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“"Superb food and accommodation"”
Review of The Salutation Inn

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The Salutation Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Topsham
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“"Superb food and accommodation"”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We spent three days at the Salutation Inn, which included the stay and dine option on the Sunday and the 5 course taster menu on the Tuesday. From the warm welcome of the staff to the unique design of the atrium, everything was focused on customer satisfaction. The food was simply excellent and we cannot fault the quality of the dishes. It was such a lovely surprise to book a late mini-break in Devon and be so pleasantly surprised at what we found. Would certainly love to visit again.

Room Tip: One small comment, as our room was overlooking the high street, we did hear the early morning deliv...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

The Salutation goes back in history to at least 1720 but it has undergone a complete refurbishment over the last 2 years
A wonderful Glass House dining facility has been added
The rooms are very large and very well appointed
Very comfortable beds and a lot of thought has gone into the decor
There is a small refreshment kitchen for guests with a variety of snacks and drinks
Staff are very helpful and friendly
The breakfast was wonderful although service a little slow
But it was Sunday morning and who rushes then?
Child friendly
The building itself has a fine 3 storey facade on the Topsham High Street
The main entrance is a "Porte Cochere" with what English Heritage has described as one of the largest and finest single leaf doors in the country
There is also a banquetting Hall but it is rather small and big enough for an intimate banquet
Overall well worth a visit

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

My husband & I have just returned home from a 3 night stay at The Salutation. The welcome was very warm & no request seemed too much bother. We stayed in room 2. Yes, the bathroom is compact but for a short break its fine. The Galley kitchen is a great idea & we had both morning coffee & a late night snack! Breakfasts, as everyone has said are superb & the attention to detail for my Mums birthday dinner was wonderful. Tom is a very talented chef & I hope he achieves a Michelin star soon as he deserves it! The only downside, and I meant to mention this when we checked out but I forgot, was the lack of hangers in the room. We only had 2 which didn't affect us as we brought a suit carrier with 4 hangers included but it could have been a problem. That aside, I would go back tomorrow if I could!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The manager and staff were impeccable, during our stay...helpful and kind.....the food, especially, in our case, the breakfasts, were delicious. The rooms were comfortable....linen superb...a most welcoming experience ....can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: Rooms are of varying sizes....so if you want a larger one, you should ask.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Again a wonderful hotel, full of character and charm. The restaurant serves scrumptious fine dining and an excellent wine menu; all served by warm and welcoming staff and chefs. definitely a unique bolt hole whether for business or pleasure - Looking forward to going there again for a wedding in September!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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stourton
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Visited the Salutation at Topsham a few weeks ago. Stayed the weekend for a first time visit and what a wonderful find. Great welcome from Tom and then Julian took over and made us most welcome. The standard of accommodation is excellent and made it a relaxing weekend but the jewel in the crown is the restaurant. The quality, variety and value of the dinner menu was outstanding and we can't wait to visit again. We would reccommend to everyone and we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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St. George's, Grenada
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

As a family of 4 travelling it is hard to find good accommodation where you feel comfortable, the Salutation has been an exception. After travelling in the UK for the last month our visit to the Salutation was an outstanding end. The room was large, clean and very up to date, we had a large room with a king and large double sofa bed that easily slept two kids (or adults for that matter), everything was well appointed and fresh. The breakfasts on offer were fantastic in quality and variety of choice and the service from all staff has been wonderful. With a young family its always a worry of how you will be welcomed, but all the staff at the Salutation have been outstanding. This is how a hotel should be run! The Salutation is easily the best experience we have had in terms of accommodation this trip. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Salutation Inn
Address: 68 Fore Street | Devon, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter > Topsham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Topsham
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation. Within The Salutation we offer two suites and four bedrooms with individual decor. On the first floor the 'Galley Room' is available during your stay for hot drinks and treats to help yourself or room service for morning coffee or afternoon tea or meals. Our aim is to give you a comfortable night's stay with the finest of food in an ancient Inn with modern facilities. Our beds have been hand made in Topsham by Naturalmat, and offer the finest in comfort - All our products are sourced locally wherever possible including all the ceramics and most of the carpeting. Topsham & Surrounding Area - an ancient port at the head of the Exe Estuary, the town of Topsham is vibrant with its interesting architecture and small streets, riverside quay and walkways. The Romans, the Vikings, the Dutch and many other visitors have chosen Topsham as the perfect stopping off place! Topsham caters for all forms of transport ... We are five miles from Exeter International Airport and two miles from the M5 Junction 30. Topsham has its own Railway Station,regular bus routes and Marina and is on the Exe Cycle Trail. It is famous for its RSPB Bird Reserve, Museum and there are lots other things to do. Explore Topsham to discover a special place. Whatever your pastime whether it is sailing, fishing, cycling, watersports, Rugby (Premier League) tennis, snooker, swimming, bowling, motor boats, walking. Let us help you organise your satisfaction. The Salutation ... more   less 
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