Devon Food & Drink

Delectable Devon

Everyone loves a hearty meal out while on their holidays, but what does Devon have to offer? From unique surroundings to traditional homemade food, fresh seafood and sweet treats, the food in Devon is bound to impress. But with hundreds, if not thousands, of places to choose from across the region, it can be overwhelming to decide where to eat out. That’s why our local experts are sharing with you just some of their favourite foodie spots in this delectable county.

Fish Pie from Breakwater Bistro

Breakwater Bistro

Our local recruiter really loves making a day out of a trip to this seaside cafe: “I personally love to walk along Brixham seafront to Brixham’s Shoalstone Pool, where our dog Hetty can dip her paws into the sea, we’ll then walk the coastal path to the Breakwater Bistro which is perfect for homemade lunch. I like to order the fish pie, it’s delicious and they use local fish from the fish market in the centre of Brixham’s town.” 

Fresh crab at Storm in a teacup

Storm in a Teacup, Watermouth Cove

Cuteness defined, the Storm in a Teacup cafe is a converted fishing boat that is a landmark of little Watermouth. With a colourful array of picnic tables outside, Teacup is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the sunshine. Foodwise, choose from a hearty breakfast menu, Devonshire Cream Teas and their famous crab sandwiches. They also have water bowls and dog treats for your pet to enjoy, so no one’s left out here!

Pints being poured

The George Inn, Blackawton

The small town of Blackawton is a small village to the west of Dartmoor, where we have a small range of properties in the surrounding area. The George Inn is a local landmark and thrives on the local community and visitors, as well as serving up some delicious food. The George is committed to promoting sustainable eating, so tries to source as many of its ingredients from Devon as possible, so you’re guaranteed a fresh, local and seasonal plate. The pub is also dog and family-friendly, so is a great place to enjoy dinner out or a couple of drinks together. 

Pastries in the window of a cafe

Blackwells Pasties, Bideford

The fight for the right to call the Cornish pasty their own has been going on for centuries between Cornwall and Devon. Well, unfortunately for Cornwall, records discovered in 2006 indicate that the first written mention of the humble pasty was in a recipe book dated from 1510 in Devon. Much to Cornwall’s further dismay, the 2019 TripAdvisor report into the best Cornish Pasty crowned Blackwells of Bideford the winner. In the interest of impartiality, we’ll leave this debate here, but we highly recommend stopping off at Blackwells for a truly scrumptious treat. 

Pad thai from the Cottage inn

The Cottage Inn Thai Restaurant, Lynton

If you’re staying in one of our Lynton Cottages, you simply have to visit The Cottage Inn. No stranger to the five-star review, the Cottage Inn’s authentic Thai menu is renowned throughout North Devon. There is also a microbrewery on-site and regularly hosts different local beers from the Devon coast, so this is a great option if you’re into your beers, want to try something new and support local business while in Devon.