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Eating and Drinking

Whilst in the area you must sample our famous Scrumpy Cider, Devon Made Fudge and Devon Honey. There are several local dishes to entice your taste buds from our local Pasty and Traditional English Fish and Chips – best eaten straight from the bag! Not forgetting our famous Cream Teas – warm freshly baked scones served with home made jam and thick clotted Devon Cream…yummy!

Hele Bay Pub - 5 minute walk from Hele Valley

"We don't do fast food, we only do good food as fast as we can" This pub won the Silver 'Best Pub Award' for 2015 at the North Devon Journal Food, Drink and Tourism Awards. They serve freshly cooked traditional pub food. The Hele Bay is open all day and offers a comprehensive menu, traditional ales, beer garden, children's games room and soft play area, ample parking and a warm welcome. Traditional British Sunday Roasts.  Curry nights, steak nights and quiz nights. Children and families are made very welcome. Advisable to book. Lovely beer garden overlooking Hele Bay beach.

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Hele Billy's

Hele Billy's serves high quality fresh food, including locally landed fish and local farm meat. A daily specials board offers imaginative dishes while the main menu offers more traditional food. Sure to find something to suit all tastes! All welcome to enjoy constantly changing real ales alongside regular beers, ciders and wine.
Why not sit outside under our large heated umbrella. Catering for smokers, but enjoyed by all! 

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The Thatch Inn

I can't think of a nicer pub to spend a sunny afternoon or evening, with a large beer garden that attracts the sun all day, you cannot lose.  They have light bites available for lunch and a delicious evening menu.  When the sun goes in you can finish your evening inside, in the traditional bar.

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Relish Bar & Bistro

With a large selection of local dishes, pizzas and fish dishes available, this restaurant has something for everyone, even the wine connoisseurs among you!

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La Gendarmerie

If you have a special occasion to celebrate or just want to treat yourself to something special, why not try La Gendamerie on Fore Street, you will not fail to be amazed at the mouth watering creations that the friendly staff will serve up to you.

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The Olive Room

With a large selection of local dishes, pizzas and fish dishes available, this restaurant has something for everyone, even the wine connoisseurs among you! All the food is home-made on the premises, from the bread to the ice creams and sorbets. A combination of the very best local producer and skilled craftsmanship in the kitchen results in a thoughtfully prepared, contemporary British menu with strong North Devonion influences, they present mouth-watering dishes that are as pleasing to the palette as they are to the eye.  Thomas Carr at the Olive Room has also been recently awarded a Michelin Star, so well worth a visit!

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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

If Fish is your dish, you won't go wrong with a meal at Take Thyme, the locally caught fresh fish and seafood is prepared and served to the highest standard by a dedicated husband and wife team.  For those of you that aren't fish lovers, you have the alternative choice of quality Exmoor steaks.

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Seventy One

It is highly advisable to book up early in this family run restaurant.  The owners work tireless to produce a selection of wonderful dishes.  Every plate that comes out of the kitchen is filled with perfection, and the puds are to die for!

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Espresso

This ideally situated restaurant has a wonderful seating area outside where you can enjoy fine wine and a great menu including local seafood. The staff are always very friendly and accommodating, and there is always a warm welcome. 

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Giovannis and Luca

This Italian family run restaurant is ideal for a family meal, there are dishes to suit the pickiest eater and the smallest tot.  The surroundings are roomy and light, and the food is delicious!

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Settantanove

If you enjoy a slice or two of delicious pizza in and intimate friendly setting, then this is the place for you.  With homemade pizzas and pasta dishes galore, you will never leave hungry.

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Basils

The attentive and hospitable staff at Basils will never fail to give you a wonderful evening full of fine wine and delicious meals created from locally sourced produce (they also have a very good vegetarian range).  Being quite a small restaurant it is advisable to book, but it will be worth it.   

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The Pier Tavern

A recent face lift has turned the Pier into an even greater place to be, good food is always available and when you hear the music as you wander past, you won't be able to stop yourself going inside to enjoy it further.

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Ilfracombe Yacht Club

Splendid views can be taken in while staring out at Ilfracombe Harbour.  The Yacht Club features a really lovely patio/garden at the rear that is lit up of an evening with fairy lights, it makes for a lovely setting to enjoy a chit chat and stare out at the sunset of an evening.

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The George & Dragon

Ilfracombes oldest pub is one of the towns true treasures, the food is delicious and the service impeccable.  This pub is a favourite with the locals who maybe found catching up on local gossip at the bar or taking part in one of their popular quiz nights.

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The Prince of Wales

The "Prince" is a traditional pub that serves great food throughout the day and the evening, the staff are friendly and vast menu is very reasonably priced and of a high quality.

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11 The Quay - Ilfracombe Harbour

This stylish bistro bar and restaurant has attracted much media attention across the UK over the past year or so. It was opened by controversial artist Damien Hirst in 2004. Situated on the Ilfracombe harbour, this outstanding Victorian building has a café bar on the ground floor, and 3 dining rooms offering spectacular views from every room. 

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The Terrace Tapas Bar

Cocktail and Tapas bar, serving fresh food in comfortable surroundings. Sit down to a 3-course meal with fine wines or walk-in and take a seat under big umbrellas on the pretty terrace whilst sipping cocktails. Beautifully decorated and well-presented interior compliments mouth-watering dishes.

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The Grampus Inn, Lee, Nr Ilfracombe

Winner of the North Devon Top pub 2004 for its food and real ale. Open lunchtimes and evenings for homemade bar meals. Informal eating. Children welcome.

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The Sawmill Inn, Watermouth

Family friendly pub between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. Good food. Sunday carvery. Large car park. Beer Garden. Real Ales and a warm welcome to all.

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Ye Olde Globe, Berrynarbor

Homemade meals served daily in the unique atmosphere of this 17th century pub with its antiques and curios. Open log fire in the winter. Large children’s room with play area and garden.

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