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Old 15 July 2013, 08:13   #1
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Pubs & eateries in Salcombe & Kingsbridge Estuary

Can anyone recommend and good pubs and eateries in this area and surrounding (Dartmouth round to the River Yealm), particularly those with mooring facilities, please?
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Can anyone recommend and good pubs and eateries in this area and surrounding (Dartmouth round to the River Yealm), particularly those with mooring facilities, please?
The Crabshell in Kingsbridge and if you go up Southpool Creek you can tie up to a pontoon and walk to the pub, both are tidal though! You can visit the whole of Salcombe and Kingsbridge by using the mooring facilities and harbour taxi for Salcombe or just walk ashore in Kingsbridge - the Salcombe Harbour office will tell you what to expect to pay - 01548 843791. There is a great variety in both towns although the food is good don't expect fine dining. Dick and Wills in Salcombe have great views of the estuary and the staff are easy on the eye. The Victoria is dog friendly and the Ferry Inn has a waterside beer garden. The Galley is well respected and if you have a dinghy go ashore at North Sands and visit the Winking Prawn, Sailor V has recently opened and will be good and Island Street Bar and Grill has live music and cocktails. Dartmouth has some great places to eat - Alfresco's is legendary and there are many more - what in particular were you looking for?

ps very few places in this area offer moor up and eat facilities sadly as harbours are very strictly controlled - we have a lot to learn from the USA although we don't have the best conditions here for it either.
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The Crabshell in Kingsbridge and if you go up Southpool Creek you can tie up to a pontoon and walk to the pub, both are tidal though! You can visit the whole of Salcombe and Kingsbridge by using the mooring facilities and harbour taxi for Salcombe or just walk ashore in Kingsbridge - the Salcombe Harbour office will tell you what to expect to pay - 01548 843791. There is a great variety in both towns although the food is good don't expect fine dining. Dick and Wills in Salcombe have great views of the estuary and the staff are easy on the eye. The Victoria is dog friendly and the Ferry Inn has a waterside beer garden. The Galley is well respected and if you have a dinghy go ashore at North Sands and visit the Winking Prawn, Sailor V has recently opened and will be good and Island Street Bar and Grill has live music and cocktails. Dartmouth has some great places to eat - Alfresco's is legendary and there are many more - what in particular were you looking for?

ps very few places in this area offer moor up and eat facilities sadly as harbours are very strictly controlled - we have a lot to learn from the USA although we don't have the best conditions here for it either.
Hi Cookee

Thanks for that. The Crabshell was one that I'd already looked at so good to have your recommendation. We're down for a week from this coming weekend and are really just looking for suitable lunch or early evening (more likely with the tides next week) watering/eating stops. Nothing too fancy, just decent food at a reasonable price. Had also seen the Creeks End Inn at Kingsbridge as possible, though not sure about mooring or tide accessibility. We have no dinghy but only a 4.3m RIB so don't need too much draft.

I'll look up the others you mention. Cheers
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If heading Dartmouth way:
Dartmouth Arms, Bayards cove
Ship Inn Dock (by Coronation Park) - great pizza
Brownies café in Coronation Park - good breakfast baps
Floating Bridge by Higher Ferry
Saveurs café Victoria Road - authentically French
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Moor at South pontoon in Dartmouth. If c.5m will also usually be able to tie up on dinghy pontoon by boatfloat

Anchor stone café / Ferry Boat at Dittisham are both good - former not cheap but v. good quality. Pontoon accessible all tides
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Start one end of Salcombe and work your way to other end, one pub at a time...
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The winking Prawn in Salcombe.
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If you want a bit of a walk the Gara rock is good.
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Love the breakfast there
Was great when they had the all you could eat buffet, but my middle daughter over did the sausages and they stopped the buffet
Nice spot though, anther would be South sands hotel.

Oh anther family fav is Captains flints it may look like a kids joint but I have never had a bad meal.
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Thanks all, much appreciated. How realistic is it for me to get round from Salcombe to Dartmouth in a 4.3m? Anything in particular I need to be aware of (hazard wise, local wind/tide considerations)?
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