Instow Arms

Instow Arms

Instow Arms is a traditional family-run pub and restaurant located in the village of Instow, in the county of Devon, England

It is situated on Marine Parade at Hatton Croft, overlooking the estuary of River Torridge and with views across the sea to Lundy Island

The atmosphere at Instow Arms is relaxed, welcoming and friendly

With a traditional English menu, there’s something to please all palates, while the extensive range of real ales and wines will surely quench your thirst

This popular venue also offers great seaside views and activities including watersports, walking, cycling and birdwatching

Whether you’re after a catch-up with friends or a family meal out, Instow Arms provides a fantastic atmosphere to enjoy good food, drinks and views!


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Instow Arms Reviews

Homely, modern pub-restaurant overlooking the estuary serving sandwiches, salads and hearty mains.

Below are the latest reviews of Instow Arms.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Phone: 01271 860608
Address: Hatton Croft, Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4JJ, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: Yes

electrolydia avatarelectrolydia
3 months ago
Lovely chilled out place. Friendly team and cheese garlic bread was to die for. I had the lentil stew with cheese mash and my other half had the half roast chicken with hand cut chips. We would recommend. Very tasty food. Thank you!
Linda Guilding avatarLinda Guilding
a month ago
Great place. The service is super speedy. Staff professional, friendly, but not intrusive. Lovely environment. Looks like an upper level, but we were only on ground level near the bar. Food good & reasonable price. Good selection of zero beers. Fabulous views of the beach. Lots of outside seating. Was a windy, rainy day so not in use. You can reserve a table here. That would be wise in summer when I expect it will be very popular & very noisy. But it's a great quirky place. Would recommend.
Nic G avatarNic G
5 months ago
We normally stop in here randomly after a walk on the beach and the food is always beautiful (I love their mussels) but we just had our first Sunday lunch there and it was incredible. Couldn’t fault any part of the meal – the veggies were delicious and were just as much a star as the soft roast pork that I had. Shout out to Meadow for being our waitress/server as well, she was an excellent host. 100% recommend this to everyone and anyone.
Cheryl Watton avatarCheryl Watton
a month ago
Great place with lovely staff Breakfast was served with a big smile Rooms are fab x comfy beds and lots of tea making products Great sunny garden and fab food Live music with The Alchemist so lots of singing and dancing See you again soon guys
Fridtjof Stein avatarFridtjof Stein
8 months ago
After a day of hiking, Instow Arms beckoned to us as an oasis on our way back. Even though the pub was full, we were offered a snug spot near the entrance. This seating offered us the delightful privilege of watching a beautiful sunset.Culinary-wise, the mussels were an absolute treat, and opting to switch out the fries for garlic bread proved to be an excellent choice.They serve non-alcoholic Guinness beer.
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The address for Instow Arms we have is: Hatton Croft, Marine Parade, Instow EX39 4JJ, UK. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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