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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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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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Blacksands Bistro

Blacksands is a family run bistro serving homemade, and locally sourced, honest food. We have a licensed bar with a great cocktail menu!

Check out our sunny south facing garden terrace, it's the perfect place to chill out and soak up the vibes and on colder evenings we light up our Chiminea outside and our lovely woodburner inside!

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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

Recently awarded a Michelin star for the 2017 Michelin Guide, here at Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room in Ilfracombe, quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that fine dining is best enjoyed in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area. To take full advantage of our location, we source the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.

We hope to welcome you soon.

 

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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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S & P Fish Shop

Situated just 10 meters from the harbour, we serve a wide range of shellfish, freshly prepared crab and lobster sandwiches, salads or platters, to be enjoyed with a soft or alcoholic beverage.

We also have a lobster tank with live lobsters and crab, selling fresh fish locally caught from our own trawlers

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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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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 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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Nelly May's Parlour

Nelly May's Parlour, is conveniently situated in the High Street and is a traditional tearoom oozing with olde worlde character and charm. Part of the tearoom dates from Tudor times so why not take a break and soak up the atmosphere. A perfect choice for an exquisitely scrumptious breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea and cake.

Our Artisan bread is made daily on the premises, all homemade cakes and scones are made with organic flour and free range eggs and our jams and marmalade's are also homemade. We try to source our produce locally and use fresh quality ingredients where possible.

  • Nelly May's Parlour, conveniently situated on The High Street, is a traditional tearoom oozing with olde worlde character and charm - part of the tearoom dates from Tudor times so why not take a break and soak up the atmosphere. A perfect choice for an exquisitely scrumptious breakfast, lunch, coffee cream or afternoon tea or homemade cake.

    Our Artisan bread is made daily on the premises, all homemade cakes and scones are made with organic flour and free range eggs and our jams and marmalades are also homemade. We try to source our produce locally and use fresh quality ingredients where possible.

  • Nelly May's Parlour, conveniently situated on The High Street, is a traditional tearoom oozing with olde worlde character and charm - part of the tearoom dates from Tudor times so why not take a break and soak up the atmosphere. A perfect choice for an exquisitely scrumptious breakfast, lunch, coffee cream or afternoon tea or homemade cake.

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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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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 Sawmill Inn, Watermouth

Re-opened June 2016, The Old Sawmills Inn is the latest addition to a stable of four North Devon Pubs and Inns managed and owned by a local family business, trading for over 30 years. We serve quality craft Beers and Ales and a fine array of Westcountry Ciders alongside good wholesome food. Tapas dishes also available for those with a smaller appetite. Family friendly with large seating areas.


 

 
 

 

 

Re-opened June 2016, The Old Sawmills Inn is the latest addition to a stable of four North Devon Pubs and Inns managed and owned by a local family business, trading for over 30 years. We serve quality craft Beers and Ales and a fine array of Westcountry Ciders alongside good wholesome food

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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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