Places to Eat & Drink in Devon

When it comes to food and drink, Devon’s specialities are some of the most tempting: cream teas of scones smothered in Devon clotted cream and dolloped with strawberry jam; Ruby Red Devon beef, as juicy steaks or steaming roasts; fresh seafood, be it gleaming fresh mackerel, Exe Estuary mussels, Brixham crab or Lundy lobster – or fish and chips, eaten on the seafront.

And that’s not all. Devon’s chefs and cooks are experts in ice-cream, pasties, Devon splits, fudge, charcuterie, cheese … and of course, cider, beer, wine, and more recently – gin and whisky.

So of course, that means that in every town and village you’ll find great places to eat showing off their very own recipes for these – and much more besides.

Places to eat and drink – with a view

Of course, being Devon, we lots of our restaurantspubs and cafes are in fantastic locations. If there’s anything better than a firm, white, fresh fillet of turbot – it’s eating it within site of the bay in which it was landed. What could make a delicious slab of pork even more enjoyable than gazing out from a country house hotel across the fields on which it was raised? And eating scones within sight of the oven in which they were baked, just metres from the garden in which the strawberries were grown, and within mooing distance of the cows that made the cream … just perfect.

But we’re not just talking picture-perfect locations. Eating a freshly-baked pasty at a Devon farmers’ market, chowing down on a burger in a bustling street food market or festival, sinking a cider in a busy pub garden – all are fabulous food experiences to be had in Devon.

Award-winning places to eat and drink in Devon

Did you know that Devon has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any county outside Greater London? Spread across grand country house hotels, cosy pubs and neighbourhood restaurants, the standard of cooking and hospitality is sky-high in Devon – as it should be, doing justice to the amazing local produce and great locations.

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