The best foodie spots you should visit while staying at Bickley Mill

We’re passionate about food at Bickley Mill, and are fortunate to be in one of the best parts of the country for amazing quality food and drink. We hope that you'll enjoy some of the fresh, seasonal meals we offer in our new spring menu, but also aware that you might want to explore further during your visit. 

With that in mind, we’ve hand-picked some of the most mouthwatering foodie destinations offering the tastiest bites in South Devon, all of them being unique in their own way. Some are off the beaten track, others are total foodie hotspots and there are a couple of must-try personal favourites in there too! We hope they bring you some foodie joy while you stay at Bickley Mill Inn. 

Sharpham Vineyard 

Two miles downstream from Totnes you will find Sharpham Vineyard. Here you can discover an award-winning wine and cheese tasting tour and experience new Devonshire flavours.

This thousand-year-old farm consists of five hundred acres, overlooking picturesque views of fields and wooded slopes over the River Dart.

River Cottage

You can be sure you’ll be eating beautiful ethically produced food here as founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster widely known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food.

River Cottage was featured on Channel 4 in line with a campaign to change the eating habits and to improve the welfare and sustainability of animals and fish. 

The River Cottage Canteen and Deli is located in Axminster, 45 minutes from us at Bickley Mill Inn.

Visit the website for more information on dining events, cookery courses, festivals and events you might be interested in.

Mitch Tonk's Rockfish (Dartmouth) 

Overlooking the spectacular River Dart, Mitch Tonk’s Rockfish is an authentic seafood restaurant. The perfect place to dine after a brisk walk by the sea or along the river; they have a log burner to warm you up which gives visitors a cosy, homely feel.

Mitch Tonk's Rockfish was crowned with the 'Good Catch Sustainable Seafood Award' and Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator by the fishing industry body 'Seafish' in its 2017 National Fish and Chip Awards.

If you wanted to stay outdoors, they have a takeaway serving the same great seafood which can be enjoyed on the water’s edge.

Quicke's Cheese

Award winning, Quicke's Cheese shop and cafe; located in Exeter, produces the finest of cheeses with strong and delicious flavours, treating cheese making as art! Quicke's Cheese farm has been around for 14 generations and has been nurtured with the best care. 

“Every morning we collect this milk and use time-honoured methods, passed down through the generations, to create our magnificent cheddar. Each truckle is handmade, cloth-bound and slow-matured to perfection in the cool quiet of our ripening rooms.“

The Pig at Combe

The Pig at Combe restaurant is inside a beautiful, traditional Elizabethan house located in the Otter Valley near Honiton, Devon; set in 3,500 acres of stunning Devonshire countryside. 

The Pig restaurant has kept its periodic charm but with a more informal atmosphere to what you might imagine; open fires making it snug and cosy, we can describe it as ‘derelict chic’. 

This restaurant also caters for private dining in an original Georgian Kitchen which is suitable for parties of up to 14 guests or there is another room called The Folly which takes 22 guests. 

Riverford field kitchen 

You’ve heard of the Riverford hampers and boxes, now it’s time to sample their delectable delights via the award-winning Riverford kitchen -an organic restaurant with a difference.

Riverford offer a feast of the freshest seasonal produce from their fields while you socialise with new people; the whole restaurant is served at the same time on long tables with benches on either side! The communal atmosphere ties in perfectly with Riverford’s ethos of co-operative effort and sharing the harvest straight from the field.

The Elephant

The Elephant was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it still has today due to their outstanding service and delicious food.  

The restaurant is committed to providing locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, some ingredients coming from their dedicated farm in Brixham. 

You can view their menu here. 

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