Food

Breakfast at Green Dragon House

Breakfast can be served at a time to suit you (but no later than 10am please)

If you are having a cooked breakfast, we do ask that you kindly choose from the breakfast menu the evening before, so that we are able to prepare exactly what you’d like, at the time you would like it. Sustainability is very important to us, so this helps enormously with our aims to reduce the waste of high quality, fresh produce. Here is a sample of our current breakfast menu;

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On the sideboard

A range of cereals – including a gluten free option
A choice of fruit and organic natural yoghurt
Selection of fresh fruit
Dried fruits and nuts e.g. Medjool dates, apricots etc.
Brown and white toast
Homemade preserves, local honey, Marmite and spreads
A selection of teas, fruit infusions, freshly made coffee or hot chocolate
Fresh fruit juice
Fresh butter and organic milk (non-dairy milk alternatives are available on request)

We also offer the following delicious freshly prepared options (please order the night before)

Our cooked breakfast – sausages, dry-cured smoked bacon and local free-range eggs from our favourite butchers in Colyton, served with baked beans, mushrooms, grilled tomato and sautéed potatoes (griddled haloumi can be served as a vegetarian option)

French omelette – freshly cooked with free-range eggs and a choice of fillings

Smoked salmon served with toasted bagels, cream cheese and capers – with scrambled free-range eggs on the side as an option

French toast with fruit compote and natural organic yoghurt

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Just fancy a bacon butty? Or scrambled eggs on toast? If you’d like a variation of any of the above breakfast options, please just let us know when you place your order, and we’ll be happy to oblige.

Good places to eat…within walking distance 

River Cottage Canteen – Trinity Square, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AN, 01297 631715 (please note the canteen is closed on Sunday & Monday evenings)

A local favourite! The original River Cottage Canteen offers a fantastic seasonal menu, with an emphasis on wild, local and organic foods. River Cottage have very generously offered Green Dragon House guests a 10% discount when dining at the canteen, so please do speak to us about how you can take advantage of that offer.

The Giant Club – 14 Lyme Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AU, 01297 792782 (open on Friday and Saturday evenings only)

The Giant Club is quite an experience – an intimate, eclectic, bookings only restaurant offering a set six course menu on Friday and Saturday evenings only. You can expect some very accomplished modern cooking, featuring lots of local produce, plus a killer cocktail menu! We would recommend booking early.

Le Pisani – Church Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NX, 01297 631697 (closed on Sunday evenings and all day Monday) 

Le Pisani is a popular local Mediterranean restaurant, with an emphasis on all things Italian – specials often include fresh, locally sourced seafood.     

Axminster also has an Indian and a Chinese restaurant – Cinnamons and Golden House – both of which are open 7 days a week, and are just a short walk from Green Dragon House. Our favourite local pub, the Axminster Inn, serve simple traditional pub food all week, and of course some lovely local ales!

And finally, not exactly a place to eat, but if you’re in Axminster on a Thursday morning, you must take a stroll around the local weekly market in Trinity Square – you’ll find lots of fantastic produce on offer, and a lovely bustling atmosphere.

Good places to eat…a little further afield

Hix Oyster and Fish House –  Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JP, 01297 446910 (A personal favourite – perfect for a special meal with spectacular views)  

The Hive – Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, Dorset, DT6 4RF, 01308 897070

Tytherleigh Arms – Tytherleigh, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7BE, 01460 220214

Hunters Lodge – Charmouth Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5SZ, 01297 33286

New Inn – The Hill, Kilmington, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7SF, 01297 33376

Old Inn – Kilmington, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7RB, 01297 32096

Tuckers Arms – Dalwood, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7EG, 01404 881342