More on North Devon: A page of useful information with Links to help guests plan their stay at Muddlebridge House and Holiday Cottages, North Devon
Eating Out : a selection of the many pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways within 3 miles of Muddlebridge. If you would like to book somewhere for a special occasion prior to arrival, we suggest you contact us to discuss your requirements and preferences.
Fremington Quay Cafe : Open all day serving varied selection of snacks, light meals, teas/coffees and cakes, ice creams. On the Tarka Trail and overlooking the Taw estuary
Graylings Fish and Chip takeaway : Award winning, with varied menu and fish specials. In Fremington, just half a mile from Muddlebridge, orders can be placed by phone
The New Inn, Fremington : Open for food lunchtimes and evenings, serving mainly traditional pub meals and Sunday roasts
Han Court Restaurant, Fremington: Chinese restaurant and takeaway, specialising in Cantonese and Peking cuisine.
The Boathouse Restaurant : On Instow sea-front; comprehensive menu including vegetarian dishes, plus blackboard of monthly/weekly specials especially fish dishes. Guest beers.
The Instow Arms : Offering a varied selection of regular and daily/weekly specials, served on two floors overlooking Instow beach and across the estuary to Appledore. Beer garden
Giovanni's Italian Restaurant : Locally owned, opposite the Queens Theatre in Barnstaple, offering a comprehensive range of traditional and speciality dishes
Theme and Farm Parks
The Big Sheep Sheep racing and duck trials, demonstrations of sheep shearing, with an indoor pets corner and playarea, micro-brewery, shop and cafe
(near Bideford) Approx. 10mins drive from Muddlebridge.
The Milky Way Adventure park with indoor and outdoor attractions, including indoor assault course, mega-slides, laser shooting and archery, tractor collection, outdoor playarea,
(near Bideford) bird of prey displays, roller coaster, dodgems, maze, mini golf. Approx. 20mins drive from Muddlebridge
Wildlife and Dinosaur Park Large hillside park with varied selection of rides, animal enclosures (lions, several monkey species, sea-lions, meerkats), animatronic dinosaurs,
(Combe Martin) indoor shows and playarea. Approx 12 miles from Muddlebridge.
Watermouth Castle Family theme park set inside and in the grounds of a large Victorian castle, offering an extensive selection of rides, displays, animations and playareas
(near Combe Martin) Between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, approx, 30 mins drive from Muddlebridge
Marwood Hill Gardens 20-acre garden around three linked lakes, with many rare shrubs and trees, noted for its large collections of
camellias, magnolias, astilbes and rhododenrons. Plant sales and tearoom. 4 miles outside Barnstaple.
RHS Rosemoor 65 acres of formal and informal gardens, including two rose gardens with 200+ varieties, and a selection of themed gardens: colours, Cottage, Herb, Potager, Foliage,
(Great Torrington) Winter, Stream, and model gardens to inspire visitors. Visitor centre includes restaurant and gift/plants shop. Approx 25 mins drive from Muddlebridge
Docton Mill A valley location just 1km from the coast and Spekes Mill Mouth waterfall, extensively renovated from 1980, creating unique Bog, Magnolia and Woodland Gardens, with
(nr. Hartland) extensive herbaceous borders and woodland walks. Tearoom and light lunches. Approx. 30min drive south from Muddlebridge
Tapeley Park 60 acres of grounds including themed areas of Italian terraced borders below the house, a walled kitchen garden, and a new Organic Permaculture garden
(Instow) featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs. Woodland walks and lake. Gift and plant shop, tearooms. Less than 10min drive (or bus) from Muddlebridge.
Sports and Leisure
North Devon Theatres : Queens Theatre (Barnstaple) and The Landmark Theatre (Ilfracombe), offering extensive programmes of touring plays, musicals, concerts, comedy and Christmas pantomime
Central Cinema (Barnstaple) : Six screen cinema in central Barnstaple, showing latest releases
The Plough Arts Centre : In Great Torrington, offering a varied programme of film, theatre, music, exhibitions and workshops
Alternative Accommodation and Guides
The West Country Guide More information on holidaying in the South West