Family Friendly Pubs In Devon

I f you’re planning a day out to remember, be sure to pay a visit to one of the following family-friendly pubs in Devon. Each serves a mouth-watering menu to the backdrop of some of the county’s most cherished locations, with unmissable attractions on the doorstep.

Harbour Light, Paignton

There’s plenty for families to enjoy in Paignton, and this scenic pub is the perfect pit stop along the waterfront. Better still, as the name suggests, the Harbour Light lies beside the peaceful harbour, a little tucked away from the buzz of the pier.  

Kick back with a delicious menu that champions fresh local produce across a range of reinvented pub classics, seasonal specials, and sweet treats. Make the most of the surroundings by dining al fresco, or cosy up inside beside the fire.


Old Market House, Brixham

Admire the bobbing boats of one of Britain’s largest fishing fleets with a front-row seat at the Old Market House. This stylish pub boasts a long outdoor space that’s right on the waterfront. Gaze at the maritime activity and see if you can spot a Tall Ship or two. 

The interior is spread across two floors. Each floods with natural light that glistens off contemporary fittings. Sample the work of the local fishermen by tucking into a hearty serving of fish and chips. 


Mill on the Exe, Exeter

Explore the city sights and then retreat to this riverside haven that will have you feeling worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Mill on the Exe enjoys a sheltered location surrounded by trees and gentle waters.  

Riverside gardens border the Blackaller Weir and Millstone Bridge. Inside, contemporary decor sets the scene for tasty, modern food that caters to every taste. It’s just the spot for some respite from the city and reclining with a change of pace.


W e visited with a bunch of friends, including three small children, and the reception was excellent, nothing being too much trouble. The restaurant was the perfect blend between friendly, and seriously good food.

- TripAdvisor

Royal Seven Stars, Totnes

This landmark pub lies a mere stone’s throw from the River Dart. The historic building has undergone a sensitive restoration in recent years, bringing everything up to date while retaining the charm of its character features.  

Totnes is a beautiful town that enjoys the serenity of the countryside and the River Dart. After a day ambling along the streets and waterside walking routes, head back here for some scrumptious food that’s crafted with produce from the surrounding rural bliss.


Victoria Inn, Salcombe

This beloved corner of South Devon is adorned with a breathtaking coastline that can be enjoyed on land and out on the water. Whether you choose to walk the coastal path, check off some of the area’s golden beaches, or navigate the river and ocean via kayak, the Victoria Inn is the place to go for a post-adventure feast. 

It’s a short stroll from the banks of the estuary and oozes character on every turn. Rest beside a roaring log fire or, if the weather suits, soak up the rays in the suntrap beer garden. 


With a warm welcome guaranteed in each of our unique pubs, a visit to us is the perfect way to end your family day out.