The Bridge Inn, Topsham

Bridge Hill

Topsham, EX3 0QQ

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The Christmas Elves have been in the Inn decorating! We plan to open on
Saturday 19th 12-3pm and 5-8.30pm
Sunday 20th 12-3pm and 6-8.30pm
Monday 21st 12-3pm and 5-8.30pm
Tuesday 22nd 12-3pm and 5-8.30pm
The top bar shall be candlelit on Tuesday evening as we will be closed Christmas Eve.
This will be weather dependent.

We shall have fire pits outside, the booths available in the malt house, the top bar for parties of less than four and pasties with winter slaw and chutney, and mince pies.

Please adhere to current guidance for tier 2 and ensure that at anytime when you are not seated that you wear a face covering.

Booking would be advisable as space will be limited so please message us on Facebook to book or call the inn on 01392 873862.

We shall be closed from the 23rd -27th and shall review the situation after Christmas.

Thank you to all the lovely staff for coming and helping decorate and clean the inn ready to welcome customers in again for a short festive time.
Lots of you have asked to buy a Firepit I now have a few available for sale. £30 each. If you would like one please send me a message
[12/02/20]   We are so sorry that after a day of deliberating on the best way forward. We have come to the conclusion that it is better for us to wait for the review on December 16th. It is just too soon to open with so many grey areas. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to opening in the near future. Stay safe all xx
[12/02/20]   Thank you so much for all your messages asking what we are planning now that we are in tier 2.

We are still making plans and hoping to open next week from Wednesday at lunchtime with pasties and soup.

We hope to open on a few evenings serving either pasties with winter slaw and chutney, or soup with crusty bread followed by a warm mince pie. Each evening will have a vegan and meat option. On another evening we would like to welcome back local musicians with live music, this would be a ticketed event.

We will potentially only be outside as the Bridge tends to be a place where friends meet so please wrap up warm, bring a blanket and a hot water bottle! We will also be serving mulled cider and wine and hot chocolate as well as our normal drinks to keep warm from the inside out!

Firepits will be available to be pre booked and we would hugely appreciate pre booking for evenings so we can manage staff and food quantities.

We will keep you posted as the plan unfolds over the next few days but hope to see you back at the inn very soon. We miss you all very much.

Thank you for bearing with us.

We just wanted to say an enormous thank you to our fabulous staff who have worked so hard getting to grips with all the new technology and run around the malt house, car park and top bars serving customers. Hopefully your feet can have a little rest in lockdown take 2!

Also to all our friends old and new who came and supported us whilst we have been open and helped drink all the tapped barrels of beer this week! Wednesday was one of those special evenings in the inn full of love and energy.

We have battened down the hatches for now whilst waiting for this COVID storm to subside.
Wishing everyone love and health over the next month and hope to see you in a month for some more merriment!

With love Riannon and Caroline xx
The beers for today...
Beautiful morning on the river Clyst. We shall be open from noon till last orders at 9.30pm today. Before lockdown take two.

Thank you to all our customers for all your support over the last few months and stay safe and healthy we look forward to seeing you all on the other side ###
Sunshine, showers and rainbows!!
With the bad weather today the top bar shall be open with limited seating as well as the malt house and the fires will be roaring! Covered seating outside under the pagoda is also available. If you would like to ensure you have seating inside please call 01392 873862 to book a booth or table.
Our next step in making the inside of the inn COVID safe for winter is the addition of these cosy booths in the malt house, if you would like to take a step back in time and book a booth please call us on 01392 873862, preferably for 4 or more and the top bar can accommodate smaller numbers as we have such limited seating inside.

Many thanks to Jamie Andrews at instagram: Backdrop_design for making them!
Tomorrow eve Saturday 10th October we shall be welcoming in Autumn with festoon and fire pits!

Mulled Cider, Fireball Hot Chocolate, Apple cake and custard and S'mores shall be available alongside our normal menu.

The fire pits will be back, but due to the large cost of wood we need to ask for a contribution of £5 per fire pit for the wood for an evening. Fire pits can be booked if you would like one set aside for your group on a fine evening. Please call 01392 873862 or messenger us to book.

Fire pits will be lit as and when requested to avoid wasting any wood.

We look forward to some cosy, starlit evenings by the river with friends and flame!
Thank you so much Chloe Hills! Hope everyone enjoys it! Xx ✨ How pretty is the Bridge Inn looking with its new atmospheric lighting ✨
Forget about your troubles here for a moment or two ... Absolutely stunning ! 😍

