Food and Drink

Not short of local offerings, the South Hams has a wealth of foodie favourites to float anyone’s boat and budget.


North Sands: The Winking Prawn is an infamous location which is equally perfect for a light lunchtime bite or evening BBQ. It's a great location for all the family, catering for all ages.

South Sands: The South Sands Hotel provides delicious food for any time throughout the day or as a coffee stop whilst passing to soak up the waterfront location. The neighbouring boathouse; Bo's Beach Cafe at Seakayak serves delicious pizzas which are the ultimate treat following a day making the most of their sea kayak tours.

Salcombe town centre boasts a number of restaurants including The Crab Shed, Dick and WillsThe Island Street and The Jetty Restaurant located at The Salcombe Harbour Hotel which all offer up mouth-watering sea-food, all with outdoor seating to make the most of the atmosphere.

For a more informal affair there are plenty of pubs and bars on offer too and if you fancy a pizza, Captain Flints is a popular choice with all the family.

South Pool:

When the tides work in your favour, a trip up the estuary by boat to South Pool makes for a fantastic experience where The Millbrook Inn is located and ready to greet you with a welcome bowl of paella or a tasty treat from one of their famous BBQ's.


If arriving to the town by boat, The Crabshell Inn is a destination becoming ever-popular and welcoming all ages which provides a glorious spot on the quayside basking in the sun all day.

If mooring further up river, there are a number of foodie fairs in the town itself to try out, The Old Bakery, Twenty-Seven by Jamie Rogers, Wild ArtichokesWoody's Restaurant and the Maha-Bharat to name a few.

If you’re exploring inland, a perfect pit-stop with café can be found nestled in the Avon Valley at The Avon Mill Garden Centre which offers a number of boutique shops alongside all things garden and home.

If you fancy a cream tea, the following locations come highly recommended (tried and tested), Thurlestone HotelThe Gara Rock hotelBurgh Island HotelSouth Sands HotelDart Marina Hotel, Stokeley farm Shop, The Lobster Pods and Stoke Lodge Hotel; not to be missed during a visit to the South Hams.

For those special occasions during your stay we would highly recommend one of the areas local caterers who create outstanding food using locally sourced ingredients which can be tailored to your requirements:

Surrounding Areas:

With so much fresh, quality produce from the land and sea, there's always something special on the menu in the many restaurants, cafes and pubs. From a pop-up event by Wild Artichokes, to al-fresco dining with friends on a terrace at The Oyster Shack, Britannia At The Beach or The Beach House, you'll find a selection of cuisines from tapas to paella and plenty of opportunities for Fish and Chips on the beach or at a dine-in waterfront location.

Not forgetting the main hotels in the area that all house outstanding restaurants with great views.


Gara Rock Hotel, East Portlemouth, Salcombe

The Harbour Hotel, Salcombe

South Sands Hotel, Salcombe

Thurlestone Hotel, Thurlestone, Kingsbridge

The Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove Kingsbridge.

Soar Mill Cove, Salcombe

Dart Marina Hotel, Dartmouth.