When Topsham had a flourishing port in the mid 17th century, a healthy trade in port wine from Portugal developed. The Globe was certainly involved in this trade as the ‘Globe’ was the sign of the Portuguese Wine Traders (which is why many coastal towns on the south coast have a Globe Inn or Hotel).
In the 1830’s it was a coaching inn, with coaches travelling to Lyme Regis, Salisbury and London starting at the Globe. Horses were stabled in Globefields at the rear of the hotel – now all you will find is houses. A (now converted) traditional malthouse out the back. Many original or period features still exist, such as fireplaces and wooden beams, although it has had a modern makeover.
As a St Austell pub, there is a great range of real ale, although expect to pay a little more here.
This is a great place to get a more chilled pint, sit in the cobbled courtyard in the sun and slow down for a bit.