The Fisherman's Cot
The Fisherman's Cot is a historic Devon country pub and hotel in beautiful settings right on the banks of the River Exe in Bickleigh. Cask ales are served and also food. Customers can sit out in the beer garden and watch the river flow by a 16th century medieval bridge.
This delightful Marstons Brewery thatched pub is on the route from Tiverton to Exeter on the A396 and makes for a perfect stop-off point. If you fancy a pint or two customers can book into one the rooms at the pub. The pub is a popular destination for Sunday lunch.
In the 1960s Paul Simon stayed at the Fisherman's Cot whilst he was performing in nearby Exeter. It's thought that he was inspired to write Bridge Over Troubled Waters here - with the bridge in question being the Medieval Bridge adjacent to the pub. Later Art Garfunkel denied this and cited the song was inspired by a hymn book.
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