Eating and drinking at Heddon Valley
After exploring Heddon Valley, stop off for refreshments. There's classic pub food for the whole family at The Hunters Inn; or, if you're in a hurry, head to The Pantry for takeaway snacks and drinks.
The Hunters Inn
The historic Hunters Inn offers a seasonal menu, whilst retaining the usual pub classics. All dishes are cooked to order using fresh local ingredients wherever possible, including beef from a local herd of Longhorn cattle.
Example dishes include fish and chips, soup, ploughman’s lunches, king prawn linguine and marinated chicken saltimbocca.
There will be variations on the menu depending on the availability of fresh ingredients and daily specials. If you have any requests or would like to confirm dish availability, please get in touch via the link below.
Children have their own menu, which includes cheese burger and chips, and fish goujons. Desserts for kids include scooped ice cream and chocolate or sticky toffee pudding. Gluten-free and vegan meals are available, including a five-bean cassoulet.
The bar serves local beers, which are made in small batches and regularly change. There's also a wide range of wines, spirits and soft drinks.
For opening hours, location and sample menus, please visit The Hunters Inn website.
The Hunters Inn is managed by Bespoke Hotels. Every pint, meal or overnight stay helps to look after the wildlife in the valley, and improve access for all visitors.
For a quick stop, head to The Pantry, which can be found near the car park. Formerly a stable, it's now a welcoming space to fuel up before your Heddon Valley walk. After your adventures, pick up a warming drink before your onward journey.
Takeaway food and drink
The Pantry serves a range of traybakes, along with barista-style coffee, tea, including fruit and herbal teas, hot chocolate and cold drinks. Bring your re-fillable cup to receive a discount on hot beverages.
Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options are also available.
In the warmer months, Styles ice cream is served. A local Exmoor dairy, Styles makes its ice cream using fresh Jersey cow’s milk, West Country cream, and no artificial colours or ingredients. Vegan alternatives and fruit lollies are also on sale.
Picnic tables in the nearby meadow offer an ideal spot to enjoy your takeaway snack or drink. Watch your little ones run about while you enjoy your well-earned refreshments.
Card payments are preferred, but cash can also be taken.
Dogs are welcome throughout Heddon Valley and inside The Hunters Inn. There's even doggie ice cream available in The Pantry.
Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.
If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.
Always check when you visit
Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.
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