We’ll be adding to this list soon. In the meantime if you’d like to visit any of these places why not stay in our self-catering apartment. Click here for up-to-date availability and to book
White Hart, Dartington Hall, 01803 847 111 www.dartington.org/
Stunning setting but the food and service are often disappointing. Maybe best just to go for a drink and a walk round the gardens or visit the Barn Cinema. Lots of events and concerts happen here too!
Cott Inn, Cott Lane, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6HE, 01803 863 777
England’s second oldest pub, allegedly. Low oak beamed interior and sunny beer garden. Great food since the new owners took over
Riverford Field Kitchen, Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0JU, 01803 762074 and www.riverford.co.uk
Our favourite restaurant in Devon. Large portions of beautifully cooked local food with the emphasis on the amazing vegetables. Excellent for vegetarians but the meat is delicious too. Puddings are great too. Booking essential.
Staverton (the next village 2 miles away)
Cross the beautiful Staverton bridge over the Dart and carry on up the hill for half a mile to reach: The Sea Trout Inn, Staverton Totnes Devon TQ9 6PA. Telephone: 01803 762 274
Good pub grub in a very nice old inn with a beer garden.
The exceptional wood-fired takeaway pizzas of Il Vulcano are available every Monday evening from the pizza van Bidwell Brook car park. Honestly the best pizzas in Devon! Surprisingly the local Dartington Texaco Garage is also an indian takeaway with good food and keen prices.
Totnes high street starting from the bottom
Waterside Bistro, The Plains, Totnes, Devon, 01803 864 069
One of the best local restaurants in a great location overlooking the river on the Totnes side of the bridge. Beautifully cooked food at reasonable prices including lots of local seafood or you can just go for a drink.
Seven Stars, The Plains, Totnes, Devon – 01803 862 125
A very popular pub/hotel at the bottom of the high street, with a great atmosphere, free wi-fi and pretty reasonable food.
La Fourchette, 26 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5RY, 01803 864 499
French Bistro style menu (excellent steak frites) but also do quite good pizzas.
Rumour, 30 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5RY, England, 01803 864682
Totnes’s most popular pub/bistro. Great atmosphere and booking is essential.
Tangerine Tree Cafe, 50 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SQ
Brasserie style menu and also a popular place for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea.
Cafe Asia, 46 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SQ, 01803 868 866
Good value Malaysian, Thai and Chinese dishes. Very friendly owners who also do a (cheaper) takeaway menu.
Wood Bistro, 82 High Street , The Narrows, Totnes, TQ9 5SN, 01803 865522
Great lunch spot on a sunny day with it’s lovely enclosed garden. Reasonably priced standards like Lassagne, scampi & chips or Chicken fajitas.
Greys, 96 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SN, 01803 866 369
Great place for tea with homemade cakes and light meals.
Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street (really a continuation of the High St) Totnes, TQ9 5SP
01803 862 088 A very friendly pub popular with locals. Real ales, food, and regular pub quizzes and live music.
The Kings Bridge Inn, 9 Leechwell Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SY, 01803 863 324
Just round the corner from the Bay Horse. This is another pub that recently changed hands and now offers good food. It’s also got a very attractive low beamed interior, open fire etc.
Asburton (worth a visit just for the antique shops, delis & cafes!)
Cafe Green Ginger, 26 East Street, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7AZ, 01364 653939
Open Thu, Fri & Sat evenings and other days from 10am-4pm. Our favourite breakfast and brunch place.
An excellent and up-to-date director of events in the South Hams area www.southhamsevents.co.uk/
The Dartington Hall Trust Website – www.dartington.org/
The Totnes Tourism site – www.totnesinformation.co.uk/
The Schumacher College website – www.schumachercollege.org.uk/
The South Devon steam railway – southdevonrailway.org/
The Butterfly and otter sanctuary at Buckfastleigh – www.ottersandbutterflies.co.uk