Here’s a lovely and moderately strenuous ride that takes you to one of the best chocolate brownie cafes in Devon, and gives you the chance to work it off again afterwards. This ride is 26km, according to George’s bike computer (16 miles). There’s only about 200m on a main road and the rest is back
Category Archives: Food and pubs
Even on a grey day you can’t beat a Hocking’s Ice Cream! Made in Appledore, they are an integral part of a Devon holiday. There are almost always vans on the Torrington Commons, on Bideford Quay (car park end) and at Northam Burrows Country Park, among many other places.
Here’s another local pub: the Copper Key in North Tawton. The pub does Sunday lunches and sandwiches in a traditional setting. There’s a beer garden out the back, and a pool table. More ‘local pub’ than the New Inn at nearby Sampford Courtney, but less ‘restauranty’. Other places to eat in North Tawton include Kirsty’s
NOTE: CLOSED UNTIL EASTER 2017 We didn’t ask, but I imagine that’s either bread or pizza dough Simeon is making. He’s one of the owners of Yarde Orchard Cafe, the fairly hippy tea cake and lunch stop on the Tarka Trail between Petrockstowe and Watergate. Our favourite route is to start at Puffing Billy, just
Eggesford Garden Centre makes a colourful place to visit at any time of year and is well placed for good walks on nearby forestry land. Its lovely restaurant has seating inside and out (where dogs are welcome on leads) and offers a menu to rival any other local venue. What’s more, it’s open on a
Here’s a local pub whose sign outside actively welcomes muddy boots and paws. It’s the New Inn in Roborough, about 7 miles from the eco lodges. It makes a fun expedition down the back lanes on the electric bikes (that’s how we found it), or you can drive the slightly more direct route and miss
Kirsty’s Kitchen in North Tawton: a lovely place for a reviving coffee. The lunches looked pretty good too. This cafe, where Kirsty also offers cake baking and decorating courses, is in the middle of the town. Footpaths on the Tarka Trail pass close by North Tawton and Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes once lived around
Here’s another of our ‘big bike out’ videos. Actually, this one is not all that big: it’s the first half of the Wheatland Farm to Belstone route that we did last year on our push bikes. This time we’ve done it on the electric bikes, which made it more of a ‘pub run’ and less
One of our nearest pubs is the Lymington Arms in Wembworthy. It has a great reputation for food and is open Weds through Saturday form lunch and evenings, and Sunday lunch. There should be a menu in your accommodation but if not just ask at the house. Ring and book a table on 01837 83572.
Belstone Cleave, on the edge of Dartmoor, is beautiful even when it’s raining or cold. And unlike the moor itself, is sheltered from the worst of the wind. Belstone by bike is a great adventure if you have the time and energy, but you can also drive, leaving your car in the car park just