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
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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.
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.
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 sells fresh fish too.
Reed Butchers Ltd
8 South St
Excellent local butchers, come here if you're planning a bbq, also sells fresh fish too.
New Coast Kitchen is a restaurant and bar in the heart of Croyde village. Their mission is to create delicious dishes and cocktails for you to enjoy in a unique dining atmosphere. Visit during the day for brunch, coffee and cake, and in the evening for dinner service, cocktails and wine bar. We can recommend the espresso martinis! Also opening soon in Braunton New Coast Canteen!
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New Coast Kitchen
1 Saint Mary's Road
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New Coast Kitchen is a restaurant and bar in the heart of Croyde village. Their mission is to create delicious dishes and cocktails for you to enjoy in a unique dining atmosphere. Visit during the day for brunch, coffee and cake, and in the evening for dinner service, cocktails and wine bar. We can recommend the espresso martinis! Also opening soon in Braunton New Coast Canteen!
Walk all the way over Baggy Point to reach Putsborough beach and stop for a snack. Brilliant dog friendly café serving hot and cold meals, drinks and ice creams, lovely to sit in the winter after a walk with a hot drink and toasted teacake! Also sells some essentials, beach/dog items.
Putsborough Beach Cafe
Walk all the way over Baggy Point to reach Putsborough beach and stop for a snack. Brilliant dog friendly café serving hot and cold meals, drinks and ice creams, lovely to sit in the winter after a walk with a hot drink and toasted teacake! Also sells some essentials, beach/dog items.
Lovely café with sea views, stop for a drink or snack on your way back from Baggy Point, I can recommend the chocolate brownie! Might be open later for drinks and dinner in the summer so check website/Facebook for details.
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Cafe Croyde Bay
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Lovely café with sea views, stop for a drink or snack on your way back from Baggy Point, I can recommend the chocolate brownie! Might be open later for drinks and dinner in the summer so check website/Facebook for details.
Fantastic eastern fusion food, started as a pop up bar and restaurant in Croyde, now has it's own shop in Braunton, open breakfast till late.
Hang Loose
Fantastic eastern fusion food, started as a pop up bar and restaurant in Croyde, now has it's own shop in Braunton, open breakfast till late.
Gift shop selling takeaway pasties, pizza and ice cream, pop up restaurant and bar in the garden during the summer.
The Hub
8 Hobb's Hill
Gift shop selling takeaway pasties, pizza and ice cream, pop up restaurant and bar in the garden during the summer.

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
A fantastic local craft shop selling beautiful prints, photos and gifts. https://www.joallum.co.uk/
Jo Allum - Coastal art and homewares
A fantastic local craft shop selling beautiful prints, photos and gifts. https://www.joallum.co.uk/
Great little shop in the village for essentials, beers and wine, also sells some gift items and local walking maps.
Croyde Village Shop & PO
Great little shop in the village for essentials, beers and wine, also sells some gift items and local walking maps.
Great clothes and wetsuit shop, head to the back for the sale items to pick up a bargain!
Shore 2 Surf
7 West Road
Great clothes and wetsuit shop, head to the back for the sale items to pick up a bargain!
Brilliant clothes, wetsuit and surf board shop, look out for 'Badger' in the surfboard section for some great advice if you're looking to buy a board.
Tiki Surf Shop
Brilliant clothes, wetsuit and surf board shop, look out for 'Badger' in the surfboard section for some great advice if you're looking to buy a board.

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Biffen's Kitchen Street Food, Croyde

Surf inspired street food at Ocean Pitch Campsite Croyde: https://www.biffenskitchen.com/about/
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Thongsay Thai Food Truck

Brilliant Thai food truck with huge portions, the ribs are amazing, check their website for current locations and opening hours https://www.facebook.com/Tthaicatering/
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Sri Lankan Food Truck

Tasty Sri Lankan Curry Food Truck Winners of 2021 ARON WOW Award & Winners of "Best Street Food" 2019-2020 Food Drink Devon awards! Serving authentic Sri Lankan Rice & Curry and Short Eats. All of our dishes are handmade and infused with freshly ground high grade Sri Lankan spices https://www.facebook.com/tambapannicurry/
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Croyde Craft Market/ Sunday Market/Open Air Market

Weekly craft market at the village hall on Thursdays, general Market on Sundays check the Facebook pages as it doesn't run all year. https://www.facebook.com/groups/CroydeCraftMarket/ https://www.facebook.com/Croyde-Village-Sunday-Market-2757231007639686/ Open air market on Tuesdays, Moor Lane next to Ruda selling food, drink, crafts, clothes and beach goods, not open all year, check website for details: https://www.facebook.com/woolacombe.croyde.markets
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Fish and Chips at Bay View Farm

The fish and chips at this campsite are so good we had them at our wedding! Get them wrapped and walk along the footpath from Sandy Lane to enjoy them sat in the dunes. Not open all year so give them a call to check they're open, they have a sign outside too saying if they're serving if you drive past: 01271 890501, Bay View Farm Croyde North Devon EX33 1PN
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Stoned Pizza Truck

You'll find their truck at the entrance to Croyde beach, opposite Ruda holiday park, check website for menu and opening hours: https://www.stoned.org.uk/
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Cluck Street Food

Brilliant pop food truck at Freshwell's campsite, fried chicken, burgers with vegan, gluten free and kids options, check out their website for latest info: https://www.cluckstreetfood.co.uk/
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Monty's Caribbean Kitchen

Pop up food truck behind Saltrock in Croyde, follow the footpath to the beach next to Billy Budds and it's the first turning on the right: http://www.montyscaribbeankitchen.co.uk/