Wow, what a treat. My wife and I fancied a little weekend away and do a spot of Christmas shopping in nearby Exeter.
We arrived late at the Salutation Inn and where immediately greeted with a warm and welcoming smile. We had enough time to freshen up before we strolled back downstairs to be served a Gin & Tonic with some incredible canapes. Perfect warm up for what was to come.
We where shown into the fine dining area, which was more formal than we expected but very cosy and welcoming. We soon felt relaxed with the friendliness of the staff. We chose the 5 course taster menu. I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have ever had. It was an interesting menu, beautifully presented and perfectly portioned. The service was impeccable and friendly. The knowledge and choices of the sommelier was also very good. Perfect matching with the food.
We were spoilt rotten with the dinner and were very pleased that we only had to wander up stairs to get to bed.
If dinner wasn't enough we woke up to a delicious late breakfast and the Sunday papers. Perfect.
We will definitely visit again. Thanks for a great stay.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Salutation Inn Topsham, Devon