I first staying at The Poachers some years ago on business trips, and still do so whenever I am able but have stopped there on short West Country breaks too. My idea of excellence is a warm, hospitable welcome, a variety of guest ales and traditional food served with some imaginative twists served on hot plates, locally sorced quality meat, eggs and vegetables.
Everyone talks to me as though I am a regular despit my visits being all too infrequent and all this in an unspoiled village pub with comfortable armchairs, and a log fire in the hearth in winter. The comfortable beds and modern TV in the guestrooms are just a bonus. The landlord, the pub dog and the guests are all 'dog friendly', another bonus. The Poachers ticks all the boxes for me except that it is not in the South East where I live.
- Also Known As:
- Poachers Inn Exeter, Devon