Local Restaurants

The Best Local Restaurants in South Devon

Our cosy cottages at Carswell Farm boast an unbelievable array of self-catering kitchens, however, there's nothing more enjoyable than sampling the gastronomic delights of a new area, whilst enjoy a staycation.

Our team have sought out their favourite restaurants within a short drive of your base-camp, serving up everything from succulent seafood to hearty breakfasts - read below to find out more...

The Oyster Shack

The Oyster Shack

(28 minute drive away)

With a menu that evolves around the freshest, locally-caught 'catch of the day' this quirky, coastal restaurant is perfect for a taste of true Devon. Having been awarded a prestigious AA Rosette, the shack comes from humble origins and once played home to an oyster farm over 30 years ago. For those with a penchant for their namesake, the owners have the finest details nailed, ensuring their shellfish are purest after a two-week purification process. Their laid-back but truly welcoming Mediterranean vibe is reflected in the warm colour palette and cosy seating - bliss!

The School House

Old Schoolhouse, Mothecombe

(23 minute drive away)

Absolutely one of our favourites when visiting Devon, both the setting and the incredible eats make the School House one to remember during your trip. Located right on the beach and welcoming families and friends (even the four-legged type!), this hidden gem is beautiful all year round. Wild beach walks in winter, followed by creamy hot chocolates by the outdoor fire pit, then in the summer, live music and bbq's by the shore...

Cafe Alf Resco

Café Alf Resco

(55 minute drive away)

Not least because of the epic choice of name, Cafe Alf Resco is memorable for all the right reasons. The most gorgeous home-bakes, delicious plated from breakfast and brunch all the way through to dinner, this artisan hotspot is a great calling point when out and about exploring nearby Dartmouth. There are plenty of provisions for vegetarians and they stay open 7 days per week.

The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn, Noss Mayo

(10 minute drive away)

From their luscious antipasto platters, seared saffron scallops and homemade crepes, to their enviable waterside position, the Ship Inn is a great choice for a local bite to eat. Perched on the water at Noss Creek, this popular hub for impromptu catch-ups and fish suppers enjoys the very best of the southern sunshine.