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: 9:00 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

4 months ago
Amazing cafe with the friendliest staff and tastiest food! Perfect for fuelling a walk on the trail. Really impressed with the tasty vegan options too 😋
Chris Neill avatarChris Neill
6 months ago
Great friendly service (although we were forgotten about very briefly when trying to order dessert) and the food was delicious & good value for money. Felt a bit rushed at the end as customers waiting for tables are allowed to queue in the doorway overlooking the small tearoom – this also made leaving quite difficult!
John Stevenson avatarJohn Stevenson
a year ago
Lovely place to grab a coffee and a bacon roll, a play area for the kids, cycle hire and spectacular views especially at sunrise and sunset.
Lara Nibbs avatarLara Nibbs
7 months ago
Lovely little cafe tucked away, great area for walking, cycling or just taking in the views
Stuart Jeffery avatarStuart Jeffery
2 months ago
Fremington Quay is an exceptional cafe that I recently had the pleasure of visiting. From the moment I walked in, I was impressed with the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The staff were incredibly attentive and made me feel right at home. The cafe's decor is stylish yet cozy, with comfortable seating and lovely views of the Quay.The food was simply outstanding. They use locally sourced ingredients, and everything I tried was fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. I especially loved their homemade cakes, which were moist, fluffy, and bursting with flavor.The coffee was also excellent, with a range of options available, and served in a generous portion. It was the perfect accompaniment to my meal.Overall, I cannot recommend Fremington Quay highly enough. The food, drinks, service, and atmosphere are all exceptional, and I cannot wait to return. If you're looking for a fantastic cafe experience, make sure you pay Fremington Quay a visit!
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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.

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