There’s never a dull moment in Devon. It’s never too dark or too late to have an evening thrill. It doesn’t matter what you feel like doing, whether it’s enjoying the great outdoors, eating a pricey meal, a family outing, visiting a historic site, or an exciting event, you’ll find it here. For night crawlers, Devon doesn’t fall short in providing the best nightlife you’ll find anywhere. You enjoy grooving to some funky music mixed by a top DJ, or maybe you prefer a live band – whatever ticks your fancy, find it in Devon.
If you want the best of Devon nightlife and entertainment, here are some spots you can check out.
This Inn is a two-storey building on the banks of the Yealm estuary. With a sun terrace, it also a cool spot for a waterside tripple. There are searchlights to help you see at night while walking on the banks. Other equipment include torperdos and a ship bell for giving out orders. It’s located in Noss Mayo, on the south of Devon PL8 1EW. You can make reservations there by calling: 01752 872387.
This hotel on the windswept island has a creaky Inn that also houses the pirates’ escape tunnel. The Pilchard Inn dates as far back as 1336 and was used by smugglers. You can settle in and enjoy soothing music while enjoying a glass of beer. It’s located in South Devon TQ7 4BG. Call them on: 01548 810514.
For visitors who want a serene environment where they can enjoy their cider or real ale, The Pig Nose Inn should be your spot. Playing host to some of UK’s finest bands like the Boomtown Rats, the Animals and many other musicians, this whitewashed smugglers Inn is run by a music manager. So you are rest assured that good music will flow as much as liquor would. Located in East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY, you can contact them on: 01548 511209.
When you visit Welcombe, the Old Smithy Inn bids you welcome. Known as one of the friendliest inns, it’s situated in the cottage of a former blacksmith. With folk and jam nights that take place every week, the Inn has a funky style that dates back to the 60’s. The owners also added a hip taste, making every visitor feel relaxed while drinking any of the 10 different varieties of ales and ciders. Contact them on: 01288 331305.
Moving up into Exeter – which is host to the university of Exeter – this city also boasts of the Speakeasy Cocktail lounge and the Oddfellows Gastro Pub. The Cavern is another pub with rock and funk stage performances amongst other live indie programmes. The lead vocalist of Coldplay also grew up singing there.
You can also visit the harbours in Torquay town. It plays host to the Venue – which is the biggest club down there. A lot of DJs spin on the decks to keep you entertained. We at Seek South West advice you visit on Fridays and Saturdays to enjoy full time dance parties.
We also suggest you check out Thursday nights at the Apple and Parrot Pub. If you are one of those who enjoy live music, you get to listen to acoustic versions of your favorite songs. An African Grey Parrot also flies around the bar making the evening more fun and exciting.
An American themed bar – Applebys bar – is also a great hangout spot. If you are the more conservative type, you can enjoy premium spirits and cocktails while sitting on the patio overlooking the sea. The Soho Lounge and cocktail bar (situated on Palk Street) also offers these drinks during its party nights.
Seek South West advices that you take a nice coat and keep your belly open to consume some of the premium drinks – when visiting Devon. This is because this town is more of a coastal region with a history of pirates and stories about ships – that you may consider myths. It’s best to visit when the tide is high so that you can enjoy all the features Devon has in store for you.