Eating Out

Our first recommendations include some of the best local eateries, the ones that are on your doorstep... followed by some MITCHELIN star dining experiences.

Charming pub with food from lunchtime  Just 2 mins walk away from Carlane Court; an easy walk home! 

The Queens Arms

Address: Slapton TQ7 2PN  Tel: 01548 580800  Closed Mondays  Menu

A favourite with us, such friendly staff and lovely locals. You know it’s a good pub when locals want to be there. You can stop for a refreshing drink or eat in/collect a takeaway. We recommend food orders/takeaway bookings in advance; it is a busy pub and everything is cooked from fresh. You can book by telephone or online. 

 

  • Fabulous fish and chips and home cooked specials. For those who are lovers of Sarsons Vinegar for their fish and chips, we have stocked it in your kitchen
  •  Two outside gardens and lovely views
  •  Well behaved dogs and children are very welcome
  • Note: Don’t forget to bring a torch if you are walking home in the dark
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The Tower Inn

Address: Slapton TQ7 2PN  Tel: 01548 580216 Closed  Mon/Tues

Please check with The Tower Inn regarding menu – they are hoping to be back up and running by the summer season.

Another lovely pub in Slapton village, whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter… The Tower Inn is a delight on your doorstep. With an award winning chef, the menu offers seafood lovers a feast and creative vegetarian options too.  

  • Regular music nights featuring all sorts of bands, and quite often impromptu sessions from locals who like to have a jam together
  • Catch of the day specials… often from Start Bay that day
  • Sunday roasts, mulled wines and warming winter food are on offer outside of the peak summer season
  • With a roaring log fire and a wood burning stove to keep you cosy
  • A warm welcome to everyone, including well behaved children and dogs
  • Available for hire for a private party
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Enjoy a summer Pimms outside in their beautiful walled garden

Food serving times Wednesday – Sunday    Lunch 12pm – 3pm – last food orders by 2pm
Evening 6pm – 10pm – last food orders 9pm   Sunday 12-5pm – last food orders 3.30pm

Start Bay Inn dates back to the 14th century when it was known as The Fisherman's Arms and was used by the local fishermen who worked their fishing boats from the village beach in front of the pub

Start Bay Inn

Address: Torcross, Slapton Sands TQ7 2TQ  Tel: 01548 580553  Menu

Walk along Slapton Sands towards Torcross and you will come across the award winning Start Bay Inn, right on the seafront. Start Bay Inn is famous for its fish & chips and seafood specialities. As a family run business since 1977, they support local suppliers of fresh produce, real & local ales and live & local ciders too; so you would be too! 

  • Fabulous fish and chips – eat in or takeaway For those who are lovers of Sarson’s Vinegar for their fish and chips, we have stocked it in your kitchen
  • You can pre-order your takeaway in advance on the day or book a table
  • Friendly customer service and children’s menu
  • Dogs are more than welcome on their seafront patio, but not inside the pub during food service
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Stokeley Farm Shop

Address:  Stokenham TQ7 2SE  Tel: 01548 581605

In the heart of Ley Nature Reserve is the absolutely ‘must visit’ Stokeley Farm Shop, with everything you would expect from a ‘top dollar’ country farm shop. A great place to stock up on all your groceries, whilst also supporting local producers and the local economy.

There is a deli, butchery, a restaurant café plant centre and gift shop. In season you can pick your own strawberries too.


Are you a pizza lover? They have a wood fired pizza oven serving up crispy based pizzas, with a good choice of of tasty toppings. 

  • Pizzas served until 8pm on Fridays
  • A great breakfast venue
  • Stocks every day groceries and alcohol, including beer from their own brewery!
  •  Serves a traditional Devon cream tea
  • A perfect stop off for a family lunch… especially when walking through Slapton Ley Nature Reserve
  • Regular music nights

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Head here for crispy pizzas, freshly made sandwiches and food shopping

      Open 7 days a week  9am – 5pm   Live music on the first Saturday of the month until late
     Tap House (at the farm shop) is open until 8pm on Fridays

Authentic Indian cuisine 

 

Monday – Saturday 12.00pm – 2.00pm  &  5.30pm – 11.30pm   Sunday – 5.30pm – 11.30pm

The Maha Bharat Indian Restaurant

Address: Mill Street Kingsbridge, TQ7 1ED  Tel: 01548 857072  Menu

Curry is one of our national favourites and just down the road from you in Kingsbridge is an award winning Asian restaurant.  d winning food

  • You can dine in or pre-order your takeaway in advance 
  • A perfect dining experience
  • Takeaway collection 

The Cricket Inn

Address: Beesands Kingsbridge, TQ7 2EN Tel: 01548 580215   Menus

Whilst staying at Carlane Court. we couldn’t not recommend a lunch/dinner at The Cricket Inn. it’s not far away and right on the beach at Beesands. When you are here on a clear sunny day… you really could be anywhere in the world.

In summer they open the sliding doors to outside seating where you can dine alfresco overlooking the sea – just metres away. The view is glorious!


