This place is cool. A literal stones-throw from Inner Hope beach, The Cove is a unique, 100% independent and family run beach-style cafe where customers often leave as friends, returning time and time again. Located a few miles west of Salcombe and five miles southwest of Kingsbridge this unspolit seaside village boasts a striking coastline in either direction, met in the middle by this not-so-hidden gem.
From stunning sea views to its suave interior The Cove certainly earns its hefty rep, having won an abundance of awards. This is the place to listen to uber cool music, relish a candlelit dinner, watch live sports, celebrate, indulge in a roast... and everything in between. Whatever the occasion, The Cove can provide the perfect service, space, features, food and drink.
Boasting over 50 local cask ales and ciders, we can see why this may be the best craft beer bar in the South West. With at least seven guest taps on draught - featuring staples such as Otter Amber, Tarka (Devon Craft Lager), Devon Red and Wildsider - there's certainly enough to quench your thirst as well as satisfy your intrigue. For a more mellow affair, satisfy those coffee cravings with a delicious locally-sourced cappuccino, unwind with a hot cuppa or take advantage of the large range of soft drinks on offer.
Already spoilt for choice with the drink selection, the food menu is just as inviting. Though select, it be mighty. Each dish is lovingly prepared, passionately home-cooked on site and tastefully presented. And the portions? Well, be assured that you get above-brilliant value for your money. Each delicious dish will leave you full to the brim yet still, somehow, craving more.
The short time between ordering your meal and it expertly arriving on the solid-wood table in front of you is surprisingly swift, considering its freshness. Perhaps this time is shortened further with the array of help-yourself games and activities available to keep your table entertained and engaged.
Great pride is taken in their modern menu; hand cut chips, fresh lobster from the nearby bay, handmade vegan burgers, stone-baked sourdough pizzas... Using only the best local produce, the carefully curated menu caters to all, providing homemade fare that excites and certainly delights the tastebuds.
The space itself is modern, rustic; effortlessly reflecting its proximity to the sandy beach with characterful ceilings, wooden tables and warm lighting. The chic interior is more akin to a cool cafe in London than a sleepy coastal spot, yet it makes a home perfectly in its surroundings. With a cosy bar, ample downstairs seating and a first floor bar and balcony, there is more than enough room for family lunches, catch ups with friends, and a mid-walk refreshment stop whilst hiking on the stunning costal paths; make your way from Bantham to Hope Cove or Hope Cove to Salcombe via the costal path located just a few minutes away.
Though ample, the space remains intimate and homely; be prepared to cosy up with your neighbouring table if you hit peak time; when locals, their friendly dogs, visitors and tourists alike fill the space with hungry tummies, smiles and stories. The real open fire only adds more character to this retreat.
The Cove is a special place that caters to all, fulfilling its visitors in more ways than one. Perfectly combining the nostalgia of a seaside-holiday with chic, refined vibes makes those who visit fall in love without realising; food to lust after even though you've just left; friendly personal service; the warmth and dreamy seaside scenery - equally as beautiful on the rainiest of days - leaving a lasting impression of fondness. If you want live music or to immerse yourself in SKY & BT sports, you can score yourself a deal with the weekly promotions that run alongside most sporting events.
With a beach as its backdrop and a true passion for independence this very inventive, forward thinking small businesses sets the bar high. Its idilic location is enough to make anyone fall in love with the surroundings.
The Cove truly covers all basis; taking care over every detail.
Contact The Cove:
☎️ 01548 561376