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Salcombe is home to a wonderful range of eating and drinking establishments, popular with locals and visitors to the area alike. Whether you are looking for a contemporary waterfront eatery, a traditional inn serving hearty classics or a lively nightspot, there are pubs in Salcombe for every taste. Our locally-based team have put our heads together to bring you this list of the top 5 best pubs in Salcombe:
Exceptionally popular with foodies, The Victoria Inn, winners of the 2019 Taste of the West Gold Award, is a fabulous place for a bite. A traditional, cosy pub through and through, the Victoria Inn has a welcoming open fire to warm you up during the winter, and the delightful garden is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing drink in the summer sunshine.
Delicious dishes include seafood platters, locally sourced fillet steak, and of course, fish and chips. Dogs are welcome and are even treated to their own menu of different light bites… including pigs’ ears! It’s no wonder the Victoria is one of the most popular pubs in Salcombe, for humans and their four-legged friends.
Visit our blog on dog-friendly pubs in South Devon for more pubs that are suited for your furry companion.
The recently renovated Kings Arms in the heart of Salcombe, boast estuary views from its popular terrace. Soak up the sunshine in their ‘tropical beer garden’ or head upstairs to the cosy Boatswain area. Look forward to classic pub food along with local fish specials and Salcombe Meat Company steaks, and watch the world go by while sampling fine ale.
For a traditional pub in Salcombe, head to The Fortescue Inn – a delightful establishment with a menu to suit all tastes and budgets. Dishes range from seafood chowder, to scampi, and a special mention about their infamous pizzas. Soak up the South Devon sunshine during the day in their sheltered beer garden, or enjoy their vibrant night life in one of the two bars, including the nautically themed ‘Ship Bar’.
The Ferry inn has been a family favourite in Salcombe dating right back from 1739 when it was first built. It’s the perfect place to meet, sit and eat with friends and family. Enjoy watching the yachts go by on the famous waterside terrace, or watch the ferry cross to East Portlmouth from their newly refurbished upstairs bar.
With a selection of hearty meals from their locally sourced menu, soak up the atmosphere, delight in the views and enjoy that ‘holiday feeling’ at one of Salcombe’s best pubs.
Conveniently situated below our offices in Salcombe, is a firm favourite of the Coast & Country team. The Island Street Bar and Grill is the waterside bar and restaurant, offering a warm welcome and a cool beer at any time of the year.
In the artisan quarter on Island Street, this waterside spot with views over the estuary provides an easy going hangout in the summer, which morphs seamlessly into a cosy ski-lodge inspired retreat in the winter months.
Whatever time of year you visit however, you will find cocktails with an Island Street twist, a tasty menu inspired by local ingredients and cosmopolitan tastes, and regular live music that will make you want to party into the night.
There are plenty of other kinds of eateries in South Devon aside from these wonderful pubs in Salcombe. Take a look at our choice of best pub food in South Devon for more inspiration.
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