Sir Walter Raleigh Inn22 High Street
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This community run pub is set in the middle of the delightful village of East Budleigh at the junction with Hayes Lane, which leads to the birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh, this is a truly welcoming 16th-century free house country pub. The building was originally two cottages that were converted into a Jacobean-style pub in the 18th-century. The original name was, King William IV, but later changed to the Kings Arms; finally becoming Sir Walter Raleigh in 1967. Many of the original features still remain, wooden beams throughout the two different areas, the Old Jug and Bottle hatch behind the bar, and a couple of quirky alcoves; what they were used for is unknown. Good-quality home-cooked food is served lunchtimes and in the evenings and it is wise to reserve a table evenings and for Sunday lunch. The pub is family friendly, and the local book club, football club and church choir meet regularly. Dogs on leads are welcome in the bar. There is a small public car park close by in Hayes Lane. Stagecoach bus service 157, Exmouth to Sidmouth, passes the door.