Pubs and seaside holidays go together like Ant and Dec, Laurel and Hardy, or Lewis and Clark. A staple feature of any seaside holiday cottage break is a reconnoitre of the nearby pubs. In Brixham, a pub with a view, no work in the morning, and the chance to try a local ale is a bonafide treat. There is a number of great pubs in town, some of which are situated by the harbour and others are in the side streets that wind down to the water's edge.
Read on to get insider knowledge on the best and friendliest pubs in Brixham to visit for a pint, a fine wine and an excellent choice of food, day or night.
The Blue Anchor is the pub to visit if you fancy visiting a classic, South Devon local.
Located right on the harbour front, it is the perfect choice for a swift half on the way to go crab fishing, or maybe to fuel a walk along the coastal path. Whatever time you go into The Blue Anchor, there always seems to be somebody singing, dancing or just having a fun time. It’s pet-friendly too so bring the dog.
The Queens Arms is situated less than a mile from Brixham Harbour, far enough to work up a decent thirst. This friendly establishment was ‘CAMRA pub of the year’ in 2014 and once again in 2016; the prestigious award is allocated for its range and quality of real ale, so beer connoisseurs you’ve been heralded!
Choose from a delicious menu of homecooked food. The Queens Arms is a pub to include on your rounds when you’re in town. There is a great programme of events including live music from local bands as well as the unusual sport of pig racing – hilarious fun for those in search of a quirky fix!
Located on the west side of town (on the way to the Breakwater and the marina), The Prince William has a fabulous large outside beer terrace.
It’s a fabulous spot for soaking up some sunshine whilst watching the world (and their dog) walk by. This is the place of choice to people watch; spot the ferries and trawlers sail in and out of the harbour as well as the yachts and power boats leaving and entering the marina.
Enjoy evenings and afternoons at these three quality pubs as well as others on your holiday cottage break to Brixham. Our guide ought to make you feel like a local now that you have insider knowledge.
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