Axmouth - walking through the back lanes out of West Lodge will eventually lead you to Axmouth, a pretty little village on the river Axe with two pubs both serving good food. The Harbour Inn and The Ship.
Hix Oyster & Fishhouse , Lyme Regis is a new restaurant situated high above the beach and offering stunning views along the Dorset coastline - the fish is all sourced from the South West and served in an unfussy, contemporary style.
In Axminster, try Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Canteen – it is an old skittles alley converted into a trendy brasserie style restaurant, at the back of the River Cottage shop in the market place. Using only local seasonal produce – (much of it from River Cottage HQ which is just up the road) the food is fresh and tasty and won’t break the bank! If you wish to sample the full experience of River Cottage why not sign up for a course or evening event at Park Farm (River Cottage HQ). www.rivercottage.net
Keep heading west and you see signs for Beer and Branscombe – both are seriously worth visiting – buy fresh fish off the beach at Beer – or get in early at The Mason’s Arms in Branscombe – it is very popular with everyone and the lanes are very narrow!
A drive north of Honiton to Broadhembury will take you to one of Devon’s prettiest villages with the best food pub in the area The Drewe Arms. Again you must make a reservation as it is very popular with locals – 01404 841267.
Other good eating spots include The Kings Arms at Stockland and if you are a fish lover but want something more casual – By The Bay is a café on the sea front at Lyme serving fantastic fresh fish.