The Bridge is near Exeter in Devon. This is in the South-West corner of Britain, about 170 miles West of London. The area is renowned for its rolling red countryside, wild moorland, and beautiful beaches. For these reasons the population roughly doubles at holiday time, and if you are thinking of travelling here at peak periods, leave plenty of time for a leisurely journey. Remember that we are a long way from much of England, and if travelling by road, take rest stops as necessary.
If you are thinking of dropping in on your way to Cornwall, we would be very pleased to see you, but remember that Penzance is over 100 miles further on!
From the M5
Leave at Junction 30, the Exeter turn off. Follow the signs for Sidmouth, and after 400m, turn right at roundabout onto the A376 to Exmouth. After 3km, cross one mini-roundabout and approach another after 200m. Turn right here to Topsham. After 2km, cross the River Clyst and The Bridge Inn is immediately on the right overlooking the river.
Leave the city centre on the Topsham Road, and follow the signs for Topsham and Exmouth. Once you are in Topsham, follow the main road to Exmouth over the railway, and sharp right. After 300m the road bends left down a hill. The Bridge is on the left before the River Clyst.
Leave on the A376 towards Exeter. After 5 miles at a mini roundabout turn left to Topsham (signposted). After 1.5km you will cross the River Clyst, and the Bridge Inn is immediately on your right.
Catch the "T" bus for Topsham, get off at Topsham station. Walk about 200m along Holman Way, parallel to the railway. Find the white kissing gates and cross the track. Walk up the path, and you will come to the main road at the top of Bridge Hill. The Bridge Inn is at the bottom of the hill.
From Exeter or Exmouth
Catch the X57 Exmouth-Exeter bus, and get off at the top of Bridge Hill. Walk down the hill, and The Bridge is at the bottom.
Catch the Exmouth branch line train from Exeter St Davids or Exeter Central. The trip to Topsham takes about 12 minutes. Walk out of the station and turn immediately right. Walk around the corner by Station Garage, and walk along Elm Grove road for about 300m. The road then bends left down a hill. The Bridge is on the left before the River Clyst.
Catch the Exeter train from the Exmouth terminus. At Topsham, leave the station and turn immediately left. Walk about 200m along Holman Way, parallel to the railway. Find the white kissing gates and cross the track. Walk up the path, and you will come to the main road at the top of Bridge Hill. The Bridge Inn is at the bottom of the hill.
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