We were going to be travelling along the M5, and wanted to look for places to eat near Tiverton. I did my usual Google Search – the power of the Internet! – and I happened upon the village of Uplowman. Our Delicious Devon quest is to find the best food venues in Devon – not just in the big towns, but also in some of the smaller and less well known villages. Consequently, we thought we would give this small village a go and see what it was like.
Uplowman is a tiny place just past Sampford Peverell and hosts a church and a few notable buildings. According to the village’s website there was evidence of its history dating back to the Stone Age, but was destroyed. Certainly there was a movement of people developing the land in the Saxon period (670 AD) in the area, so it is likely to have been inhabited then. The village does get a mention in the Domesday Book, along with five farms locally.
What Uplowman does have today is a great pub called The Redwoods Inn. We didn’t get a chance to do a walk around the village, but we did get to eat a fabulous lunch!
You can read about the lunch we had in the pub by clicking the link here.