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Distant view of Hope Cove

Private function dining with a difference

Birthday parties, wedding or anniversaries, office get-togethers, Christmas, and more. There's no reason to look any further than the Lobster Pod Bistro for your private function or corporate event.

View or download the function information flyer as a PDF

Function flyer

Function Area

Our Cabin can fit 36 on bench-seating and another 8 on bar stools and armchairs, giving a total of 44 guests. We also have an area that you can hire containing 3 pods and 2 outside benches (enough for 28 people). This whole area can be marked off with signs for Private Hire. In total, this area will comfortably seat about 60 people.

To hire the area for your function, we require a minimum number of 20 people with a maximum of ideally 60 (although we can accommodate 70 if necessary). The function will be split between the Cabin and three pods.

Food and Drink

The food is always served buffet-style; we have two large Bain Marie hot cupboards to keep the food warm.

Drinks can be laid out on a table for your guests to help themselves with our staff around to assist as needed. Alternately, your guests can obtain and pay for their own drinks at the bar.

Among the drink available is a choice of wine from our wine list and we can supply Bright Beer from Salcombe Brewery if preordered (please enquire for the price). Juices and cordial jugs can be made available and we will supply tap water on the buffet.

Hire is only available when purchasing food from our function menu.

View of the cabin and the sea


The Cabin can be hired from:

12 noon to 4.30 pm 5.30 pm to 10 pm All day (12 noon to 10 pm)

A deposit of £200–£1,000 Is required depending on function size. The hire charge is waived during the winter (November to just before Easter). The Lobster Pod closes for maintenance in January and early February.

Please park in the public car park next to the Hope and Anchor: the Cottage Hotel car park is for Hotel guests only. If leaving the Lobster Pod late at night, please respect the residents of Hope Cove and keep noise to a minimum.

Booking your function

To book your function, click below to download a ZIP file containing the booking form and three alternate menus. Print out the booking form and required menu, and fill in the details of your function. Then either:

  • take photographs of the forms and email it to
  • or post them to The Lobster Pod Bistro Hope Cove, Devon TQ7 3HJ
  • or drop them in to the Lobster Pod Bistro

Download the function booking forms

Booking forms