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The Salutation Inn

68 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HL England
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Situated in the heart of Topsham, The Salutation Inn has been providing bed and sustenance to sailors, travellers and revellers for nearly 300 years, with Tom and Amelia Williams-Hawkes at the helm for the past five years. Executive Chef, Tom has worked with some of the best names in the industry - Gordon Ramsay, Michael Caines and Marcus Wareing, while Amelia, manages front of house. With six renovated bedrooms and a high-reputation for gourmet feasting, The Salutation continues to be the go-to destination for celebrations and special occasions, while their GlassHouse is the perfect daily escape for coffee, cake and afternoon tea.
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SteveCollieDog wrote a review Jan 2021
Benidorm, Spain6 contributions40 helpful votes
Treated the wife to tea ☕️ and toast Very nice later we had a pint of Devonshire cider Nice pub used to be used bt Dutch smugglers I was told by a local back in the day Also has a resident Ghost but neither me or Carol or Caroline saw him Charming pub we will be back
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kev-Donnelly wrote a review Dec 2020
Sidmouth, United Kingdom12 contributions32 helpful votes
We haven’t been to the Salutation Inn during lockdown. We’re so glad we managed to get a reservation. The food is exquisite and the service is to the highest standard. We visited on Fri 18th December. We were served by a French lady who was exceptional at her job. Another individual we’d like to mention is a gentleman who seemed to be the sommelier. After serving our drinks, he asked us if we were the same couple he remembered from 4 years ago to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. He was right of course. He had a fantastic memory and we remembered from last time; an excellent knowledge of drinks and a genuinely calming manner. We enjoyed the 6 course taster menu and the would recommended it to anyone. It’s definitely worth the money.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adrian B wrote a review Dec 2020
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We did some Christmas shopping in Exeter and decide to stay the night in Exeter well Topsham. Booked into the Salutation. What a find. Dinner b&b deal. Nice large room and bathroom very comfortable. First class meal of the highest quality with great attention to detail. Excellent staff who were attentive but not clawing. Excellent.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Only 6 rooms we had room 1.
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Amy B wrote a review Nov 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom27 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited the Salutation on Saturday afternoon to celebrate a birthday with an afternoon tea. The glass house is a lovely airy space that is comfortable and has a relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent, there were 6 of us and not a thing was left! The scones were lovely and light (not “claggy” like they can sometimes be) and are provided with a generous supply of cream and jam. The sandwiches were tasty and well seasoned and the cakes were all delicious. The carrot cake was my personal favourite. The staff are all lovely and friendly and service was excellent. I look forward to visiting the Salutation again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Savysid wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
We wanted a safe hotel for a couple of nights to break a long journey. The Salutation was just perfect. Nicki provided a very warm Covid aware 'check in' showing us to Room 7 which was enormous, we have stayed in smaller apartments! A very large bedroom, separate sitting room with fridge, large reception hall, a full bathroom and second toilet with sink. Everything was spotless, beautiful bath sheets, crisp linen and thoughtful hand sanitiser were provided. On the lower floor The Salutation, which is a restaurant with rooms has a guest kitchen where a continental breakfast is left for guests to collect on the days the restaurant isn't open. We stayed on Monday and Tuesday night, it was very quiet but I suspect when the restaurant is open that would be different. Overall we were impressed, well done to everyone (we only saw two staff members) who are working hard to enable guests to enjoy a near normal mini break.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Salutation Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Salutation Inn?
Nearby attractions include Topsham Museum (0.5 km), The Bridge Inn (0.5 km), and Topsham Pool (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Salutation Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Salutation Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Salutation Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Salutation Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Galley Restaurant, The Restaurant at the Salutation Hotel, and Sara's Petite Cuisine.
Is The Salutation Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Topsham.
Does The Salutation Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Salutation Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting A La Ronde (6.1 km), Powderham Castle (4.5 km), and The Medieval Exe Bridge (6.3 km).