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Old fisherman's inn turned gastropub overlooking the water.

The Cricket Inn

Beesands Kingsbridge TQ7 2EN 01548 580 215

We say

Situated on the shore at Start Point, just a few miles from Kingsbridge, the Cricket Inn was once a quaint old fishing inn but is now a light and spacious gastropub specialising modern British food, in particular fish and seafood, that makes the most of its south Devon location. The kitchen team are passionate about sourcing local produce for their fantastic dishes, which are in turn a perfect complement to the glorious views across Start Bay, which you can enjoy al fresco in summer. The fish pancake is fantastic value, stuffed full of enough fish and seafood to satisfy the hungriest diner; local crab, lobster and scallops are cooked to perfection and the battered fish and chips are a treat; plus there is fabulous local lamb and beef from the green rolling pastures that surround, and the service is great – relaxed and friendly and attentive all at the same time. The locals haven’t deserted the place either – it’s still a great place to stop for a friendly pint and a chat – and walking groups are welcome, as are dogs and children. There are also seven rooms to stay in for guests, five with sea views, if you fancy staying longer. Our kind of place, without question.

They say

The Cricket Inn

‘Look at that View’

Designed in a New England style and awarded 4 stars at AA standard, The Cricket Inn boasts 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms, five with the unrivalled views of the crystal clear waters of Start Bay. A sophisticated yet chic bar & restaurant welcomes you on arrival, the bi folding doors open in the summer months so you can experience dining Al Fresco. A superb, local & fresh menu is put together by the Head Chef, Scott Simon. After spending a short period of time with 2 Michelin starred chef Michael Caine’s, he made an exceptional reputation for himself and was first awarded 1 rosette at AA standard in 2008. Scott and his innovative chefs alter the menu regularly so a variety of dishes can be sampled alongside our extensive wine list & local ales.  

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How much?

Starters £5–£7, mains £9–£20.


  • Bar
  • Children's Menu
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Family-Friendly
  • Foodies
  • Pub with Rooms
  • Seaside
  • Sensational Views

Getting There

From Kingsbridge take the A379 to Dartmouth and at Stokenham turn right at the mini roundabout and follow the road for 1 mile; take a left turn (signposted Beeson/Beesands) and on entering the village bear right.


Daily noon–2.30pm & 6pm–8.30pm for food.

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