A foodie’s heaven

With its proximity to the sea, and with local fishermen, farmers and butchers offering such an abundance of fresh produce, South Devon is the perfect holiday destination for the foodie! Enjoy an almost endless choice of restaurants, distilleries, farmer’s markets, and delis to sample the best the local area has to offer.

And Devon has no shortage of Food & Drink festivals throughout the year. Don’t miss the Salcombe Crab Festival (May) celebrating ‘all things seafood’, the sustainably-run Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival (June) and the Dartmouth Food Festival (October), described by the Guardian as one of the top 10 festivals in the UK.

The Crabshell Inn at Kingsbridge

Another firm family favourite, the Crabshell Inn is a friendly and welcoming gastropub. Sit outside for dining with fantastic views over the Kingsbridge estuary. It’s an all day sun trap.
They serve a great range of draft beers and the food is all homemade. Of course, there is plenty of seafood on the menu but if you fancy a change try their pizzas – they are famously good!

The Crabshell Inn
The Quay Kingsbridge
Devon TQ7 1JZ
01548 852 345


The New Inn

Open throughout the year serving food 7 nights a week serving a variety of dishes, The New Inn dates all the way back to the 17th century and is one of the ‘New Inns’ built under Elizabethan Charter to provide shelter for travellers after the Dissolution, the Inn was also the original Court Room for the Stanborough Hundred district.

The New Inn
01548 821326


The Oyster Shack
at Bigbury

Local to Thatches, The Oyster Shack is a firm family favourite all year round. The delicious and varied menu offers a seasonal BBQ menu featuring the catch of the day, crab, lobsters and of course, oysters served a variety of ways. A scenic drive along the tidal path takes you to the restaurant where there is plenty of parking – and they even do takeaway!

The Oyster Shack
Milburn Orchard Road
Stakes Hill
Bigbury TQ7 4BE
01548 810 876


The Ship Inn, Noss Mayo

The Ship Inn is another favourite spot of ours. It really is a stunning location right on the edge of the Yealm estuary – a great spot for sitting in the sun and watching the world go by on the water! The owners pride themselves on their beer selection, and the daily changing menu features a great range of local produce. There are lots of sailing opportunities in Noss Mayo, and plenty of walks and fabulous crabbing spots!

The Ship Inn
Noss Mayo
01752 872387


The Turtley Corn Mill

The Turtley Corn Mill is set in six acres of grounds within the beautiful South Hams. Whether it’s a family meal, breakfast, Sunday lunch or a romantic dinner for two our traditional menus – using locally sourced foods – real ales and great wines make it the perfect place for eating out in south Devon.

The Turtley Corn Mill
TQ10 9ES
01364 646100


The Winking Prawn

So close to the beach you can have lunch in your swimsuit, the Winking Prawn sits just over the road from North Sands in Salcombe. Welcoming visitors for more than 20 years, our particular brand of shabby chic beach restaurant always buzzes with activity as people congregate for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the bits in between, throughout the year.

The Winking Prawn
North Sands
01548 842326


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