The Carlton Club bar & brasserie is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal, freshly prepared in our kitchen using some of the best local produce around. Simple dishes that are prepared from scratch – without fuss.
We love to find new suppliers, whether they’re Devon families who’ve been growing, rearing or selling produce for generations or new, artisan makers of craft food and drink products – of which there are many in the county. We were thrilled to discover Justin of Madrigal Brewery over in Lynmouth and his bespoke craft beers; Tony the Butcher, who works out of Muddiford for consistent West Country meat; Farmer Bob from Barnstaple, who supplies the freshest eggs and then there’s our fishmonger Nathan from Passmores in Barnstaple.
Naturally fish and seafood are key ingredients in our larder. And you are guaranteed to enjoy some of the best fresh fish from the market at Appledore. Why? Because this is where Nathan goes each day, and in turn returns to our kitchen, with quality produce landed off local day boats. Add to that mussels that are picked at low tide in Westward Ho! then cleaned in Phoebe Chopes tanks at Instow. In all a great basket of local and seasonal ingredients that are truly sustainable.
Menus adapt to the seasons, so there’s always something new to try whatever time of year you arrive – you may even catch the local asparagus season if you’re lucky!
Breakfast includes all the light buffet options, to full English breakfasts including thick cut bacon and Exmoor pork sausage, our famous bacon or sausage sandwiches and not forgetting kippers and poached haddock – with those wonderful Farmer Bob eggs.
Above all, we like you to feel relaxed when dining so you can enjoy traditional favourites as well as more specialised options, from steaks and burgers to curries and veggie risottos – but do make sure you leave room for one of our classic desserts.
Sunday lunch is a highlight, leaving you ready for a countryside walk, or armchair snooze, and the well stocked bar is always available for a chilled-out drink or to sample something from our carefully curated wine list.
Breakfast is served daily from 7.30am (8am at weekends).
Dinner is served from 7pm (earlier times are available during the summer).
An all day menu is available, and also room service.