The best thing about choosing a bed and breakfast in Devon is that you can start each day with a homemade feast of authentic local fare. What better way to set you and your family up for a day of exploring and adventuring, not to mention discovering the rest of this Fairtrade County’s foodie offerings?
There’s something for everyone during a stay on a bed and breakfast in Devon, whether you prefer a full English breakfast complete with locally produced sausages and eggs you collected yourself, a bowl of delicious fruit and organic yoghurt, or freshly baked bread spread with homemade preserves.
Once breakfast is done, it’s time to set out for a day of exploring all that Devon has to offer – the wild of Dartmoor and Exmoor, the genteel towns of the English Riviera and the rugged Jurassic Coast are all close at hand.
Whatever you choose, when lunchtime comes you won’t be short of options. With a long history of farming and fishing, not to mention an impressive collection of artisan food producers, Devon offers everything from free-grazing lamb and beef to freshly caught seafood, organic fruit and veg, delicious cheese and a whole range of ciders, beers and fruit juices.
Quick bites are readily available, including fresh fish and chips and the ever popular pasty (not just a Cornish delicacy!), or you could stop in at a traditional inn for home cooked fare and a sip of something local. Try a pint of The Devon Cider Company’s Three Hammers cider, a G&T made with gin from the historic Plymouth Gin Distillery or even a glass of wine from one of the county’s vineyards.
If, during your stay at a bed and breakfast in Devon, you’re looking for a gourmet treat, there are plenty of Michelin-stars on offer, from The Mason’s Arms, a traditional thatched inn in the pretty village of Knowstone, to the luxurious Gidleigh Park on beautiful Dartmoor, headed up by Michael Caines MBE. In fact there’s a host of restaurants run by celebrity chefs, including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen Deli at Axminster, and Rockfish Seafood & Chips, run by Mitch Tonks.
Whether you’re in Devon for a romantic break or a family getaway, when it comes to eating out, there’s something to suit every budget and taste. Choose a bed and breakfast in Devon for flexibility and freedom, not to mention a foodie start to each day.