If you’re heading down to South Devon this summer and are looking for the perfect place to enjoy a Salcombe beer, some amazing food and stunning scenery, check out our insiders guide to the best spots for a beer with a view;
** The Lobster Pod Bistro, Hope Cove
With possibly the best views in South Devon, The Lobster Pod in Hope Cove is one of those places you won’t regret going out of your way to visit. Situated overlooking the harbour and beach, it has spectacular views across Bigbury Bay and both indoor and outdoor seating. The latter include heated enclosed pods with comfortable seating and tables. The Seafood Platter for 2 is to die for. Serves a range of Salcombe beers.
** Harbour Beach Club, Salcombe
This luxury hotel and resort on South Sands in Salcombe has recently been voted as one of the UK’s top boutique beach destinations. Enjoy the ultimate beachfront dining experience by savouring freshly prepared seafood at the Beach Club Bar while sipping on a Salcombe beer.
** Gara Rock Hotel, East Portlemouth
If you’ve not already heard of Gara Rock Hotel, we’re not sure why not. Situated on possibly the most beautiful, unspoilt stretch of coastline in South Devon, this luxury boutique hotel and restaurant is definitely one to add to the bucket list. Their newly opened terrace has uninterrupted sea views – the perfect spot for a sundowner or beer in the afternoon sun.
** Rockfish Sardine Bar, Sutton Harbour Plymouth
Enjoy the best spot in Plymouth for great views and delicious food and drink at this brand new outdoor bar and takeaway. The Sardine Bar is the perfect place to admire the view over Plymouth Sound, watching fishing boats come and go while enjoying fresh sustainably caught seafood and sipping on a Salcombe beer. They also do takeaway and £5 fish and chips on a Friday – what’s not to love!
** The Pilchard Inn, Burgh Island
Claiming to be one of the oldest taverns in England, there are few places better than The Pilchard Inn to sit and relax with a pint – perched on the edge of the famous Burgh Island, the Pilchard enjoys panoramic views over Bigbury bay. The cosy interior is also great for a snuggle up in the colder months. But make sure you check the tide times – don’t get stranded on the island!!
** The Beach House, South Milton
A laidback foodie destination on a stunning stretch of Devon coast – The Beach House sits overlooking South Milton sands and is one of our favourite spots to have a sunset beer in Devon. They famously serve amazing seafood (the Bang Bang prawns are incredible) and their Friday sunset sessions with an inhouse DJ are a must.