I am about to leave beloved England and was delighted that my wonderful friend, Gillian, offered to take me out meandering through South Devon for a few hours this morning…
We did not have a destination other than seafood for lunch! So, the following photos are from our lovely little journey…
…and this was our fabulous curl-up spot for a delicious lunch!
The Lighter Inn in Topsham. Here is a blurb from their website that gives you a little of its history:
“The Lighter Inn takes its name from the Lighter, a flat bottomed boat used at Topsham to unload larger ships that had to anchor in the middle of the channel. Until 1958, the quay by the Lighter Inn was still served by a railway siding, and the area not so developed for tourism.
A former landlady of the pub was mentioned in a police report as early as February 1832, as is displayed on our wall, “Mrs Perriam, of the Lighter public house, Topsham, was fined 1s for allowing tippling in her house, from which arose the row we stated in our last.””
This photo (below) is of the ceiling!
…and of course, every pub needs a cow.
Thank you, Gillian, for a most glorious day!