The White Hart is the most eye-catching pub externally that the town has to offer with its porticoed doorway and 3-D pub sign.Internally this is a very cosy little pub and always worth having a second beer in and although I haven't yet eaten here the eats are very cheap.If I was in the market for buying another pub this is the one I'd buy and I'd...more
Despite being the town's most up-market hotel the Manor House also hosts one of the town's most down-to-earth bars. That's not to say that the hotel is stratospherically lush, nor that the bar is a total dive, but rather that both have found their commonplace commercial niches. I haven't stayed in the hotel but I've enjoyed several beers in the bar...more
Whilst appearing an unprepopossing pub at the bottom end of town (if you're coming in from Exeter) this is in fact the best pub in-ish town. Always a warm welcome, the smoking area out back is full of chatty smokers and drinkers and internally you'll get to meet the seasonal jam maker - need I say more?Well, OK I'll add that the draught Bass is as...more
Look no further than your nose if you are after a nibble on the hoof here in Cullompton - a walk up the main drag of "Fore Street" your culinary instincts will take you directly to Peggy's.
The big cheese in the window will catch your eye and the array of deli stuff will pique your interest - but me I was just after a between-beers bit of ballast and the pasties on offer sounded just the job.
Favorite Dish: "Traditional Steak" was my choice of the day and for my £2.25 I couldn't have eaten better - friendly service, scrummy pasty and it saw me all the way to the church and then down to the Bell.
Kept me sober(ish) until bus time home!!
Cullompton is served by the Stagecoach buses #1, 1A and 1B all of which pass through the town and each taking a different route. From Exeter the journey takes about 40 minutes and the buses run with a peak daytime frequency of roughly every twenty minutes then hourly in the later part of the evening.
Once you escape the Exeter suburbs this becomes quite a pleasant rural journey as the bus passes firstly through Broadclyst and alternate between the villages of Bradninch and Colebrook before arriving in Cullompton where you can alight at either end of Fore St.
If having a day out from Exeter the £6.50 "Explorer" ticket allows unlimited travel on all Mid and South Devon Stagecoach services and so if you fancy a multi-village pub crawl this is an ideal ticket and there are certainly plenty of interesting pubs on the route, pretty much all of which have a bus stop just outside.
You don't have to be cheap to be cheerful. You don't have to be expensive to be exceptional.
In the centre of Cullompton is Veyseys buthcher's shop which manages to be exceptional and cheerful and whilst neither cheap nor expensive exemplifies what a local shop should be. The shop is owned by its eponymous local farm (or it maybe the other way round) but that doesn't prevent them from stocking the best of the best from other local farmers.
The board outside tells you what they have in stock and the individual farms that supplied them and especially worth taking into consideration are the daily specials - eat to enjoy!
What to buy: MEAT!
Cullompton really is well worth dropping off at when heading into mid-Devon. It is a very down-to-earth small town with no pretentions to be otherwise. I really shouldn't use the term "Grockles" as it is a bit derogatory and only reallly applie to those who don't knowTBC....more
Here's a prime town centre property on the market (August 2010) which I'd just love to buy. I don't know what I'd do with it - I don't reckon it would be a good restaurant location but maybe a kitchen shop??I could sell all sorts of things from here: hand-operated mincers, coffee grinders, madolins (of the culinary variety), my own personal...more
This is definitely my favourite of the three! Yep - It's a Pub!!Actually its a hotel but it does have an excellent, friendly, public bar with decent beer and interesting local characters.The building too is interesting and is another late-Tudor domicile (as with the Walronds) built by a member of the monied classes - in this case without the...more