We booked into the Feathers for 2 nights at the last minute and stayed in the 'Guest Bedroom' which was at the front of the pub.
The room was just what we expected, a double room, en suite bathroom (shower, toilet and basin) and was what we wanted (we view our rooms as just somewhere to sleep while we're away rather than obsess about the facilities). We had plenty of storage for clothes, tea making facilities, biscuits, shower gel, towels and a TV. The room was turned over each day, tea and coffee (and biscuits!) replenished and towels replaced.
The pub itself was brilliantly situated on the High Street in the town centre, a short walk away from the pebble beach, coastal path walks and river walks. Exmouth, Exeter and Sidmouth are a short drive away but also accessible by bus. The bus stop was right round the corner from the B&B.
Unfortunately we didn't get to have an evening meal at the pub (they were fully booked!) but the menu certainly looked delicious. There are a number of places to eat within walking distance. The pub sold local ales and offered a friendly and homely environment with a nice mix of friendly locals and holidaymakers.
We were given a set of keys so we could come and go as we pleased with no curfew.
The breakfast was absolutely delicious with nothing too much trouble. A word of warning though... If you have the full English, you won't be requiring lunch! It was huge!
The only niggles we had were that my husband, who is 6'2", didn't fit on the bed (the bed had a head board and a foot board) but this is something we will consider ourselves for other trips.
The wardrobe was a gentlemans wardrobe so I couldn't hang my dresses in it, but there was a hook in the side of the wardrobe so I hung them on there instead.
It was also a little noisy at night and early morning (people, seagulls and traffic) but we bought earplugs from the local pharmacy which solved that!
There were no parking spaces available at the pub and I was a little concerned that we would have to pay for parking for 2 days. There is a free car park at the back of the town hall - which is 2 minutes away from the pub. We parked there for the duration of our stay.
Overall, the room was reasonably priced and just what we wanted!
- Also Known As:
- The Feathers Hotel Budleigh Salterton, Devon