Places to eat

For a quick bite or a family meal

Barricane Beach Café

From Easter through to the end of September a café sits on Barricane Beach. This small café, which is open throughout the day transforms itself in the evening into a Sri Lankan restaurant serving takeaway curries every night from 5pm to 7pm. Either enjoy your curry on one of the small tables or bring your own blanket and drinks and savour your food on the beach as the sun sets. For children and fussier eaters, jacket potatoes etc. are available. 

The Red Barn

The family friendly Red Barn overlooks Woolacombe Bay and serves traditional pub food throughout the day, plus on a Friday there is live music. Dishes served at the Red Barn, include light bites such as sandwiches and steaks and burgers from the grill.

The Tides Inn

Set on Beach Road in Woolacombe, The Tides Inn is a laid-back bar and restaurant, which serves fresh food using local produce. It also has some stunning sea views, which are best admired from the outside decked terrace.

Bar Electric

With a sun terrace boasting sea views, Bar Electric is a relaxed venue for enjoying great music and surf movies, as well as serving good homecooked food throughout the day. By day, the bar is family friendly, whilst at night it is a great place for adults to enjoy a drink.

The Beach House

The Beach House in Woolacombe is a bar, a bistro, a café and a surf school. The bistro serves local seafood and tapas alongside local ales and fine wines. It is also one of the best places to watch the sunset over Lundy Island.

Captain Jack’s

One of Woolacombe’s oldest buildings houses Captain Jack’s, a traditional pub with a nautical theme. Captain Jack’s also has a great beer garden and serves a fine selection of rums alongside some classic dishes and daily specials.

The Jube

The family owned Jube in Woolacombe is one of the village’s hidden gems offering a relaxed atmosphere for families throughout the day, and a contemporary upmarket bar in the evenings. The pub also has Sky Sports and BT Sports, which show all the major sporting events.

Noel Corston

New to Woolacombe is the award-winning Noel Corston, a small restaurant, which is ideal for special occasions. The restaurant has one serving per evening with up to 10 dining a round the kitchen counter and enjoying a fixed tasting menu, which is built around the seasons and using local inspiration.

The Ship Aground

In Mortehoe, The Ship Aground is a welcoming family friendly pub serving a wide range of beers, ciders and ales, as well as food to suit every taste. The pub, which is at the heart of the village also has a lovely sun terrace and patio, which are great during the summer months.

The Chichester Arms

Mortehoe’s other pub is The Chichester Arms, which until 1820 was a vicarage. Today it is a traditional pub serving good food and drinks to locals and visitors. The pub also prides itself on only serving food that has been ethically and humanely produced and therefore only uses British meat and free-range eggs.