The Tower Inn, Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon
The ethos at The Tower Inn in the idyllic Devon village of Slapton is to serve delicious, simple, quality food for people to enjoy together. And that’s exactly what they do, having come through a disastrous few years that saw not only a global pandemic but also a significant fire. The kitchen may be out of order but their talented chef has honed his craft outdoors, cooking over wood and coal fires, serving up the likes of slow cooked pork with fennel and gremolata. Food isn’t served every night but when it is, the menu is kept simple offering a few dishes that are cooked with creativity and passion, rather than an extensive list of food. The abundance of fresh produce to be found in the surrounding South Hams is certainly put to its best possible use.
The setting is wonderful, right next to the ivy-clad ruins of an old chantry tower; the pub was originally built to house the stonemasons who helped to build the chantry college that stood on the site from 1373-1547. Then came Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries and the rest, as they say, is history.
Climbers happily scramble up the white painted front of The Tower Inn, inside is rustic simplicity; painted stone walls, mismatched furniture with scrubbed pine table tops and big old settles. In the colder months they light the wood-burner, keeping it all nice and toasty indoors. In the summer you can sit out in the sunshine at the front of the pub, or in the garden at the back. It’s all about the ambience, whatever time of year you come here; the chance to sit in a perfect English country pub and slowly sip a well poured pint. Good company, good food and the perfect backdrop – remember this place for after a few hours on the beach at Slapton Sands.
They are happy to take bookings for groups of 6+ and will tailor a menu to suit you, so of course, you must ring to discuss.
Open Thurs- sat from 6:00pm and Sundays 12:00-3:00pm
T: 01548 580216
All information correct at the time of writing