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“Quaint with excellent food”
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The Globe
Ranked #1 of 6 Topsham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This place has had a refurb in the last year or so and the interior seems modern but retains much of the quirkyness you expect from an old establishment. My room was inside the main building and was on the small side yet clean and warm (A little too warm) It's not really set up for business people, the rooms have no desks, poor internet access and very limited parking. I had to park 200 yards up the road only to find out later that some of the meagre parking spaces had been taken up by the hotel's staff.
The bar was lively and had a good range of real ale. The restaraunt was very good with a quality selection of dishes as well as competent and attentive staff. I had the monkfish and tiger prawn curry which I would recommend.
Some of the staff appear to be new and will take some more experience to provide an excellent service. I feel this hotel will improve with time and I willm use it again.

Room Tip: Get there early to get a parking space. Balcony rooms have less privacy but have more space and larg...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Used to go here as it is very close to the est restaurant in the area, La Petite Maison. However it was taken over by StAustell brewery recently, and , apparently, the bedrooms were all refurbished. Well. I am sorry but I found the bedroom we had very disappointing. A mis match of furniture that really didn't work, old windows that didn't conceal the loud noises from the pub belw that went until after 1am, even though the Hotel advertises that it closes at 11pm. And the softest, most uncomfortable bed I have ever come across

Room Tip: Try somewhere else, Exeter, or Exmouth.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Having being to the Globe many times over the years, it was sad to see a great place full into such, sad tired place, completely soulless with no service either
Having visited on Sunday for Lunch yesterday, I was completely and pleasantly surprised, the place has come back to life, food was brilliant, service, especially from our server Adam was top rate.
Will return very soon to this revived gem

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Disappointed is probably the best way to describe our visit. Our room was okay but with a balcony/walkway to all the other rooms which allowed all going past to look into your room. The only way of obtaining some privacy was to pull down the black-out blind and turn on the lights. Trouble was the lights not very bright so getting ready for a wedding when we needed some light was to put up with people starring in. We did not eat in the pub in the evening but we were looking forward to breakfast and we wish we had not bothered. Breakfast still had half an hour to go but there was absolutely nothing left. An average cooked breakfast did arrive as did some coffee which we had to get up from the table to fetch. St Austell need to come up with some better arrangements, especially for the price they charge.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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StAustellManagement, Manager at The Globe, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay here at The Globe. We pride ourselves on getting it right and giving customers great experiences. On this occasion we have fallen short of our usual high standards. With regards to your room the lighting is something which is currently being resolved.

Please accept my sincere apologies for you not getting the break you wanted. I would be very grateful if you could contact me on 01392 873471, so we can rectify the situation and get some further information surrounding your breakfast experience.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Adam Carew

Acting General Manager
The Globe, Topsham.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

6 of us ate here, and all of our food was brilliant! 2 Ribeye steak, monkfish curry, Caesar salad, mussels and fish and chips were all very nice, clearly cooked by a 'Chef'. Great banter from the batman/waiter! Desserts were delicious too! We will definately recommend The Globe!

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a friendly atmosphere with excellent service in the bar and the restaurant. Scott who looked after us was very professional and friendly. We have visited many times and have
always had such good service. A lovely venue.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

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........

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Globe

Address: 34 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Exeter > Topsham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Topsham
Price Range: $98 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Globe 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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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