Local Restaurants  - Lower Yelland Farm Holiday Lodges, North Devon

Local Restaurants for Lower Yelland Farm -Lodge holiday accommodation | Barnstaple, Bideford, North Devon



If like my wife and I, you like eating out, here are a selection of local restaurants at which we have eaten (at great cost to my wallet and waistline) and are happy to recommend.


A small village where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet and go out to sea. A 2 minute drive or you can walk via the Tarka Trail (35 minutes) and if you have too much too eat or drink (or both) can catch the bus back which runs every 30 minutes until 11.10pm .

www.instow.net/boathouse/ boathouse.htm

Tel. 01271 861292

Av. 3 course meal £20.00, bottle of wine from £10.00.

Calls it's self a seafood restaurant but caters for everyone. Excellent food and value for money and if you are lucky, a lovely view over the estuary. Need to book well in advance for the restaurant but no reservations are taken for the bar area, which some people say has a better atmosphere, can have to wait up to 45 minutes for a table when busy.

Instow Arms

Tel. 01271 860608


av. 3 course meal £20.00 house wine £12.50.

This is a new pub in Instow which opened at the end of 2010.  It has a good, varied menu with daily specials.

The two meals we have had so far have been very nice but they do need to improve their service but I'm sure this will happen as time goes on. Dog friendly (downstairs)

Wayfarer Inn

Tel. 01271 860342

Av. 3 course meal £20.00, bottle of wine from £9.75.

Lovely old pub feel to it with real fires in winter, great selection, good food and value for money. Dog friendly. Booking in advance recommended for weekends.


Westleigh Inn (3 miles to west, 5 minute drive.)


tel. 01271 860867

Av. 3 course meal under £20.00 bottle of wine £12.50

Old fashion sort of pub, which serves great food and is dog friendly, large beer garden with views of the river Torridge.

Recommend booking well in advance for weekends. Dog friendly.


A small village 1 mile to the east of Lower Yelland , 30 minute walk, 2 minutes in the car or bus (every 10 minutes during the day and 30 minutes in the evening until 23.10.)

Han Court


tel. 01271 373865

Set menu from £17.50, bottle of wine from £12.95

Excellent Chinese restaurant, what more can I say. Booking in advance recommended.

Graylings fish & chip shop

Tel. 01271 346661

Lovely fish and chips, large menu and all cooked to order.


Claimed to be the Oldest Royal charted Borough in England is now the biggest town in North Devon, there are too many restaurants to name them all, but here are a few of our favourites. 4.5miles to the east of the farm, 10 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bus  (every 10 minutes during the day and 30 minutes in the evening until 23.00.)


www.barnstapleonline.co.uk/ lillcos.html

Tel. 01271 372933

A tapas bar, situated on the main square, which serves great Mediterranean style food, which is sourced locally where possible and is well priced especially the early evening deal (5.30pm-6.30pm) any 6 dishes and a bottle of house red or white wine for £30.00

Fatbelly Fred's.

Tel. 0
1271 345700

A small family restaurant aiming to use as much locally sourced produce as possible. All meals are cooked to order so speed and availability due to demand and seasonal produce may be restricted at times for which they apologise in advance. They aim to bring more diversity to our fish and seafood menu with some of their old favourites still in tow. We love this restaurant.


Tel. 01271 329800

Av. 3 course £18.00 wine from £10.00 bottle.

A good friendly Chinese with food at reasonable prices.



Tel. 01271 328882

Av. 4 course £20.00 house wine £12.70

Another excellent Chinese restaurant. It has a large selection of dishes with greater variations than the usual

“run of the mill” Chinese that every one is familiar with.

Malee Thai


Tel. 01271 322221

Authentic Thai cuisine is created from top quality ingredients. With over one hundred dishes to choose from, each is freshly prepared to order and served to suit the individual palate.



 4.5 miles west of the farm, 10 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bus (every 10 minutes during the day and 30 minutes in the evening until 23.00.)

Nestling alongside the River Torridge, Bideford is a market town and a port, with an active fishing industry. Cargo ships call in to load and unload and the MS Oldenburg, which plies between Bideford and Lundy Island , is often to be seen tied up by the quayside. First mention in the history books of the Quay was in 1619 when there were beaches at the river's edge. As the ship-building trade boomed, the Quay was developed and there are still marker stones in the pavement as a testament to that reconstruction. Sir Walter Raleigh is believed to have brought his first cargo of tobacco to Bideford and the town soon became one of the largest tobacco trading centres of that period.

Again there are too many restaurants to mention them all, but our three favourite are:



Tel. 01237 476447

Av. 3 course meal £22.00, wine from £12.00 bottle.

Winner of the North Devon Restaurant 2007.

Delicious food, sourced locally, cooked with pride, what more can I say, except it is recommended to book a week in advance for Friday or Saturday night.


www. memories restaurant.co.uk

Tel. 01237 473419

Brett and Naomi welcome you to their intimate and friendly award winning Memories restaurant.
Their passion is to use locally sourced fresh produce with an emphasis on free range meat and sustainable fish
Memories restaurant is open from 7.00pm Wednesday to Saturday, booking is advisable and the table is yours for the night, no double sittings here!

They offer a set menu currently priced at £26.00 per person on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with a choice of starters, mains and puds.

East of the Water

Tel. 01237 425329

Lovely Hong Kong style Chinese food, av 2 course meal £18.00 and house wine £13.00 bottle.

There are many more lovely places to eat in North Devon and I feel we must mention the Maya Indian restaurant (01805 622445 ) in Torrington (9 miles inland, 25 minutes drive), we think it is the best Indian in North Devon by a long way. There is also the Hunters Inn at Newton Tracey, tel. 01271 858339 (5 miles inland in the middle of nowhere), av. 3 course meal under £20.00 bottle house wine £12.00. A lovely old fashion sort of pub, which serves great food. Dog friendly.





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