Find out where our favourite bars, cafes and restaurants in Barnstaple are and make sure when you eat out you get only the very best experience. Read our Barnstaple food and drink guide to discover the secret gems for your holiday in Barnstaple that the locals are hoping to keep a secret.
Found on the Barnstaple square this stylish bar and restaurant has a touch of class. The tapas menu offers a range of flavoursome options and a sound wine selection to accompany your meal. With great public transport links only a short walk from the door, you can get into Barnstaple from almost anyone in North Devon.
Nestled into the countryside village, the New Inn is the heart of the village, great food and welcoming owners this pub is a great success with both locals and tourists alike. Although small, this charming village pub more than makes up for its size from the classic Devonshire pub interior to the large meal sizes, just be sure to leave room for dessert! Although public transport does not pass through Goodleigh there is parking around the back and many taxi companies that’ll collect from Goodleigh. There are a number of great walks in the area to help you build up an appetite ready for your meal.
In the centre of Barnstaple, Lush is a classy bar and restaurant with a sophisticated menu and décor to match. The restaurant has a large capacity to cater for events or busy nights without the place feeling crowded. A wide selection of drink options are available from beers, wines and spirits to a range of cocktails. Barnstaple has good transport links so you can enjoy you meal before getting a bus or taxi home.
A great selection of spirits and cocktails will set you in the right mood for your dining night out at Claytons Glasshouse. The brightly colours exterior is vibrant and inviting just like the staff and music on the inside, whether you're eating or drinking you can enjoy the atmosphere of the main bar. For a more secluded dining experience you’re best to find a quiet table upstairs. An open air balcony makes for a pleasure beer garden when the sun is shining.
Fullams has been going since 1993, this Chinese restaurant is blessed with a family run team ensuring the fantastic food is at the forefront of life. The traditional meals and flavoursome food is available for both eat-in and takeaway, you can park in town and easily find Fullams which is a must go if you’re a fan of British Chinese cuisine.
Traditional Nepalese and Indian cuisine is a quaint dining experience, the food does all the talking here with flavour packed food and a relaxed atmosphere you are in for a treat. Only fresh herbs and spices are used to book the unique meals, each dish is personally prepared to bring out each and every flavour. Found in the centre of town you can easily get to and from your evening meal or even find another bar if you’re looking for a night cap.
Barnstaples' very own sports bar at the end of the highstreet is a popular place whenever the football is on but is also known for its burgers and loaded fries which are to die for! There’s always a great atmosphere in this bar, the beer garden may be small but gets the lovely mid day when it chooses to shine.
In the heart of Barnstaple on the highstreet, this pizza parla is a delightful establishment showing a unique interior and memorable menu and cocktail list. The hand stretched pizza menu has something for everyone from spicy to mild as well as vegan options, this restaurant has a wide range of options.