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Welcome to The Boathouse, Instow

Overlooking the Torridge Estuary, our beach bar and restaurant boasts stunning sea views from our 'Top Deck' with a menu celebrating fresh local fish and seafood. We’re the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy all that North Devon has to offer.

Gather your crew...

Get your friends and family together and set sail for a cracking festive celebration at The Boathouse. With a range of great spaces both in our beach bar and in our spectacular restaurant we’ll help you navigate the best Christmas party in town!

Sea 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 your four legged friends, please be sure to book a bar dining table or outside dining on our 'Top Deck' safe in the knowledge that you'll receive full table service and the same fabulous menu as served in our restaurant!

When the boat comes in...

Feast your eyes on our delicious seasonal curated menu plus, as you’d expect from a beach bar and restaurant so close to the water, a bounty of day boat fresh fish.

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 beach bar or in on our famous ‘Top Deck’.

Food & Drink

Specialising in the best that North Devon has to offer, from fresh, sustainable fish straight off the boat, locally reared and matured steaks, and a range of regional brews, our food and drinks 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!

Celebrate with us

Looking to get a date in the diary for your festive celebrations? Look no further than The Boathouse, where we offer the warmest of welcomes, a spectacular interior and fabulous home cooked food prepared with flair by our team of skilled chefs. With dramatic views onto the beautiful sands of Instow Beach and the beautiful seas beyond, let us make your Christmas celebration one to cherish.

Together for Christmas

Join us for a 3-course festive feast, a cocktail reception or an overdue catch up with family and friends, let us help you spread that Christmas cheer!

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