The Cricket Inn
“West Country ales in a smart former fisherman’s pub”
Hit a six from here and the ball would land in Start Bay, just across the road. Over the years, the inn has survived storms, a World War II bomb that destroyed the adjacent cottages and killed seven villagers, and a mud slide that passed through from back to front. Mercifully catastrophe free since then, it concentrates on maintaining its reputation as a favoured foodie pub, providing starters such as salt and pepper prawns; and chicken parfait with red onion marmalade and walnut salad. Memorable mains include Josper-grilled whole fresh fish, lobster and chargrills, not to mention chef's signature seafood pancake in a rich creamy sauce. New England-style bedrooms look east over the bay.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £12.50
- Closed: false
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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