It’s no secret that our county has a lot of quaint pubs and modern restaurants that offer amazing food all year round, so when the festive period comes around we really are spoilt for choice.
Nothing says Christmas food like pigs in blankets, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings, golden roasties and a large helping of gravy!
For some, the excitement of is too much and we start celebrating the holidays way before the start of December, one cafe in Bovey Tracey has even started offering a festive afternoon tea with pigs in blankets, halloumi wrapped in bacon, mince pies with mulled wine or hot chocolate.
As December slowly approaches, venues across the county are starting to release their festive menus for us all to look forward to and they look incredible.
Although many don’t start serving their Christmas menu until the start of December there are a couple that are starting a little earlier in November for us all to enjoy the festive food for that little bit longer.
Here are the special Christmas menus for 8 pubs and restaurants across Devon.
The Coombe Cellars
Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot TQ12 4RT
The Coombe Cellars are truly spoiling their guests with a wide variety of menus over the festive period.
They have a standard festive menu along with one for Christmas day, boxing day, new years eve, new years day and a festive drinks menu- that’s a lot of choices!
They have three different options available to choose from starting from £24.95 and going up to £46.95 depending on if you choose to add extras to your three-course meal such as a glass of Prosecco, Champagne or a delicious cocktail.
Their Festive menu starts from 19 November and will run until the 30 December (apart from Christmas day and boxing day when separate menus are in place.)
See their other menus here.
25 Fore St, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot TQ13 0HX
At the Phoenix, they are offering either a two-course meal or a three-course meal for their guests this Christmas period.
A two-course meal will cost £19.95 and a three-course meal will cost £24.95. They also require a £10 non-refundable deposit per person.
Their starters include Grilled Goats Cheese Crostini, Game Terrine, Smoked Salmon and Prawn Cakes.
Choose a main from either a traditional turkey roast with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and sage and onions stuffing (yum!) or opt something different by having a seared fillet of bream, vegetarian options are still available.
Finish it off with a delicious cheese board or mouth-watering warm dessert with ice cream, syrup or clotted cream.
See the full menu here.
Kenn, Devon EX6 7UW
Similar to The Coombe Cellars they have different festive menus for the Christmas period.
Their standard festive menu is available from 1 December to 23 December, they then will have a special New Years Eve menu on the 31 December.
Diners can enjoy 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25 on their standard Christmas celebration menu.
From December 11 they will even have live music at the venue to get everyone in the festive spirit.
See more about their menus here.
The Thatched Tavern Devon
Steep Hill, Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4TS
Their Christmas venue starts on December 1, however, they are taking pre-bookings of up to six people now.
See their menu here.
Stoneycombe, Newton Abbot TQ12 5LN
Their festive menu offers a 3-course meal for £24.95 per person.
Start your meal with either a Chicken, pork and pistachio terrine with a winter fruit chutney or opt to have a comforting Butternut squash and sage soup before moving onto one of their main course options.
There are five main courses to choose from with a vegetarian option available. Mains include items such as traditional roast with all the trimmings or Slow braised pork belly rolled and stuffed with black pudding, creamy mash and cider sauce.
Finish off your festive meal with either a delicious cheese board or choose a warmer pudding to enjoy with a glass of mulled one, or two!
The Quay, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1QS
Sit back and enjoy a mulled wine by their cosy log fire as you get into the festive spirit.
Enjoy three courses for £27.95 with a range of food options and long with both vegan and vegetarian options available.
They even have a ‘push the sleigh out’ menu which is a table sharing option for a minimum of four people for the ultimate Christmas feast.
See their menu here.
Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa
2 Belgrave Rd, Torquay TQ2 5HF
Each person will get a free glass of Bucks Fizz, Christmas cracker and a little gift from the hotel.
They have a festive lunch menu which is served daily between 12-2 starting Monday 2 December to 21 December. You can choose to have a 2-course meal for £24 or a 3-course for £27.50.
You can opt for an extra special treat with their Winter Wonderland Speciality Afternoon Tea which is available to book from 30 November to 31 January.
Find out more here.
Burrington, Umberleigh EX37 9LZ
An open log fire and decorated tree set in the middle of Devon countryside manor house.
Northcote Manor has 5 different festive menus over the holidays (all with a separate vegetarian menu).
Their 3-course meal will cost £28.50 per person
Find out more here.