Riverside hostelry popular with locals and visitors alike
At a glance
Open all year
Just a short drive from Tiverton and Exmoor, this well-appointed thatched inn stands by Bickleigh Bridge over the River Exe. With food all day and beautiful gardens, The Waterside Bar is the place for doorstep sandwiches, pies, snacks and afternoon tea, while the restaurant incorporates a carvery (on Sunday) and carte menus. Expect dishes such as Thai green chicken curry; chilli and lime sea bass fillets with pilau rice and roasted vegetables; slow-cooked lamb shank in rosemary, redcurrant and red wine jus; chuck steak chilli con carne; and for dessert, lemon meringue.