Upon the recommendation of the owner of the guest house we were staying in, we chose to eat in The Sir Walter Raleigh on a Saturday evening. The pub is a 16th century thatched building which we could have easily missed as it's situated in the middle of a row of terraced buildings.
The bar area is quite small with just a few tables and a small bar. The barman, who we assumed to be the landlord, greeted us and checked that we had booked a table for dining. Booking is a must in this place because of it's popularity! We had a couple of drinks as we had arrived early and were made to feel welcome which was nice as quite often, this sort of establishment can have an "only locals welcome" feel but not so here.
Set to the right, the dining area is larger than the bar and decorated in keeping with a 16th century building.The waitress was also friendly and super efficient. She was the only waitress working that evening but she certainly coped extremely well and we received adequate attention, as did the other diners.
We chose simple meals from a decent menu. Garlic mushrooms and cheesy garlic bread for starters and fish & chips and lamb shank for our mains. All the food was very nice, particularly the lamb according to my girlfriend and we opted for cheesecake to finish.
We stayed for more than 2 hours as we found it to be a comfortable atmosphere. It's clearly a popular place to eat so, as mentioned earlier, booking is essential.
We would definitely eat in here again if we find ourselves in Budleigh Salterton in the future.
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