Our story

Opened in 1827, The Turf is a storied pub and boutique hotel, a rare hideaway on a picturesque peninsula.

With an unbreakable bond with the natural and nautical worlds, we have welcomed voyagers, artists and royalty for nearly 200 years.

The Pub

Serenity, simplicity and authentic charm are at the heart of The Turf.

Our Grade-II listed building still holds its original shape, with slanting floors, wonky windows and snuggly alcoves bathed in natural light.

Extensive gardens stretch across our unrivalled waterside setting, immersing guests in the natural beauty of Exeter Canal and the River Exe estuary.

We are passionate about honoring The Turf’s rich legacy, and contributing more to the environment and community than we take away.



The Turf’s boutique Hotel is due to reopen in Summer 2024 following extensive renovation.

There are currently no camping facilities in the garden grounds.