The Holt

“A chic pub, restaurant and smokehouse” - AA Inspector



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Successfully run by brothers Joe and Angus McCaig, this popular split-level establishment is just where the High Street crosses a stream called The Gissage. The downstairs bar is stocked with the full range of Otter beers from nearby Luppitt, ciders from Honiton’s own Norcotts, and Joe's wine selection; it's also where the open-plan kitchen is; for the candlelit, two AA-Rosette restaurant, head upstairs. The cooking style is modern British, with regularly changing menus showcasing local suppliers in a big way and making good use of meats and fish from Angus's smokehouse. Tapas is served at lunchtime and in the evening, and daily specials supplement main dishes such as Thai red curry with smoked tofu, sweet potato, coconut, coriander and jasmine rice; and seared wild venison haunch served with dauphinoise potato, celeriac, chocolate oil and port jus. Cookery classes are held here too.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Holt
178 High Street, HONITON, EX14 1LA
Phone : 01404 47707


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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