Eating Out in North Devon

North Devon offers an excellent choice of great places to eat out, many of them close to Lower Campscott Farm in Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Mortehoe, Georgeham & Braunton.

We’ve put together a selection of them but do please ask for more details in the Farm Shop where we also have some menus, directions etc


Our nearest village, within walking distance of the farm – just take the footpath across the fields, a short amble along the road and you’re there!

The Grampus
Lee Bay 01271 862906
Bar meals & home-cooked food, real ales, pool room and large beer garden. Children welcome. Dogs allowed in bar area & outside. Walk to the pub from Lower Campscott.


Plenty of good restaurants and cafes, whether you’re looking for somewhere for a special celebration, wholesome vegetarian food, child friendly or just a really good breakfast.

Lynbay Fish & Chips
6 The Quay, Ilfracombe 01271 866850
Eat in or take away, a great fish and chip shop overlooking the harbour.

Relish Bar & Bistro
10-11 Fore Street, Ilfracombe 01271 863837
Locally sourced seafood, bistro meals, home-made gourmet pizzas, sharing platters. Booking advised as Relish is popular with both locals and visitors too.

The Terrace Tapas
62 Fore Street, Ilfracombe 01271 863482
Warm, relaxed restaurant with great service and a good atmosphere serving authentic, Spanish Tapas and cocktails. A good wine list too and selection of gins – pop in for a drink or a bite to eat, worth booking as can get busy.

Giovanni & Luca
Wilder Road, Ilfracombe 01271 879394
Family run restaurant serving good Italian food with a great atmosphere and children’s menu. They’ll always do their best to find you a table but worth booking if you can as it’s a very popular place to eat.

The Antidote
20 St James Place, Ilfracombe 01271 865339
Intimate dining and exceptional food is what the Antidote promises. Using Fresh Local and in season ingredients they aim to offer some of the best food in Ilfracombe – perfect for that special night out.

Thomas Carr at the Olive Room
56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe 01271 867 831
Fine dining, 2 AA rosettes and now a Michelin star. Delicious menu using high quality, locally sourced ingredients served by friendly and attentive staff in a relaxed and simple dining room setting.

Take Thyme Fish Restaurant
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe 01271 867622
Popular restaurant serving locally caught fish, seafood, and Exmoor reared steaks. Relaxed and informal atmosphere – booking advisable.

Settantanove Pizzeria
79 High Street, Ilfracombe 01271 865982
Small, friendly, family owned serving homemade dishes of pizzas – prepared with fresh dough made on the premises daily and baked to order – and pasta. Families are welcome and children’s portions are always available – high chairs are provided.

97 High Street, Ilfracombe 01271 867574
Great value vegetarian & vegan restaurant with gluten free options available too. Open Mon to Sat, 9.30 to 3pm for lunches & light bites. Evening bistro menus on Fridays & Saturdays £15 for 3 courses, unlicensed so bring your own drink for a small corkage fee. Booking recommended.

Larkstone Leisure Park & Garden
Larkstone (nr the Swimming Pool), 01271 268536/07531773565
Great home cooked food, sunset restaurant menu (Booking required), indoor & outdoor seating. Fully licensed. Child friendly with lots of outdoor games. Dogs on leads very welcome.

Hele Billys
26 Watermouth Road, Hele, Ilfracombe 01271 866488
Popular restaurant with a great menu featuring local fish and quality local produce – also gluten free and veggie options. Relaxed dining with a children’s menu and where dogs are welcome too.

The Depot
Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe 01271 865500
One stop family diner – restaurant, cafe and bar – serving food all day. Brunches, burgers, pizzas and tacos using local produce. Dogs welcome inside and outside. Newly refurbished and re-opened April 2019.

Sawmills Inn
Watermouth, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe 01271 883388
Great family eatery serving good pub food, stunning riverside location with outdoor terrace and huge wood burner inside for chillier days. Dog friendly too.


A 10 minute drive to this lively village with a friendly relaxed atmosphere, laid back vibe and great views out to sea.

The Jube
3 South Street, Woolacombe 01271 870487
Pub atmosphere with great food & children’s menu, large screen TV with Sky Sport & BT Sport. Dog friendly, large outdoor terrace/beer garden.

The Red Barn
Woolacombe 01271 870264
Located in the heart of Woolacombe, right by the beach, family friendly, lively local hotspot. Good food, plenty of atmosphere and stunning sunsets. Children welcome. Dogs allowed outside.

The Woolacombe Fryer
Barton Road, Woolacombe 01271 870752
Really good takeaway fish and chip shop – best eaten overlooking the sea!

Captain Jacks
Barton Road Woolacombe 07766 522128
Free House and restaurant serving really good, home cooked food and delicious puddings and cakes. A warm welcome, family friendly and dog friendly too with a lovely beer garden.

Barricane Beach Café
Nr Woolacombe 07969 189304
Overlooking the beautiful shell beach – open Easter to September
Daytimes for freshly made baguettes, salads, cream teas etc. Evenings for a variety of authentic Sri Lankan dishes, where you can bring a bottle of wine and sit and watch the sunset! Dogs are welcome on the beach as long as they are on a lead.


There are several pubs in Mortehoe and a tea room but our guests’ favourite is…

The Square, Mortehoe 01271 870633
Takeaway fish and chip shop and also the new home of Mortehoe Shellfish. Shellfish platters to take away as well as prepared fish for your BBQ.


Approximately 6 miles from Lower Campscott Farm, Georgeham village has two great pubs serving good food.

Rock Inn
Rock Hill, Georgeham  01271 890322
Daily menu of quality cuisine, garden terrace, conservatory. Children welcome; Dog Friendly

The King’s Arms
Georgeham 01271 890240
Traditional village pub, daily pub menu using local produce. Children welcome, dogs allowed in the bar. Outside seating.


7 miles and 25 to 30 mins drive from Lower Campscott, Croyde is a mecca for surfers and lively all year round. A really good choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes too.

Blue Groove
2 Hobb’s Hill, Croyde 01271 890111

Laid back and welcoming, The Blue Groove is child friendly with a kids men &, space to play in the beer garden, dogs are allowed in the conservatory & in the garden. Popular menu which includes bowls of steaming Exe mussels & locally caught fish as well as traditional fare. Booking advised during the holiday season.


A twenty minute driveway, the village of Braunton has a great variety of eateries but the one that our guests always ask about is Squires!

Squire’s Fish & Chip Restaurant
Exeter Road, Braunton 01271 815533
Top class, award winning restaurant and take away, always popular for its quality food and great service. Children very welcome.

Wilde Thyme Cafe
Caen Field, Braunton  Open everyday 9am to 4pm

A great cafe/restaurant popular with locals and visitors alike. Delicious home cooked food, smoothies, juices and fairtrade organic coffee and tea. Vegetarian & Vegan options, wheat and gluten free choices too. Dogs are welcome in the outside seating area.

West Down

Five miles away from the farm the small village of West Down has just one pub:

Crown Inn
West Down, 01271 862790
Serves great food from their restaurant menu using locally sourced ingredients. Large open plan bar/ dining room with pool table and lovely beer garden. Children are welcome and dogs are allowed in bar & garden too


A little further afield (9 miles) but well worth the trip to enjoy some delicious food and explore the sculpture garden in the grounds (footwear permitting!)

Broomhill Art Hotel
Nr Muddiford, Barnstaple 01271 850262
Award winning Terra Madre ‘slow food’ restaurant, Mediterranean inspired cuisine using fresh organic and Fairtrade produce. Free ticket to sculpture garden for diners, children very welcome, dogs welcome in the gardens & on the terrace – phone for opening times.

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