Places to eat

North Devon is becoming a foodie heaven. There is a fantastic selection of local pubs, bistros and restaurants offering an excellent choice of menus, using only the best locally-sourced ingredients. You really are spoilt for choice.

Pack o’ Cards, Combe Martin

The Old Sawmills Inn, Berrynarbour

The Old Sawmills Inn is ideally located between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. Renovated in 2016, it offers a wide array of quality beers and ales alongside good wholesome food, which were possible is cooked ‘low and slow’ in their ‘’Big Bertha’’ charcoal fired oven.

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Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens

Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens, Barnstaple

A wonderful restaurant offering Mediterranean tapas. The award-winning restaurant prides itself on using fresh local ingredients and is open all year round.

Combine your visit with a walk around the gardens where there are more than 300 sculptures within 10 acres.

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Blacksands Bistro, Ilfracombe

Blacksands Bistro, Ilfracombe

Blacksands Bistro is a family run restaurant boasting delicious homemade, locally sourced, honest food, as well as a fantastic cocktail menu.

In the warmer summer months, relax outside on the south-facing terrace garden, where they light up their chimenea.

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Pyne Arms, East Down

Pyne Arms, East Down

This traditional countryside pub located in the small hamlet of East Down offers everything from real ales to Sunday roasts and speciality fish dishes. This is a very popular pub, so to avoid disappoint, please book in advance.

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Blacksands Bistro, Ilfracombe

Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, Ilfracombe

The Olive Room has recently been awarded a Michelin star, and with its menu using only the very best in local and seasonal ingredients it is easy to see why. The fine dining restaurant is very popular, so guests need to book.

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Pyne Arms, East Down

The Black Venus Inn - Challacombe

Enjoy the very best in both homemade food and local drinks at The Black Venus, a historic 16th century inn that is packed full of Devon charm and character. This is great pub to visit if you have dogs with lots of walks nearby and Exmoor on your doorstep.

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Pyne Arms, East Down

The Coach House by Michael Caines, Kentisbury

Situated in the grounds of Kentisbury Grange, this 17th century former coaching house is now a Michael Caines restaurant open all year round for Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea in a truly remarkable location.

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