Going out in Axmouth, Colyford and Colyton.
The towns and villages of the Axe Valley have a variety of Pubs and Restaurants offering Real Ales, tempting menus and a diverse range of excellent live music. Choose from family run country restaurants, friendly bistros or historic inns.
Enjoy the best of pub grub, along with excellent cask conditioned Real Ales, or dine in style at restaurants where locally caught fish, locally reared meats and locally grown vegetables are turned into a gourmet experience accompanied by fine wines.
The country pubs in the villages of Axmouth, Branscombe, Colyford and Musbury are all well worth a visit, many are historic inns and they all serve good food and real ales.
The pretty historic town of Colyton has a selection of pubs which can be enjoyed as part of a day out on one of the famous Seaton Trams.
Live music can be found most weekends throughout the year with talented local musician’s playing pub gigs to enthusiastic audiences.
Country, Blues, Jazz, West Coast Rock, 60’s classics, 80’s pop and Rock and Roll can all be enjoyed whether you just want to listen with a drink or get up and dance.
Pubs in Axmouth
The Harbour Inn – Church Street, Axmouth, EX12 4AA, tel:01297 20371
The 800 year old Harbour Inn is a thatched traditional public house opposite the Church in Axmouth.
Its a pub that prides itself on good cooking with fresh, local produce. They have an extensive menu that offers something for everyone.
The burning of the ashen faggot takes place every Christmas Eve, when a massive faggot in a hazel twig bundle, some six feet long and three feet wide, fills the pub’s open fire. The faggot burning is accompanied by verses and carol singing.
The Ship Inn – Church Street, Axmouth, EX12 4AF, tel:01297 21838
The Ship Inn has been fully refurbished to give a modern and stylish interior.
The original inn dating back to the 10th Century was destroyed by fire on Christmas day 1879 after which it was rebuilt much as we see it today.
Located in the beautiful ancient village of Axmouth in Devon, the Ship Inn is a family run restaurant and pub featuring a sumptuously varied menu offering locally sourced meats, fresh fish from Lyme Bay, hand-picked crabs from Beer and vegetables from nearby farms.
Pubs in Colyford
The White Hart Inn – Swan Hill Road, Colyford, EX24 6QF, tel:01297 553201
The White Hart Inn is next to the Seaton Tramway stopping platform for Colyford.
A traditional Devon pub popular with locals and holiday makers with log fires and serving real ales.
A full restaurant menu is available or you can choose from a wide range of tasty specials or bar meals.
The Wheelwright Inn – Swan Hill Road, Colyford, EX24 6QQ, tel:01297 552585
In the centre of the village of Colyford, the Wheelwright Inn is an elegant 17th Century thatched building which was originally a wheelwright’s place of work and has also been a tea shop.
Today the traditional exterior is a great contrast to the contemporary interior, with its oak floors and beams, cob walls, open fires and a bright, lively atmosphere. The Wheelwright Inn is well known for the quality of its food and relaxed dining atmosphere.
Pubs in Colyton
The Gerrard Arms – St. Andrew’s Square, Colyton, EX24 6JN tel:01297 552588
The Gerrard Arms is a small, friendly pub in the centre of the town of Colyton, in the heart of East Devon. It dates back to 1506 and is one of the oldest coaching inns in town, remaining largely unchanged until 1914 when the building caught fire and the original thatched roof was lost.
A friendly local freehouse stocking a selection of Real Ales – Secluded rear beer garden – Children and dogs welcome – Indoor skittle alley/function room.
The Gerrard Arms has a single bar, with an eating area. Traditional Sunday Roast served on Sundays.
The Kingfisher – Dolphin Street,Colyton, EX24 6NA, tel:01297 552476
An authentic circa 16th century pub set in the delightful award winning village of Colyton has a stone and timber finish, excellent dining facilities. Along with its Patio Garden area and dining room it provides an ideal place to visit whatever the weather
Its menu offers a choice of bar snacks, steaks and homemade specials which can be served in the bar, dining room or beer garden. Sunday Roasts Every Week.
The serve a choice of local traditional ales which are regularly changed.
There is a large beer garden, a skittle alley and boules piste.