Visitor's guide to Honiton

High Street in Honiton, Devon famous by antique shops

High Street in Honiton, Devon famous by antique shops - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

We have found just a few places for you to visit while in Honiton

Present Makers

Present Makers - Credit: Archant

Daytime

Art gallery

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery is an award-winning public art gallery

in a Grade II-listed town house, formerly the home and studio of the artist Thelma Hulbert. From 12 November check out the exhibition Present Makers 2016. thelmahulbert.comAntiques

From carriage clocks to ancient leather-bound books, there’s little you can’t find in Honiton’s many antique shops. You could happily lose a day browsing through the shops and stalls of some 85 dealers. honiton.comThe Glen

Just a five minute walk from the town centre, signed from New Street, The Glen is a six acre public woodland park. The Lower Glen was given to the people of Honiton by Major H H Lilley to commemorate the 1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V.

Staying

The luxury tree house at Deer Park, Honiton

The luxury tree house at Deer Park, Honiton - Credit: Archant

Home farm hotel

This pet-friendly 13 bedroom family run hotel is on the A35 between Honiton and Axminster. Rooms are renovated in a country cottage style and the restaurant won Taste of West Gold in 2016. homefarmhoteldevon.co.ukThe Pig at Combe

Previously the Combe House Hotel this Elizabethan manor house at Gittisham is the latest in the eclectic PIG chain. Remarkable rooms, extraordinary decor and menus based around a wonderful kitchen garden. thepighotel.com/at-combeDeer Park hotel

For an unforgettable experience why not splash out on the luxury tree house in the grounds of this acclaimed country house hotel. Includes underfloor heating, a dreamy roll-top bath, and a gorgeous rain shower! deerparkcountryhotel.co.ukEating

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The Railway

Featured in the Michelin Guide 2016, The Railway promises a vibrant restaurant, world-renowned pizzas and a tempting Autumnal menu. Why not stay the night in one of the individually designed rooms? therailwayhoniton.co.ukThe Holt

Passionate about food and drink, The Holt is home to seasonal menus featuring the best of Devon’s larder. Pick up some new tips with bread making and smoked and cured foods cookery classes. theholt-honiton.comHoniton wine bar

The wooden beans, original exposed brick walls and real slate floors offer a cosy setting for a bite to eat and a glass of wine. Dishes change regularly so there’s always something new to taste. thehonitonwinebar.comShopping

The Railway Honiton. Ref dl 41-16TI 9783. Picture: Terry Ife

The Railway Honiton. Ref dl 41-16TI 9783. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Beauchamp Place

Shop an extensive range of designer clothes to suit any occasion, including labels such as Pomodoro, Signature, Tivoli, NYDJ jeans and Lotus shoes and handbags. magslyddiatt132.wixsite.com/pauls-attemptLight and Beloved

Located in Lace Walk, this lovely little gift shop specialises in handmade items including cushions, illustrative prints, jewellery and a children’s collection. lightandbeloved.comViolet and Grey

Full of furniture that will turn your house into a home! Welcome in the winter with hand-knitted wool and cotton hot water bottle covers, Owen Barry sheepskin rugs and stylish lighting. facebook.com/violetandgrey/Reader suggestions:

@Rufus_The_Red: The Boston tea Party does good coffee and cakes!

@MrMattYoung: Always great at @HonitonRailway and @TheHoltHoniton. Great value at @theotterinn too #devonhour

@SueCade: Greyhound Inn in Fenny Bridges #greatfood, try @jksbistro, @ToastHoniton always fab

Light and Beloved

Light and Beloved - Credit: None

In January we’ll be looking at Barnstaple. Send your suggestions of places we should mention to Alexandra Hurley Alexandra.Hurley@archant.co.uk

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