The Five Bells Inn is a pretty, thatched pub in a sleepy village just outside of Exeter, and this gorgeously quaint country pub’s a foodie favourite. With a history that dates back to the 16th century and stepping stones that make the walk to the friendly beer garden great fun, this inn’s all about eating great food in a charming setting.
Original features such as stone floors and exposed wooden beams give the inn a cosy feel, and the head chef brings a Michelin-star background to the kitchen that’s reflected in the reviews (and the pub’s loyal following of foodies).
The menu’s brilliant in that it includes all the usual pub favourites with just a little bit of sparkle, so you can enjoy the tastes of the local area in style. On a sunny day, make sure you soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful beer garden, as it’s surrounded by quiet countryside. There’s plenty of space to pick a table and enjoy the peace and quiet while the kids enjoy the grounds, and it’s one of those idyllic settings that feels miles from the hustle and bustle of the city.