History of the Sir Walter Raleigh Inn
The Sir Walter Raleigh Inn is set in the middle of the delightful village of East Budleigh in East Devon, at the junction with Hayes Lane, which leads to the birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh. This is a truly welcoming 16th-century free house country pub.
The building was originally two cottages . In the 18th century, the first cottage became the King William public house. The second cottage was incorporated to provide a restaurant. The pub then became the Kings Arms, finally becoming the Sir Walter Raleigh Inn in 1967. Many of the original features still remain; wooden beams throughout the two different areas, the Old Jug and Bottle hatch behind the bar, and a couple of quirky alcoves; what they were used for is unknown.