Thurlestone Pubs and Bars

It’s always good to have a village pub nearby, somewhere for a light lunch or an evening meal. If you’re planning a holiday in Thurlestone, you’re in for a treat, there’s an excellent pub right in the heart of the village which is a firm favourite with both locals and visitors to the area. Nearby Hope Cove also has a couple of excellent pubs, just a 20-minute walk along the coast path or a few minutes’ drive. Head towards Bantham, again along the coastal path or by car and stop off at The Sloop, a charming traditional inn. 

The Village Inn Thurlestone

A great little pub packed with character. This popular dog friendly inn serves up delicious gastro pub dishes in the rustic bar or in the comfort of the cosy lounge with its squashy leather sofas and roaring fire. A great family and dog friendly local. 

The Cove

If you love beer you’ll love The Cove! They have a massive range of with over fifty beers, ales, and ciders on offer and hold the award for the UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar. The pub is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a great menu of fajitas, burgers, pizzas and seafood specials. A sociable pub with a great atmosphere and live music.

The Hope and Anchor

A charming 18th-century pub serving excellent food and a wine list to match. The Hope and Anchor is just up from the beach in Outer Hope and is a great spot for lunch. Relax on the terrace overlooking the sea. Dine on gastro pub classics; burger, moules and frites, steak and freshly caught lobster and crab. Perfect for families too with a special kid’s menu of pasta, sausages and fish goujons. This dog friendly pub also serves some of the best beer around!

Hope Cove House

Hope Cove House overlooks the beach at Inner Hope. It is a cosy bolthole with a seasonal, ever-changing menu. The small restaurant is open for lunch between 12 – 2.30 pm Wednesday to Saturday throughout the Spring and Summer months.

After a swim, indulge and replenish at Hope Cove House. The beach bar is open from 10-6 pm Wednesday – Saturday for coffee, drinks and snacks. Its beautiful interiors complement the idyllic surroundings perfectly and the wine and beer lists have been carefully curated with local suppliers in mind. 


If you are hoping to visit the wonderful pubs and bars Thurlestone and the surrounding area have to offer, take a look at our great places to stay.