There are a wealth of places to eat fine locally produced food in North Devon which makes it a superb location for special meals out during your self catering holiday. Although you will find the kitchen in your cottage fully equipped to cope with the preparation of the most demanding of meals it is always a treat to eat out.
The Park Hotel (01271 372166) in Barnstaple serve a carvery every day at lunch time with a large selection of vegetables to accompany delicious locally produced meat.
The Jack Russell Pub (01271 830366) is in Swimbridge. It is named after Parson Jack Russell of Swimbridge who first bred the terriers during the 19th century.
The Chichester Arms Inn (01271 343945) is in Bishops Tawton and originates from the 15th Century. Excellent traditional pub food in a cosy atmosphere
The Stags Head Inn (01598 760250) is situated between Filleigh and South Molton. Fantastic Sunday Lunches serving locally sourced food. Recommended to phone for a reservation as this is a popular restaurant with the locals.
The Bell Inn (01769 540368) can be found in Chittlehampton’s pretty village square.
Splendid fish and chips can be purchased from The Silver Cod (01271 342232) in Bear Street in Barnstaple. Alternatively The Esplanade Fish Bar in Lynmouth is worth popping to on a day trip. They produce fantastic fish and chips which you can eat on the beach, harbour side or take up to the cliffs above Countisbury to eat whilst absorbing the stunning views
The Williams Arms (01271 812360) on the way into Braunton is a carvery available at lunchtimes during the week and on Sunday evenings. A choice of joint is accompanied by a choice of 16 vegetable dishes.
The Blue Ball Inn (01598 741263) in Countisbury near Lynmouth is a traditional country pub on the edge of Exmoor with blackend beams, stone fireplaces and a 13th Century Inglenook fireplace. Serves real ales and locally produced food all day.
The Quay, Damien Hirst’s famous restaurant is in Ilfracombe and is regularly featured in the national press.
The Hunters Inn (01271 858339) in nearby Newton Tracey is an oak beamed 16th century inn which serves fine ales and healthy locally sourced food.
The Garden Restaurant at Eggesford Garden Centre (01769 580250) Serves delicious meals and snacks including a wide variety of Gluten Free meals and cakes. We adore their tomato and basil soup and gluten free carrot cake but there is so much more to tempt you as well.
There are a number of places to eat in the South Molton area. Some are:- Gables Tea Rooms, The Corn Dolly Tea Shop (an award winning tea shop), the Duchess Restaurant and the Old Coaching Inn. The Old Bake House in Chulmleigh and The Grove Inn at Kings Nympton provide home cooked locally produced food.
On a Saturday South Molton has a country market where you will find mouth watering home made cakes, scones, savouries, chutneys and jams to buy.