Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Set on a corner of Mullacott Cross, Cook Island is the gateway to the North Devon coast. A few minutes north and you’ll be at the beautiful harbour town of Ilfracombe, and a few minutes to the west is Woolacombe Bay, voted the 13th-best beach in the world, making Cook Island the perfect base for those exploring the beauty of the local area while on holiday, and for those who live locally.
Friendly and attentive staff create a sense of welcome for everyone. There’s a soft play area for kids, sports TV in the bar area and a beer garden. Offering an all-you-can-eat breakfast, a superb range of local ale and cider, and homemade meals, including a fabulous carvery (available Friday and Saturday night, and all day Sunday), Cook Island is a one-stop culinary shop. On the menu is a gorgeous range of well-presented and generously portioned meals, including starters of mushrooms coated in crunchy golden breadcrumbs served with garlic dip, and traditional prawn cocktail with fresh seasonal salad.
The special Rack and Rump offers a great excuse to indulge, comprising succulent pork ribs and perfectly cooked-to-order steak, sourced from a farm on nearby Exmoor. Juicy chicken breast topped with thick-cut ham and local Cheddar is also a popular choice. If you still have room following the hearty portions, you can choose from a range of freshly made desserts, which includes a splendid lemon meringue sundae.