The Maltsters Arms
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The 18th-century Maltsters Arms has been described by The Independent as one of Britain’s best riverside locations and it’s easy to see why. Cruise up Bow Creek and arrive by boat – there are even showers for those who need to freshen up before heading inside. Alternatively, arrive by foot after rambling around the picturesque hamlet of Tuckenhay or the coastal paths of South Hams, and be treated to proper Devonshire hospitality.
Owner and chef Rob Dawson has a penchant for fish and seafood. Dive into River Yealm oysters, or grilled butterflied king prawns with aioli, followed by whole Dartmouth crab, or push the boat out with Start Bay lobster. Variety has always been part of Rob’s offering, so look out for the likes of chorizo burger in a brioche bun, and butternut squash and sage risotto.
The Maltsters Arms is a great spot for families discovering Devon’s historic towns and flowing rivers, and games and crayons keep little ones occupied while they wait for their meals to arrive.
Make a holiday of it and book one of the six en-suite bedrooms, and take time to explore more of the area. If you like what you see and taste, the Quarterdeck Bar is available for private hire and can seat up to 24 people or 60 standing.