Best Restaurants in South Devon

Are you joining us this Christmas on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in South Devon and looking for the best restaurants in South Devon? Well, look no further as we have compiled a list of five popular restaurants in South Devon, all of which are winners of Trip Advisors Travelers’ Choice Awards 2022!

The Coppa Dolla Inn

First up on our list of the best restaurants in South Devon is The Coppa Dolla Inn and restaurant, located in Broadhempston near Totnes, this restaurant boasts amazing reviews on trip advisor, even winning Trip Advisors Travelers’ choice 2022. This independent family run restaurant and pub uses local suppliers to make up their 30-year-old family recipes. Get cosy with their traditional country pub atmosphere, open log fires and rustic furnishing. As for food, their famous 2 in 1 pie is a must try! Booking essential, head over to their website to find out more!

The Barn Owl Inn

The Barn Owl Inn is described as a charming historic Devonshire inn on the edge of popular village kingskerswell, not far from Newton Abbot. Boasting a quirky rustic charm, traditional pub dishes and locally sourced ingredients. Don’t just stop for food! If you’re visiting us on board THE POLAR™ Express Train Ride this Christmas as South Devon Railway and looking for a place to stay to extend your magical time why not stay in one of their seven refurbished bedrooms, and what’s even better dogs are welcome throughout the inn and in some rooms!

The Elizabethan Inn

The Elizabethan Inn Newton Abbot is a traditional pub and restaurant in South Devon serving ‘good, honest, Devon food.’ Boasting some impressive history as the venue has held a license since 1840! Inside the interior reflects a perfect balance between contemporary and traditional features, serving “traditional classics” with an extra touch of class. The restaurant aims to source 80% of their supplies from within a 30-mile radius. For further details check out their website:

The Riverford Field Kitchen

Another restaurant in our list of the best restaurants in South Devon, is The Riverford Field kitchen, just a 10-minute drive from The Polar Express Train Ride at South Devon Railway. Located in Riverford farm, this restaurant grows their ingredients ‘just a stone’s throw away from the plate’ serving a seasonal and organic menu suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. Customers are even encouraged to walk around the garden and their 60-meter polytunnel! Suitable for all the family, dogs included!

The Pizza Café

For all the Pizza fans out there The Pizza café has been serving delicious fresh food for the people of Newton Abbot, since 1987. With daily fresh handmade dough, locally sourced ingredients and unconventional toppings, The Pizza Café is a must try stop for all the family! Not just a Pizza restaurant, they also have a wide variety of food on their menu, from pizza to burritos and a vegan and kids’ menu available. Head over to their website to see the different menus they have available.

Extend your stay in South Devon this Christmas while visiting us on board The Polar Express Train Ride and check out some of the best restaurants South Devon has to offer, see you there!

Please note, we are not responsible for your experience at any of these venues and we are not affiliated with any.

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