Food & Drink in Budleigh Salterton

As you might expect from a town with a bi-annual food and drink festival, the local food and drink scene is highly praised in Budleigh Salterton. The Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival runs across two days and celebrates the very best of local produce, including rare breeds of meat, hand harvested sea weed, locally brewed and distilled drinks and hand made charcuterie amongst other products. Like most of the towns and villages across Devon, the people of Budleigh Salterton are committed to sustainability and lowering their food miles by making the most of the incredible local produce.  

Meet the makers 

In Budleigh Salterton, the people are proud of the quality of the local produce and you can see why at the regular farmers’ markets that take place every month.  

You can also meet the producers behind the delicious flavours at some of the independent eateries in town, including ice creams and nationally renowned fish and chip shops.  

Full of quality restaurants, cosy pubs and cute cafes and tearooms, you can find firm favourites and new dishes to delight everywhere. As the town is located along the coast, it is a real haven for seafood lovers and you can often see the trawlers heading out in the mornings and heading back in with the day’s catch. The town’s pubs, fish and chip shops, take aways and restaurants all use as much local produce as they can, creating some amazing menus that change with the seasons.  

Enjoy a real taste of Devon 

A real Devonshire cream tea or a proper, home cooked breakfast is an absolute must when in Budleigh Salterton. A stay at one of the town’s bed and breakfasts will give you the chance to enjoy a hearty countryside breakfast to really set you up for the day, while the town’s cafes and hotels will have a host of cream tea options available, including gluten free and vegan options and even some with the tea swapped for champagne for those special occasions.