Great Places to Dine at ~
The Ship Inn, Axmouth – 01297 218 38
Ship Inn is a family run restaurant and pub featuring a sumptuously varied menu offering locally sourced meats, fresh fish from Lyme Bay, hand-picked crabs from Beer and vegetables from nearby farms.
The Ship Inn also boasts a huge beer garden in the back with stunning views out over the River Axe. Look out for Friday’s – with their outdoor wood fired pizza’s – delicious. Dog friendly, Family Pub.
The Ship Inn was once owned by Fanny Cradock’s son and is located in the beautiful ancient village of Axmouth in Devon
The Tuckers Arms, Dalwood – 01404 881 342
Our much loved local, the Tuckers Arms offers great fresh food, using local producers and served by friendly competent staff and landlady Tracey. Evening restaurant meals and the massive Sunday roasts are excellent quality as are the bar meals. There are well-kept cask ales and a large selection of global award winning wines including our local Dalwood Wine; they also have a double skittle alley and beer garden and often host music and jazz. The pub is approx. 20 minutes walk from Andrewshayes through the lanes. Booking advisable.
The Old Inn, Kilmington – 01297 320 96
The Old Inn at Kilmington is a traditional and intimate Devon thatched pub. Their restaurant is open throughout the year for evening meals and bar lunches. They source local fresh food and serve Sunday roasts. Two bars offer a full range of local beers and draught lagers. There’s a large beer garden and skittle alley plus easy parking just off the A35.
Staff are welcoming and as an independent freehouse are always on hand to offer a warm welcome. Pets and Children welcome.
New Inn, Kilmington – 01297 333 76
Cosy, thatched Devon longhouse that was rebuilt after a major fire in 2004, but retains a warm atmosphere. New landlords since 2015 have made sure that this pub has remained a real locals pub that serves excellent value, traditional good pub food and Sunday roasts.
A hidden Devon gem with large secluded gardens. If you are feeling fit you can walk through the woods to the pub from just across the main road at Andrewshayes, about 1 1/2 miles each way.
The George Inn, Chideock – 01297 489 242
The George is a friendly, Dorset thatched pub is popular with both locals and holidaymakers throughout the year. Set in the heart of picturesque village of Chideock, close to the Devon and Dorset boarders on the A35.
You’ll find freshly prepared seasonal menus alongside their Palmers casked ales. Pets and Children welcome. They create wonderful home made pizzas every Thursday night from their wood fired pizza oven.
River Cottage Canteen, Axminster – 01297 631 862
The River Cottage Canteen and Deli in Axminster showcases the very best of what the South West has to offer. They serve meals throughout the day, made from the finest seasonal ingredients, with menus constantly changing as produce comes in from the farms and fishermen of the local area.
There’s no need to book during the day at the Canteen – simply drop by and join them for lunch, a drink or a delicious snack, however it may be advisable to reserve a table online if you’re joining them for dinner in the evening.
The Hunters Lodge Inn, Axminster – 01297 332 86
This 16th Century Coaching Inn commands an enviable position, conveniently situated on the main A35 where Devon & Dorset meet, between the bustling market town of Axminster, and the beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis, the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.
The Hare & Hounds, Between Honiton and Sidbury 01404 41760
Inside this traditional country Free House you will find wooden beams, log fires, very local ales and a warm welcome for all the family. Famous locally for years for their Carvery, they also offer an extensive menu of freshly prepared classic pub food. The pub has been extended so offers an extensive seating area.
Outside, as well as two car parks, there is a children’s play area set within a large garden which boasts beautiful views down the valley to Sidmouth and the sea. The surrounding area has many footpaths and is a popular destination for walkers. Dogs are allowed in the Tap Bar.
The Fountain Head, Branscombe 01297 680 359
The Fountain Head is a 14th Century pub serving traditional, award winning real ales from the Branscombe Vale Brewery and good old fashioned cooking!
There are not many pubs left like the Fountain. An open log fire, slate flags on the floor and home cooked food at prices that won’t break the bank.
This is a place to enjoy some good conversation, to sup some ale, to relax. There are no juke boxes, pool tables or wide screen televisions. Just a very warm welcome and everything that pubs used to be.
The Masons Arms Inn, Branscombe 01297 680 300
In the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain’s most picturesque villages, is the award winning, 14th Century, The Masons Arms. This charming thatched Inn dates back to 1350 – a cider house turned country pub – and the men who cut the stone for Exeter Cathedral drank here, hence the name.
With only a leisurely ten minute stroll to Branscombe Beach, The Masons Arms offers an ideal base to escape the stresses of modern life and enjoy the charm of a lovely Devon village.
Cinnamons Indian, Axminster 01297 631 175
If you fancy a lovely Indian meal or take away, then maybe Cinnamons is right for you. There is plenty of parking in car park around the back of the restaurant.
The Fish Bar, Charmouth 01297 560 220
There are a number of Fish and Chip shops. But if you want to really good fish and chips, this is one of our favourites. They also do local pies, burgers, curries, jacket potatoes to eat in or takeaway. Fresh smoothies, milk shakes and hot chocolate made with real chocolate.
The Fish Bar is also a Pizzeria, with a choice of 12 mouth-watering pizzas in 3 sizes. Freshly prepared and cooked in a traditional stone based pizza oven.
Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis – 01297 446 910
Enjoy stunning views of the Cobb and Jurassic coast while enjoying local fish and seafood. Hix Oyster & Fish House overlooks the harbour in Lyme Regis and boasts panoramic views across the Jurassic coast – this is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy fresh British fish seafood.
The Fish House is a light and airy dining room with simple white wooden tables and chairs and an outside balcony. Here the focus is on sourcing and serving the best produce they can find and doing as little to it as possible so that you enjoy the real flavour of great British ingredients. This restaurant is owned by Michelin starred restaurateur Mark Hix so is a cut above the usual places to eat in terms of price and quality.
The Red Brick Café, Bridport 07967 822 480 or 07868 752 329
If you are heading for a day out in Bridport or West Bay this is a great spot. On Saturdays the lively Bridport Market offers flowers, food and antiques and tucked away on St Michael’s Trading Estate visit the hippyish Red Brick Café. Such a great cafe and “off the beaten track” but still in the heart of Bridport. You will feel part of a creative and independent hub within an urban vintage setting, surrounded by brick a brac and antique traders..
The Red Brick serves breakfast, coffee and lunch and it is all homemade and pretty darn good. Best seats are outside on a sunny day with a full view of the secondhand treasures around you. Oh and on a Saturday they now sell fresh local organic veg
Largigi Thai Restaurant & Cafe, Lyme Regis – 01297 44 24 32
Largigi Cafe & Thai Restaurant on the Seafront at Lyme Regis. A family run authentic Thai restaurant and cafe. A significant amount of their food is made on our premises and is locally sourced wherever possible. Most dishes are freshly cooked to order by their highly qualified and skilled Thai chefs.