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“A vastly improved experience”
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The Globe
Ranked #1 of 6 Topsham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Country
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A vastly improved experience”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

On a previous visit I found that the hotel suffered from a lack of attention to detail. There was rubbish left by previous occupants in the room and the plumbing in the bathroom was hanging from the wall. Apparently by chance we stayed in the same room again. What a change!. It was immaculately cleaned and the plumbing had been attended to. I was greatly impressed.

The Globe is a pleasant place to stay and very convenient for Exeter. So to be able to report an improvement is good news. Incidentally, the reception staff seem uniformly friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

At first glance the room looked very nice although I did notice a damp smell in the room. Visitors need to be aware that some of the rooms are directly above the pub and the rooms have no sound insulation. One of the large tables in the bar was directly below our bed and we had screaming and shouting from the pub until early hours of the morning, so we did not get much sleep.
There is no attempt to control the noise drinkers make after midnight.

Room Tip: Make sure you do not book a room which is above the pub.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed at The Globe this weekend, looking for a relaxing weekend away. Whilst the room was lovely & the location very convenient, the overall visit was not enjoyable as we simply were unable to sleep!

Our room (#8) was directly over the pub, and no attempt was made to quiet this prior to last pub guests leaving at approx 1 am. This wasn't a bit of background noise, but loud to the point that you'd have thought the pub customers were in our room.

When we shared this with reception, we got a reaction that was entirely dismissive, saying that they are a pub & this is how it is. When our bill was £200, we felt a bit differently, and were also unhappy with how disinterested reception was.

So -- if you consider this hotel, insist on a back room & do not even consider staying in rooms # 7 / 8 / 9 as these are all on top of the pub.

Room Tip: Do no consider rooms # 7, 8 or 9 as these are extremely noisy & on top of the pub.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

My daughter and I stayed for four nights in September 2013 on our Paris and London visit from the states. The service was wonderful as was the entire visit. We stayed in the new section on the second floor, our room was very large, great beds and extremely clean. They made sure our bags were taken up and down the stairs upon arrival and departure. The meals were reasonable and very tasty only wish we had eaten here more. The mussels were the best we had. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful I blew a fuse with a hair dryer and they had a replacement up within minutes. They made us feel welcome and the pub was always fun at night for a great way to end a day in this beautiful town. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Thank you for your very nice treatment for two visitors from another country.

Room Tip: The rooms in the new section are very large and have everything you need. Great beds, tea furnished...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

stayed here so we could visit darts farm shop,and more,staff so kind, rooms beautiful,all looked the same style,restaurant very good food,staff a little miserable,but ,it was early morning !
bar area great lots of locals,food in here excellant,scallops yummy.
manager even served the food at night lovely guy.all in all we will return,only one slight thing,only room for 6 cars, in carpark.roads all one way very narrow ! we had to park in homelands,very dark.not lit.and we had to pay ! then walk back through houses,i would never ever have done this on my own !!
if you end up staying here go to darts farm for tea wonderful....4 mins driving.

Room Tip: the room we had there was air conditiong or heating boiler near our window very noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

Having enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch with family in January, we enquired about booking rooms for our wedding in October. The owners were very helpful and we were able to secure all 19 rooms for 2 nights at a pre-agreed rate for B&B. This proved exceptionally helpful with so many of our guests travelling down from London. With Topsham train station only 5 min walk away, this makes connecting with Exeter St David's and beyond really easy.

The bar staff were really friendly and the locals helped us pack out the cozy bar on the Friday evening. The home cooked breakfast options were all tasty and filling for the morning-after...

Our room (room 1, above the bar in the original coaching house) was great and speaking to the rest of our group, every room was spacious, really well decorated and clean.

We'd certainly recommend The Globe as a great place for lunch or to stay, anytime of year, with affordable and comfortable rooms in the middle of Topsham, a great place to visit in its own right. Indeed many of our wedding guests have already said they're keen to return.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Just returned from a great weekend away at Topsham staying at The Globe, its in a good location a minute's walk away from the quayside, it has comfortable and homely surroundings and has a very relaxed atmosphere. The evening meal we had was excellent, (my son said the hand made burger he had was the best he has every tasted !!) the staff and landlords Debbie and Jason were very welcoming, friendly and polite. I have noticed a couple of minus points made concerning the car parking, this was full when we arrived but a 3 minute walk away was public car park that cost us £1.80 for 24 hours !! bargain and not at all inconvenient. We would definitely go back there, hopefully very soon !!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Globe

Property: The Globe
Address: 34 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter > Topsham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Topsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Globe 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Globe is a beautiful 16th Century Coaching Inn set in the heart of Exeter’s Historic Estuary Town of Topsham. Located only 4 miles from Exeter City centre, it attracts both tourists and business travellers.The Inn has recently undergone a major refurbishment to restore and update the historic building whilst retaining its authentic character and personal touch.Topsham has a wonderful community, relaxed and friendly offering a perfect base to explore the area, whether by bike, foot or public transport. ... more   less 
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