Eat & Drink

Wreckers Rereat Bar

at Hartland Quay Hotel

A must visit is Hartland Quay which is 3.7miles and a fantastic walk, as you descend the hill on your approach you will see an amazing panorama of the Atlantic coast, a great place for a sunset beer. The pub serves meals from 12-2;30 and 6-9pm its classic English pub food and l can personally recommend the Scampi and chips, or the cheesy chips. I would say if you have time have a walk along the coastal path heading south to Spekes Mill, what a beautiful location with its waterfall and St.Catherines Mount in the background. Its a super friendly pub and a must visit. Over the summer months its also a great location at high tide for a swim or a kayak, also can be a great surf spot depending on swell. A 100% must visit. Visit their website for more info.

Address: Hartland Quay, Hartland, EX39 6DU.

Tel: 01237 441 218

Opening hours: Bar open 11am till 11pm everyday. Lunch service is 12 till 2.30pm. Evening service is 6pm till 9pm.


The Old Smithy Inn

Based in Welcombe (great beach, even better sunset) just a few miles from Hartland the Old Smithy is a freehouse offering traditional pub grub and great live music, pop down on a Tuesday for Jam night plus there’s a folk night once a month. Real ales and a good selection of wines all available within a great atmosphere. One to visit. for more information.

Address: Welcombe, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6HG

Tel: 01288 331305

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 12:00am every day
Food served 12-2.30pm and 6-9pm daily


Pattards Kitchen

A small restaurant in a unique rural setting. A farm to fork concept with a modern edge. The ethos is of sustainability and conscientious sourcing. The restaurant is a beautifully converted milking parlour with a relaxed feel. service is not rushed and the food is the focus. For more info visit

Address: Pattard Farm, Hartland, EX39 6BY.

Tel: 01237 441444

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 6pm till Late
Reservations Only **subject to seasonal variation**


The Pig on the Hill

This restaurant sits on top of a hill, surrounded by countryside with the sea just over the brow. They have great facilities to keep all the family entertained, free parking and lots of space for kids to explore. At The Pig you will find delicious food and a grand selection of drinks for tipplers and non-tipplers alike. Diners enjoy the quality of a restaurant menu with the down to earth atmosphere of a country pub. All the meat, fish, cheese and even ice-cream are sourced from local producers around North Devon, and this one of our favourite places to eat!


Address: Pig on The Hill, Westward Ho!, Devon, EX39 5AH

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (11am – 11pm) Saturday (11am – 12 pm) Sunday (11am – 9pm).

Tel: 01237 459222



Woolsery Fish and Chips

Set in the nearby village, Woolsery Fish and Chips serves your favourite traditional dishes as well as few creative specials that change weekly! With something for everyone, including veggie burgers and kids meals, it’s extremely popular with the locals as delicious take away when you don’t feel like cooking! Check them out on Facebook or give them a call to see what specials are on for the week.

Address: Woolsery Fish and Chips, Woolsery, Devon, EX39 5QS.

Opening hours: MAY – OCTOBER: Tuesday – Saturday (12pm-2pm & 4.30pm – 8.30pm)
OCTOBER – MAY: Wednesday & Thursday (4.30pm – 8.30pm) Friday & Saturday (12pm – 2pm & 4.30pm – 8.30pm).

Tel: 01237 431431


Tin Tins

A great Thai/Chinese takeaway in Bideford just a 25 minute drive from Loveland. You can call ahead to place your order so it’s ready in time for your arrival.

Tel: 01237 429633

Address: 2 Bridgeland Street, Bideford EX39 2PS

Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday (5:30pm-8pm)
Friday & Saturday (5:30pm-9pm)


Coasters, Bude

A great little restaurant in the centre of Bude (just off the main street below Boots). Great for a quick fairtrade coffee or afternoon tea, or for dinner on a Saturday evening where they have a special menu all made from locally sourced produce (the fresh crab mini quiche to start is particularly great!). The restaurant isn’t licensed so take your own wine, there’s a small corkage fee.

Address: 2 Belle Vue Avenue, Bude, EX23 8BS

Tel: 01288 355332


Opening hours: Monday – Saturday all year round 10am-4pm
7pm-9pm (Saturday Evenings)


Lavender Tea Rooms

Awarded the Tea Guild’s award for excellence in 2010 the Lavender Tea Rooms is a Hartland must for an afternoon cream tea. The tea rooms are situated in the beautiful lavender and rose gardens at Cheristow Lavender Farm. Their Sunday Afternoon teas are particularly popular but do require booking in advance.

