After 4 months of cooking every single night, one thing I was really looking forward to during our little break at Coastal Cabins was having someone else cook for me! Here’s a little guide of local pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Firstly I should say that it really depends on what you are after. Good pub grub on your doorstep, or something more for a special occasion. So before heading to these places please do check their websites/Facebook/Instagram and have a look at the menus.
In Hartland village (1.5 miles) there are 3 pubs, The Hart, The Kings Arms and the Anchor. They are all friendly local pubs, however The Hart does swing it for me as there’s a lovely little garden with a new children’s play area. There is also The Shamrock for quick takeaway fish and chips. Hartland Quay is just outside the village and has a stunning location for a meal with a view if you eat outside. It is very relaxed.
Pattard Kitchen Restaurant is a fancier restaurant within walking distance of the cabins but it has new owners and only re-opened yesterday. The menu looks nice and I’m looking forward to trying it out!
Slightly further afield take a look at The Farmers Arms in Woolsery (see my ‘our holiday’ highlights), The Hoops Inn at Horns Cross, The Old Smithy Inn at Welcombe. All within a 10-15 min drive.
There is a good Thai in Westward Ho called Morans (no kids in the evenings), or the Pig on the Beach is a good seafront pub.
Just around the corner in Appledore The George and The Seagate are also both lovely. Just over the water in Instow try The Boathouse or The Instow Arms for beach views.
Just a few daytime cafes worth a mention are Johns Deli in both Appledore and Instow, the Coffee Cabin in Appledore, the Glorious Oyster beach cabin in Instow. The Fremington Quay Cafe (good for bike rides on the Tarka Trail).
Do bear in mine that you definitely need to #bookahead this summer as all pubs and restaurants have less availability due to lower table numbers. There are so many more – particularly also in the Bude/North Cornwall direction but I think this is enough to get you started!
I hope this helps everyone have a well deserved break from having to come up with yet another dinner for the kids!
If you haven’t booked yet then do hurry. We are now fully booked until 28th August in all cabins.