The closest pub is the Durrant Arms in Ashprington. This is an excellent, family run pub with a varied drinks list and consistently great food for all the family. Simon, Alan and Lesley will be sure to look after your group – I have nothing but great reports back from our guests who go there!
You can walk down to the river and along the footpath to Ashprington, it takes about 30 mins, or its just 5 minutes by car. We often will walk along the river and then back via the road for a round trip.
The Durant has just upgraded its 4 letting rooms and they are great – so if you need extra accommodation I highly recommend them.
We recently went out for Sunday lunch at the Cott Inn, Dartington. Its about 10 minutes drive from the Shippon and we had a delicious lunch with lovely wine and great local beers. All of the meat was from locally sourced farms and the puddings were yummy. Mark (the owner) and his team of staff were really friendly and accommodating and I would definitely recommend to you all. Theres a big space inside so can easily cater for big groups and a lovely garden outside. They also have lovely rooms if you have extra guests who you can’t fit into the Shippon or just want to stay in a lovely pub!
And the rest…
The Malster Arms in Tuckenhay is a great place for a drink, right next to the River within 30 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car. The food is very average with long waiting times – so we suggest just a drink!
The Waterside Bistro, Totnes has had some good reviews from guests who recently went there, good food, great service and nice spot by the River Dart.
Rumours Winebar in Totnes is also very good.
Dartmouth (20 minutes drive) is where the brilliant Mitch Tonks has set up his Seafood empire, there is the lovely Seahorse which is excelent and he has expanded his empire with a fish & chip restaurant and takeaway, Rockfish.
Fish and Chips in Totnes, I would recommend Albatross on the High Street in Totnes.
Fish and Chips on the beach – I would recommend The Boat House in Torcross, its great! But currently being renovated following a severe fire so try the Start Bay Inn next door, it’s also good.
There are lots of other great places to go – just let me know if you are after something specific.
Great takeaways in Totnes…
One great thing to come out of the pandemic is the opening of a number of fab takeaways.
Is an amazing new Indian takeaway in Totnes – their hours vary but they do Thurs-Sat and run a service where you order it and pick it all up ready to reheat – so you can collect it during the day and eat whenever you like! Their flavours are amazing and all freshly prepped in their unit in Totnes. I thoroughly recommend them 🙂 New menus get posted weekly – so best to follow them on Instagram.
This is another takeaway for vegie lovers! Again you pick up ready prepped meals and its all wholesome home cooked food – such a great way of eating well without the struggle of cooking (you are on holiday after all!) – and great value as well!