Muddy says: Meet your new BEST BUD – Croyde’s kid/dog/knackered-parent-friendly bar and restaurant is your new go-to for top-notch pizza, burger and West Country bevvies. Beach, here we come!
Billy Budds have holiday-makers flocking back year after year for their famously friendly service and fab food. Run by the same family who own their sister pub, The Thatch, next door, and just 10 minutes from Croyde Bay, this is the perfect post-beach pit-stop for pizza, Friday night tapas and a temptingly-stocked bar full of local ale, cider and West Country gins. The vibe is pared-back and laid-back, with wooden beams and floors, movie posters on the ceiling, surfer movies on the big screen, and live sports when there’s a big game on.
You can perch at the bar with a pint of Cornish Rattler or sink into a leather armchair by the woodburner, or if you’ve got kids who won’t sit still even after a full day’s body-boarding, grab a table in the pub garden where you can keep an eye on the play area while knocking back a gin and being plyed with tasty vittles. On summer nights, there’s often a pop-up BBQ in the garden, and they do takeaway. Try the Sharkbite Pizza if you fancy a spicy-chilli hit, or their legendary Big Kahuna burger, made with 100% Ruby Red or Angus beef from nearby Waytown Farm.
Up for a stay? Choose from 17 fresh, modern double and twin rooms all within stumbling distance, and you’re a stone’s throw from one of North Devon’s best beaches. Their summer Rum & Reggae Festival is legendary. What more could you want? Grab your board, get booking and don’t forget to pack the kids!