Topsham is a lovely place to go for a break. The Globe is a traditional inn owned by St Austell Brewery. Stayed 3 nights in an inside room (there are further motel-style rooms in the courtyard). The room was fine and nicely decorated for an old building but it was noisy at night due to its proximity to the bar (despite being on the first floor).
I thought having the landing door to the rooms open was a fire requirement but on departure the cleaner assured me it wasn't. So, like most hotels would, why didn't the management close it to keep out the noise of the bar? My friend, who had a courtyard room, was kept awake by a noisy party of youths on a group booking. Fortunately he was moved on his second night. But why was this allowed to carry on?
The food at the Globe was very good and breakfasts very enjoyable. The staff were ok but it desperately needed some strong management to keep the place in order. If the Globe fail to get to grips with incidents like this, the place will start to drift downhill. For their sake, I hope they resolve the issues quickly. It's either a nice-quality gastro pub with good quality accommodation or it's a stop-off on a pub crawl for parties of drunks. You choose........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Globe is a beautiful 16th Century Coaching Inn set in the heart of Exeter’s Historic Estuary Town of Topsham. Located only 4 miles from Exeter City centre, it attracts both tourists and business travellers.The Inn has recently undergone a major refurbishment to restore and update the historic building whilst retaining its authentic character and personal touch.Topsham has a wonderful community, relaxed and friendly offering a perfect base to explore the area, whether by bike, foot or public transport. ... more less
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