Not intended to be an exhaustive list of everything to see and do, where to shop and local services, this will at least point you in the right direction to make your stay that little more relaxed.
Honiton and the surrounding villages have a host of pubs and restaurants, far too many to list here. Exeter again has many great eateries along with Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Lyme Regis and Axminster. It is worth a spending a bit of time on the internet to explore all the options available and make advance bookings which are currently highly advisable.
Shopping - The Usual Suspects - There are Lidl, Aldi and Tesco stores within a short driving distance, however please do go into Honiton to shop where you will find many other outlets including plenty of superb independents supplying fish, meat, veg, deli, wine, health foods and many more. We really recommend using these outlets as not only are their produce first class but you will be supporting the local economy in these difficult times on the High Street. Honestly, you really will taste the difference.
Market days are Tuesdays and Saturday. There is usually (weather dependant) a good range of stalls up and down the High Street selling all sorts of produce, supplies and some quite weird stuff.
There is a very fine museum in the centre of town with a fantastic display of Honiton Lace and local history, many antique shops, galleries and other interesting independent shops selling all manner of things.
Petrol is available at Tesco's (cheapest) and the BP station at Turks Head. Fast EV charging just 30 seconds drive from us at Heron Farm
Combe Estate farm shop is 15 mins walk or 3 mins drive away Great in-house butchery, fresh local fish daily, bakery. Lots of great local produce, 24/7 milk & dairy. https://www.combeestate.com/combe-farm-shop-now-open/
Local Farm Shops
Heron Farm Vineyard
Just 2 minutes walk away, lovely café and restaurant for breakfast, coffee, lunch and tea. Indoor & outdoor seating, children's play area, vineyard tours and even fast EV charging points.
Something special - If you are in need (and who isn’t?) of a stunning bottle of wine they produce awarding winning sparkling, white and rose wines, cider and apple juice. If you contact them before your stay, they offer a free wine delivery in advance to ensure your wines are ready and waiting the moment you arrive.
Just 3 minutes’ walk from The Barn, the local has an extensive garden seating area, play area and with river frontage and shallows that will keep kid entertained for hours. Stocks Otter beers which are from our local Otter Brewery, so if you like your beers, look no further.
The Otter Inn
The Holt in Honiton is run by Otter Brewery and is a true gastro pub. The beers are their own and are fantastic, however their team of chefs provide food to match, and with their own smokery there's always something special on the menu - a real gourmets delight . Booking advisable 01404 47707
The Pig at Combe
The Pig in Gittisham. Set in an Elizabethan manor outside the thatched village of Gittisham just 5 mins drive away. Wow, what can we say. Look it up on the internet! Stunning setting, stunning food, stunning concept. Our choice for a special occasion not to be forgotten. Booking essential.
Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) is an award-winning public art gallery hosting an acclaimed programme of contemporary art & craft exhibitions, alongside a permanent collection of artist Thelma Hulbert’s work.
Workshops and activities for the community, Learning Room with kids’ art & craft materials, shop and refreshments area.
In the town famous for lace making, Allhallows Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Honiton Lace in the world. Other displays include Honiton Pottery; a mid Victorian furnished doll's house; palaeontology; children's toys; war memorabilia, mementos of Allhallows School and the Borough of Honiton; coins and trade tokens.
Don't want to drive, take a taxi instead. Local taxi services are listed below.
Sparkys 01404 47670
Millstream Taxis 01404 45825
Zodiac Cars 01404 41484
Alpha cars 01404 41622
Mercury Taxis 01404 44713
Regency cars 01404 549831
Horsehoe Taxis 01404 580800