The first school holiday of 2020 is fast approaching, and many
of us will be looking to make the most of the time by eating out
with our families. North Devon boasts many fine restaurants and
pubs, but which really are the best? We've got you covered with a
comprehensive list of our favourite hidden and not so hidden places
to grab a family meal in Croyde, Woolacombe and Braunton.
THE RED BARN
Established in 1965, the Red Barn has a long history of being a
home from home for many of Woolacombe's surfers. It's just a
stone's throw from the beach so if you're visiting the area ensure
you drop in after that cold winter walk on the beach to get warm
with a beer and great food. It caters to all offering breakfast,
lunchtime and evening menus.
Croydes' IT! pub, open breakfast, lunch and dinner all year
round. This family and pet friendly pub cater to all, under its
name sake thatched roof. Locals and visitors alike love the warm
and cosy atmosphere whether eating Mexican nachos or toasted
paninis. Traditional pub grub is served daytime and dinner, giving
you that hearty winter meal we know you're craving this February
Our second entry for Croyde, Billy Budds has it all; great
atmosphere, friendly service and walled adventure play garden for
the kids. Food here is just as varied, offering something for
everyone and if you don't fancy eating in, pizza, burgers and chips
are available to takeaway.
If you're looking for a carvery, go no further than the Williams
Arms! It has a reputation for being one of the finest in Devon,
offering fresh local ingredients served both lunchtime and
evenings. A large restaurant and bar area can cater for small and
large groups, perfect for all the family!
A centuries old pub, the Williams Arms is long established and
trusted by the locals. As a consequence, it books up quickly so
ring ahead to guarantee your table.
THE QUAY CAFÉ
One of the newest entries to this list, the Quay café is located
along the famous South West Coastal Path in Braunton. It's the
perfect stop off for families, dog walkers and cyclists. With
indoor and outdoor seating as well as cycle racks and free parking.
There's a wide selection on offer from lunch time cakes, tea cakes,
cream teas and seasonal specials. Not too mention great coffee and
smoothies! There is also a separate dedicated café for
families with younger children as there is a great indoor soft play
area to keep the children entertained!
Brauntons' award winning fish and chip restaurant, considered by
many locals to be the No.1 fish and chips in the North Devon
With a recent renovation this modern restaurant has catered for
many happy families and even the odd celebrity, including Damien
Hirst, Rick Stein and even our own Prime Minister. Get here early
though as it's busy at the weekends, even in the winter, proof it's
a hit with not just visitors but locals too.
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