THE PILCHARD INN

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Quenching the island’s thirst since 1336

Enjoy your favourite drinks and fresh, seasonal food while soaking up stunning views at one of England’s oldest taverns … this is The Pilchard Inn, the relaxed coastal hideaway with the warmest of Devon welcomes.

GREAT FOOD

A celebration of everything great about classic British cuisine

HIGH QUALITY SERVICE

Friendly, knowledgeable staff help create a memorable experience

BREATHTAKING VISTAS

Inspiring landscapes accompany every visit

FAMOUS HISTORY

Seven centuries of stories just waiting to be told

ABOUT US

AN ICONIC COASTAL LOCATION

Over the golden sandy causeway to Burgh Island, you’ll discover an inn with seven hundred years of history.

There are few places better than The Pilchard Inn to sit and watch the tides ebb and flow while relaxing with a pint and savouring your favourite dish.

The cosy, wood-beamed interior oozes history and atmosphere at every stone-flagged turn – come and discover it for yourself.

MORE ABOUT US

FOOD AND DRINK WITH A REAL LOCAL FLAVOUR

Our traditional coastal inn is an old smuggler’s haunt with low ceilings, open fires and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

Find a cosy corner and sample a host of locally brewed craft beers, wines, local ciders and spirits to accompany a menu of simple, seasonal and scrumptious dishes.

There’s also plenty of outdoor seating for alfresco drinks and dining with a truly magnificent view.

A COASTAL HIDEAWAY

GREAT TIMES AND ADVENTURE AWAIT

The Pilchard is everything you want from a pub. The inn originally served the fishermen who lived on the island and nearby mainland; then the smugglers and wreckers who lured ships onto the rocks – and now you can venture over the causeway to enjoy its charms year-round … but remember to keep an eye on the tides!

And remember, we’re dog friendly.

What’s not to like. Fantastic food, we had steak. Lovely local cider from a few miles away. Excellent location. So quaint and old inside. But what made it was the staff, very efficient and great humour.

Address

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Kingsbridge TQ7 4BG

Opening times

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 11am-5pm 6pm-9pm. Dinner reservations required.

Reservations

Dinner in the Pilchard Inn requires a pre-booked reservation, those wishing to come in just for a drink can do so as they wish during opening times.