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Views of the pods and the main bistro

South Devon’s place to eat


Thank you for all your emails, bookings and wishes! We are all well and we are looking forward to welcoming you again.

We apologise for keeping you waiting for information when and on what terms we will be open. We tried hard, talking with the relevant authorities, but unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate you in our pods before May 17th when the lockdown will finally end.

We have made some changes during this time: the major one was to extend our kitchen and create a proper take-away station. There is also a new outdoor eating area made from a fishing boat.

Please email us via our website or message on the Facebook page to make a reservation for our outside benches – we will keep a few of them for walk-ins as well. Unfortunately we have no control over the weather conditions so please note we will not be able to let you inside the Cabin or Pods if it starts to rain.

Roadmap to re-opening:

Step 1: from April 17th to May 16th

Takeaway and outside benches open 11am–7(ish)pm (weather permitting). Last orders at 6pm. Please email to reserve a table – walk-ins welcome. 2½ hour slots, rule of 6 still in power.

Step 2: from May 17th

We will be fully open 12 noon–10pm. Last orders at 9pm. Please book a pod online (the diary is now open for the whole year) or email to book an outside bench/indoor table in our cabin. Rule of 6 in power until regulations change.

All dates are dependent on the Government guidelines remaining unchanged.

The Lobster Pod entrance
Approach to the Bistro
The view with pods and tables in the foreground
The glorious view from the pods and tables
A view inside a pod
The comfort and cosiness of the pods
Picture of the bar and range of drinks
A wide range of drinks are available

Dogs welcome
Logo of South Devon Coastal action group

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas has supported The Lobster Pod Bistro – a new bistro with covered seated pods at The Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove.