With over half a million people in the UK eating a plant based diet, veganuary has become a New Years Resolution for many wanting to try a healthier start to the year. South Devon has many brilliant vegetarian and vegan friendly places to visit and many menus in our local restaurants and pubs will cater for vegans.

Harbour house Café, Kingsbridge

Our favourite eatery in Kingsbridge, this is a hidden gem in the town. Serving the most delicious homemade vegetarian and vegan breakfast ad lunches in a relaxed atmosphere. Both the food and the setting is feast for the senses! Expect friendly service, indulgent salads and delicious cakes!

Willow Vegetarian Restaurant, Totnes

Possibly Devons oldest veggie restaurant, this restaurant has been tucked away in Totnes for over 30 years now. Willow serves up delicious and imaginative vegan and vegetarian dishes from locally sourced producers.

Riverford Farm Café, Buckfastleigh

Famous for its huge selection of organic veg which are the star of every plate (and the deserts are delicious too!!) Experience flavoursome feasting on fresh seasonal produce from the Riverford Farm.

Seeds II, Totnes

This vegetarian café has a lovely variety of healthy and hearty food, in an “all you can eat” service, grab a plate and fill up from the buffet style selection.

The family here at Beeson Farm holiday cottages wish you a healthy and happy New Year!

National Fish and Chip Day

Friday June 2nd saw National Fish and Chip Day – as if we needed an excuse!! It is estimated that 333.6m portions of fish and chips are consumed in the UK each year, and we know that now guests holiday is complete without trying their own portion! We have some excellent establishments locally offering the best (and freshest) fish and chips caught on Britains seafood coast.

Here are our top recommendations!

  1. Britannia at the Beach, Beesands. little seafood cafe (know by many locally as “the shack”) is meters away from the beach in one of Devons traditional fishing villages. Local fishermen provide the fish- much of which is caught in the bay outside. They cook delicious fish and chips to take away (sit on the beach or the picnic tables outside) but also have inside seating and an extensive menu showcasing the best of the local fish and shellfish.
  2. The Cricket Inn, Beesands 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. Eat inside or head outside to sit in the sunshine by the beach with views over towards the lighthouse.
  3.  The Start Bay Inn, dates back to the 14th century when it was known as The Fisherman’s Arms and was used by the local fishermen who worked their fishing boats from the village beach infront of the pub. The Start Bay Inn is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering a huge selection of fish and shellfish (again much of which is caught directly in front of the pub). They have a sit down restaurant as well as offering take away.
  4. Rockfish Dartmouth. over to Dartmouth to Rockfish, owned by Chef Mitch Tonks. They source much of their fish from the fish market at Brixham, where buyers from all over the world are eac day looking to secure some of the catch. They have a great restaurant which is amazingly child friendly (each child gets a goody bag of activities) and also have a popular takeaway, sit on the benches along the harbour and watch the boats come in.