7 cosiest pubs in East Devon

cosy pint in front of the fire

Cosy pint in front of the fire - Credit: Getty Images

There is nothing quite like enjoying a beer in a cosy pub. In East Devon we are blessed with beautiful scenery and many picturesque countryside pubs to visit. You could take a long walk across the Jurassic Coast before drinking up the atmosphere of a local inn and sampling the chef's special.

1. The Sidmouth Arms, Upottery Honiton

Just five miles from Honiton in the glorious East Devon countryside village of Upottery is the Sidmouth Arms.  Home-cooked food is available or you could simply sit back and enjoy a pint (or two) of the Otter beers!

2. Harbour Inn, Axmouth

The Harbour Inn     is the perfect place to enjoy classic pub food. Just a stone's throw away from the Axe estuary it's a popular local for walkers and bird watchers alike.  

3. The Red Lion, Axminster

Local friendly bar offering ales, lagers, spirits, and freshly made cocktails at competitive prices. It's the perfect place to go for a cosy drink with the locals.

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4. The Volunteer Inn, Ottery St Mary 

A part of Ottery St Mary’s history since 1810 when it opened as a dwelling, hostelry and recruitment centre for the Napoleonic War. It was first registered as the Volunteer Inn in 1831. Located on Mill Street, the pub has always been a draw for passing trade, as well as its friendly crowd of regulars.

5. Barrel O' Beer, Beer

Located on Beer Fore Street, just a stone's throw away from the sea, it's the perfect place to go for a pint or two with the locals of the village, also make sure you try the fresh crab sandwiches!

6. The Yarcombe Inn, Yarcombe

A quintessential thatched country pub nestled in the Blackdown Hills, it's been in the community for centuries. When William of Normandy landed in 1066 the Yarcombe Inn was a church house offering travellers a place to rest and eat on their pilgrimage to Glastonbury and onward to Canterbury. It has seen knights returning from the Crusades, Sir Frances Drake returning from the Armada!

7. The Kingfisher, Colyton 

The Kingfisher offers a friendly atmosphere with good food at low prices, one TripAdvisor reviewer said: "it's a must-visit if you're in the area."

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