Places to go out & eat & drink in Barnstaple
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Barnstaple

Places to eat & drink in Barnstaple.





One of Britain's oldest towns, Barnstaple was minting its own coins as early as the 10th century. It lies in the Taw Valley and boasts a 16th century, 16-arch bridge spanning the river as well as some significant old buildings. A local museum is housed in a former grammar school dated to the 14th century.

Arlington Court is a Regency house, now run by the National Trust, set in a large estate. Inhabited until 1949 by the much-traveled spinster Rosalie Chichester, it is packed with artefacts such as model ships, tapestries, pewter and shells. The stables contain one of the finest collections of 19th-century horse-drawn vehicles. Devon's largest colony of lesser horseshoe bats can be watched via a batcam. Nearby is Exmoor Zoological Park.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Barnstaple or surrounding areas.

Barnstaple Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

Broomhill Restaurant

Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, Barnstaple
Tel: 01271 850262

Elegant, intimate, delightful, delicious. Just some of the words used to describe the Broomhill Restaurant. Based around traditional English and Mediterranean cuisine, using, as much as possible, local produce.
Type: Restaurant

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The Quay Cafe, Restaurant & Heritage Centre

Fremington, Barnstaple
Tel: 01271 378794

Situated on the Tarka Trail facing the Taw Estuary and next to RSPB reserve. Hungry cyclists, fishermen, birdwatchers, exhibition visitors - anyone can enjoy a real taste of Devon at the Quay Café. Members of the "Taste of the West" scheme and food is always fresh and sourced locally, organic where possible, with vegetarian options. On offer are a range of exciting meals from old Devon recipes, home-made cream teas with fresh scones made to order, delicious cakes and puddings and a range of gourmet picnic food to take with you on your day out. The restaurant is licensed and on Summer evenings visitors can enjoy barbeques of freshly caught fish sitting outside on the pretty renovated railway platform watching the fishermen on the Quay.
Type: Restaurant, Cafe

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