Lighter Inn | Visit our pub in Topsham, Devon

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Lighter Inn
The Quay, Southgate
Topsham, Devon
United Kingdom

Tel: 01392 875439



Take junction 30 from the M5 signposted to the A379 / A376 towards Dawlish, Exeter, Sidmouth and Exmouth. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A376 (Sidmouth Road) and at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A376 (Exmouth Road). Follow this road for 1.8 miles and at the second roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Topsham Road. Continue to follow Topsham Road as it becomes Bridge Hill, then turn left onto Elm Grove Road. Continue to follow this road as it becomes Monmouth Street, at the end of the road turn right onto Monmouth Hill, you will then see the Lighter on your left after 300 ft.


Leave Exeter heading South-East on Topsham Road (A3015). Continue on this road as it becomes Exeter Road and then the High Street. At the end of the High Street at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Station Road. After 0.1 miles turn right onto Holman Way, follow this road for approximately 0.5 miles and the Lighter will be on your left.

Alternatively the train and bus links to Topsham are really good.


Topsham is on the main Exeter to Paddington Line with trains every 6 minutes to Exeter and the last train at 12.15am. We’re only 8-10 minutes walk from the station. To find us turn left out of the main entrance to the station onto Holman Way, follow the road for about ½ mile and you’ll see us on the right.


There is a bus stop right outside the Lighter with buses to Exeter running every hour. Alternatively the number 57 Bus runs from the centre of town every 15min to Exeter and Exmouth with the last bus leaving at midnight. To find us from the bus stop in town follow the one way system down the hill through the high street towards the quay and you’ll see us straight ahead of you. Look out for the Badger!

You can find more information on the Stagecoach website.


We don’t have private parking but there is a public car park on Topsham Quay. It does get very busy in the summer though, so we would recommend you use public transport.

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In line with the Government’s latest announcement, we will temporarily be closing our pub doors from Thursday 31st December until further Government advice is given. If you have an upcoming booking with us, our team will be in touch with you directly to let you know your options.

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