Eating Out

EATERIES NEAR OUR LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST BARNSTAPLE


We appreciate that food and tastes are incredibly subjective and individual. However, we have put together for you, a list of a few of our favourite dining rooms and eateries in North Devon. They have all been tried and tested by either ourselves or our guests over the past few years and we feel that they all deserve a mention and recommendation.

We are happy to guide you a little more once you are here and when we have got to know you a bit better. There are many more places than are listed here which I am sure we have tried so don’t hesitate to ask. We will give you our honest opinion in all cases but we are happy to admit that there are some restaurants and cafes that are good but just not our style.
So sit back and let us take you through some of the culinary delights that North Devon has to offer. We think that our choices reflect a true cross section of restaurants and pubs, suiting all tastes, all styles and all pockets.
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CLAYTONS AND THE GLASSHOUSE

Enjoy the fabulous menu or simply a cocktail at Claytons

CLAYTONS AND THE GLASSHOUSE BARNSTAPLE


15-minute walk or 5-minute drive

Claytons is one of our favourite places to eat on any occasion. A lounge bar and cocktail bar with exposed brickwork downstairs. An Orangery-style restaurant upstairs. It has a chic yet informal feel, take me as you find me atmosphere. It serves European food, with unflustered ease. Sharing platters to nibble and a bar style menu downstairs. A more refined menu if you venture upstairs. There is also outside seating on the balcony for those balmy summer evenings.
Address: 2 Cross St, Barnstaple EX31 1BA Phone: 01271 323311 Hours: · 12–11pm
Visit Claytons facebook page for offers and information.
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PLACES TO EAT IN BARNSTAPLE

Moules Mariniere at Fat Belly Freds restaurant

OTHER RESTAURANTS AND EATERIES IN BARNSTAPLE


15-minute walk or 5-minute drive

Other places to eat close to our Luxury Bed and Breakfast Barnstaple.

FULLHAM CHINESE RESTAURANT - A traditional Chinese food experience, with great food in comfortable surroundings. Phone: 01271 328 882
FAT BELLY FREDS - Locally sourced seafood restaurant. Phone: 01271 345700
BOSTON TEA PARTY - Excellent Coffee, Cakes and Lunches, open from 7am to 6pm Phone: 01271 329070
PREZZO PIZZA - A contemporary Pizzeria with an open kitchen. Phone: 01271 376310
ALFIE BROWNS - A modern Pub / Restaurant serving quality food. Phone: 01271 344 477
THE OLD CUSTOM HOUSE - A quality burger restaurant specialising in British and American comfort food. Phone: 01271 322143

JUST OUTSIDE BARNSTAPLE
THE NEW INN GOODLEIGH - A traditional Devon pub with high quality home cooked pub fare, and traditional British favourites.
A 10-Minutes drive Phone: 01271 342488
THE STAGS HEAD - IN FILLEIGH - A delightful 16th Century lakeside thatched inn, with an excellent pub menu.
A 15-Minutes drive Phone: 01598 760 250
THE FOX AND GOOSE - IN PARRACOMBE - Excellent, traditional country pub with great home cooked food.
A 20-Minutes drive Phone: 01598 763239
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LE BISTRO DU COIN

French cuisine at its best at The Corner Bistro

THE CORNER BISTRO - BRAUNTON


10-minute drive

This unique brasserie in Braunton is truly French. In fact, outside France, there is probably no restaurant more true to its roots than Le Bistro du Coin. Run by Jacques and Beatrice it oozes quirky French style by the bucket loads. It is small and intimate, wooden tables and chairs, French pictures and artefacts on the walls. The menu is French, the wines are French and the atmosphere is even more French. The food is superb and the Franglais banter is unrivalled if you care to participate. Frequented by locals throughout the year this is a gem of a place not to be missed. Book early to avoid being disappointed.
8 The Square, Braunton EX33 2JD Phone: 01271 813897 Hours: 6-11pm
Le Bistro du Coin - French cuisine at its finest.
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OTHER RESTAURANTS IN BRAUNTON

Sample of the Riverside menu in Braunton

OTHER RESTAURANTS IN BRAUNTON


10-minute drive

THE RIVERSIDE - Family Run, well established restaurant with a great atmosphere. Phone: 01271 813633
AT ONE DINING ROOM - Daytime Cafe and evening Restaurant serving a select and diverse menu. Phone: 01271 814444
THE GEORGE HOTEL - A Gastro Pub with a separate restaurant area , and a good selection of menu choices. Phone: 01271 814903
SQ BAR - Contemporary and stylish bar, restaurant and roof terrace, with a well priced menu. Phone: 01271 815900
SQUIRES FISH AND CHIP SHOP - Award winning Fish and Chip Shop at the top of their game. Phone: 01271 815533
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THE COACH HOUSE - KENTISBURY GRANGE

Michael Caines menu at Kentisbury Grange is exceptional.

