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Where to have dinner in Barnstaple…

If you’re a big foodie, stopping in Barnstaple is a must.  There are several award-winning eateries offering everything from fine dining to a bistro atmosphere and gastro pubs.  With establishments stocked with high quality produce from the local area, you will be hard to find a bad meal.  For Your Devon Escape’s recommendations, keep reading to find out where to have dinner in Barnstaple.


Claytons and The Glasshouse is a glass roofed restaurant offering a fine dining experience.  The chefs use locally sourced produce, with new dishes being added to the menu daily.  They want you to explore their dishes, extending your palate, and experiencing new flavours and combinations.  The restaurant provides a selection of traditional Devon dishes and international options with their twist.  They can cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free dietaries.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 6pm-9pm

Instagram: @claytonsandtheglasshouse


Born into an ordinary Gurkha family, and passionate about cooking, the owner recently opened this small restaurant at the request of the locals.  Serving traditional Nepalese food, be transported to Everest as you taste the mouth-watering dishes.  If you are wondering where to have dinner in Barnstaple, this is your spot.  The restaurant caters for vegetarians and vegans, and offers takeaway too, if you would rather eat from the comfort of one of our properties.  Everest Gurkha Chef is a BYO premises, so if you fancy indulging on a beverage, be sure to bring your own.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm


If you are wondering where to have dinner in Barnstaple, Latitude 48 is a great spot.  A relaxing atmosphere providing a selection of craft beers, ales and ciders, and world inspired food.  Latitude 48 offers a mouth-watering selection of comfort foods from burgers, platters, steaks and more.  They cater for vegetarians and can make dishes vegan on request.  With a great selection of drinks to pair with your meal, you won’t want to leave this place!  Try it out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 5pm-9pm

Instagram: @latitude.48


Having been established for nearly two decades, Lilico’s 1844 is one of Barnstaple’s most well-known restaurants.  Lilico’s 1844 is now one of North Devon’s hotspots offering a variety of indulgent sharing boards from around the world. Live music is also back on the menu with a purpose-built stage and dance area making Lilico’s 1844 the perfect venue for a night out in Barnstaple.  Catering for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free, there is really something for everyone in this establishment.  Book today and check it out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Instagram: @lilicos_1844


The Maiden Arch offers modern British fine dining with Michelin ambition in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  After working in fine dining for nine years, Robert decided to open his own restaurant, combining unique flavours with fresh, high quality local ingredients.  The menu changes with the season.  They use fresh and locally sourced produce to reflect the abundance of the season.  Robert tries to showcase what North Devon has to offer through his menu whilst providing a world-class dining experience.  Tucked away in the heart of Barnstaple, North Devon this gem won’t stay hidden for long.

Opening Times: Wednesday-Saturday 6:30pm-10:30pm



The Castle Inn is located only a few miles from Barnstaple.  They offer everything you could want from a traditional village pub.  Situated close to the Tarka Trail and many other local attractions, the Castle is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle.  They have a great reputation for serving delicious food at good prices, using the freshest local ingredients.  They also host entertainment evenings including live music events, quiz nights, pool, and darts.  Serving a traditional pub menu, catering for vegetarians, it is the perfect spot for a hearty meal.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 1pm-8pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm

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