Food & Drink

The local area is a ‘foodies’ paradise. Many local establishments offer locally caught fish and shellfish and locally reared organic meat. The Dartmouth Food Festival is an annual celebration of the great food and drink that is produced in the South Hams.

Here are some of our recommendations…

The Cricket Inn, Beesands 01548 580215

Our local pub, The Cricket Inn first opened its doors in 1867 in the small fishing village of Beesands, metres from the crystal clear waters of Start Bay. The Cricket is a welcome gathering place for both locals and visitors alike (dogs welcome too), offering real ales, great wines and fantastic food. The Cricket Inn is well known for its seafood, and the freshest fish, lobster and hand dived Scallops are caught straight from the Bay in front of the inn by the village fishermen. 

The Britannia at The Beach, Beesands 01548 581168

Britannia at The Beach, home of fantastically fresh local seafood, is affectionately known as ‘The Shack’. They offer a combination of a traditional fishmonger, village stores and a unique rustic café. Takeaway fish and chips is also available

The Start Bay Inn, Torcross 01548 580553

Based in Torcross, the Start Bay Inn provides famous fish & chips and seafood specialities. The Inn dates back to the 14th century when it was used by the local fishermen who worked their fishing boats from the village beach infront of the pub. The Start Bay Inn use their own boat, DH92, for scallops, crab, lobster and fish or buy from local fishermen from Beesands and Dartmouth.

The Milbrook Inn, South Pool 01548 531581

The food is excellent, specialising in true seasonal field to plate eating every taste and flavour on the menu owe their origin to the local landscape.

The Tradesmans Arms, Stokenham 01548 580996

One of the prettiest pubs in the local area, ideal for a drink, bar snacks or an evening meal. Their menu has a traditional element with a contemporary twist to it without being too complicated.

The Church House Inn, Stokenham 01548 580253

Located next to the church in Stokenham, Great for a casual bite to eat, it has an extensive menu and is a popular venue for Sunday lunch.

The Kings Arms, Strete 01803 770380

The Kings Arms is a recently refurbished, Grade 2 listed pub in the village of Strete. Perfect for walkers on the coastpath. Great homemade food, with the menu being regularly updated. Wonderfully warm and friendly service and a lively bar area

The Laughing Monk, Strete 01803 770639

The Laughing Monk is housed in the former village school from 1839, the building has many original features and an open fire. Perfect for a special occasion/fine dining experience. Their fish and shellfish are caught locally and meat comes from local farmers

Also try….

Stokeley Farm Shop A great shop selling local produce and fantastic meat. The cafe has an extensive menu of homecooked food.

The Venus Cafe Company has branches on the beach at Blackpool Sands, Bigbury on Sea and East Portlemouth (for Mill Bay), serving hot and cold drinks and a full menu.

Cafe Alf Resco in Dartmouth, a popular choice for breakfast!

The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge 01548 852345 situated on the quayside, its south westerly aspect basks in the sun (plenty of outdoor seating to soak it up in)!

The Pigs Nose, East Prawle The most southerly pub in Devon. Brimming with old world charm and quirky character. Unique atmosphere and fine selection of local ales and ciders to accompany pub grub. They regularly play host to visiting rock and blues bands.

Radius 7 in Stoke Fleming aims to source all of its food from within a 7 mile radius of the premises

Rockfish Dartmouth owned by Mitch Tonks, superb fish and chips and very family friendly.

Red Earth Kitchen, Kingsbridge. Traditionally prepared, award winning, ready meals using local free range eggs, and sourcing as much of our other ingredients from the South Hams and Devon.

At the Bakery Frogmore is an excellent Bakery offering everything from fresh bread to traditional Devon pasties. They also stock basics, milk, butter, free range eggs, cereals, cheese, their own cooked ham, daily newspapers, sweets and chocolates also an increasing range of deli products and local handmade preserves.

The Bake House in Kingsbridge and Salcombe for delicious fresh bread and pastries

Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream Delicious ice cream made in the heart of Salcombe