If you’ve been taking part in Veganuary this year or want are thinking about giving it a go, there are plenty of places to enjoy eating out and fresh, seasonal local produce in Devon! One of the scariest things about committing to a lifestyle change like this is finding places to eat and drink while visiting the county. Don’t worry though, it’s easy while in Devon!

With cafés, pubs and restaurants offering everything from vegan options for Devon cream teas and even fish and chips that have vegan substitutes, you can participate in Veganuary and enjoy a fun break in Devon all at once!

Here are a couple of suggestions of great places to dine while in Devon that offer some amazing vegan menus, so get these places on your itineraries!

In Torquay there is Bistrot Pierre, where you can enjoy freshly prepared French food with amazing sea views from both indoor and outdoor spaces. The terrace features umbrellas and heaters, so you can enjoy Al Fresco dining without having to be at mercy to the January weather. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a special occasion, Bistrot Pierre is the perfect destination to eat in Torquay and the menu has a range of vegan options, as well as gluten free and vegetarian menus too.

In Barnstaple, the Royal and Fortescue Hotel has several dining options, including the luxury of 62 The Bank, the restaurant and relaxed treats in the Coffee House. The Royal and Fortescue Restaurant offers first class cuisine in a lavish and opulent setting. 62 The Bank is the fashionable Bar and Bistro, which adjoins the hotel while the restaurant is memorable venue for lunch with family and friends.

Whichever of the eateries you choose to visit, you’ll find menus full of tasty, seasonal dishes and if that wasn’t enough, guests at the hotel receive money off their meals – which makes it even better!

While we’re in North Devon, we have to mention the Brasserie at the Carlton in Ilfracombe. The Brasserie selects the best produce from local farmers, producers and suppliers and creates simple, seasonally inspired dishes. The menus are created with, and feature produce directly from North Devon’s natural larder, providing you with some delectable dishes. Vegans are well catered for here and there are also gluten free and vegetarian options available, plus a dedicated children’s menu, so everyone in your party can have a lovely meal out.

If you want to plan a private event during Veganuary, the team at Stuart Line Cruises have a host of vessels with fully licenced bars and waitress service throughout the voyage. The menus on offer feature local produce from the West Country. All dietary requirements are catered for and they offer a range of vegan and dairy free options, as well as vegetarian menus and gluten free food. The staff have a folder on board where guests can even check for ingredients and allergens – to put your mind at ease!

In fact, there are a host of attractions around the county that offer refreshments – many of which have vegan options, so no matter what time of year you choose to visit, you can enjoy locally produced meat and dairy free food and drink. One such place is Canonteign Falls, which opens in March for their next season. The café is a relaxed and friendly spot nestled within the stunning grounds and celebrates the exceptional seasonal produce that Dartmoor and the surrounding area has to offer. The café champions great food and drink made simply and visitors can choose from a host of locally sourced snacks, light meals, cream teas and more, complete with exciting vegetarian and vegan alternatives.


Find more delicious dishes around Devon here.