Due to its location on the scenic A379 between Kingsbridge and Start Bay, Frogmore is a village through which many commuters, holidaymakers and visitors pass. We recommend parking up to spend a little time exploring this pretty village, well-known for its excellent bakery/café, beautiful creek and perhaps most of all, it’s family-focused annual regatta.
Here’s your guide to Frogmore, part of our ongoing series of blog posts on the most picturesque and vibrant villages in South Devon.
Getting to Frogmore
Frogmore is about three miles from Kingsbridge.
- Leave Kingsbridge south on Embankment Road. This will take you over a bridge across Bowcombe Creek (another beautiful spot!)
- Follow the road for a further two miles or so until you reach the village. You’ll pass the Globe Inn on your left, followed by @The Bakery and then the bridge over the creek to your right.
The village is just over 12 miles from Dartmouth.
- Leave Dartmouth on the A379. Coming from the bottom of town, take a left at the first roundabout at the top of the hill and follow this road.
- Continue on the A379. This will take you through the pretty villages of Stoke Fleming and Strete, and then two fantastic beaches, Blackpool Sands and Slapton Sands.
- The road will bend right away from the coast. Continue on the A379 for 3.5 miles.
At a glance
Located at the head of Frogmore Creek on the Kingsbridge Estuary, Frogmore was once a bustling port. These days, while the water remains important to the life of the village, particularly during the annual regatta, it’s now better known as a picturesque destination for holidaymakers and day-trippers.
The Globe Inn
Along with the bar, there’s a patio and terrace at the Globe Inn, which offers a traditional village pub experience, complete with exposed stone, wooden beams and an open fire. There are plenty of ales to choose from and you’ll even find a separate games room offering darts and pool.
Diners can choose from extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, with the Globe Inn’s reputation built on both the friendly, efficient service and the quality of their food.
Find out more about the Globe Inn at: http://theglobeinn.co.uk/eat-drink/restaurants-bars/
@The Bakery is a village shop and post office in addition to serving as a bakery so popular it attracts customers from miles around. The team has won several Great Taste Awards since 2010.
There’s another branch in Kingsbridge (@11’s Kingsbridge) and from April this year there’s another branch in Salcombe. All are well worth popping in for a pasty, quiche, cake or other snack before finding a scenic spot by the water.
d’art fine food, the company behind @The Bakery, also provides outside catering for various events. Find out more at: http://www.dartfinefood.co.uk/.
The walking guide provided by the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership provides some interesting historical information about Frogmore Creek and the surrounding area. The creek served as a busy quay landing corn and coal until deep into the 19th century, while as many as 27 lime kilns still stand in various spots around the estuary, including Frogmore Creek.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our at-a-glance guide to Frogmore. You might also be interested in South Pool, a picturesque waterside village with its own popular pub, the Millbrook Inn.