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The Salutation Inn

68 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HL England
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Situated in the heart of Topsham, The Salutation Inn has been providing bed and sustenance to sailors, travellers and revellers for nearly 300 years, with Tom and Amelia Williams-Hawkes at the helm for the past five years. Executive Chef, Tom has worked with some of the best names in the industry - Gordon Ramsay, Michael Caines and Marcus Wareing, while Amelia, manages front of house. With six renovated bedrooms and a high-reputation for gourmet feasting, The Salutation continues to be the go-to destination for celebrations and special occasions, while their GlassHouse is the perfect daily escape for coffee, cake and afternoon tea.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
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Andy W wrote a review 20 Sep
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I recently took my girlfriend for afternoon tea at The Salutation Inn and had such a warming experience. On booking, they asked if it was for a special occasion and of any extra information. I informed them it was for my girlfriend’s birthday and that she had a peanut allergy. The staff took the allergy seriously and described all the food in detail so we were happy with the contents, which was great to see. They left a birthday card and also brought out a small plate with ‘Happy Birthday’ written on along with some nice decoration. Would definitely recommend anyone to this lovely restaurant and shall be visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Karen L wrote a review 16 Sep
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is the perfect hotel in my opinion: welcoming, clean, stylish with attention to detail and fabulous food. Every member of staff was exceptionally helpful, we had a very busy weekend planned and when we returned each day to the hotel everything was exactly as required. Will definitely stay again, thank you for a great weekend.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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mrsc wrote a review 2 Sep
Wokingham, United Kingdom69 contributions104 helpful votes
Beautiful setting in the atrium which set the evening off just right, along with chef's appetisers, everything was perfection and a true fine dining experience in every aspect. Service was exceptional and the people looking after us really wanted to make sure we enjoyed everything. Book in advance to make sure you don't miss out as we tried to book 2 weeks in advance and we on the waiting list, but lucky enough to be called and offered a table on the morning.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Helen S wrote a review Aug 2021
Mousehole, null, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
We had another wonderful stay for three nights. It's our favourite place to stay! Beautiful, clean, comfortable and so accommodating. We love the little gallery kitchen where you can make your own tea and coffee, toast and cereal. The cooked breakfast is amazing too! We can't wait to come back as we love the hotel and Topsham is a lovely little town with lots going on. Thank you so much for making our stay so comfortable even with the current restrictions.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carpentr wrote a review Aug 2021
New Malden, United Kingdom179 contributions94 helpful votes
We stayed four nights at the Salutation, but in the early part of the week when the restaurant isn't open and the whole place goes into hibernation. We were delighted to discover that there was a small kitchen with freshly delivered fruit and breakfast nibbles provided - my wife was delighted with the quality of the food provided. The room was lovely, and the Salutation is of course right in the heart of the village, and but a short walk from the station. Parking was also easy, though if you have a big car you might find the drive in tricky. The room itself was lovely, and spotlessly clean. The only thing lacking was a second chair - it would be nice to both be able to sit down without using the bed. Everone we met was really friendly and positive, and the one meal we did have in the restaurant was first-rate - though at a price. If we stayed again I'd be tempted to have the tasting menu to see what the kitchen can really do.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Salutation Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Salutation Inn?
Nearby attractions include Topsham Museum (0.5 km), The Bridge Inn (0.5 km), and Topsham Pool (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Salutation Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Salutation Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Salutation Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Salutation Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Galley Restaurant, The Restaurant at the Salutation Hotel, and Sara's Petite Cuisine.
Is The Salutation Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Topsham.
Does The Salutation Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Salutation Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting A La Ronde (6.1 km), Powderham Castle (4.5 km), and The House that Moved (6.4 km).