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The Crabshell Inn

The Crabshell Inn Embankment Road | The Quay, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ, England
+44 1548 852345
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (252 reviews)
“fish” (64 reviews)
“mussels” (44 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Crabshell Inn Embankment Road | The Quay, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ, England
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1 - 10 of 1,026 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A pleasant estuary side stopping point with great parking close to the town of Kingsbridge. I will be using it again. Super meat pies !!

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was lovely but some of the staff were rude & are known drug addicts... Find out about who you are hiring before employing!!

2  Thank GoPlaces22504188398
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is positioned in a lovely spot on the river...fantastic if you can get a seat outside! The food was delicious with plenty of sea food options. The salt and pepper squid in particular was excellent!

Thank cheekyface27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table online on basis of menus shown. Arrived and we were greeted with ‘assume you know it’s only pizza’ well no we didn’t but we are here with 2 hungry kids! Continually we heard people being told no food other than pizza so...More

1  Thank tor13pink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we visited Kingsbridge, being a fish lover, I have always wanted to visit The Crabshell Inn. On the last full day of our holidays in October 2018, as a special treat, my husband agreed to take us for a meal. My husband ordered...More

1  Thank ranastdon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in early evening and were lucky enough to get a table outside, what a beautiful view. We had a few pizzas and a fish sharing platter to share, all were lovely. The beer was good too, the Salcombe Pale Ale was so good...More

Thank Jillstar73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying locally, I was keen to find a really good restaurant with fine dressed crab on the menu. The Crabshell Inn offers this and more. I returned for a second time during my stay to enjoy the place again. A good selection of tasty seafood...More

1  Thank Rupert T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe situated on the Quay in Kingsbridge offering a good range of food for different times of day. Dining inside or alfresco outside, either way, the food and service are excellent, and the outlook across the estuary is beautiful.

Thank Joy N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff very friendly and welcoming. Menu has gone down hill ended up having a fish cake which was over cooked...horrid. Poor choice of food need to include Steaks, fillet, sirloin and rump with vinigarette salad chips or small potatoes. Keep Pizza’s as v good ....More

1  Thank maggiecgrieve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch on a windy day. Was slightly worried as it was quite compact inside with tables very close together and the prices were a bit steep. However, we ordered food and it was completely amazing and worth every penny. Everything was homemade...More

Thank Wintersnowdrop
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25 August 2018|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the food is very good. Advisable to book in advance...
3 September 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crabshell Inn Embankment Road | The Quay, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Kingsbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 852345
  • E-mail
The CRABSHELL INN is gloriously situated on the quayside in Kingsbridge and with its south westerly aspect basks in the sun all day. The Crabshell is gaining a fine reputation as an eatery of distinction with an increasingly acclaimed menu. The Inn is “child friendly” and children of all ages are very welcome…
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