  • AA rosette dining
  • Contemporary interiors with a nautical twist
  • Situated directly on the South West Coastal Path – a lovely walk across the shoreline
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Awarded Gold in the South West Tourism Awards 2019 for Pub of the Year

Michelin Restaurants

Built in the 13C by the masons who constructed the nearby church

Restaurant

Monday closed all day
Tuesday – Saturday Noon to 2.00pm & 7.00pm to 9.00pm
1st Sunday in the month only Noon to 2.00pm


Village local pub
Monday closed all day
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 2:30pm & 6.00pm – 11.00pm
1st Sunday in the month only  Noon – 2:30pm

Closures 2021
1st – 7th January, 16th – 22nd February, 24th August – 1st September, 2nd & 3rd November, 25th – 31st December

dining room, where the views over Exmoor’s rolling hills are fantastic.

The food is more sophisticated than you’d expect to find in a pub, with a concise seasonal menu of attractively presented dishes firmly rooted in British and French classics. Cooking is refined and flavours are pronounced and assured; Mark has plenty of experience and employs the finest local produce to full effect. Service is charming and attentive and a perfect match for the food.

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Specialities

  • Fillet of halibut with potato crust with bouillabaisse style sauce and anchovy aioli
  • Roast quail with salted caramel shallot tarte tatin and hazelnuts
  • Trio of raspberry desserts
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The Masons Arms

Address:  Knowstone Devon EX36 4RY  Tel: 01398 341231  Menus

Mark Dodson

Husband and wife Mark and Sarah Dodson run this pretty thatched pub in the secluded little village of Knowstone.

 

MITCHELIN Guide’s review
‘Have a drink in the cosy beamed bar or lounge then dine beneath a Grecian ceiling mural in the bright rear dining room, where the views over Exmoor’s rolling hills are fantastic.


The food is more sophisticated than you’d expect to find in a pub, with a concise seasonal menu of attractively presented dishes firmly rooted in British and French classics. Cooking is refined and flavours are pronounced and assured.


Mark has plenty of experience and employs the finest local produce to full effect. Service is charming and attentive and a perfect match for the food.

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Specialities

  • Fillet of halibut with potato crust with bouillabaisse style sauce and anchovy aioli
  • Roast quail with salted caramel shallot tarte tatin and hazelnuts
  • Trio of raspberry desserts
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The Elephant

Address: Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2BH  Tel: 01803 200 044

Simon Hulstone

Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy.

Simon is an award winning chef with many decorations.

 

 

Closed on Sunday and Monday
Lunch
Tuesday – Saturday
Reservations 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Children’s menu (10 and under) available at lunchtimes only

Dinner
Tuesday – Saturday
Reservations 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Takeaway service
Tuesday and Saturday

Service dogs are very welcome! Note: Prior knowledge at time of booking is required

 

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The Elephant is relaxed, friendly and serves one of the best value Michelin starred lunches in the UK. All the dishes change regularly depending on which locally grown and reared ingredients are at their best.  it was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it has maintained for 15 years.  Menus

With beautiful views over looking Torbay harbour, The Elephant offers exquisite seasonal dishes. You can choose from an à la carte or tasting menu, keeping everyone happy, including the fussy eaters.

Specialities

  • Roast Devon scallop with barbecued Ibérico pork, sweet pea sauce and lovage oil
  • Torbay plaice with asparagus, Granny Smith apple and Brixham mussel cream
  • Salted caramel chocolate mousse with brown butter ice cream and cookie crumb
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A luxurious place, owned by local chef Michael Caines

Lunch

Monday – Thursday 12 noon – 2.00pm 
Friday – Sunday 12 noon – 2.30pm
Serving their lunch menu, Michael’s eight-course Signature Menu or à la carte menu

Dinner
Monday – Thursday 7.00pm – 9.00pm 
Friday – Sunday 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Serving their Taste of the Estuary menu, à la carte menu or eight-course Signature Menu

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Lympstone Manor

Address: Courtlands Lane, Exmouth  EX8 3NZ  Tel: 01395 202040  

Michael Caines MBE

Michael’s highly acclaimed and award winning cuisine lies at the heart of all his activities.  Menus

 

MITCHELIN Guide’s review  ‘This tastefully restored Georgian country house sits in peaceful grounds which stretch down to the estuary and its pretty veranda is the perfect spot to admire the view. 

Its elegant restaurant looks out over the Exe Estuary and Lyme Bay. The airy Berry Head room offers views over the headland and is a great place for lunch, while the Powderham room is ideal for cosying up in the intimate booths in the evening.

Sophisticated cooking is well-balanced and boldly flavoured and while it has classical undertones, presentation is modern and elaborate. The 8 course ‘Signature’ tasting menu best demonstrates the team’s abilities or there’s the ‘Estuary’ option for pescatarians’.

Specialities

  • Millefeuille of tuna and scallop with beetroot, honey, soy and caviar
  • Loin of venison with fig purée, glazed salsify, chestnuts and jasmine sauce
  • Green apple

elnuts

  • Trio of raspberry desserts
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