Best Devon pubs to visit this bank holiday weekend
The popular resorts of Devon will be busy this weekend as tourists flock to the beaches, historic sites and picturesque countryside. There are many pubs in the seaside towns and country villages offering great food, real ales, fine wines and Devon cider. Weather permitting, many of these have pretty gardens and terraces to relax on in the afternoon or evening.
Top Devon pubs
- Nestled in Torquay’s beautiful Babbacombe Bay is Peter de Savary’s pub, The Cary Arms. Located on Babbacombe Beach, this pub offers an idyllic space to relax. The food reflects the superb local produce, including Devon beef and Lyme Bay lobster. In the winter, a log fire makes this a cosy spot for a pint of local ale.
- The Lamb Inn in Sandford is housed in a 16th-century coaching inn. The food is freshly cooked, and the pub uses local produce whenever possible. Real ales and quality wines can be bought for reasonable prices, and the pub also serves cocktails.
- The Pilchard Inn is on Burgh Island, a spot that was visited by Agatha Christie and inspired her novel And Then There Were None. Enjoy real ales and baguettes in this famous location.
- The Bridge Inn in Topsham became famous when the Queen chose it as her first official visit to a pub. In the summer, enjoy a pint of real ale next to the river, and in winter, sit by the fire. Traditional country fare can be enjoyed, including pasties, pork pies and ice cream.
- The Rock Inn in Georgeham, North Devon is popular for both lunches and dinners and even more for its Sunday lunches. The pub uses local suppliers, so there are usually five roast options with all the trimmings.
- The Masons Arms in South Molton boasts a Michelin star for its exceptional local cuisine. The pub keeps its village local atmosphere while offering exceptional food, an extensive wine list and real ales.