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A pub for the whole community

Located in the historic Saxon town of Topsham on the banks of the Exe Estuary, the Lighter is a picturesque example of the friendly, classic English pub we all know and love. Great for locals and visitors alike we’re family and dog friendly as any great pub should be. With flagstone floors, a log burner and large terrace right on Topsham Quay – with its resident Black Swan – the Lighter is cosy in winter and glorious in the summer.  The perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or break a journey on the way to Cornwall.


Opening Times

Monday - Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 10.30pm

Lighter-A large flat-bottomed barge used for transporting cargo, especially used to deliver or unload goods to or from a cargo ship or transport goods over short distances

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged. And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit

We Love Dogs / Walking

We love dogs and walking as every pub should, so bring your pooch along with you after enjoying our pub walk, they’re part of the family too after all.

Download Our Pub walk

New Spring Menu

Our new Spring Menu is finally here!  Our chefs have been hard at work creating some delicious new dishes, don’t worry though you’ll still find all your old favourites but also discover some soon to be new favourites as well.

 

Click below to check out our new menu and book your table now

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