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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01404 | code search
Postcode: EX14 | code search
Population: 11000
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Honiton History
Birthplace of:
Jo Pavey
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

Honiton Events

March
Honiton Festival

August
Honiton Agricultural Show

December
Christmas Exhibition
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Latest reviews

Home Farm Hotel
"Good Points: Polite staff, clean hotel, good prices General review: I will stay again when in area

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Fishponds House
"Good Points: Staff were extremely helpful, excellent grounds Bad Points: Strong smell of cooking in the bedroom, no hot water in the morning, could hear guests talking in the other rooms General ..." More

Heathfield Inn
"Good Points: Staff were very welcoming and we were impressed with the size of the room we had. We enjoyed the country feel of the pub and found the overall ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Honiton | 10 Places to Stay

Originally a Medieval centre of the cloth trade, the South-Eastern Devon market town of Honiton became famous for lace, pottery and glove making. It still has many shops dedicated to lace, even if it is no longer locally produced. Honiton lace was so well regarded in high circles, it was used in the wedding gown of Queen Victoria and the Christening robe of her first son, Edward, later Edward vii. An excellent collection of Honiton lace is on display at Allhallow’s Museum in the town. In more recent years, Honiton has become synonymous with antiques and antiquarian books, with many local establishments associated with this trade. Regular auctions are held in the town. Architecture in Honiton is modern in relative terms compared to other Devon sites, largely owing to fires which destroyed much of old Honiton in the 18th Century, much of the building work being post this date. It is a charming and prosperous place with a large modern shopping centre and two weekly markets. Accommodation caters for all needs and ranges from the luxury hotel to self catering cottages. Honiton is today set in largely agricultural country and is surrounded by many designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is evidence that this land has been inhabited since Neolithic times. The name is Anglo-Saxon and probably derived from “Hunas Ton”, The settlement of somebody called “Huna”. The nearby hill fort at Hembury Castle has been a fortified position since the Iron Age. There are several popular Honiton annual events including the Honiton Festival each May, featuring local musicians alongside internationally renowned artists and the Honiton Agricultural Show, one of the largest and best attended agricultural shows in the country. A thriving modern town, Honiton is also a gateway to some of the quieter retreats in Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Accountant

Carter Dawes IFA Solutions
David Jones Chartered Accountants
SJA Accountants Ltd

Attraction

Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities
Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Church

St Paul's Church

Club

Spankys Nightclub

Cottage

Bowditch Farm Lodge
Carp Lodge at South Farm
Cinders Cottage at South Farm
Molly's Cottage
The Farm House

Dentist

Honiton Dental Centre

Doctor

Honiton Surgery

Golf Club

Honiton Golf Club

Holiday Park

Blossom Hill Lodges
Blossom Hill Park
Otter Falls

Inn

Heathfield Inn

Market

Honiton Country Market

Honiton Street Market

Pub and Bar

Drewe Arms
Honiton Wine Bar
Otter Inn
Railway Inn
Red Cow Inn
Star Inn

Restaurant

Birds Nest
Birds Nest Restaurant
Clover Leaf Chef
Combe House Hotel & Restaurant
Deer Park Country House Hotel
Drewe Arms
Home Farm Hotel
Kristian's
Otter Inn
Red Cow Inn
Taste of Bengal

Self-Catering

Blossom Hill Lodges
Blossom Hill Park

Otter Falls
The Farm House

Solicitor

Beviss & Beckingsale

Taxi

Aries
Blackdown Cars
Horseshoe Taxis
Pals Taxis
Zodiac Cars

Shops

W H Smith Ltd
Courts Florist
Boots
Rymans
Caramel Clothing
Swaggers
Power Shoes
Hybrid
Walker Galleries
Otter Valley Poultry
Otter Country Sports
The Boston Tea Party

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Complete Meats
Baker & Sons
Perjinks
Bennetts of Honiton
The Crusty Cob
Uncle Buncles Bakery
Stokes Greengrocers
Haughty Culture
Thelma Hulbert Gallery
The Fishmonger
Specsavers

Antiques

Roderick Butler
Merchant House Antiques
Kingsway House Antiques
Honiton Antique Toys
Hermitage Antiques
Fountain Antiques
Extence Leigh
C & S Antiques
Colystock Antiques

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Button-Stephens
Barnes Jane

Activities

Skydive UK Ltd(Airsports)
The Picnic Boat(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Otter Country Sports(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Honiton

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Heathfield Inn (1.00 miles)

Heathfield Inn

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Set in the charming town of Honiton, in the heart of Devon, lies the beautifully thatched 15th Century Heathfield Inn. There is something for everyone at the Heathfield Inn and its ... More

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Deer Park Country House Hotel (2.00 miles)

Deer Park Country House Hotel

A Georgian squire's mansion dated 1721, set in 30 acres of glorious Devon landscape. The Deer Park Country House Hotel is situated at the end of a long drive just outside the historic lace town ... More | visit website

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Combe House Devon (2.24 miles)

Combe House Devon

Imagine a wildly romantic Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor set in 3,500 acres of one of Devon's finest country estates, close to the sea for long coastal walks, yet just a short drive from the Cathedral ... More | visit website

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Home Farm Hotel (3.13 miles)

Home Farm Hotel

Home Farm is a delightful romantic Devon hotel and restaurant located only minutes from both Axminster and Honiton.

Easily found on the A35, Home Farm will provide you with standards long-forgotten. Its character rooms, a wealth ... More | visit website

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Fishponds House (4.20 miles)

Fishponds House

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Fishponds House is set in 45 acres of tranquil Devonshire parkland with three beautiful and well stocked fishing lakes. The Hotel offers a variety of accommodation ideal for couples and ... More

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Sid Valley Country Hotel (4.21 miles)

Sid Valley Country Hotel

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Sid Valley 3 star silver awarded 'Small Hotel of the Year' is one of those special places rarely found.
Discover Devon inland and coast set in 7 acres of 'Outstanding Natural ... More

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Barn Park Farm (4.30 miles)

Barn Park Farm
Welcome to Barn Park Farm - a genuine UK beef farm set in 150 acres on Stockland Hill, amid the picturesque Blackdown Hills in Devon - an area of outstanding natural beauty, where the family ... More | visit website
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Courtmoor Farm (4.63 miles)

Courtmoor Farm
Courtmoor Farm is set in 17 acres of gardens, grounds and woodlands. Nestling in an idyllic position in the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and with breathtaking views of the Otter Valley. All of the ... More | visit website
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Glebe House (5.13 miles)

Glebe House

Glebe House is set on a hillside, overlooking the lovely Coly Valley, just inland from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. With stunning views and an idyllic rural situation, Glebe House offers comfortable and relaxing Bed ... More | visit website

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Tuckers Arms (5.31 miles)

Tuckers Arms
Set in the glorious countryside of East Devon 'where countryside meets coast'. Dalwood is the ideal touring centre from which to explore the beauties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

The Tuckers is listed in the ... More

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