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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

Celebrate Christmas With Us

Where better than to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub, at Hall & Woodhouse you’re guaranteed the perfect Christmas.  Come and celebrate with friends, family or colleagues and let us take care of everything for you.  You’ll find our Christmas menus below packed with tempting dishes to get your mouth watering and the festive season off to the perfect start.

So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, click on the link below to find out what we have on offer

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Sunday Roast

We think ours are the best (apart from Mum’s!) and we spend all week looking forward to them. Freshly roasted every Sunday morning, including our 28-day aged West Country beef and all served with seasonal veg, Yorkshires, roasties & gravy homemade in our kitchen.

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Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ has come from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters. It’s a combination of fantastic coffee and good ethics. This particular blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from one farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, who work to directly benefit the families and communities involved.

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