The Waie Inn Review

Today the twins and I went to check out the Waie Inn, it was halfway between my house and my friends so a good place to meet up.

Located in Zeal Monachorum, deep in the mid-Devon countryside, it feels like you are driving to the middle of nowhere. But there is lots going on at the Waie Inn, as we discovered.

There was plenty of free parking available – and the twins immediately clocked the play area so we went to explore that first (free entry).

waie inn play area

There was the longest slide I have come across, and we have researched alot of playgrounds! The slide was a big hit, and had lovely views too.

waie inn play area

waie inn play area

Next we played in the castle area which was great, although it had a couple of hazardous drops for the toddler with us.

waie inn play area

waie inn play area

There were a couple of play houses too, complete with stairs.

waie inn play area

Next, a bit of climbing and sliding on the multiplay unit.

waie inn play area

waie inn play area

The diggers were popular (or excavators? my three-year old knows more about machinery terminology than I do!)

waie inn play area

Other play equipment included a long zip wire, a roundabout and flat and cradle swings.

For the sport-inclined, there was a large court for playing football, a volleyball net and a table tennis table (bring your own balls!). Inside, there’s a swimming pool and squash courts.

Although it was a lovely sunny day, in the name of research (and in need of a coffee) we headed inside to the soft play, Waie2Play. It costs £3.50 per child over 1years old for a 2hour session, accompanying adults free. It is an airy, bright and clean soft play with friendly staff. The long tunnel slide and bumpy slides were especially popular.

waie2play 2

For under 5s, there was a segregated area with slide, ball pool and rockers.

The ‘guns’ for shooting out soft balls were great fun and it was hard to tear the children away from them.

waie 2 play

The cafe sold hot and cold drinks, snacks and light lunches. We headed out of the soft play to the pub area as there was a bit more choice on their menu and our 2 hours were up (although they didn’t seem to be enforcing the 2 hour limit on our visit, it wasn’t too busy).

The pub had a large menu of typical pub grub and generally good value – that is, apart from my choice of the veggie burger, which had a £2 premium on it compared to the beefburger! There was also a children’s menu with huge portions!

We ordered in the pub and ate in the garden, there’s lots of tables available both in the gardens and the play area.

waie inn pegola

We had a lovely day at the Waie Inn and Waie 2 Play, it’s well worth a visit.

Practical Information

Address – The Waie Inn, Zeal Monarchurum, Crediton, Devon, EX17 6DF

Website –

Phone Number – 01363 82348

The Waie Inn is featured in our guides to Devon pubs with play areas and Cheap days out in Devon.

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