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Karen’s guidebook

Karen

Karen’s guidebook

Food scene
Situated a moments’ walk from the cottage the 16th century former coaching inn has a large restaurant and conservatory over looking the courtyard garden and children’s play area. The bar has a large range of local ales, ciders and beers along with an extensive wine list. A freshly prepared, locally sourced menu and specials board every day, we can recommend the carvery on a Sunday, served from 12pm. They also have a pool table, skittle alley and show all major sporting events.
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The Manor House Inn
39 St Mary's Rd
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Situated a moments’ walk from the cottage the 16th century former coaching inn has a large restaurant and conservatory over looking the courtyard garden and children’s play area. The bar has a large range of local ales, ciders and beers along with an extensive wine list. A freshly prepared, locally sourced menu and specials board every day, we can recommend the carvery on a Sunday, served from 12pm. They also have a pool table, skittle alley and show all major sporting events.
Just 5 minutes’ walk away from the cottage, Croyde’s famous freehouse is our favourite place to visit, with great food including breakfast, specials board, surf reports and live music throughout the year, don’t get bitten by the rattler cider, it’s 6%!
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The Thatch
14 Hobb's Hill
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Just 5 minutes’ walk away from the cottage, Croyde’s famous freehouse is our favourite place to visit, with great food including breakfast, specials board, surf reports and live music throughout the year, don’t get bitten by the rattler cider, it’s 6%!
Hobbs is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage, it’s a lovely little restaurant with a varied menu, we go here on special occasions!
Hobb's Bistro
6 Hobb's Hill
Hobbs is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage, it’s a lovely little restaurant with a varied menu, we go here on special occasions!
Relaxed restaurant open for breakfast lunch and dinner with specials nights such as curry and a pint deals.
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Blue Groove
2 Hobb's Hill
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Relaxed restaurant open for breakfast lunch and dinner with specials nights such as curry and a pint deals.
Trendy café, open for breakfast and lunch, sells some fresh produce and local beers and cider. Also has food trucks outside during peak season, such as pizza, Sri Lankan curry, fresh ice cream rolls, we can recommend the fish and chip van!
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The Stores
1 St Mary's Rd
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Trendy café, open for breakfast and lunch, sells some fresh produce and local beers and cider. Also has food trucks outside during peak season, such as pizza, Sri Lankan curry, fresh ice cream rolls, we can recommend the fish and chip van!
National Trust tea room, pop in on your way back from a walk to Baggy Point for a cream tea, also has a beautiful garden.
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Sandleigh Tea Room & Garden
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National Trust tea room, pop in on your way back from a walk to Baggy Point for a cream tea, also has a beautiful garden.
Great pub 25 min walk away in Georgeham, we go to the open mic night on the first Sunday of the month which is always good fun, make sure you take a torch if you’re walking as the road is unlit.
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The Kings Arms
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Great pub 25 min walk away in Georgeham, we go to the open mic night on the first Sunday of the month which is always good fun, make sure you take a torch if you’re walking as the road is unlit.
Great little beach shop and café which welcomes dogs, walk all the way over Baggy Point to reach Putsborough beach and stop for a snack
Putsborough Beach Cafe
Great little beach shop and café which welcomes dogs, walk all the way over Baggy Point to reach Putsborough beach and stop for a snack
Lovely little tea room right in the heart of Croyde, not open all year round so maybe call first out of season 01271 890214
May Cottage Tea Rooms
7 Saint Mary's Road
Lovely little tea room right in the heart of Croyde, not open all year round so maybe call first out of season 01271 890214
Excellent local butchers, come here if you're planning a bbq, also sell fresh fish too.
Reed Butchers Ltd
8 South St
Excellent local butchers, come here if you're planning a bbq, also sell fresh fish too.
Sightseeing
Fantastic walk with stunning scenery, you can continue around the coastal path to Putsborough beach too if you have time. The Nation Trust Sandleigh Tea Room is at the start of the walk, if you go to Putsborough they have a lovely beach cafe you can pop into.
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National Trust - Baggy Point
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Fantastic walk with stunning scenery, you can continue around the coastal path to Putsborough beach too if you have time. The Nation Trust Sandleigh Tea Room is at the start of the walk, if you go to Putsborough they have a lovely beach cafe you can pop into.
Park at Sandy lane car park and explore this beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, lots of flowers and wildlife.
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Braunton Burrows
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Park at Sandy lane car park and explore this beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, lots of flowers and wildlife.
Beaches
15 min walk from the cottage, has a beach shop, café and surf lessons with Surf South West 01271 890400, dogs not allowed between 1st May – 30th Sept, pay to park.
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Croyde Beach
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15 min walk from the cottage, has a beach shop, café and surf lessons with Surf South West 01271 890400, dogs not allowed between 1st May – 30th Sept, pay to park.
A 5 min drive away towards Braunton, beach Hut and deckchair hire contact Jules on the following number for booking information: – 07813 506899 Indoor and outdoor seated licensed restaurant open seasonally, please contact the restaurant directly on (01271) 891288 for further details. Surf Hire from Surfed out located beneath balcony of restaurant. Please visit website www.surfedout.com for more information on opening times and contact details. The local surf schools that are available at Saunton Sands Beach are Sarah Whiteley’s “Walking on Waves” and “Surf Saunton” please contact on following numbers: Walking on Waves – 07786 034403 or 07772 240894 or Surf Saunton – 07837 906 428 / 07892 693 099. Dog friendly all year round, pay to park.
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Saunton Sands
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A 5 min drive away towards Braunton, beach Hut and deckchair hire contact Jules on the following number for booking information: – 07813 506899 Indoor and outdoor seated licensed restaurant open seasonally, please contact the restaurant directly on (01271) 891288 for further details. Surf Hire from Surfed out located beneath balcony of restaurant. Please visit website www.surfedout.com for more information on opening times and contact details. The local surf schools that are available at Saunton Sands Beach are Sarah Whiteley’s “Walking on Waves” and “Surf Saunton” please contact on following numbers: Walking on Waves – 07786 034403 or 07772 240894 or Surf Saunton – 07837 906 428 / 07892 693 099. Dog friendly all year round, pay to park.
10 min drive away, great beach shop at the Putsborough end, small town at the Woolacombe end, pay to park at both, dogs allowed all year in certain areas.
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Woolacombe Beach
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10 min drive away, great beach shop at the Putsborough end, small town at the Woolacombe end, pay to park at both, dogs allowed all year in certain areas.
Shopping
Great factory clothes shop
Saltrock Braunton
Great factory clothes shop
Fantastic local gallery with beautiful prints and photos, lots of the prints in Seashell come from here.
The Frame Shop
6 The Square
Fantastic local gallery with beautiful prints and photos, lots of the prints in Seashell come from here.
A fantastic local craft shop selling beautiful prints, photos and gifts.
West Country Art Crafts & Curios
A fantastic local craft shop selling beautiful prints, photos and gifts.