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Soak up the summer sunshine with a pint and some food while enjoying the idyllic outdoor spaces at these pubs and restaurants

Agricultural Inn

Drum Inn, Cockington

Dating back to 1936, The Drum’s claim to fame is its architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, who designed the pub as the focal point of the village. A recent £1m restoration project replaced the thatched roof, restored its beautiful gardens and made the most of the superb views.

The menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as seasonal spring dishes. The well-stocked bar includes cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit every taste – which will taste even better when enjoyed either in the beautiful gardens or by the crackling log fires.

vintageinn.co.uk

The Thatched Tavern

Thatched Tavern, Maidencombe

Enjoy fine local food and drinks at this multi award-winning traditional pub and restaurant that dates back to the 17th century.

There’s a tastefully decorated bar and restaurant, or venture out into the landscaped gardens to take in the sea views from the pub’s elevated position in the picturesque village of Maidencombe. With plenty of outdoor seating and shade, you’re surrounded by trees, blooms and plants in this tranquil space – perfect for al fresco dining.

It serves “modern Devon-style food” made primarily from local, seasonal ingredients. Choose from light bites, steaks, pub classics and daily specials, along with a great selection of local wines and beers.

thethatchedtaverndevon.co.uk

Coombe Cellars, Combeinteignhead

The Coombe Cellars pub, bar and restaurant sits on the edge of the River Teign in Combeinteignhead and is packed full of character and charm.

With a sunny, decked area overlooking the beach, jetty, river and up to Dartmoor, plus more outside seating with river views, this is an ideal spot for al fresco dining in the warmer months.

A choice of menus feature pub-style dishes and there’s a great selection of real ales, wines and local drinks available.

thecoombecellars.co.uk

Agricultural Inn

Agricultural Inn, Brampford Speke

This 18th-century pub and restaurant is set in the heart of the village of Brampford Speke and oozes charm with exposed beams, open fires and pretty gardens.

Along with inspiring menus and great local ales, there is also a Secret Garden for al fresco dining on Friday from 5pm to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 9pm.

Enjoy views of the orchard and vegetable gardens from a giant tipi that sits in the fields behind the pub. The Secret Garden even has its own Asian street food style menu, with light bites and noodles bowls, as well as a separate kids menu.

agriculturalinn.co.uk

Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay

The Maltsters Arms is an atmospheric riverside pub, restaurant and B&B in the picturesque Dart Valley. Steeped in history, this 18th-century inn is located in the hamlet of Tuckenhay, and was once owned by the infamous TV chef Keith Floyd.

On the banks of Bow Creek, you can enjoy a drink or lunch overlooking the wide quay with views across to the steep, wooded banks rich with flora and fauna. There is a selection of tables on the riverbank.

the-maltsters.co.uk

Fingle Bridge

Fingle Bridge, Drewsteignton

If you’re looking for a day out to explore the countryside and enjoy a really good pub meal, The Fingle Bridge Inn with its cosy bar and restaurant is a great choice. The Inn’s terraces sit on the banks of the River Teign, providing diners with a woodland backdrop and a tranquil setting for their meals al fresco.

A variety of bar snacks, cream teas and daily specials are always on the menu, with care taken to source quality produce and provide ample portions.

finglebridgeinn.co.uk

The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn, Frogmore

The Globe Inn serves good food with friendly service and has eight en suite rooms.

It has an extensive set of menus for breakfast, Sunday lunch and dinner, including many traditional pub favourites and daily specials, making the most of the local produce available.

For al fresco dining, there’s a delightful, terraced garden area with gorgeous countryside views and a well-stocked garden bar frequented by locals and visitors.

Inside the inn, the bar area offers a wide choice of local real ales, ciders and wines. There is also a dog-friendly area in the bar and, of course, in the garden.

Please check the website for current opening times.

theglobeinn.co.uk

Kings Arms Community Pub, Strete

This pub, run and owned by the local community in Strete, has spectacular sea views from its large garden where there are plenty of tables – the perfect spot to enjoy your meals outside. It also has a children’s play area.

All food is locally sourced where possible. A selection of sandwiches and hot dishes are served on the days it’s open for lunch, along with an evening menu, Sunday lunches and special food nights.

kingsarmsatstrete.co.uk

The Morley Bar & Eatery, Plymouth

This family-run bar and restaurant in the heart of the city is set just off the riverbank with beautiful views. The outside seating area overlooks the river with over 200 seats and has an outside grill that’s open during the summer.

With some of the finest local produce, dishes from the main menu include steaks, grazing platters, burgers, salads and desserts, as well as a separate children’s menu. Breakfast is also served daily from 9am to 11am.

Furthermore, the Morley Gin House has a selection of nearly 300 gins and the Rum Shack has a choice of 50 different rums.

themorley.co.uk

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