Where to eat
North Devon is notorious for excellent places to eat and drink, we are only a short distance from Clearwater Brewery in Bideford and many seafood restaurants in Appledore, Instow and Westward Ho!
One of our personal, favourite places to eat out, is the Pig on the Beach in Westward Ho! The food is amazing the, atmosphere is great and you will truly have a fabulous evening with sensational views across Westward Ho! beach and Bideford Bay. The bar and restaurant are open all year round and either a 25 minute walk from your cottage along the South West Coastal Footpath or 5 mins in the car.
The Thatched Inn - Abbotsham https://www.thethatchedinn.com 01237 471321
Ideally situated in the beautiful village of Abbotsham, just minutes off the A39 and a stones throw away from Abbotsham Cliffs, and Westward Living self catering holiday cottages. Its a great choice for a carvery and if your lucky enough to meet the Landlord Leslie Heard, he will have you in stitches with local yarns.Set within its own picturesque walled gardens, The Thatched Inn really is a fine example of how a country Inn should be.
Mariners - Bideford – 01237 476447 www.marinersbideford.com
Our favourite local restaurant tucked away at 4 Cooper Street in the old historic fishing town of Bideford, which is 3 miles from Westward Living. The best choice for a romantic evening. Please mention you’re a guest at Westward Living for priority reservations. The owners offer a complimentary drink for patrons who show their military ID cards. They will also create dishes for guests with special dietary requirements but do require a couple of days’ notice for this. Call to check opening times.
Tea on the Green – 01237 429 406
A lovely traditional tearoom serving lunches and delicious cakes – even gluten free. Booking is essential.
Moran's Restaurant & Bar – 01237 472070
Straightforward Thai and English dishes in a family-run venue with sea views, plus cocktails.
The Glorious Oyster – 07843 278521
Award winning mobile street food served from a converted horsebox, often seen on the village green when the sun is out. BBC Food awards 2016 finalist for best street food!
Traditional seaside fish and chips in the centre of Westward Ho! less than 1 mile away from the cottages.
Hong Kong Diner – 01237 477661
Great Chinese restaurant and take away in the village on Nelson Road. Please ensure to tell them that you are in the cottages not the main house. The delivery address is Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho! The drivers don’t know where all the cottages are so it’s advisable for them to call you when they arrive at the main entrance.
If you are looking to stock up the cupboards today, then the two best places for us to recommend are the village of Westward Ho! which has pretty much everything you might need; including a great local butchers, two bakers, as well as Tesco, Co-op and a local Nisa village store. Alternatively, if you require a larger supermarket, ASDA is about 3 miles away, just off of the A39, and Morrison’s is located in Bideford, also about 3 miles away.
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When searching please note that our changeover days for our larger cottages are either a Monday or Friday during peak season (April to October). Our 4 romantic, 2 person cottages can be booked for a min 2 night stay arriving any day of the week, all year round. Out of season we have flexible arrival dates for all our cottages.