Welcome to The Britannia – a Traditional Devon Country Inn with an Award Winning Restaurant

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The Britannia Inn (click to see our site on TripAdvisor) is rated “excellent” by travellers

The Britannia Inn

“we are the ready warm bed on those cold wet nights

the meeting with your best friend after a long absence

the photo that you thought you’d lost

and the warm glow after a lovely meal

we are the little things that make us different

                                                                                  we are The Britannia”

 

CHRISTMAS DAY & CHRISTMAS PARTY BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN!!”

 

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click on these links to see our Christmas Day Menu 2014 and the Christmas Day Carvery – Choices Form 2014 

and the Christmas Party Menu 2014 and the Christmas Party – Choices Form 2014 

 

 

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GREAT NEWS – Our ‘EARLY BIRD’ Menu is now available between 6 pm and 7.30 pm  only £5.99 per person (adult). Child portions available at £4.95. Garden & Bar open too! 

                                  Main menu also available from 6pm (see below)

click here to see ALL MENUS

 

INTRODUCING OUR NEW THEMED FOOD EVENINGS

FOR THE AUTUMN & WINTER

TUESDAY NIGHT IS STEAK NIGHT!! Steak with trimmings and a medium glass of our House Wine for just £7.99!!

click here to see our Poster

AND THURSDAY NIGHT IS CURRY NIGHT!!  Curry with rice and a medium glass of our House Wine for just £7.99!!

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DON’T MISS THESE FANTASTIC OFFERS. WE ARE SERVING FOOD FROM 6PM TO 9PM

NEW!!!!

BY POPULAR DEMAND WE HAVE NOW INTRODUCED 2 NEW & EXCITING IDEAS

Our Senior Service Luncheon – AND Bingo !!!

(every Thursday – Lunch from 12 – Bingo starts at 1pm to 2.30pm) !!! 2 courses for £7.95

AND

 Many of you suggested that our Community supper was a ‘great idea’ but that a lot of our senior citizens didn’t like to come out at night. So we came up with -

Our Community Luncheon (12 to 2.30 pm) on the last Friday of each month (except December)

ONLY £6 per head

 To see a copy of our OPENING HOURS click HERE

 

THE BRITANNIA INN & RESTAURANT

KNOWLE VILLAGE

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

DEVON EX9 6AL

TEL; (01395) 445710

EMAIL: thebritannia@btinternet.com

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Read one of our latest reviews on Trip Advisor

“just fantastic”

Reviewed 2 August 2014

“This place is a rose amongst the thorns. everything was just right for a great evening, the staff were so friendly and made us feel like regulars. we turned up unannounced and even though fairly busy were served our food in a very reasonable time. the new menu is great with something for everyone. value for money, and fresh local meat. this place cant be beaten. i would urge everyone to give it visit.”

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 starsValue – 5 stars
    • 5 of 5 starsAtmosphere - 5 stars
    • 5 of 5 starsService - 5 stars
    • 5 of 5 starsFood - 5 stars

from Martin S of Exeter – a ‘Top Reviewer’ on this independent restaurant review site.

“OUTSTANDING”

Reviewed 23 January 2014 

“I would urge all the residents of Knowle, Budleigh Salterton, Otterton and East Budleigh to try this place.
I had Otter Ale which was on top form at a sensational £2.30 a pint.
The food was absolutely first class.
I enjoyed a fantastic pigeon starter which was as good as I have eaten anywhere and I have dined extensively including many, frankly disappointing, big name restaurants.
I had liver as main course which was delightful too, followed by a very good cheesecake for dessert.
My guests enjoyed their food too.
This venue is warm, welcoming and very very clean.
A lovely log fire is perfect for a winter evening.
The waitress / bar attendant is friendly and efficient and the proprietors are extremely hard working.
If this team does not deserve success then no one does, yet we were the only guests.
OK it is January and it is cold and dark and Christmas has been and gone but businesses like this need and richly deserve support.
We will be back!”

Visited January 2014

 

KNOWLE VILLAGE SHOP 

“our village shop for our community”

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Yes we’ve done it at last!!

HOT NEWS!!!

The Rt.Hon. Hugo Swire MP officially opened  Knowle Village Shop by cutting the ‘red ribbon’ on

Saturday 1st March at 1pm.

It was a great day and thanks to all of you for turning up!

It’s been a long hard struggle but at last we have managed to pull it all together.

 Thanks to our funders , the Pub is the Hub, Making it Local and East Devon AONB – and our village supporters for making this much needed facility for the Village possible,

Now Knowle Village has at last got it’s Shop back again!

So why not pop in and see us (and buy!) and tell us what you think (and need)! This is a fabulous facility for a small village so ‘come on down’ and support us!

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Support your Village Shop!

Everything you would want from your Village Shop – and it’s right on your doorstep!!

 Why not come in and see what we have in stock!

We stock:

  • LOCAL PRODUCE
  • FINE WINES
  • PRODUCTS ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED INTO UK BY SIR WALTER RALEIGH!
  • TAKE AWAY COFFEES & TEAS
  • FRESH HAM – SLICED
  • FRESH BREADS, BAQUETTES & CROISSANTS to order
  • HOT PIES, PASTIES & SAUSAGE ROLLS
  • FRESH FRUIT & VEG
  • DAIRY PRODUCTS INC. MILK, BUTTER & CHEESE
  • GENERAL GROCERIES
  • TOILETRIES
  • STATIONARY & STAMPS
  • GREETINGS CARDS & WRAPPING PAPER
  • NEWSPAPERS TO ORDER
  • AND THOSE OTHER LAST MINUTE ESSENTIALS!

