The top restaurants and pubs for surfers near Croyde.
You’ve been in the water all day for some surf lessons or you’ve managed to catch some action at pumping low tide. Either way, its time to hang up the wetsuit and fuel up at one of the fantastic eateries we have in Croyde and its surrounding areas.
Listed below (in no particular order) is a selection of our instructors’ favourite hangouts.
Blue Groove, Croyde.
The Blue Groove has been a favourite for surfers and just about everyone visiting Croyde for a long time. With its relaxed atmosphere, eclectic artwork and friendly staff, it makes for a fantastic place to chill after spending time in the water. If you are after a bit of a groove yourself, the bar comes to life later in the evening with a taste bud tingling selection of drinks. Food wise, just about anything on the menu will take your fancy. Our personal recommendations are the burgers or the Thai curry.
Contact: 01271 890111 | Website: www.blue-groove.co.uk
The Thatch, Croyde.
Possibly Croyde’s most well-known and iconic pub/restaurant, the Thatch is great for quality pub grub and a few pints. The Thatch offers everything from freshly caught fish to nachos and burgers. It is often the centre of Croyde’s nightlife in the summer evenings with holidaymakers and locals descending on the pub for g&t’s and more!
Contact: 01271 890349 | Website: www.thethatchcroyde.com
The Kings Arms, Georgeham.
The Kings Arms is run by local surfer Steve Cave and is a hotspot for food and drink in the area. The burgers are without a doubt the best in the area and there is always a great selection of fish on the specials board. The pub runs open music nights and seafood events in the summer. Be prepared though, it gets busy! Make sure you book a table to sample a bit of the action!
Contact: 01271 890240 | Website: kingsarmsgeorgeham.co.uk
The Riverside, Braunton.
With an emphasis on fresh and locally sourced produce, Riverside is a great place to chill for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To get to Croyde, you have to drive past it so it is a great place to cruise by in between journeys. Check out the rib eye or the crab cake for a tasty treat!
Contact: 01271 813633 | www.theriversidebraunton.co.uk
Stoned is a new venture, offering completely home/handmade pizzas from their stone oven. Last year they were offering pizzas alfresco with the oven loaded onto the back of an old Italian Piaggio. This year stoned are opening up a brand new option that will be serving breakfast lunch and dinner treats all cooked in the wood fired oven. Check out their facebook page for all news and updates.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your time at an of these top restaurants and pubs.
– The Surfing Croyde Bay team.