Photos by Mike Drew.
Yesterday we made an addition to the outdoor area... some lanterns over the benches and more light in the tent so we can see one another! Thank you so much for all those who helped to make it happen, Chris Davis at Showbitz, Matt Gordon, Marcus Bartlett, Bruce Grieg at Topsham Electrical Contracting, Tom Lilly and Pat Hillier.
Gorgeous morning in the Clyst Valley, our beers for today
[10/05/20]   Please note that our winter opening hours every day are now
12-3pm Lunchtime
5.30-9.30pm Evening
From Thursday there shall be limited parking in the car park
We will be open in the malt house today, due to the weather and the fire will be roaring. There will be very limited seating inside until the screens are installed. Please ensure you wear face covering when not seated. Many thanks xx
Autumnal morning on the River Clyst and the beers for today!
Thank you so much to everyone for bearing with us with the new table service legislation! And your cheery waving of flags! We are getting to grips with the technology!
[09/25/20]   Please note that tomorrow we shall be closed from 2pm-5.30pm for a wedding
We planned our opening with great care to protect our staff and customers through this pandemic. Our system has worked well and been respected by our customers and staff. We are only open outside at present and no customers enter the inn. We have had many comments from customers that they all feel so safe in the way everything works.

With the new legislation coming into force tomorrow we have had to review procedures in order for us to remain open, we will now only be able to serve at the table. We feel that we are now putting our staff and customers more at risk than we currently are, but we have to comply. We do not know how long we will be able to do this with the large staffing increase and staff members who are vulnerable.

We realise that the legislation is a blanket one encompassing all pubs and cafes, but hope that in the weeks to come this will be reviewed and local authorities will be able to look at different businesses as individuals. As we operate more like a takeaway.

After speaking to local authorities who believe that at present we are running a COVID safe business, we would like to ask our customers to write to Simon Jupp our MP explaining that there is a need for businesses to be looked at individually. If you are able to email him at [email protected] we would be hugely grateful.

We thank you as always for all your support and please bear with us whilst we find our feet again.
Caroline and Riannon xx
A misty night by the River Clyst. Thank you to John Bickford for the picture.
Tonight’s beers!
Beautiful day in the Clyst Valley, we have some extra food for today!
[09/08/20]   Caroline's Soup will be back this weekend!
Enormous congratulations to Emma and Paul on their marriage. It was so lovely to have such a lovely ceremony and people in the inn again!
Here are some wonderful pictures from the weekend that Sandra Barrett took, birthday celebrations and family and friends meeting once again.
During this week we will be open
Lunchtime 12-3pm
Evening 5-9pm
Thank you so much to all of you who came and supported the inn this weekend, it was so lovely to see you and so great to see everyone being so respectful to one another and sticking to the guidelines. We thank you so much for this and making us feel comfortable and happy that we can continue safely.
Thank you also for bearing with us with limited staff and new ways of working.
Photo by Marcus Bartlett
We are ready to welcome you back from 12 noon today.

We shall be open over the weekend between 12 noon and 9pm. Please adhere to the government guidelines.

We are asking customers to be respectful of everyone and please only enter if there is table space available.

We are only taking contactless card payments, please order your food from the bar window and collect from the cellar hatch.
The only food we shall be doing is chunks vegan or steak pasties.

The car park is closed and we shall only be open outside, but the toilets are open.
We look forward to seeing you all.
Caroline has been sorting some old photos thought you might like to see what the car park was like in the 50’s! The garden!
Carolines new addition Teddy has found his spot in the bar ready to welcome you back when we can! That is if he isn’t too busy snoozing in the sun! Hope everyone is staying safe and well, the days are ticking on and hopefully it won’t be too long until we can all see one another again
Much love xx
Hope you have all had a good and safe VE Day. Love from Bridge Hill, we can’t wait to be with you all again and have a party in the car park! Much love xx
[05/07/20]   A reminder that we shall be celebrating VE Day on Bridge Hill tomorrow and invite you to join us from your homes to raise a glass for the Nations Toast to the Heroes of World War II at 3pm. We shall go live at 2.55pm here on Facebook so we hope to see you then. We would love to see pictures of how you have been celebrating. Stay safe and sane!
Caroline and Riannon
VE Day test 2!
[05/03/20]   Hello All,
With Our VE Day celebrations being cancelled next Friday 8th May, we would like to ask you to celebrate at home, dress In your 1940’s outfits or red, white and blue or whatever takes your fancy, make your finest afternoon tea and decorate for a VE Day celebration at home! We will be celebrating and doing the same at the inn.

We would love for you to join us here on Facebook live at 2.55 glass in hand, ready for the Nations Toast to the Heroes of World War II at 3pm, to start off your celebrations. Please send us or tag us in your pictures so that we can see and share what the wonderful Bridge Inn community have been up to!

We miss seeing you all so much. Hope that everyone is safe and well.
Much love
Riannon and Caroline

Please note we will reimburse everyone who had made payment for this once we are open again.

Working Hours

  • Monday17:30 - 21:30
  • Monday12:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday17:30 - 21:30
  • Tuesday12:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday17:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday12:00 - 15:00
  • Thursday17:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday12:00 - 15:00
  • Friday17:30 - 21:30
  • Friday12:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday17:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday12:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday17:30 - 21:30
  • Sunday12:00 - 15:00

The Bridge Inn, Topsham

  • 01392 873862