If there's one thing that we at Devon Cycling Holidays enjoy almost as much as cycling... it's FOOD! We are going to share the best places to take a well earned rest bite whilst out on your bike. The small team at DCH recognise that this list is by no means exhaustive, we would invite visitors and customers of Devon's cycle stop's to nominate their favourite places too. We know these restaurants, pubs & cafes well because they are located on some of the classic cycling routes that we support with a full range of support services for cyclists. www.devoncyclingholidays.co.uk.
The Devon Coast to Coast - is a 99 miles (159 km) waymarked route from Ilfracombe in north Devon to Plymouth in south Devon.
Rockets & Rascals – Plymouth - is a cycling based cafe on Plymouth’s historic Barbican. We have bike hire, repair and sales & we are well loved for our carrot cake along with the best Flat White in Plymouth. Open 7 days a week we regularly host our own events, live music and our Saturday morning bike ride is now infamous. https://rockettrading.co.uk
The Dartmoor Bakery
We are a coffee shop with a bakery inside, where we bake everything from scratch right in front of your eyes. We have searched for as many local products as we can. Our coffee is roasted on the other side of Dartmoor, it’s fair trade, organic and forest friendly. Our tea is grown in Cornwall and our milk, butter and cream is produced locally in Cornwall where we pay more for it so the farmers can be paid a fair price. We open six days a week Monday - Saturday 8am -4pm. Please note: We are closed on Sunday so we and our staff can spend the day with family and friends. http://dartmoorbakery.co.uk
The Cornish Arms – Tavistock is set in the heart of Tavistock at the foothills of Dartmoor in the rolling countryside of Devon. Found in the centre of this Stannary town, The Cornish Arms is so called as it was the last Coaching Inn before Cornwall. A great British pub serving good honest food and drink in warm welcoming surroundings. http://www.thecornisharmstavistock.co.uk
The Castle Inn, Lydford is a 16th Century Inn, being towards the end of the village, it is a welcome oasis for cyclists coming from or going to the granite way.
We have a large covered area to the rear of the pub, and cyclist staying overnight with us, there is alarmed storage for your bikes. We are also able, should it ever rain, a drying facility for clothing. http://castleinnlydford.com
Fremington Quay Café
"Fremington Quay Cafe and Heritage Centre. A perfect stop off point during a bike ride along the Tarka Traiil. We offer Breakfast, lunch and many sweet treats.
We are a family run business who pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, serving an array of homemade delights, everyday... come rain or shine!"
The Bike Shed shop and cafe is situated in the heart of Barnstaple town centre and on the doorstep of the Tarka Trail. The large store caters for all types of cyclist; including road, mountain, electric and children's, offering quality brands such as Specialized, Trek, Bianchi and Whyte, as well as a vast array of clothing and accessories. Our friendly team offers an excellent range of knowledge across all disciplines and can also cater for the care of your bicycle in our fully equipped workshop. With the addition of Barnstaple's first cycle cafe and its big screen TV, you're invited to pop down, bring your bike, enjoy live TV coverage of cycling's biggest races and join us for lunch and some of Devon's finest coffee from Crankhouse coffee. http://www.bikesheduk.com
The Dartmoor Way - is a long-distance cycle route centred on the Dartmoor National Park in southern Devon, England. It is a circular route of approximately 140km (90 mi) that encompasses upland and moorland cycling, deep Devon lanes, and also passes through towns and villages such as Okehampton, Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Buckfastleigh, Princetown and Tavistock.
The Rock Inn
We at The Rock Inn welcome cyclists because after a day exploring the magnificent countryside you will be ready for some relaxed and comfortable surroundings.
Like everything else at The Rock Inn, our restaurant is built upon reputation. Our numerous eating areas throughout the building provide an intimate, yet friendly atmosphere if you want to stop off for a meal or refreshments to break up your cycle ride.
The Rugglestone inn is situated in Widecombe in the Moor in the heart of Dartmoor,
with many routes passing through we welcome cyclists to visit the inn to enjoy the hospitality on offer, both within the Inn and in our beautiful garden.
The Exe Estuary Trail - The Exe Estuary Trail is part of the network of cycle routes in the Exe area, Exeter is one of England's oldest cities. Explore the shipping canal, Cathedral City and Quayside as part of your day trip. This exceptionally beautiful ride along both sides of Devon’s radiant Exe Estuary is easily one of the best routes in the country by bike.
The pub is situated alongside the cycle path to Starcross, Exmouth and beyond, the Double Locks is the perfect place to have a pit stop and recharge your batteries during a bike ride. We have a variety of hearty meals, light snacks and real ale’s on offer; we cater for everyone’s tastes. We have plenty of space to lock up your bikes so you can relax in the knowledge that your pride and joy is safe. We are open rain or shine; you’ll be in great company joining joggers, dog walkers, and canoeists. Double Locks should definitely be either the destination or stop off on your ride! http://www.doublelocks.com
The Turf Locks
The Turf is a great pit stop with a view.
Situated on The Exe Estuary trail we have an internationally important bird reserve on one side and the beautiful River Exe on the other.
The turf provides a wonderful setting where you can relax and enjoy great local food and drink with a friendly service from a family run pub.