Every holiday needs a friendly former coaching inn packed with history just around the corner, and Hunters Lodge Inn sits right on the Devon and Dorset border near Axminster. The inn welcomes families and serves hot meals throughout the day so it’s a popular place for a relaxed meal or a light bite.
It’s always worth booking a table as the restaurant area gets booked up in advance (but on the plus side that’s the sign of a restaurant with a great reputation!) but there’s plenty of seating outside too so if you enjoy dining al fresco you can tuck in on the patio area. The garden area behind the pub is huge so not only does it make a pretty place to sit and enjoy a pint of something cold but it’s also perfect for keeping the kids entertained. There’s a play area complete with a climbing frame, a slide and swings so on a sunny day Hunters Lodge is a popular spot with children as well as their mums and dads.
Dogs are welcome along too, and as Hunters Lodge is a family-run pub you can look forward to a friendly greeting and service with a smile when you call in.