Eating out

There is plenty of choice for places to eat and drink in the local area, from pub grub to fine dining (or stay in and have a private chef cook for you!). Here is a (non-exhaustive!) list of places which we like or guests have recommended, within a radius of approximately 25 miles of Three Gates.

We have noted those that are dog-friendly (which includes the majority of the pubs in this list), and also the phone number, postcode for SatNav, and website address (where available), so you can find further information, book, or find your way. We advise checking opening days/times and you may need to book. Bon appetite!

Pub Lunch

Bampton (about 10 minutes drive)

Bridge House
Bampton, EX16 9NF, tel: 01398 332138

The Toucan (café and restaurant)
Bampton, EX16 9LY, tel: 01398 331777

The Swan
Bampton, EX16 9NG, tel: 01398 332248

Bampton, EX16 9LY, tel: 01398 331 044

The Exeter Inn
Bampton, EX16 9DY, tel: 01398 331654

Staplecross (about 10 minutes drive)

The Staplecross Inn
Staplecross, Hockworthy, TA21 0NH, tel: 01398 361374
(dog friendly)

Sampford Peverell (about 15 minutes drive)

The Globe
Sampford Peverell, EX16 7BJ, tel: 01884 821214
(dogs allowed in bar)

Chettiscombe (about 15 minutes drive)

The Lost Kitchen
Wood fired pizzas, local seasonal food. Open lunch tues-sun and fri evening. EX16 7TP tel: 01884 242427

Tiverton (about 15 minutes drive)

Mumbai Kitchen
(Indian restaurant and takeaway), Tiverton, EX16 6AH, tel: 01884 243968

Ponte Vecchio
(Italian restaurant) Bampton Street EX16 6AH, tel: 01884 258667

(Indian restaurant and takeaway) 10 Bridge Street, Tiverton EX16 5LY, tel: 01884 257516

Flying Pickle
(café, snacks, deli), Gold Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PY, tel: 01884 242661

Halberton (about 15 minutes drive)

The Hickory Inn
American smokehouse menu (dogs welcome) EX16 7AG  tel: 01884 798338

Culmstock (about 25 minutes drive)

Culm Valley Inn
Culmstock, Devon, EX15 3JJ, tel: 01884 840354

Bickleigh (about 30 minutes drive)

Bickleigh Mill
Bickleigh, EX16 8RG, tel: 01884 855419

The Fisherman’s Cot
Bickleigh, EX16 8RW, tel: 01884 855237
(dogs allowed in bar)

Waterrow (just over 20 minutes drive)

The Rock Inn
Waterrow, Nr Taunton TA4 2AX, tel: 01984 623293


Butterleigh (about 20 minutes drive)

The Butterleigh Inn
Butterleigh, EX15 1PN, tel: 01884 855407
(dog friendly)


Dulverton and Exmoor (about 25-30 minutes drive)

Tongdam Thai Restaurant
Dulverton, TA22 9DJ, tel: 01398 323397
(dog friendly)

Woods Bar and Restaurant
Dulverton, TA22 9BU, tel: 01398 324007
(dog friendly)

Town Mills
Dulverton, TA22 9HB, tel: 01398 323124
(no dogs allowed)

The Copper Kettle
Dulverton, TA22 9EX, tel: 01398 323697

The Bittescombe Inn
Upton, TA4 2DB, tel: 01398 388 344 
(dog friendly)

The George Inn
Brompton Regis, TA2 9NL tel: 01398 371 273
(dog friendly)

The Anchor Inn
Exebridge, Dulverton, TA22 9AZ, tel: 01398 323433
(dogs allowed in bar)

Tarr Farm Inn and Restaurant
Tarr Steps, Dulverton, TA22 9PY, tel: 01643 851507
(dog friendly)

The Royal Oak
Winsford, Exmoor, TA24 7JE, tel: 01643 851455

Topsham (about 35 minutes drive)

The Galley Restaurant
Fish & seafood restaurant, EX3 0HU, tel: 01392 876078

Exmouth (about 45 minutes drive)

River Exe Café
Exe estuary, Exmouth, tel: 07761 116 103

Worth a special mention as Devon’s only floating café (accessible by water taxi call 07970 918418). Open April – October 11.30am-11pm subject to the weather conditions. Excellent food and unique setting.


Chagford (about 50 minutes drive)

Gidleigh Park
Chagford, Dartmoor, TQ13 8HH, tel: 01647 432367