A pub for the whole community

Located in the historic Saxon town of Topsham on the banks of the Exe Estuar, 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

Relax on our terrace

There’s nothing quite like relaxing in the great outdoors, so why not take some time out with a drink and a bite to eat on a glorious spring or summer’s day.

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We Love Dogs & Walking

We love dogs as every pub should and are located right on the ‘Goat Walk, so why not bring your pooch along with you, they’re part of the family too after all.

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