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  • Marine Parade, 
  • Instow, 
  • North Devon, 
  • EX39 4JJ
01271 861292
Opening Hours:
10.00am - 10.00pm
Food Service Times:
12.00 –16:00 and 17:00–20:30
Welcome to The Boathouse

Overlooking the Torridge Estuary, we’re the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy all that North Devon has to offer. Hearty pub food, local ales and a fabulous selection of fresh fish and seafood.

When the boat comes in...

Feast your eyes on our delicious menu of classic pub favourites, fresh and seasonal daily specials plus, as you’d expect from a pub so close to the water, a bounty of day fresh fish.

Gather your crew...

Get your friends and family together and set sail for a cracking celebration at The Boathouse. With a range of great spaces both in the pub and on our amazing first floor terrace available for hire, we’ll help you navigate the best party in town!

Pub Dogs

We are so lucky to be situated moments away from the sandy shores of Instow beach. It's a dog walkers heaven! We welcome you're four legged friends, please be sure to book in our 'Gig bar' or on our famous ‘Top Deck’.

Welcome to The Boathouse

Overlooking golden sands and the confluence of the Taw and Torridge rivers, The Boathouse in Instow is a beach bar and restaurant with a serious passion for great food, fresh fish, fine wines and good times.

Start your day with a fresh ground coffee prepared to barista standards by our friendly team.

Or come in for lunch or an evening meal and enjoy our seasonally evolving menu, reflecting the fabulous produce available from both local day boats and our extensive network of suppliers.

And if you’d like to bring your four legged friend, please note we’re dog friendly, with your canine companion welcome to join you at tables booked in our bar or on our famous ‘Top Deck’.

Food & Drink

Our dishes are created using only the best of British, locally sourced ingredients. With a variety of light and hearty dishes; we’re confident our menu can accommodate all appetites and tastes.


Seaside Sundays

Roasted joints for you to dive into, with piles of crispy roast potatoes, bright and seasonal vegetables, and boatloads of chef’s secret recipe gravy. Bring on the weekend!

Sundowners paradise

Visit our spectacular first floor roof terrace and gaze across the glittering Torridge Estuary towards Appledore. G&T in hand, it’s the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

Upcoming events

Take a look at all the great events we have coming up this month…

Pub Events