Devon Pubs with Play Areas

Written by Claire

Summer is coming and a lovely way to while away an afternoon is in a sunny beer garden. The following family pubs in Devon all have play areas, most in their beer gardens, although a couple have soft plays for those days when its just not garden weather! So enjoy lunch or a drink while your children play…

 


The Bell Inn

Chittlehampton, Devon, EX37 9QL

The Bell Inn at Chittlehampton in North Devon is a family friendly pub with a large garden and children’s play area featuring swings.


Betty Cottles Inn

Graddon Cross, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4LR

The Betty Cottles Inn in Okehampton has a child-friendly restaurant, and plenty of outside space with a children’s play area.


Billy Budds

Hobbs Hill, Croyde, Devon, EX33 1LZ

Billy Budds in Croyde is a friendly pub with a beer garden and children’s play area.


The Blue Groove

2 Hobbs Hill, Croyde, Devon, EX33 1LZ

The Blue Groove  in Croyde is a child friendly restaurant with kids menu and colouring, and a climbing tower with slide in the beer garden.


The Boathouse Tavern

Beach Way, Dawlish Warren, Devon, EX7 0NF

Children are welcome at the Boathouse Tavern, a beach-side pub with a soft play area upstairs.


The Black Venus Inn

Challacombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4TT

The Black Venus Inn in the Exmoor National Park has a beer garden with a small children’s play area.


The Bowd

A3052, Bowd, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0ND

The Bowd Inn in Sidmouth is a welcoming family pub with a beer garden and outdoor play area featuring a multiplay unit with twirly slide.


The Burrator Inn

Dousland, Yelverton, Plymouth, PL20 6NP

The Burrator Inn is a family-friendly pub with a children’s play area within the enclosed beer garden.


The Cat and Fiddle Inn

A3052, Clyst St Mary, Devon, EX5 1DP

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The Cat and Fiddle Inn near Exeter is a family-friendly pub with a ball pool and activity play areas indoors, and a large grassed outdoor play area (although drinks are not allowed in the play area).


The Clinton Arms

Maer Lane, Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RL

The Clinton Arms in Littleham near Exmouth has a children’s menu and a beer garden with small play area.


Cook Island Freehouse

Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8NY

The Cook Island Freehouse in Mullacott Cross near Ilfracombe is a family-friendly pub with a soft play area for the under 8’s.


The Country House Inn

174 Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3BA

The Country House Inn in Exmouth has a large beer garden with an enclosed children’s play area.


The Fox and Hounds Hotel

A386, Lydford, Devon, EX20 4HF

The Fox and Hounds Hotel is located in the Dartmoor National Park, and has a large beer garden and outdoor children’s play area.


The Globe Inn

14-16 Lower Town, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7BJ

The Globe Inn in Sampford Peverell has a beer garden with childrens playground featuring a large, enclosed, ground level trampoline, and a climbing frame with slide.


 

The Hare and Hounds Kingkerswell

Torquay Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5HH

The Hare and Hounds Kingskerswell offers outside dining, an outside play area, and a family room showing kids tv.


The Hare and Hounds

Putts Corner, Sidbury, Devon, EX10 0QQ

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The Hare and Hounds, located between Sidmouth and Honiton, has a large beer garden with an exciting new children’s play area (June 2015), featuring wooden equipment including a play ship with slide, basket swing, flat swing and cradle swing.


The Heart of Oak

34 Main Road, Pinhoe, Devon, EX4 8HS

The Heart of Oak in Pinhoe, Exeter is a family-friendly pub, with childrens menu and a new playpark for 2015!


The Hunters Lodge Inn

Charmouth Road, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5SZ

Children are very welcome at The Hunters Lodge Inn near Axminster, and there is a play area to entertain them in the beer garden with play house, play frame and sand pit.


The Inn on the Quay

Tanners Road, Goodrington, Paignton, TQ4 6LP

The Inn on the Quay in Paignton is a Brewers Fayre pub right on the beach in Paignton, with a large beer garden and an indoor play area.


The Lyneham Inn

Old A38 Road, Plympton, Plymouth

The Lyneham Inn in Plympton has a beer garden with children’s play area.


The Manor House Inn

39 St Mary’s Road, Croyde, Devon, EX33 1PG

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The Manor House Inn in Croyde is a family friendly pub, with a children’s menu and large play area.


The Mare and Foal

The Village, Yeoford, Devon, EX17 5JD

The Mare and Foal in Yeoford has an enclosed play area in it’s beer garden, featuring a multiplay tower unit for climbing and sliding – including a tunnel slide!


