Sampford Peverell is a small village very close to junction 27 on the M5 and Tiverton Parkway Station. According to its website, http://www.sampfordpeverell.org.uk/, although there isn’t evidence of prehistoric sites within the village, certainly “… the find of two prehistoric axes indicates prehistoric activity in the vicinity.”
Moreover, it was certainly mentioned in The Domesday Book and has “… a number of buildings of historic interest.”
For today’s traveller, it’s an ideal spot en-route to coastal North Devon. Just off the link road, the A361, it is a perfect for lunch. Often we have to travel up the M5 to visit friends and family and never thought of visiting the village particularly, except one Sunday, a few months ago, we had time to kill in Wellington, Somerset. So, we decided to take a small detour back to Tiverton and find a suitable place for lunch.
It’s a pretty village with a couple of pubs, a village store/post office and a good farm shop I’m told. Moreover the Grand Western Canal runs through the village. This is a lovely walk on a sunny afternoon, where numerous ducks and swans can be seen.
Places to eat in Tiverton, Devon – Sampford Peverell
The Globe Inn lays on the main road through the village and the canal can be reached from it’s car park. This makes it an ideal place for a family to have lunch/dinner. My review of the pub and the food can be found here: The Globe Inn, Sampford Peverell, Devon.