NEWSPAPERS – We can take orders for newspapers for Saturday & Sunday and we will also have the weekly Budleigh Journal in stock.

FRESH MEAT & FISH – Like to collect your fresh meat/fish order weekly from us? Why not ask us to arrange it for you.

OPENING HOURS

CLOSED MONDAYS

TUES. TO  SAT. – 10 AM TO 3 PM & 6 PM TO 9 PM

SUN. – 8.30 AM TO 3 PM

 

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THE BRITANNIA INN & RESTAURANT WINNER OF THE SOUTH WEST REGIONAL FINAL

Well we went to the Grand Final of the Community Hero Awards 2013 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent on the 23rd. (Oct.) and received a magnificent plaque for winning the South West Regional Final. Had an excellent dinner with rather too much wine also!
Our Hotel was the Royal Spa Hotel and our room was rather magnificent with views over the private landscaped gardens!! An all too brief visit into another world!!! But we did enjoy it!!
We didn’t win the National Award but believe me we were in top quality company! Some of these Regional Finalists were absolutely phenomenal in their community work. So we will have to work really hard to even keep up with these guys if we want to enter again next year – which we have been told by one of the Judges, to do!!
If you want to see more go to this site -  http://www.enterpriseinns.com/News/Articles/Pages/RegionalWinnersannounced.aspx
 
 
 

TOTW Silver 2014

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have just been awarded a SILVER in the ‘DINING PUB’ category in the prestigious TASTE OF THE WEST AWARDS 2013 and now also in 2014!

Extract from Award letter - “  Many congratulations on your achievement – the competition is fierce and the bar extremely high.” 

This is excellent news and all credit must go to everyone including our staff who have  worked tirelessly, to ensure that every customer has an enjoyable experience when they visit the ‘Britannia’.

Why not come and meet them and see for yourself?

Kate & Jeff

 

 

Ambassador logo    AND YET ANOTHER AWARD!!! – this time from the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (EDAONB) organisation in October 2014.

“I am pleased to tell you that you were selected as a highly commended entry for the Acland Award. The judges felt that, in addition to a winner (Deer Country Park Hotel) they wanted to show you their recognition of what you have achieved at the Britannia. Also congratulations for getting in to October’s Devon Life which I have just seen today.

As the East Devon AONB we are very proud to supporting local businesses who make a great contribution to helping conserve and enhance the landscape.”

As the East Devon AONB we are very proud to supporting local businesses who make a great contribution to helping conserve and enhance the landscape.

As this was an unexpected extra award we have asked our designer to create a bespoke certificate for you and a new logo, which we hope will be on your web site along with the green Ambassador logo (below and attached).

COMMENDATION – Britannia Inn- highly commended.
“Recently taking over the tenancy of the Britannia Inn at Knowle near Budleigh, Kate and Jeff White have sought to transform the business by diversifying and matching what they offer to the needs and the demands of their customers they have successfully returned the pub to the centre of the community.
They have focussed on good local food and have received a Silver Award from the Taste of the West for the last two years. They have also organised an event to connect B and B’s in the area with local food suppliers.
Recognising the lack of facilities within the village they have converted their old snug into the Village Shop in the Pub and have the support of the local community providing local food and convenience goods to the community as well as passing traffic. Their latest venture is to help promote other business in the village by installing Bypassed Community Signs on the nearby major roads and a Tourist Information Point in the village.”
Best wishes,
Karen
Karen Whittaker
Communications Officer
East Devon AONB
East Devon Business Centre
Heathpark
Honiton, EX14 1SF
tel: 01404 46663                 

 Why not come and see us soon?

For any enquiries please telephone (01395) 445710

or email us at – thebritannia@btinternet.com

Interested in finding out a little bit more about us? – then read on…..

The Britannia Inn & Restaurant was re-launched in early December 2012, after a major refurbishment.

Our aim is simple – to serve good food and drink, at sensible prices, in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment.

We passionately believe in providing honestly good food, using the best local ingredients in season, wherever possible, in a simple, but traditional Devon manner.

We know that not everyone wants the same things from a pub. You might want a pint of Otter or Doom Bar real ale at the bar and a bit of ‘craic’ with your colleagues after work – or just a bottle of your favourite wine and a bar snack in front of the log fire – or even perhaps a more formal meal with your friends or partner in our cosy restaurant! What’s your choice?

Our Sunday Carvery (only £8.95!) is already famous with it’s occasional selection of quality cuts of beef, turkey, lamb or pork, accompanied by a vast range of vegetables (occasional selection of carrots, broccoli, mashed swede, honey roasted parsnips), roast potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings and of course thick, rich, gravy – go on, bring the family or meet up with some old friends and catch up on the week’s happenings!

All in all, simple traditional dishes, well cooked and stylishly presented. Service, which is offered by cheerful, competant staff, who are both pleasant and helpful, will allow us to achieve our sole aim - of making your visit a memorable one – for all the right reasons!

We are situated in the old village of Knowle (EX9 6AL) just outside Budleigh Salterton on the B3178. (see our next page for more specific details on how to find us)

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kate and Jeff

Tel: 01395 445710

CONTACT DETAILS:

THE BRITANNIA INN & RESTAURANT

KNOWLE VILLAGE

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

DEVON EX9 6AL

TEL; (01395) 445710

EMAIL: thebritannia@btinternet.com

To view a copy of our Sustainability & Environmental Policy Statement, please click here

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