For anyone that hasn’t yet visited the beautiful ancient city of Exeter, it should be on your ‘to do’ list. According to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter “Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain, although there is evidence a Cornish tribe existed in Exeter before the Roman invasion.” However, it’s mostly known now for its medieval churches and its stunning Cathedral right in the heart of the City. There is a medieval church trail that I keep threatening to do, but haven’t got around to yet!
However, Exeter isn’t just about churches and history. It has a vibrant shopping area with all the main chains, some designer shops and small independent retailers. It also has a wide selection of places to eat, both within the town centre and just on the outskirts.
Whilst our son was at a workshop for South West Music School, http://www.swms.org.uk/, we thought it would be lovely to stroll along the Exe and then have a pub lunch. I also didn’t really want to be in the centre of Exeter as my son’s workshop was close to St David’s station and thus I searched for places to eat in Exeter and found The Mill on the Exe, http://millontheexe.com/.
We parked up in the pub car park (I checked that this was okay beforehand and, obviously as we were booked in for lunch, it was totally okay). The walk along the river is a lovely walk. It is all pavement by the river and thus suitable for cyclists and the disabled. We only walked for about an hour all in all, but it was a lovely, early spring day and just really nice to get out and about.
Places to eat in Exeter, Devon
When we entered the pub, we were greeted by a welcoming member of staff who showed us to our table, right next to the wood burner. It was so lovely and cosy after our chilly walk. Click on the link to read my review of The Mill on the Exe, Exeter.