Our guide to Bude, with some of the places we like to visit and hope you will enjoy too. Most of them are in Bude town centre but ones that are not are well worth the extra few minutes walk.

There are many restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars to choose from in Bude and we hope you enjoy trying as many as you can!

North Coast Wine Warehouse & Lounge – 1 Lansdown Road EX23 8BH

A small but beautifully decorated wine bar and shop with indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, and more.

Currently open from 11am – 6pm during the week and later at weekends (usually until 9:30pm). Reservations can be made at www.ncwine.co.uk. Children are allowed until 6pm and it’s dog friendly.

North Coast Wines

Life’s A Beach – 16 Summerleaze Crescent EX23 8HN

Cafe/bar with a terrace overlooking Summerleaze beach.  A beautiful spot to enjoy anything from a small snack, coffee & cake to fresh fish and seafood & burgers,

Open Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, food served to 8pm, earlier close on Sunday.

House of Chaplin – 2 Morwenna Road EX23 8BU

Only open just over a year, House of Chaplin is a relatively small place with a mixture of tables, sofas and high chairs. It has a coffee shop vibe, but also serves some decent beer and is open for breakfast, lunch and sometimes in the evenings. It’s p


Olive Tree – The Wharf EX23 8LG

Just a short stroll down the canal and over the bridge, the Olive Tree is a lovely spot for brunch/lunch and caters well for all dietary needs.  

Open daily 10am – 5pm, Thurs – Sat kitchen closes at 4pm and reopens 5-7pm

Electric Bakery – Unit 2, The Depot, Kings Hill, Bude EX23 8PQ

Ok…so it’s not in town (but only 5-10 mins walk)..it’s on an semi industrial estate, and it’s not sit-in (there are seats outside}….but a visit to the electric bakery is a must. Proper freshly baked bread, pastries, coffee, craft beer and daily lunch take away specials. Open 9-2pm (Close mon and tue).


The Crust –  Unit 3, The Crust Pizza Co, The Depot, Bude EX23 8PQ

Opened a few months, the Crust is fantastic and is our go to place for Pizza. Nextdoor to the Electric Bakery, they do both eat in and takeaway. https://thecrustpizza.co.uk/

Rosie’s Kitchen – Crooklets Beach EX23 8NE

If you are here with children especially, Rosie’s is a great place to spend an hour or two enjoying the sea view with a coffee, beer or milkshake while the little ones play in the adjacent fenced play area.  As well as sweet treats and drinks there is a full menu with an American diner feel, and woodfired pizzas available. 

Open daily from 10am – 9pm (except Sunday 4pm close), food served 10-3 and 5-8

The Rustic Tea Garden – EX23 9EG (Currently Closed)

A scenic, slightly hilly 2 mile walk northwards along the coast path (or along the beach if the tide is low enough) will bring you to Northcott Beach where you will find a delightfully quaint caravan with an ample garden serving a selection of snacks and cakes. 

Previously run by local legend Margaret Frost who sadly passed away in 2019, the tea garden has recently reopened and is still a fantastic place to stop for refreshment before turning around and heading back to Bude.

Currently open Tuesday to Sunday usually from 10am, but check before visiting (their Facebook page is updated regularly with any changes)

The Weir Bistro – Whalesborough EX23 0JD

Head up the canal inland for just under two miles and you’ll find The Weir.  Plenty of seating both indoors and out (Covid permitting), there is breakfast and lunch available, as well as cake and ice cream.  For the children there is an outdoor play area, or simply sit by the lake and watch the wildlife.  Inside you can buy locally made cheese and snacks to take home.  Whalesborough also has Segway hire for a fun afternoon!

Usually open daily from 9am

If you any questions about the above, or want a personalised recommendation please don’t hesitate to contact us.