From pub grub to fine dining, from beach shacks to cosy cafes, we’re here to tell you about the best in the West!
Being a stone’s throw from the coast and nestled in the epicentre of Ruby Country, it’s no surprise that Devon offers some of the best food produce in the country. In this article, we’ll talk a little bit about our favourite foodie destinations!
THE TALLY HO!, HATHERLEIGH
Our local, The Tally Ho! Inn is 1.5 miles from Westdown and offers a traditional Devon pub experience. Proper, hearty pub-grub, local ales brewed on site and a sunny beer garden to the rear. It’s no surprise that The Tally is a firm local favourite for us and our guests.
THE GEORGE INN, HATHERLEIGH
If you’re not looking to drive far, The George Inn is 1.5 miles from our front gate. Originally a C14 coaching Inn, The George was substantially rebuilt in recent years following a fire and now offers a smart gastro-pub interior and quality food and drink behind a traditional thatched facade.
ONE MARKET STREET CAFE, HATHERLEIGH
If you’re visiting us by cycle, One Market Street Cafe should gain itself two big ticks. Not only is it a great spot for a light lunch, it’s just off of National Cycle Route 27 and less than two miles from Westdown Farm.
3 EAST STREET, OKEHAMPTON
Another jewel to Okehampton’s crown, independently owned 3 East Street offers fantastic middle-eastern and vegan cuisine. Perfect for an exotic staycation meal!
THE DUKE OF YORK, IDDESLEIGH
Untouched and unspoilt by time, The Duke has had several claims to fame in its time. Being one of the main inspirations for global bestselling author, Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse, the historic Inn was referred to heavily in the book as well as the film adaptation by Steven Spielberg.
ROSIE’S CAFE, CROOKLETS, BUDE
Just off the edge of Crooklets beach in Bude, Rosie’s is a favourite for all the family for an informal stack of syrupy pancakes, an all day brekkie or of course a traditional cornish pasty!
THE DARTMOOR INN, LYDFORD
Landlords Tess and Jay have taken a run-down pub on the edge of Dartmoor and turned it into one of the Westcountry’s number 1 food destinations. The Dartmoor Inn now offers so much more than ‘pub grub’, it would be criminal not to sample their award winning flavour combinations yourself! If headed this way, perhaps pack a pair of wellies and pay a visit to Cholwell Farm Riding Stables to experience Dartmoor National Park on horseback.
THE TORS, BELSTONE
After a blustery walk on Dartmoor, The Tors Inn is the perfect destination to hunker down in front of a fire and fill your belly. Sat right in the heart of beautifully unspoilt Belstone, you’ll be sure to come across some of the most breathtaking scenery that this region has to offer.
THE KINGS ARMS, WINKLEIGH
The King’s Arms is situated 6 miles from Westdown and has gained numerous awards for their food and drink. In our opinion, if you’re looking for a good, old-fashioned, family friendly pub grub, The King’s is a tough act to beat. Oh, and they do great cider to boot!
THE BAY VIEW INN, WIDEMOUTH
If you’re at Widemouth Bay for a surf, there’s nowhere better to fill your belly afterwards than at the Bay View. Offering a well-executed menu of traditionally inspired dishes using only the freshest local produce, The Bay View is a smart and comfortable food destination with some of the best uninterrupted views that the North Coast has to offer.
BERTO’S ITALIAN, MORETONHAMPSTEAD
What would you not expect to find in deepest, darkest Devon? Perhaps an authentic and eclectic independently owned Italian restaurant? Berto’s is a firm favourite of ours for a number of reasons – not only is the food fantastic, their team in Moretonhampstead offer an unrivalled atmosphere and better yet, free of charge corkage; meaning you can take your own wine. Win win!