What's New in South Devon

Published: 26th May, 2017

This year sees the Salcombe Distilling Co. open its doors to students with the ultimate gin experience for the curious gin lover. At their outstanding distilling laboratory for adults, you will take charge of a beautiful copper mini-still to develop and distil your very own 70cl bottle of gin. Under the guidance of one of their distillers, you will learn about the art of distillation and what it takes to produce a well-balanced and harmonious gin, whilst enjoying a Salcombe & Tonic or two…

Simply Soulful offers regular yoga classes, holistic therapies, along with workshops and retreats in South Devon. Whether it’s beginners yoga, chair yoga, yoga on a beach, paddleboard, or with miniature pigs - yes, you read that right – Donna offers all the ingredients for a perfect wellbeing escape. 

Did you know more people have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro than paddles on Slapton Ley? This summer Singing Paddles offers a rare chance to canoe on this National Nature Reserve. Improve your canoeing skills whilst enjoying the view, Dave will point out the local wildlife and explain why the Ley is so unique. With dates throughout August you will need to book early so as not to miss out.

With the stretch of South West Coast Path reinstated between Hope Cove and South Milton Sands, you can enjoy our favourite sunset walk and stop off at The Cove for a craft ale, glass of wine or seafood platter before returning to the beach. The Cove regularly hosts live music so check their website for what’s on and when.

Place to Eat
For coffee with an unsurpassable view of the River Avon and Burgh Island, Bantham Village Stores & Café serves up delicious snacks, light lunches, and a full English breakfast. Open late during the summer holidays and fully licensed, sit in one of their cosy outside booths and enjoy the views in comfort.

All new for this year at The Crabshell Inn is the totally refurbished first floor restaurant area and ZEST - a deli-style dining experience serving up food that really perks up the palate: vibrant salads, Moroccan inspired dishes, fabulous freshly baked bread and cakes plus some quite exotic nibbles that can be enjoyed there or taken away. Uniquely situated with a waterside location in Kingsbridge, benefitting from a south facing aspect with glorious estuary views, plenty of seating inside and out – the Crabshell Inn is a truly family friendly destination and the perfect place to watch all the bustle of the busy estuary.

Also new this year, the Thurlestone Hotel open their newly refurbished “Trevilder” Restaurant with an extensive dinner menu open to non-residents, and an a la carte menu with a daily changing selection of “Market Dishes”. Enjoy fine dining whilst enjoying spectacular views overs the gardens of the Hotel and out to Thurlestone Bay