1/ Peace & Quiet
Devon in winter is considerably quiet, peaceful and tranquil. The summer crowds have long gone meaning you can enjoy wandering empty beaches, browsing through Dartmouth and Salcombe without the hustle and bustle. Forget queueing for attractions or battling for car parking spaces and enjoy the peace and quiet with your family.
2/ Storms & Stars
In the winter time you can experience some fabulous storms around Devon and in particular in Beesands; watching the waves crash against the walls whilst you’re in the warmth of The Cricket Inn sipping your favourite tipple. Take advantage of the extra hours of darkness and the unpolluted Devon night skies to do a spot of stargazing whilst Start Bay Lighthouse flickers in the background.
There’s something special about wrapping up warm and heading out for good old stomp across the coast path with your loved one! The Cricket Inn is situated directly on the coastal path in between Salcombe and Dartmouth. The walk to Start Bay lighthouse is a good distance and even better when you get back and can treat yourself to a delicious dinner and celebratory drink. If the beach takes your fancy then you’re spoilt for choice in South Devon with Beesands, Slapton Sands, Blackpool Sands, Bantham and Bigbury certainly some of the best beaches in Devon.
4/ Hearty Food
Cream teas (jam then cream in Devon), pasties (in particular Lidstones in Kingsbridge) and fish and chips (The Cricket Inn’s of course!) are just a few of Devon’s heart warming dishes! If you decide to stay at The Cricket you have a whole host of delicious dishes to tempt you, from the signature seafood pancake, Cricket Inn burger, whole roasted fish to the josper-grilled steaks and kebabs; not forgetting the delicious homemade puddings!
Generally when you visit Devon out of season, you can usually bag a great deal! In the winter months there are some fantastic offers at The Cricket Inn to stay, including 3 nights for the price of 2 during February. The restaurant also has some special nights throughout February – free bottle of house wine on Mondays, 25% off steaks on Wednesdays and 2 fish and chips for £20 on Fridays.