Food & Drink in Devon
The best way to get a feel for a place is to eat it’s food and if you’re staying in South Devon, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
From award winning restaurants, such as, Mitch Tonk’s, The Seahorse, at Dartmouth and The Orange Tree in Torquay to wonderful village gastro pubs, such as The Tower Inn at Slapton and the Green Dragon Inn at Stoke Fleming, they all serve fresh local ingredients.
Of course, no family holiday would be complete without a beachside Barbie so why not try the Winking Prawn, famous for its children’s dressing up box and surf and turf BBQ, set just yards from North Sands beach in Salcombe, or the award winning Venus Café at Blackpool Sands, offering delicious local and organic dishes, set in one of the most picturesque, family friendly beaches in the UK.
During the year Dartmouth plays host to monthly Farmers Markets as well as the Dartmouth Food Festival which takes place during October. The aim of the festival is to showcase the best that the South West has to offer as well as celebrating the quality of the areas award-winning restaurants.
There’s also a wonderful array of cafes, delis, take away’s and pubs as well as Sharphams Vineyard and Riverford Farm field kitchen.
For more information about local food producers, food events and farmers markets, visit www.lovetheflavour.co.uk
The Old Bakery, Kingsbridge
If you fancy something different, why not try The Old Bakery. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Kingsbridge, The Old Bakery is a middle-eastern, tapas style restaurant with rustic decor and a charming atmosphere. The perfect setting for special occasions.
The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge
A busy pub, situated right next to on the water, popular with people holidaying in Salcombe as you can easily moor up outside in the summer months. A buzzing and vibrant atmosphere with regular live music.
Salcombe Gin Distillery, Salcombe
Don’t miss out on the popular Salcombe Gin, and enjoy a tipple in their magnificent bar.
Crab Shed, Salcombe
If you want to try out the local Salcombe crab, this is a great place to try the catch of the day.
Hope & Anchor, Hope Cove
A lively pub overlooking Hope Cove, and the stunning coastline. Watch the surfers, relax on the sun terrace and enjoy the great food they have to offer.
A hugely popular restaurant and only open in the evenings. It is worth booking ahead.
Arguably the best fish and chips in town which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or sat on the harbour wall watching the boats sail by.
The Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay
A modern and updated Hidden away in the narrow winding lanes. Arrive through the winding narrow lanes or sail up the River Dart and moor up. Specializing in seafood, and often with live local bands and artists performing.