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The Perfect Dinner Near Bigbury-On-Sea

Bigbury-On-Sea may be quiet and quaint, but the area is packed full of delicious eateries. Whether you want to indulge on local seafood, dine over stunning views, or simply grab a pizza with friends, you can eat your heart out. With a multitude of options a short drive away, enjoy a memorable dinner out with friends and family nearby.

The Crabshell Inn

Watch the world go by from the comfort of The Crabshell Inn. A family friendly destination located on the Kingsbridge Estuary.  With both outdoor and inside seating, it is a great location for all year round.  Their ethos is about bringing you fresh food that offers both comfort and joy. Their menu consists of everything from pizzas to burgers, pasta, and seafood.  Hosting a whole host of events and live music evenings throughout the year, this is definitely a place to check out! Perfectly positioned on the water, watch the bustle of the estuary from this picturesque pub.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 12pm-9pm

Instagram: @thecrabshell_

The Lobster Pod Bistro

A unique dining destination nestled in the heart of Hope Cove. Become captivated by the awe-inspiring views of the harbour and beach as you savour their coastal-inspired dishes. Whether you choose to dine within one of their iconic pods, or cosy up in their rustic cabin, the bistro offers a range of seating options tailored to your preferences. Enjoy delicious local seafood over views of the sea or indulge in the other options for non-seafood eaters. We highly recommend booking, especially if you want to occupy a pod!

Opening Times: Wednesday-Sunday 5:30pm-8:30pm

Instagram: @lobsterpodbistro

The Oyster Shack

Rewind thirty-four years and this shack actually housed an oyster farm. Cleansed after maturing in the River Avon, oyster lovers would arrive in droves to buy their fresh molluscs for their packed lunch. In wanting to keep this ethos alive, The Oyster Shack was born. Opening a restaurant, overlooking the estuary, customers can now enjoy rustic winter meals by their roaring fire, or alfresco dining during the summer months. It really is a beautiful spot if you love fresh seafood, so be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 5-7:30pm (summer opening hours)

Instagram: @theoystershack

The Sloop Inn

This friendly, award-winning pub is located a stone’s throw from the world-class surfing beach of Bantham. Steeped in tradition and history, this 14th century Inn offers you a rare opportunity away from the hustle and bustle of life. Relax in the beautiful and unspoilt South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offering an ever-changing menu to reflect the seasonal produce of the local community and farmers, always enjoy a new dish. Passionate about their surroundings, indulge in local chats over a delicious meal. And bring your pooch too!

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 6pm-9pm

Instagram: @thesloopinn17

The Village Inn

With bags of character and delicious gastropub fare, The Village Inn provides everything one could hope for in a traditional Devon pub. Packed full of unique charm and history, indulge in a traditional Devon meal surrounded by locals and visitors. It’s not every day you can enjoy a meal beneath the beams of wrecked Spanish Armada ships! Embrace cosy winter evening by the fire, or enjoy the summer afternoons outdoors, there is always something to look forward to at this village pub. With a signature menu and welcoming ambiance, it is an essential stop on a trip to Bigbury-On-Sea for a very English dinner. Dogs are welcome.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 6pm-9pm, Sunday 6pm-8:30pm

Instagram: @villageinnthurlestone

Twenty Seven

Jamie Rodgers bought the restaurant he’d always dreamed of owning at the age of 27. From his whirlwind of creativity combined with an excellent team, the Twenty Seven that locals know and love was born. Their ethos is simple. They use fresh local produce, skilfully prepared and served in a relaxed, yet vibrant atmosphere. Quality is key to the team’s hearts, with Jamie only sourcing and cooking the best produce from the area. Everything is raised, caught, or grown within twenty-seven miles of the restaurant, and much of it is a lot closer. If you want fine dining luxury whilst also enjoying local, this is the best spot for a delicious dinner near Bigbury-On-Sea. With all the dishes matched with quality wines and cocktails, they guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 6pm-9:30pm

Instagram: @twentyseven_devon

If you are looking for a Sunday roast, head out over to our blog post to see the best in the area!

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Written and reviewed by Abi

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