Fremington Don’t Just Drive Through, Enjoy It!


Nestled in the heart of North Devon, the charming village of Fremington offers a delightful blend of history, picturesque landscapes, and a variety of leisure activities.

With its prime location near Barnstaple, Bideford, Instow and other neighbouring towns, Fremington is the perfect destination for tourists seeking a quaint escape from city life.

History of Fremington

The village of Fremington boasts a rich history dating back to the reign of King Edward III when it was a borough and sent members to Parliament.

It was once part of the manor held by the Acland family and later granted to John Holland, Earl of Huntingdon. Over the centuries, the village has witnessed significant growth and development, with its population more than doubling between 1961 and 2011.

The Tarka Trail

One of the highlights of Fremington is its position along the Tarka Trail, a popular cycle route that follows the former railway from Barnstaple to Torrington.

This scenic trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and coastal landscapes. It’s the perfect opportunity to rent a bike from Biketrail Fremington and explore the picturesque surroundings.

Fremington Quay

Take a trip to the historic Fremington Quay, once a bustling port on the River Taw.

Today, the quay has been transformed into a delightful amenity facility, complete with a restaurant and panoramic views of the estuary. This is an excellent spot for enjoying a meal from Graylings Fish and Chips or grabbing a takeaway from Han Court Chinese restaurant.

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Local Pubs and Restaurants

After a day of exploring, there’s nothing better than stopping for a refreshing pint at one of the village’s friendly pubs.

The Fox and The New Inn are popular among locals and visitors alike, providing a welcoming atmosphere and a taste of traditional English pub culture.

Fremington Video

In the video below, see Fremington and watch the sun go down at the water’s edge at the quayside

Fremington Quay Reviews

Below are the latest reviews of Fremington Quay.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: 01271 268720
Address: Fremington, Barnstaple EX31 2NH, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: No
Serves Beer: No
Serves Breakfast: Yes
Serves Brunch: Yes
Serves Dinner: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Serves Wine: No
Takeout: Yes

Carolina Peneque avatarCarolina Peneque
a week ago
Food is delicious. We’ve been several times before for their baguettes and they are amazing. Yesterday we had their breakfast and it didn’t disappoint, great quality and huge portion (we couldn’t finish ours!). We will be back soon for a slice of cake, as all the cakes in the counter looked to die for. The only thing we would say was that the room was a bit cold, regardless the fireplace being lit, so additional heating in the winter would be appreciated.
Neil Jenks avatarNeil Jenks
2 weeks ago
The food is great, generous in portions and reasonably priced but not outstanding, but that's absolutely fine. Some people will absolutely love the food and it's very good, just not superb.The ladies serving are absolutely lovely, smiley, kind and hard working. I couldn't ask for better service. I'd definitely return.
John Morris avatarJohn Morris
11 months ago
A great Cafe, went for a walk along the Tarka trail towards Instow then had a bite to eat at this excellent Cafe. Staff were friendly and welcoming, food came quickly despite being very busy. They serve sandwiches/wraps baked potatoes, cakes etc. Ours wrap/baguette was excellent, generously filled and very tasty. Will be back because the cakes looked fantastic, just didn't have room for them after the wrap/baguette…
Martin Wakefield avatarMartin Wakefield
6 months ago
Stopped here on our first cycle ride in the area on the Tarka trail. Great location you can feel the history around you. Good service and food.
Paul MJ Stone avatarPaul MJ Stone
3 months ago
Lovely cafe with mini museum for the quay. Most excellent cake (probably best sharing!)
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Tarka Trail Camping

For those looking to spend the night, the nearby Tarka Trail Camping offers a fantastic campsite with modern amenities.

Its convenient location provides easy access to the cycle trail and other local attractions, making it an ideal base for exploring the area.

Other Activities

Fremington offers a variety of leisure activities to suit all tastes. Nature lovers will enjoy the numerous woodland and coastal walks in the area. For those interested in local culture, visiting St Peter’s Church is a must, showcasing its unique medieval tower and beautifully restored interiors.

And Finally

In conclusion, Fremington is a delightful destination for tourists seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of North Devon.

With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and wide range of activities, this quaint village is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

Author Matt Ogborne
Matt Ogborne
About the Author

Welcome to! I’m Matt, a seasoned explorer and avid fan of Bideford and the broader North Devon area. With over a decade of consistent family visits, virtually every weekend, I’ve immersed myself in the rich history and vibrant culture Bideford & North Devon.

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