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Fresh fish and chips, cream teas, Devonshire wine, microbreweries – lots of places to eat & drink

Places to eat & drink

The problem with our part of Devon is not where to eat but do I have enough time to eat in all the places I want to. We are spoilt for choice with amazing eateries using local produce to create incredible menus. From Michelin Star restaurants to the humble chippy East Devon has it all.


Hare & Hounds
Putts Corner, Sidbury, EX10 0QQ

Approx 10 mins drive

Hare and Hounds is all about the carvery with a fantastic selection of roasted meat and vegetables to accompany them. Booking is always recommended to avoid disappointment. The best Sunday lunch in the area.

Tuckers Arms
Dalwood, EX13 7EG 

Approx 15 mins drive

A wonderful old pub with a thatched roof and flagstones. The menu is great, good quality wholesome English fare. From experience we can guarantee you will not leave the pub hungry.

Mason’s Arms
Branscombe, EX12 3DG

Approx 20 mins drive

This is a great pub serving wonderful local beers and food. There is always a Roast Dinner on the menu for Sundays. The pub has an amazing inglenook fire place by the bar and is a great place to end a walk up from the beach.

The Anchor Inn
Beer, Seaton, EX12 3ET 

Approx 20 mins drive

The Anchor Inn is a great pub with a beer garden looking over the beach. The menu is simple, but good and value for money.


The Holt
178 High Street, Honiton, EX14 1LA 

Approx 5 mins drive

Set at one end of the High Street in Honiton, this is our go to place for meal out. Wonderful modern food in an unpretentious setting. It is owned by the Otter Brewery family so expect great beer as well as fabulous food. Booking recommended.

The Pig at Combe
Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD 

Approx 10 mins drive

The Pig at Combe is set in an Elizabethan Manor house. With their very own kitchen garden including, a vegetable garden, herb garden and the philosophy of sourcing produce with 25 miles of the restaurant you can definitely expect an unusual and exciting menu.

Jack in the Green,
Rockbeare, EX5 2EE 

Approx 25 mins drive

Half-way between the farm and Exeter, Jack in the Green is a gastropub with classic style, contemporary details and a locally sourced, Modern European menu.

HIX Oyster & Fish House
Cobb Rd, Lyme Regis, DT7 3JP 

Approx 30 mins drive

This is a cool and contemporary seafood restaurant run by renowned chef Mark Hix. The food is amazing as are the stunning views over the harbour. Booking essential.

Cafes, eateries & cream teas

Boston Tea House
53 High Street, Honiton, EX14 1PW

Approx 5 mins drive

In our opinion the best place in town for coffee, it is part of a slowly growing chain but don’t let this put you off. The feel of the cafe is definitely local and independent with a great selection of teas, coffee, cakes and more.

Grazing Cow
Offwell, EX14 9RR

Approx 5 mins drive

The Grazing Cow is our closest cafe, serving delicious breakfast, homemade cakes, cream teas and lunches. There is also a small farm shop with locally produced produce attached to the cafe.

Bovey Down Farm
Farway, EX24 6JD

Approx 5 mins drive

Set beside the River Otter at Otteron Mill you will not only experience the ancient traditions of flour milling, bread baking but you can also taste their famous cream tea. Lunches also available.

Pea Green Boat
Sidmouth, EX10 8BB

Approx 15 mins drive

Compact and bijou is a good way to describe it and you have to be quick to get a seat in summer, but if you do it is a perfect place to enjoy watching the world go by with a coffee, glass of wine, pizza or fish platter.

Flip Side Burger
40 Harbour Road, Seaton EX12 2NB

Approx 15 mins drive

A funky beer and burger joint in Seaton. With a great menu and 30 craft beers to choose from what more could you ask for.