Lively, cosy atmosphere, welcoming chirpy staff and really tasty, top notch food. BEST FOR: Pub lunch after long walk on the beach
The Stag Inn, Rackenford
Lovely little pub recently refurbished, very friendly staff and a cracking new young chef. BEST FOR: Unexpectedly amazing food at a very reasonable price.
The Swan Inn, Bampton
A fabulous dog friendly pub and restaurant. The staff are very welcoming, the atmosphere is lovely and cosy, and the food is amazing and all freshly cooked to order. BEST FOR: When you want to go to a relaible, smart pub.
Saunton Beachside Grill
Great location with cracking sea views from the balcony. Dog friendly on the balcony also which is brilliant. Food selection is varied and good range for all tastes. BEST FOR: Ice cool pints of Estrella in the sun after a cracking surf.
Tarr Farm Inn, Withypool
A really lovely pub in the middle of the beautiful Devonshire countryside. The food is good, traditional pub food, and the drinks are reasonably priced. Very lovely on a sunny day! BEST FOR: Friendly beers at the bar after an epic walk along the river Barle.
The Boathouse, Instow
Lovely lunch & dog friendly. The staff are friendly & it’s a warm setting with a spectacular terrace for sunny days. BEST FOR: Ideal place to have a meal after a good walk along Instow beach.
The Bell Inn, Chittlehampton
Very lively pub in a pretty village. No designated car park but plenty in the village square opposite. Its well known locally and every night we’ve been there it’s been chokka block, so it's necessary to book in advance! BEST FOR: Meet some cheerful locals in this lively family-run pub, which also serves amazing curries!
The Black Venus, Challacombe
Fantastic little pub that don’t take bookings, you just pitch up and it always seems to work out. Beautiful drive there from Heasley House, up through Simonsbath and across the moor. BEST FOR: Last minute when you haven’t booked anywhere, but also a cracking pub in it’s own right.
The Rising Sun, Lynmouth
A wonderful spot in a wonderful place. Great food, friendly staff, the bar /pub always has a good mixture of locals and guests and a great atmosphere. BEST FOR: A very nice place to eat and drink in one of North Devon’t most intriguing villages.
The Ship Inn, Porlock Weir
Proper old thatched-roof pub just along from the harbour with a lovely old interior and good range of local beers and ales. Old fashioned pub fair at a very reasonable price. BEST FOR: Old school pub right next to the harbour.
Hunter's Inn, Heddon's Mouth
Fabulous position giving plenty of walking options, from a woodland walk to the sea or the nearby Valley of the Rocks. The food is nice and the bar well stocked. BEST FOR: Welcome reward after a spectacular coastal walk.
Poltimore Arms, Yarde Down
This is unlike any pub you will ever visit. Probably best to have no expectations but rather just a good sense of humour and adventure….what this pub lacks in electricity it makes up for in spades of soul. It is honestly a true gem that we are lucky to call our local. BEST FOR: Putting the world to rights with a well-loved landlord!