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The Best Lunch Spots around Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon is a haven of delicious foods and eateries to try, and Bigbury-On-Sea is within a short distance of many of them.  With so many excellent lunch spots to try on the doorstep, enjoy on a day out or as a break from relaxing in one of our properties.  For the best lunch spots around Bigbury-On-Sea, keep reading!


The Beachhouse Café is located just yards from the sand.  Serving the best breakfasts alongside grilled fish and fresh seafood.  It is the perfect location for a post- or pre-walk or swim.  This is a laid-back foodie destination situated on a stunning stretch of coastline.  Serving a delicious selection of seafood and a stone’s throw from the beach, this is one to not miss on Your Devon Escape.  Enjoy a bite to eat before, during or after your beach trip and indulge in something local and delicious.

Opening Times: 12pm-onwards

Instagram: @beachhousedevon


A 13th century pub and restaurant located in South Devon.  Enjoy the four fires during the winter months to warm up after a stomp or enjoy lunch in the beer garden through the summer months.  Loved by local residents and visitors alike, be sure to check out their varied and delicious menu on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-3pm


Located in Bigbury village, this shack is open Monday to Sunday from April throughout summer.  Housing an oyster farm 30 years ago, locals would come to buy oysters to accompany their picnic lunch.  From here the concept grew, becoming what it is today.  Keeping the ethos alive, they have grown to include a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.  Offering a selection of local seafood and a children’s menu, booking is recommended.

Opening Times: Thursday-Sunday 12pm-2:30pm (April-May), Monday-Sunday 12pm-2:30pm (June-September)

Instagram: @theoystershack


Enjoy fresh, seasonal food while soaking up the views at one of England’s oldest taverns.  Located on Burgh Island, either stroll across the stunning Bigbury Beach or take the tractor at high tide.  The Inn holds seven hundred years of history which you can admire over your favourite dish.  The old smuggler’s haunt is fit with open fires for those cold winter months or dine alfresco and watch the waves lap up onto the beach.  Serving local classics and light bites, The Pilchard Inn offers something for everyone.  Check it out on Your Devon Escape.

Opening Times: Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-3pm (March-December)


Enjoy fresh homecooked food made from the best local ingredients.  Indulge in locally caught fish and the best seasonal produce.  Appreciate traditional Devon favourites.  The Cove offers a casual dining experience in the centre of Hope Cove with views out to sea.  Either drive down to Hope Cove and enjoy lunch here whilst exploring the village or make it a refuel stop as part of a walk, perhaps from South Milton Sands.  The Cove also holds live music events throughout the year, so be sure to check out their website to find out when their next one is!  Make this a stop on Your Devon Escape, to enjoy one of the best lunch spots around Bigbury-On-Sea.

Opening Times: 10am-late

Instagram: @thecovedevon


A family friendly destination, located on the Kingsbridge Estuary.  With both outdoor and inside seating, it is a great location all year round.  Their ethos is about bringing you fresh food that offers comfort and joy.  Hosting a whole host of events and live music evenings throughout the year, this is definitely one of the best lunch spots around Bigbury-On-Sea!

Opening Times: 12pm-8pm

Instagram: @thecrabshellinn


The Sloop Inn is in idyllic Bantham, a short drive from Bigbury-On-Sea.  Or when the tide is out, you can walk across Bigbury Beach.  Just be careful to not get stuck!  Steeped in history and tradition, relax in the beauty of this old building over a traditional and hearty Devon lunch.  Their menu is ever-changing, with ingredients being locally sourced.  Dogs and children are both welcome inside the Inn, and they are proud to cater for vegans and dietary requirements. Check out one of the best lunch spots around Bigbury-On-Sea.

Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 11:30am-3pm

Instagram: @thesloopinn17

For more ideas for what to do on Your Devon Escape, why not check out our journal for recommendations.  Or make us all jealous on Your Devon Escape by sharing your adventures with #yourdevonescape or tag us on Facebook @YourDevonEscape, on Instagram @your_devon_escape or TikTok @yourdevonescapeltd.

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