The Trout is a well run pub with reasonable food, situated in a pleasant and convenient setting overlooking the river Exe and a charming old bridge above a weir.
The location, in Bickleigh adjacent to the old railway line, near to a local vineyard and former Carew family castle (seems that only the gatehouse remains, OliverCromwell having had the rest of the castle demolished after the family backed the royalists) on a senic route between Exeter and Tiverton is a good stopping point.
If time allows there is an interesting old church in he village. It us said that the infamous Bampfylde Moore Carew (1693–1759), an English rogue, vagabond and impostor, who claimed to be King of the Gypsies and to have won the lottery of his day is buried here, in I consecrated ground outside the then perimeter of churchyard (having been extended Bampfylde is likely now in consecrated ground which might please his father who had he living of this church.
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