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The Best Pubs in Dartmouth


The pubs in Dartmouth are varied and plentiful.  There is truly something for everyone.  Whether it’s to catch a game, enjoy a cocktail or try a local ale, there is something for you on Your Devon Escape

Bar 1620

This place offers a great selection of cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits.  A quirky establishment, decorated to create a laid back but sophisticated environment.  Located on Hauley Road, with seating along the embankment through summer, this is a place to try for an afternoon or evening tipple.

Opening Times: Thursday-Friday 4pm-late, Saturday 12pm-late, Sunday 12pm-8

Instagram: @1620dartmouth

Cloud 9

Open April to October (weather permitting), this relaxed, outdoor space is perfect for a drink.  Enjoy a bottle of wine in the late afternoon sun, watch the sunset on the River Dart or enjoy one of the many local spirits that South Devon has on offer.  Enjoy the boats pottering by.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm

Joe’s Bar

Named after a friend of the owner, this elegant bar is tucked away down a side street, around the corner from the Coop.  Hosting artwork of Bas Kennedy, with a thoughtful wine list and small cocktail menu, this is a place for a pre- or post-dinner drink, or if just passing by.  Partner with a meal at the Seahorse for a lovely evening out.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-2:45pm, 5:30pm-9pm

The Crab

This friendly pub is located along the embankment of the River Dart.  Enjoy a cold pint inside or outside overlooking the river.  Hosting live music at events throughout the year such as during Music Festival and the Royal Regatta, this local’s pub is definitely one to try.  Keep your eyes peeled for seals and dolphins enjoying themselves in the river.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 12pm-10pm

Instagram: @thecrabdartmouth

Dartmouth Arms

A traditional pub located on the historic Bayard’s Cove.  Serving food and greats beers, this is one to give a go.  Sit inside or grab a takeaway and sit on one of the benches along the cobbled cove.  A good day drinking spot when the sun is out or a good helping hand whilst the children are crabbing.  

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 12pm-10pm

The Dolphin Inn

A true local’s establishment.  This is one to visit just for the décor.  With live music, cash draws and hosting sporting events, this is pub has something for everyone.  You cannot come to Dartmouth and not pay this place a visit.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 12pm-10pm

Instagram: @dolphin_dart

The George & Dragon

With a large indoor seating area alongside a suntrap of a beer garden, this is a destination venue for rain or shine.  Having the only beer garden in Dartmouth, this is loved by locals and visitors through the summer months.  Pop in for a drink or some food, or pop along for the music during Music Festival and the Royal Regatta.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 12pm-8pm

The Market House Inn

A comfortable family run pub located opposite the Old Market Square.  Serving a good selection of beers, ales, and spirits alongside some light snacks.  You will find many a local in this establishment.  Showing live sports, hosting a pool table and darts board, it’s a place to go for any event.

Opening Times: Check their Facebook page

The Royal Castle Hotel

Situated at the very heart of Dartmouth, overlooking the boat float and River Dart.  This 17th century building is iconic and unmissable.  Recently taken over by St. Austell Brewery, pop in for a casual drink or some food.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 10am-11pm

Instagram: @royalcastledartmouth

The Sail Loft

With a premium stocked bar, and indoor and outdoor seating, this is a location for an early or late evening drink.  With a bar and lounge area, this is a perfect spot for a relaxed drink or for getting merry with family and friends.  Hosting food pops up throughout the year, check out their website to book a delicious Sunday lunch or Supper Club with a local chef.  

Opening Times: Thursday-Saturday 10am-10:30pm, Sunday 11am-7pm

Instagram: @thesailloftdartmouth

The Seven Stars

Dartmouth’s oldest pub and full of character, this is one to check out for a pint or some homemade, locally sourced food.  With two fireplaces and welcoming staff, you will definitely receive a warm welcome.  A dog friendly pub serving local ales and ciders.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 12pm-10pm

Instagram: @sevenstarsdartmouth


A small and intimate bar serving craft beer, gin, and wine.  They offer an ever-changing brunch and burger menu, focusing on regional and seasonal produce.  With a good atmosphere and great drinks on the menu, this is unique and independent bar is one to try.  When you pop in be sure to check out the toilets.

Opening Times: Wednesday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Friday-Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm

Instagram: @yarn_bar_eatery

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