Address: Cheristow Lavender Farm, Hartland, EX39 6DA

Tel: 01237 440101

Opening hours: Every day except Friday’s 11am-5:30pm


The Old Bakery Coffee Shop

Home made cakes and freshly ground coffee can be found on our door step in Hartland Square. The old bakery is the perfect place for a spot of light lunch and does a mean bacon sandwich that starts the day off just right! Find a seat outside and you may find that it’s the perfect place to stay a while and watch the local people potter and the town awaken.

Address:The old bakery Coffee shop, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6BL

Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday
11am-5pm Sundays

Phone: 01237 440283


The Kings Arms

This is our closest pub at 1.6miles and a short walk located in the heart of the village, it is a great traditional pub and very friendly. They serve traditional beers and the finest gins l’ve ever seen. Food is a tight modern menu which is great and l highly recommend the burger and chips, but l have been told the Pizza is good.. For more information

Address:Fore Street, Hartland, EX39 6BL

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 4pm till 11pm. Friday to Sunday 12pm till 11pm

Phone: 01237 440151


Rosie’s Kitchen

Rosie’s Kirchen is a family run bustling beachside cafe situated a stones throw from Crooklet’s surfing beach in Bude. Rosie’s offer a warm welcome to everyone and are a modern diner with Cornish charm offering beachside food. They have an enclosed sundeck overlooking the amazing waves of the Atlantic Ocean complete with a wood burner to keep you toasty on colder days.

Address: Rosie’s Kitchen, Crooklets Beach, Bude.

Opening hours: Weekdays (12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm).
Friday and Saturday ( 12pm – 3 pm & 5pm – 12am). Sunday Roast (12pm-3pm)..

Phone: 01288 354238


Moran’s Restaurant and Bar.

Moran’s restaurant in Westward Ho! is a family run establishment specialising in a delectable range of exclusive Thai cuisine, traditional English dishes and cocktails complemented by the extensive fine wine list. Moran’s is set in the heart of Westward Ho! just a few steps from the beach.

Address: Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford, EX39 1LH

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday  (10am – 11pm).
Friday and Saturday ( 10am – midnight).

Phone: 01237 472070

The Thatch Inn

They offer excellent pub food, real ales and fine wines, with menus and a daily choice of blackboard specials, offering local fresh fish and farm produce from across Devon and Exmoor. All served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere by wonderful staff who are at the heart of this busy and popular Inn.

Address: The Thatch, Croyde, North Devon, EX33 1LZ

Opening hours: Breakfast (8am – 12pm).
Meals (12pm – 10pm).

Phone: 01271 890349


The Glorious Oyster

Operating from a converted horse box trailer, they shuck and sell some of Devon and Cornwall’s finest pacific oysters, delivered direct from the farmer to ensure quality and freshness, serves with a variety of their own sauces and dressings. They sell dished with: lobster, crab, laver and other sea vegetables, squid and scallops as well as serve beach burgers and other lovely things!

Address: Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!, Bideford, EX39 1LH

Opening hours: Friday – Sunday (12pm – 5pm).


The Riverside

Owned and run by local brother and sister duo David and Hayley Charlesworth, The Riverside prides itself on lovingly delivering the freshest dishes, at affordable prices, in a welcoming family atmosphere. The family even grow many of the ingredients used in the menu at their family farm, situated just outside the village.

Address: 20 Caen Street, Braunton, EX33 1 AA

Opening hours: MONDAY – SUNDAY: Breakfast (8.45am – 11.45am) Lunch (12am – 3pm) Evening (6pm – Late).

Phone: 01271 813633


The Hoops Inn

Has a good reputation and is 8.4miles away, on the A39 heading to Bideford, but l have only been there for a shandy in the beer garden but what a great looking pub. My neighbour tells me its very good.

Address: The Hoops Inn, Near Clovelly, EX39 5DL

Phone: 01237 451222

Opening hours: BAR: Mon to Sat: 10am – 11pm Sun: 12 noon – 10.30pm. FOOD: Mon to Sat: 7.30am – 9pm Sun: 8.30am – 9pm