The 20 Best Places to Eat Around Croyde 2023

We are often asked by our guests where they can eat out, so we have compiled a list of suggestions. It is recommended to book ahead especially during extra busy times. All the options shown are within five miles of Breakers B&B and croydebreaks beach cottages:

1. Blue Groove cafe/bar/restaurant. Open 9am till late for brunch, light bites and main meals. First-come-first-served. No bookings at time of writing. 

Contact: 01271 890111

2. The Thatch – Popular pub/restaurant.  booking advised for indoor dining. Gardens. Food served day/evening. Daily specials.

Contact: 01271 890349

3. The Manor Inn. Cosy pub with large beer garden. Open midday to 11pm for meals. Booking advised.

Contact: 01271 890241

4. Billy Budds pub/restaurant/takeaway. Adjoining The Thatch. Beer gardens. No bookings taken: First-come-first-served. Good pub grub, pizzas, nachos, burgers.

Contact: 01271 890606

5. New Coast Kitchen – Cafe/restaurant. Takeaway coffee/cakes etc. Open day/evenings.

Contact: 01271 316026

6. Cafe Croyde Bay – licensed Cafe at Baggy Point with views of the bay. Open daily 9 to 4pm, plus pop-up evening takeaway restaurant thurs, fri, sat (eg: Hoppers, Thai and Cluck fried chicken). Booking not necessary.

Contact: 0800 188 4860

7. Hobb’s Bistro – well-established restaurant/plus takeaway menu. Gardens at rear. Booking advised. Open daily 5.30 till late. Seafood, steaks, duck, etc.

Contact: 01271 890256

8. May Cottage Tearooms – delicious cream teas, light bites. Open weds to Sundays. 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Contact: 01271 890214 Facebook Page

9. Sandleigh Tea Gardens – near National Trust carpark, Moor Lane.

Contact: 01271 890930 Website

10. The Hub and garden cafe/takeaway – pasties, cakes, icecreams, snacks.

Contact: 07810 845377

11. Drop in Cafe at Downend carpark – next door to Breakers BnB opposite the beach. Takeaway breakfast baps, baguettes, cakes, drinks. 9am till 8pm during season.


12. Croyde Unison Resort – restaurant/ bar open to the public on the holiday site offering pizzas, burgers, curry etc. 5.30 till 9pm. No booking necessary.

Contact: 01271 890890

13. Putsborough Beach Cafe / takeaway – great panoramic views of Putsborough beach and surf. For light bites, hot dishes, hot & cold drinks, cakes etc. First-come-first-served.

Contact: 01271 890427. Or special enquiries 07810 127342.

14. The Rock Inn Georgeham – characterful old pub restaurant open midday till late. Delicious menu, specials daily, real ales, Sunday roasts. Booking advised online.

Contact: 01271 890322

15. The King’s Arms Georgeham – pub restaurant. Lovely menu. Lunches and evening meals. Bookings advised online.

Contact: 01271 890240

16. Beachside Grill Saunton – Restaurant/takeaway near Saunton beach. Bookings essential.

Contact: 01271 891288

17. Squires Fish Restaurant Braunton – serving delicious British food including their famous fish and chips. Or click and collect takeaways. Reserve online.

Contact: 01271 815533

18. Williams Arms Braunton – family pub/restaurant famed for its great carvery open 5 to 7.30pm daily plus Sunday roast lunches. Bar menu midday till 7.30pm. First-come-first-served. No bookings taken.

Contact: 01271 812360

19. Hang Loose – licensed restaurant/cafe with meals day and evening. Bookings essential.

Contact: 01271 813633

 And finally…

20. Bay View Farm Fish n Chips takeaway (at Bay View campsite), Stoned Pizzas mobile van, Miles Fish n Chips mobile van, and others at various locations.

There are other pubs, cafes and restaurants in Braunton, Woolacombe and further afield, but these are the closest to where you are staying in our guesthouse or beach cottages at We hope you enjoy a memorable meal at one or two of the eateries shown….and, if you discover a gem we haven’t listed, please let us know!

– Jenny and Richard