Croyde Bay has an amazing array of great places to eat. There are award winning fish and chip shops, fresh seafood joints and some amazing pub grub venues. Whether you’re into fine dining or prefer a pasty on the go there’s a foodie place just for you.
The beautiful village of Croyde in North Devon in England is a fantastic location with stunning sandy beaches and gorgeous scenery. There’s also a diverse range of restaurants, cafes and pubs in and around Croyde Bay.
If you’re looking for places to eat and drink there’s somewhere suitable for everyone’s taste.
Bars & Restaurants in Croyde
The Manor Croyde – located in the centre of Croyde village, this family-run cosy bar/restaurant offers traditional pub food as well as local specialities. There’s freshly caught seafood, delicious meats and special boards, not to mention local ales. How about trying the nibbles, side dishes and pub favourites like steak and ale pie?
You’ll always receive a warm welcome in Billy Budds in the village of Croyde. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day at the beach. Tantalise your taste buds with freshly cooked tapas, pizzas, subs or nachos. Billy Budds is well known for serving locals and visitors alike with real ales from their well-stocked bar.
Only two miles away from Croyde is the quiet, charming village of Georgeham. There’s a great range of places to eat, drink and dine like the Rock Inn. This 17th century village inn has traditional features and a good reputation for fine dining. Enjoy home-cooked fresh food along with casket ales, ciders and wines. Ideal for families, there are children’s meals and soft drinks too.
Pop into the Kings Arms which can also be found in Georgeham. Located in the heart of the community, this pub/restaurant offers an extensive menu and desserts, kid’s menu along with a Sunday lunch menu. Completely refurbished in 2011, the Kings Arms is also a live music venue playing Indie to blues, reggae, rock and ska.
The Blue Groove Croyde is a café/bar/restaurant in the centre of Croyde village. The café serves great breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. There’s a laid-back atmosphere with a delicious menu of homemade curries, burgers, mussels, steaks, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals. The Blue Groove has a well-stocked bar with traditional ales, ciders and beers on tap.
Just a six-minute drive away from Croyde is Saunton Sands, a surfer’s paradise. Overlooking one of North Devon’s beaches is the Beachside Grill. Serving every type of food imaginable, the Beachside Grill uses locally sourced ingredients with meals served indoors or outdoors. Tempting dishes are also available for vegans or vegetarians. The Grill’s balcony is dog-friendly so take your pooch along for a drink of water.
Squires is considered by many to be the No. 1 fish and chip restaurant in North Devon. Since 1969, Squires award-winning fish and chip restaurant in Braunton has been serving delicious food. You can’t beat sizzling hot fish and chips with traditional accompaniments from mushy peas to gherkins. Expect an excellent service from friendly staff.
Owned and run by a local brother and sister team, David and Hayley Charlesworth, The Riverside in Braunton, four miles south east of Croyde, offers delicious dishes at affordable prices. With a welcoming family atmosphere, the menu is varied from full English breakfasts to huge American pancakes, fish and chips to bubble and squeak.
If surf-inspired street food is your thing, check out grab and go Biffen’s Kitchen. No visit to Croyde is complete without trying Moroccan infused food, a Japanese katsu night or freshly made street food using local ingredients. Whatever time you visit, sit back, relax, enjoy the food with stunning views of the beach and surf.
You couldn’t get more local than The Old Cream Shop. Jam-packed with mouth-watering delights you’ll find the very best pastries, coffee cakes, ice creams and cold drinks here. Serving different ice cream flavours, why not try one in the tea garden or take it away? You’ll get a generous portion of ice cream in a cone, cup, regular cone or even a waffle, yummy.
Fancy a cup of tea and a scone? Head for May Cottage Tea Rooms during your visit to Croyde. It’s an authentic tea room inside a quaint thatched cottage, a lovely place with an interesting history. The menu includes homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, cakes, toasted teacakes with melted butter, cheese and chutney, divine. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are served as well as raspberry lemonade, made from locally grown raspberries.
Looking for something a little different to eat? Go to the Siam Bistro, a Thai bistro serving authentic food with real flavour. Set in the nearby village of Braunton, not far from Saunton and Croyde beaches, the bistro offers a pleasant dining experience at lunch times and evenings. If you fancy a takeaway, try vegetable spring rolls, stir fry dishes, curries, noodles and much much more.
Five miles north of Croyde is Woolacombe Bay. A popular seaside resort, Woolacombe also has a good selection of cafes, restaurants and bars, one being The Porthole. Recently opened in 2019 this café/kiosk is run in partnership with the National Trust and caterers Seadog. Overlooking the bay, it’s a great location for people to relax while enjoying a tasty snack and a hot or cold drink in reusable cups.
During your visit to Croyde, discover the delights of the Sandleigh Tea Room and Garden. This rustic coastal tea room serves light meals, snacks and scrumptious cakes. With indoor and outdoor seating among the flowers and allotments, this National Trust tea room overlooks a beautiful, scenic walled garden.
A traditional beach takeaway café, the Saunton Break Café serves a variety of drinks and snacks. These range from freshly ground coffee to chips, burgers and award-winning pasties. Kids will love different flavoured ice creams, ice lollies and confectionery. Eat, drink and relax at one of the picnic benches outside or tables inside. If you’re visiting the area out of season, how about a bowl of warm soup and a drink of hot chocolate to warm you up.
When it comes to restaurants in Croyde and the surrounding villages, you won’t be disappointed with where you can dine. There’s also a good choice of bars and cafes too.