There are so many pubs, cafes and restaurants in the area that it’s impossible to detail them all – but here are a few of our favourites, both close by and further afield:
At One Dining Room – Modern European dining, serving lunch, dinner and tapas.
SQ Bar & Restaurant – A contemporary casual dining experience with something for everyone.
Squires Fish Restaurant – Classic British fish and chips at its best.
Le Bistro du Coin – A relaxed French dining experience with the finest food and wines.
The Riverside – A family-run restaurant situated in the heart of Braunton village, on the banks of the River Caen.
The George Inn – Classic British food. Call 01271 814903
The Williams Arms – Great pub food, including one of the finest carveries in the South West.
Wild Thyme Cafe – Award-winning family-run cafe serving top quality coffee and fresh, tasty food.
Siam Bistro – A family-run authentic Thai restaurant, available for in house dining or takeaways.
The Saunton Sands Hotel – AA-rosette fine dining in a stunning, art deco hotel restaurant overlooking Saunton Beach.
Beachside Grill – Relaxed beachfront cafe with an open-air terrace, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer.
The King’s Arms, Georgeham – A bustling, cosy village pub that’s hugely popular with locals.
The Rock Inn – A characterful 17th century Georgeham inn.
The Thatch – Great pub food, fine wines and ales in Croyde.
Billy Budd’s – Delicious pizza, tapas and burgers in Croyde. Try the Billy Burger!
The Manor House Inn – A 16th century former coaching inn in Croyde. The Sunday carvery is a must-try.
Blue Groove – Laid back cafe/ restaurant in the centre of Croyde village. With great meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as great mid-week specials.
Barnstaple and beyond
Boston Tea Party – A cultural hub in Barnstaple, serving snacks, breakfast, lunch and quality coffee.
Fatbelly Fred’s -Delicious locally sourced fish and seafood dishes.
Fullam Restaurant – Chinese chic in the centre of town.
Lilico’s Tapas Lounge and Bar -Trendy Mediterranean restaurant and bar full of buzz.
Bull and Bear – A locally owned sports bar and restaurant specialising in American comfort food, craft beers and much more!
Johns of Instow and Appledore – These delis, cafes and grocery stores in the stunning villages of Instow and Appledore are just over 20 minutes drive for the best local produce and homemade delights. Well worth a visit by car or if you’re feeling sporty, by bike on the Tarka Trail!
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The Olive Room – Contemporary British cuisine using quality local ingredients.
The Quay – Classic, locally sourced food to enjoy with stunning views over Ilfracombe Harbour.
Combe Cottage Restaurant – Home cooked meals using fresh local ingredients.
La Gendarmerie – A stylish brasserie with rustic charm and contemporary design, housed in Ilfracombe’s old police station.
The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar – Relaxed, family friendly and authentic Spanish dining.
The Admiral Collingwood – A pub and restaurant serving great value food, wine and ales.
Broomhill Art Hotel – Award-winning, homemade Mediterranean inspired cuisine just outside Barnstaple.
Kentisbury Grange – Firmly established must-visit spot on the foodie trail, enjoy contemporary dining in stunning surrounds.
The Fox and Goose Inn – A proper Exmoor inn serving traditional pub food, and even take away pizzas.
The Hunters Inn – Traditional home-cooked food in Exmoor, also serving up a fine homebrew to enjoy by the fire.