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, eat in or takeaway. An absolute must visit for all our guests, you wont be disappointed! Advance booking highly recommended if you want to book a table.

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.

Twenty Seven, Kingsbridge 01548 288847

Award winning restaurant/fine dining in Kingsbridge, perfect for a special occasion. Also sells amazing take away picnics and patisserie.

The Tradesmans Arms, Stokenham 01548 580996

A pretty pub on the village green, 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 sister pub to the Cricket Inn.

The Bear and Blacksmith, Chillington 01548 581171

Multiaward winning pub, serving locally produced food (they have their own farm and butchery) and incredibly good food.

Also try….

Stokeley Farm Shop A great shop selling local produce and fantastic meat. The cafe has an extensive menu of homecooked food and its own brewery. Very popular on weekends for breakfast onwards, we recommend booking a table.

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.

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