The Beefeater Marsh Mills

300 Plymouth Road, Crabtree, Plymouth, PL3 6RW

The Beefeeter Marsh Mills has a child-friendly menu and beer garden with play area.


The Miners Arms

 Hemberdon Village, Plympton, Devon

The Miners Arms Hemerdon is located near Dartmoor National Park, with stunning views. There is ample parking, and a large beer garden with play park featuring an agility trail, climbing frame, play house and swings.


The North Gate Inn

By A361, Aller Cross, South Molton, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3RG

The North Gate Inn in South Molton has a large enclosed play areas featuring a climbing/sliding unit, swings and agility trail.


The Odd Wheel Inn

Knighton Road, Wembury, Devon, PL9 0JD

The Odd Wheel Inn at Wembury is a character village Inn, situated in the South Hams area of Devon close to Wembury beach. There is a large carpark and new decking area outside, with a children’s play area featuring a wooden tower with slide.


 

The Old Coach House

86 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU

The Old Coach House in Babbacombe, Torquay has a small outdoor play area.


The Old Mill

Ossaborough Lane, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34 7HJ

The Old Mill in Woolacombe has a large play area and outside seating.


The Old Station House Inn

Blackmoor Gate, Kentisbury, Devon, EX31 4NW

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The Old Station House Inn in Kentisbury, Devon has an exciting outdoor play area in its beer garden, featuring two towers, a wobbly bridge and slides.


The Otter Inn

B3178, Colaton Raleigh, Devon, EX10 0LE

Children are very welcome at The Otter Inn in Colaton Raleigh, with an outdoor play area in the beer garden and a children’s menu.


The Pack O’Cards

High Street, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0ET

The Pack O Cards Inn in Combe Martin has a riverside garden with play area.


The Pig on the Hill

Pusehill Road, Westward Ho!, Devon, EX39 4AH

The Pig on the Hill in Westward Ho! is a family pub with large beer garden and play area.


The Port Light

Bolberry Down, nr Salcombe, Devon, TQ7 3DY

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The Port Light, near Salcombe, has a family friendly restaurant and an adventure playground.


The Racehorse

Wellbrook Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5JW

The Racehorse in Tiverton is a family pub with a beer garden and children’s play area.


The Red Deer

Exeter Road, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3PH

The Red Deer in Crediton is a Marston’s pub with indoor and outdoor play facilities and a Children’s menu.


The Rising Sun

Woodland, Nr Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7JT

The Rising Sun is a family friendly countryside pub, with ample parking, large beer garden and children’s play area.


The Spinning Wheel

Esplanade Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 6BE

The Spinning Wheel has a children’s menu and fun play area in the seafront garden, and opposite is the large Geoplay Park Adventure Playground.


The Sportsmans Arms

A3122, Hemborough Post, Blackawton, Devon, TQ9 7DE

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The Sportsmans Arms is a family-friendly pub with large beer garden, play area and changing facilities.


The Star Inn

Liverton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EZ

The Star Inn at Liverton on the edge of Dartmoor welcomes families and has a large beer garden with play area.


The Tally Ho

2 Countess Wear Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6LG

The Tally Ho in Exeter is a family friendly pub with a walled beer garden and children’s play area.


The Ten Tors Inn

Exeter Road, Kingsteignton, Devon, TQ12 3NP

Families are welcome at the Ten Tors Inn in Kingsteignton , where there is a family dining room and large garden with play area.


The Twisted Oak

Balls Farm Road, Ide, Exeter, EX2 9RG

The Twisted Oak in Ide near Exeter is a family-friendly pub with an indoor play area of toys, climbing frames and ride-ons, and an outdoor play area in the beer garden.


The Waie Inn

Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon, EX17 6DF

waie inn play area

The Waie Inn near Crediton is a family-friendly country pub, with a very large outdoor play area. There is also an indoor soft play and an indoor family swimming pool (admission fees apply for soft play and pool). Read our review of the Waie Inn here.


The Westleigh Inn

Waterside Lane, Westleigh, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4NL

The Westleigh Inn near Bideford has a large child-friendly garden, with a play area and views over the River Torridge.


The White Horse

Sidmouth Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EP

The White Horse Woodbury Salterton has a large beer garden with children’s play area featuring swings and slides.


If you are close to the borders with Cornwall or Dorset, check out these guides too:

Cornwall pubs with play areas

Dorset pubs with play areas


If you know of any pubs with play areas that we’ve missed, would like to add your pub or add a photo to your listing, please get in touch.

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