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Devon Pubs & Restaurants & Nightlife

Eating Out

Devon and Cornwall have enjoyed a food and drink boom over the last couple of years, helped along by an exodus of hot London-based chefs heading southwest. They’re seeking a better quality of life, leaving behind the drudgery of London’s restaurants and the owners’ obsession with ‘bottom line’ and turning tables. Ambassadors like Michael Caines, John Burton Race and Jamie Oliver have raised the bar for the region and quite rightly have been celebrating the great larder the South West holds.

Ottertonmill
Ottertonmill restaurant is open seven days a week, throughout the year, and is dedicated to the fine art of food. Like everything else Ottertonmill believe in celebrating local culture and supporting local producers and the menu reflects this by concentrating on dishes which use the best ingredients fresh from the Devon countryside. Their commitment to local produce and local growers was recognised in the 2004 & 2005 Devon Food Awards. The Mill also appears in many food guides and was specially commended in Rick Stein's 'Local Food Heroes'. The celebrated Bakery, which prepares the bread and cakes that you can enjoy in the Restaurant, is the only one in Devon to feature in the Guardian's 'Best of British Food Guide'.

The Quayside Restaurant
This elegant yet intimate restaurant, which is also open to non-residents, boasts an excellent a la carte menu and daily special dishes, which take full advantage of seasonal local produce and freshly landed fish and crustaceans. A selection of fine wines is available to compliment your meal.

Nightlife

Devon is well served by pub and inn accommodation, with many inns having a distinct 'English history pub' feel to them, often dating from the Elizabethan or medieval period. You'll discover many an old coach house which may have once served as a real meeting house and post office and old refectories, some dating back to the 17th century with others from the Victorian or Georgian period, offering bed and breakfast accommodation 'bed and ale' style! With such a glorious choice of Devon Real Ales and of course that glorious Devon cider! and local Devon produce, often organic and sourced from local farmers markets - fantastic! You'll find a choice of Devon pubs and inns on both the Devon Coast and in the heart of Devon in Dartmoor and in and around some of the ancient market towns of East Devon near the Blackdown Hills. Many are ancient coaching or smugglers inns with real character and charm, roaring fires, fine foods and Devon cider and real ales. Devon comes tops for character inns and pubs, perfect for that walking weekend getaway or Devon romantic and historic base!

The Railway Inn
A freindly welcome from Linda awaits you at The Railway Inn.
Seaside town pub Dawlish beach is one minutes stroll away. Shops, banks and public transport are all very close by. Ideal centre for visiting Dartmoor, Exeter and Torbay. Dating from 1633, The Old Court House is a traditional thatched country inn, that is also a Grade II listed building. There are many interesting features including an original Royal House of Stuart Coat of Arms (Charles I) since Charles I stayed here in 1634 on his first tour of the West Country in a wheeled carriage. A good range of traditional ales (CAMA Good Beer Guide) and Cider, supported by a range of Keg beers, lagers and cider.