Places To Eat
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|The Laughing Monk Restaurant
||Strete (within a minute’s walk). Very popular restaurant with great reviews offering a small daily changing menu using local produce; open Thursday to Saturday.
|The King’s Arms Pub
||Strete (within a minute’s walk). Village pub, with views over Start Bay, serving a good selection of beers and wines, and 15 different varieties of gin, serving lunch and dinner.
|The Venus Café
||Blackpool Sands (3 minutes drive). The award
winning Venus Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is set in
a stunning location right next to the beach at Blackpool Sands.
|| Stoke Fleming (5 minute drive). Restaurant using suppliers and producers in locally caught fish, seafood, meats and vegetables within a 7 mile radius of the restaurant.
|The Green Dragon Pub
||Stoke Fleming (5 minute drive). Popular village pub serving local real ales and home cooked food with beer garden.
|The Queens Arms
||Slapton (5 minute drive). The Queens Arms takes pride in being a real Devon Village Pub providing a wide range of good value home-cooked meals.
|The Tower Inn
||Slapton (5 minute drive). Traditional cosy
pub serving good food using local produce. French chef with many traditional French dishes.
Church House Inn
||Stokenham (10 minute drive). Village pub
with extensive menu.
|The Tradesman’s Arms
||Stokenham (10 minute drive). Picturesque village pub serving traditional food with a contemporary twist.
||Dartmouth (10 minute drive). Bold cooking with quality seasonal ingredients with a twist. A great restaurant for a special occasion.
Sea Horse restaurant
||Dartmouth (10 minute drive). Restaurant
(Chef Mitch Tonks) specialising in seafood.
||Dartmouth (10 minute drive). Intimate restaurant, serving wonderful food, with views of the River Dart
Anzac Street Bistro
||Dartmouth (10 minute drive). Gastronomic
delicacies served using local ingredients.
(10 minute drive). Fresh food and drink, vibrant atmosphere and live
||Dartmouth (10 minute drive). Celebrity Chef, Mitch Tonks, classy “fish-n-chips shop” using the freshest fish and shellfish delivered daily from the local fish market in Brixham.
||Dartmouth (10 minute drive). French Patisserie and café; great for a lunchtime snack.
||Dartmouth (10 minute drive). Restaurant specialising in locally caught seafood. Great views over the river and the boatfloat.
|The Bear and Blacksmith
||Chillington (15 minute drive). Friendly pub boasting a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The menu features the freshest fish and seafood from the shores surrounding the pub, as well as a selection of Devon’s finest meat.
|The Millbrook Inn
||South Pool (20 minute drive). Very popular and busy pub with an excellent menu almost exclusively sourced from the South Hams.
||Kingsbridge (20 minute drive). Serving fresh local produce, skilfully prepared and served in a relaxed vibrant environment.
||Buckfastleigh (35 minute drive). Well known for their organic produce. A feast of freshly picked seasonal produce in an award winning restaurant.
|The Vineyard Café
||Sharpham Vineyard (25 minute drive).
Wonderful alfresco style eating at Sharpham Vineyard, with stunning
views over-looking the River Dart.
|The Oyster Shack
||Bigbury (40 minute drive). Mediterranean theme décor. In Top 100 restaurants in UK; seafood heaven!
||Chagford (90 minute drive). Renowned restaurant serving fabulous food, set in the middle of the Dartmoor National Park. It is a bit of a journey, but well worth a visit if exploring Dartmoor.
Mayo (45 minute drive). Award winning waterside pub.
||(20 minutes walk). Blackpool Sands, set in a sheltered
bay surrounded by evergreens and pines, is one of South Devon's most
beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed family
beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel.
|Slapton Ley and
||(20 minutes walk). Long stretch of beach and the
largest freshwater lake in South West England.
West Coast Path
||(30 metres away). There are a number of stunning
and dramatic walks including, Strete to Little Dartmouth, East Prawle
and Start Point.
||Combine a cruise up the River Dart from Dartmouth
to Totnes with a trip on a steam train from Kingswear to Paignton.
|The Picnic Boat
up the River Dart on board the picnic boat. You can hire the boat for
a romantic cruise or have others join you for a party.
||Kingswear (15 minute drive) National Trust property;
a luxuriant garden by the sea, with an Arts & Crafts-style house,
featuring Art Deco-influenced interiors.
||Galmpton (20 minute drive or via ferry from
Dartmouth). National Trust property; the
former home of Agatha Christie set on the banks of the River Dart.
||Salcombe (20 minute drive) Luxuriant coastal garden surrounding elegant
Edwardian house with diverse collections.
||Dartmouth; cinema and theatre.
|Dartmouth Golf & Country
||(5 minute drive). 18 hole golf course. We are able to provide
guests of Strete Barton House to a discount 25% to play golf at the
||Totnes (20 minute drive). Unique visitor centre with
fifteen shops, eating places and workshops set in a village atmosphere.
|South Devon Photos
|| Award winning photographic images of South Devon and Dartmoor taken by Nick Shepherd LRPS.
|Agatha Christie Festival
||Murder mystery events, crime-writer talks and film screenings taking place for a week in mid-September. 15-22 Sep
online list of events
||Diary dates of attractions in
the South Hams.
||Mix of Choir, Choral, Blues, Jazz, Rock,
Pop, Classical, Folk, Acoustic, Opera; taking place over 3 days in
|International Festival of Worm Charming
||The small village of Blackawton hosts the
International Festival of Worm Charming. All are welcome to compete!
Hall Way With Words Festival
|| Ways With Words is a 10-day festival of
words and ideas, a chance for those who read books to meet those who
write them. Early-July.
events, stalls & fairs, fireworks and air displays taking place
for 3 days in mid-August.
taking place in Dartmouth Castle in early August.
||Sailing events, stalls & fairs, fireworks
and air displays at the end of August.
|| Food markets and cookery demonstrations
taking place over 3 days in October.
||Christmas shopping events, stalls and candlelit lantern
procession in Dartmouth – mid-December.