Win a stay at the luxury Salutation Inn
PUBLISHED: 10:14 04 May 2020 | UPDATED: 10:14 04 May 2020
We’ve teamed up with one of the Devon’s finest spots to stay and dine to offer a Devon Life reader a fantastic foodie experience
The Salutation Inn is a historical delight, standing solidly in Topsham for over 300 years. Expect the dignity and confidence of a proud institution, with an injection of Topsham’s fiercely independent spirit. It’s a luxurious foodie escape with homely charm.
Tom and Amelia Williams-Hawkes have manned the helm for the past eight years. Tom is the chef director, having previously worked alongside Michael Caines, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. Amelia runs a slick front of house team; each member extending the Williams-Hawkes family’s warm welcome and professional service.
While the world bustles down Topsham’s cobbled shopping streets, guests of The Salutation are invited to slow down and relax in this sanctuary. Past the vast wooden door, you’ll find cosy lounges complete with crackling log-fires and magazines ready to be browsed.
Awash with light, the GlassHouse is available by day. With green leafy plants and colonial-style sofas, this relaxed dining room offers leisurely light lunches while the bar pours out single-origin coffees, wine and cocktails. Artfully crafted, gilded pastries are made freshly by the team each day for afternoon teas and daily pick-me-ups.
Bedrooms are elegant and uncomplicated. Inspired by the Exe estuary lapping at its welcome mat, the interiors echo nautical feels that combine traditional with the more contemporary.
With day-trippers and guests returning for special occasions and a taste of true Devon hospitality, The Salutation is a retreat that will undoubtedly continue to serve for 300 years more.