Topsham is an attractive town on the Exe estuary, Devon, in England's Westcountry. Now part of Exeter, it nevertheless maintains a distinctive identity. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit, Topsham offers river walks; wildlife; a Saturday morning market; many characterful shops, restaurants and inns; and quiet space to sit and watch the sailing boats go by. But while present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, it always has been a working town. Despite no longer being one of the great trading ports of Britain, it continues to have a very strong business and commercial life, with traditional maritime trades continuing alongside the modern and computerised. The site aims to support and encourage the current and future community, so that the history which awaits us may be just as interesting and rewarding.

Topsham - looking north from Quay


After its long renovation, signs outside the Salutation Inn - the 1720 coaching inn on Topsham's Fore Street - announce its reopening in November 2012.

A 'boutique hotel' in style, it will feature accommodation, a fine dine restaurant with resident chef Tom Williams-Hawkes (of Michael Caines), a more informal atrium cafe, and the Assembly Room for private functions. Call 01392 873060 for further information.

You might be interested in this Devon History Society post - Salutation Inn, Topsham - written after the owner kindly gave me a tour in 2011.



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