KENTISBURY GRANGE - THE COACH HOUSE RESTAURANT


20-minute drive

The Coach House is the new restaurant by the Michelin starred chef Michael Caines. It is found in the grounds of Kentisbury Grange Hotel on Exmoor. This is a restaurant which is fabulous at both lunch and dinner. The lunch menu is a smaller version of the dinner menu and great value at £25 for three courses. This place is a five-star for service and quality of food. Expect flavours and frills and twills and drizzles in abundance. If the haute cuisine thing is your bag then don’t hesitate to book. A wine list that is unrivalled in the North Devon area. If you want to feel a little pampered or a special occasion is abound, then this is the venue to try.

Address: Kentisbury, Barnstaple EX31 4NL Phone: 01271 882295

The exquisite food and service at Kentisbury Grange.
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THE MASONS ARMS

A Michelin star in the heart of Exmoor.

THE MASONS ARMS IN KNOWSTONE - EXMOOR


30-minute drive

This 13th-century delightful thatched pub is found on the edge of Exmoor between Barnstaple and Tiverton close to the A361. A short hike of around 30 minutes by car from the B&B but, well worth the visit.

Despite donning a coveted Michelin star, the pub upholds a local feel, beamed bar, huge fireplace and regulars with their dogs. Chef Mark Dodson creates his awarding-winning food using local North Devon ingredients and his own inimitable style. Wife Sarah runs front-of-house and tops the experience off with first class service and a friendly non-stuffy vibe. Real Ale and Champagne by the glass and a vibrant wine list.

Address: South Molton, Knowstone EX36 4RY Opening Hours · 12–2:30pm, 6–11pm
Phone: 01398 341231

Discover the menu at the Masons Arms.
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THE OLIVE ROOM

The only Michelin star in Ilfracombe.

THE OLIVE ROOM - ILFRACOMBE


25-minute drive

A quirky, simple homely restaurant in looks, delivering the WOW factor in taste and culinary skills. This little restaurant under the auspices of Thomas Carr has recently won its first Michelin star. Ultra-fresh seafood dishes, from daily local catches are the speciality. A great little place for foodies who want a relaxed and unpretentious environment, with sublime food and great wine.
Address: 56 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ Phone: 01271 867831
Experience exceptional food at the Olive Room

OTHER PLACES TO EAT IN ILFRACOMBE

11 THE QUAY - Damien Hirst's restaurant on the quayside in Ilfracombe. Excellent, locally sourced menu, with original artwork to compliment. Phone: 01271 868090
THE GENDARMERIE - Housed in Ilfracombe's stunning old police station this stylish modern brasserie with open kitchen is well recommended. Phone: 01271 865984
BLACK SANDS CAFE - A very popular Bistro serving well priced good food. Phone: 01271 860608
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SUNSET FROM THE BOATHOUSE

One of the best views of any restaurant in North Devon.

THE BOATHOUSE - INSTOW


15-minute drive

Situated right on the seafront in this pretty estuary village. The Boathouse serves up some of the freshest fish and seafood in the area. Often landed right on their doorstep. A great view to accompany some delicious local fare. The menu changes daily which is what we like about it, so you will be spoilt for choice. Can get quite busy in the summer months so book ahead if this little place is enticing you in.
Address: Marine Parade, Bideford EX39 4JG Phone: 01271 861292
Experience local seafood with a beautiful sunset backdrop over Instow beach

OTHER PLACES TO EAT IN INSTOW AND APPLEDORE

THE INSTOW ARMS - Stunning views over the beach and estuary with good bistro style menu. Phone: 01271 860608
JOHN'S DELI & CAFE - INSTOW - Award winning Deli & Cafe. A must for food lovers. Phone: 01271 860 310
THE COFFEE CABIN - APPLEDORE - Excellent little cafe with great coffe cakes and crab sandwiches. Phone: 01237 475843