The Crabshell, Kingsbridge has joined our managed estate

W e’re delighted to share the news that we’ve taken ownership of the Crabshell Inn, Devon.

The waterfront site, which is situated on the quayside overlooking the Kingsbridge estuary in the South Hams, brings the total number of pubs in our managed estate to 41.


Andrew Turner, Chief Operating Officer, St Austell Brewery said:

“The Crabshell is a fantastic addition to our managed estate and a great fit for us. It’s a family-friendly destination which is right on the water’s edge, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. It’s the perfect place to relax, enjoy quality food and drink, and watch the bustle of the boats on the estuary. Its south westerly aspect basks in the sun all day too. We are looking forward welcoming our guests at the Crabshell for a fantastic St Austell Brewery experience throughout the summer months and beyond.

He added: “Simon and Sonja Harrow have been running the site for over 13 years and during this time have built a very successful business, which is very popular with the local community in Kingsbridge and visitors to the area. We’d like to wish them both all the best for the future and look forward to working with the Crabshell team to ensure the pub’s continued success.”


Simon and Sonja Harrow said:

"We’re confident that St Austell Brewery, an independent, South West business - which shares our vision and has hospitality at its core - is the most suitable guardian for the Crabshell. It’s a company that we’ve enjoyed a strong trading relationship with since we started our business 13 years ago and we know the team there will nurture the pub and help it evolve for the future.

“Our team at the Crabshell have shaped it into the thriving venue it is today - a success that everyone can be proud to have played their part in. We wish them, and St Austell Brewery, all the very best in this exciting next chapter.”