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.
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 restaurants, pubs 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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Calling all young aspiring pizza chefs and ice cream aficionados… Brightside at Exeter and Honiton are holding pizza making and ice cream decorating classes on Wednesday 15 th and Wednesday 29 th November 2023, from 4-7pm. Each child will be given a pizza base and four toppings of their choice to…Learn More
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One thing we love about autumn is the various flavours that are prominent at this time of year. From cinnamon filled apple pies to hearty stews and soups, there is nothing better than the taste of autumn and with its natural larder, Devon is a great place to experience all of the season’s favourite…Learn More
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Nourish Festival, the popular food, craft, and music event, returns to the streets of Bovey Tracey on Saturday 9th September to celebrates its 10th anniversary with a totally free entry community event. Residents and visitors to Bovey Tracey can eat their way up Fore Street and drink their way…Learn More
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National Cream Tea Day is an annual event that falls on the last Friday in June every year. As the cream tea is a Devon delicacy, we thought we’d tell you some of our favourite spots to enjoy this tasty treat – just make sure it’s cream first! Of course, being a Devon delicacy, you can pick up a…Learn More
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National Picnic Week returns this June from 17 th -25 th which means it is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors for a good old-fashioned British classic. To help you find the best spot for a picnic this National Picnic Week, here are some of the highest-rated picnic spots across the county. The…Learn More