eating & drinking in 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.

If you’re looking for a warm cup of coffee, a pasty or a sweet treat then The Old Cream Shop has to be on your list. Oh did we forget to say it’s the place to get the best ice-cream too! This is a favorite of ours and Surfing Croyde Bay is located right on Croyde Bay, overlooking Croyde beach, where there’s a great bar & cafe too.. 

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.

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!

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!