, Wellies is an eclectic mix of English café and contemporary bistro with a friendly, upbeat atmosphere in a trendy industrial-chic setting. Recently opened but already hugely successful, Wellies won New Business of the Year Devon 2015 in the Venus Awards. Lunch involves light bites such as homemade soup, and larger meals including sharing platters and traditional fish and chips, while the evening menu offers tapas-style small dishes, mains such as prawn and chorizo risotto, surf and turf, and several vegetarian options. Desserts range from affogato to hearty sticky toffee pudding. Wine from around the world is available, priced from £16 to £28 a bottle, and don’t miss Fizzy Friday, where a bottle of French fizz is only £15. Check out the website for details of regular wine tastings, live music and other promotions and events.