Information, Attractions & Events
The idealic scenary of East Devon. The Jurassic Coast, one of the UK's greatest natural wonders, a World Heritage Site. We are less than 4 miles from this famous stretch of coast and regular bus services go from outside the pub to almost every point of interest along the historic site, from Exmouth through to Poole. 3 coastal bus routes serve Newton Poppleford, giving a great opportunity to explore the Jurassic Coast.
Great walks, restautants, a local shop, famous Cream Teas, beautiful thatched cottages and regular events, Newton Poppleford is a fantastic place to spend a holiday in Devon whatever the weather. Easy access being just 5 miles from the A30 / 303 and just 7 miles from the M5, straight up the A3052 you'll find us! Great for a stop-off for those traveling down into Cornwall whether you might be driving from London, the North or taking the A35 from the East, we are in the centre of it all, easy to find, with everything you need including ample parking.
Surrounding Areas, Attractions & Events
Sidmouth (3 miles) / Exeter, Catherdral and Roman City (11 miles) / Crealy Adventure Park (5 miles) / Westpoint Arena (6 miles) / Bicton Park (2 miles) / Bicton Arena Equestrian Venue (3 miles) / Ottery St Mary (5 miles) / Budleigh Salterton (5 miles) Woodbury Park Golf Club (4 miles)
Newton Poppleford Carnival
Newton Poppleford has it's own spectacular Carnival every year with a large procession, fairground and other attractions. It usually takes place on the first Saturday of October and is widely regarded as one of the better carnivals on the circuit. The Cannon Inn is the hub of the excitment so book early if you are planning to stay or dine with us. The carnival procession comes right past the door, the fairground is a short walk and the atmosphere is unbeatable! Newton Poppleford Carnival is highly recommended.
Sidmouth Folk Festival
Sidmouth Folk Festival has been running since 1955 and offers over 700 diverse events. Ceilidh dances, big name acts, pub sing-alongs, silent discos, theatre, lively roots parties, fireworks and parades, it's a week not to miss. Regular buses run from outside the Cannon Inn to the centre of Sidmouth and the heart of the action and keep going until late in the evening. We are the ideal Bed and Breakfast for those wanting a bit of peace and quiet but not wanting to miss any of the action.
Tar Barrels Of Ottery St Mary
A world famous event that has been running for hundreds of years, Ottery St Mary on Tar Barrel night has to be seen to be believed! To summerise, teams of "Barrel Rollers" (men, women and even children at times) carry, run and pass burning barrels of tar between them while the narrow streets and walk-ways are packed with thousands of petrified on-lookers. The event can be scary, loud and at times dangerous. If you want somewhere to stay that is just a short taxi journey away but far enough to escape the madness, the Cannon in is the ideal B and B.