Just a hop, skip and jump from the waterside and Tarka Trail is The Quay Inn, which enjoys idyllic views over the River Torridge estuary. Complementing the stunning scenery is a relaxed dining environment, traditional homemade food, daily seasonal specials and friendly service.
The chefs have got it spot on, with favourites from the main menu including the juicy homemade burger with hand-cut, triple-cooked chips, onion rings and house slaw, and local River Torridge mussels. The seafood sharing platter for two is popular, as is the Sunday roast, which comes with a choice of two meats as well as a vegetarian option. Lunch options include a delicious Devon crab sandwich and a bacon, Brie and cranberry panini, and little ones can dine from the mini menu. Sampling a Devon cream tea is a must if you’re in the region, and there’s no better place than here, where you can slather your scone with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade jam as you watch boats glide past. Afterwards, catch the Instow to Appledore ferry and explore more. The team at The Quay Inn takes their drinks offering just as seriously as they do the food. They’ve earned a Cask Marque award thanks to the excellent real ales, and the bespoke gin menu is also a hit with locals. Dogs are welcome in the main bar, as long as they are well behaved, making The Quay Inn a great choice for all.