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Important notice

We are open as usual and are following the tire two Government Guidelines.

Tables are only allowed to be of one household or of a support bubble, alcohol can only be served with a meal and last orders is at 10PM

we will update this page as soon as we hear otherwise from the government.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

An introduction to our food

Rob Dawson who is a renowned seafood chef, was Head Chef at The Maltsters Arms from December 2013, from July 2018 Rob leased the pub, and now runs it.

His accolades include holding an AA Rosette since 1998, winner of ‘Seafood Pub of the Year’ with The Good Pub Guide, runner up of ‘Seafood Restaurant of the Year’ and achieving ‘Top 10 Places to Eat Seafood in the UK’ by Which Magazine, to name but a few.

‘Keep it simple’  has always been his motto, but his love of food was summed up well when starred by Egon Ronay. He wrote:

‘This is wonderful cooking; accurate, assured, done with love and reverence for the ingredients.’

Since his appointment Rob has transformed the menu and has quickly attracted a new following. Whilst Rob and his staff serve beautiful fish dishes, they also serve many ‘Pub Classics’ and other meat and vegetarian dishes to please all customers.

We change our menus often, in-keeping with the season and new ideas from our chefs and customers.

Sample menus


Sample A La Carte Menu


Cream of Botherwick Farm Potato Soup, Devon Oak Cheese and Grated Chestnut 

Seared Foie Gras, Butternut and Date Chutney, Orange and Pain d’epices 

Roasted Start Bay Scallops, Crispy Pork Belly, Pickled Apple and Muscovado Dressing 


Roasted Saddle of Exmoor Venison, Piccolo Parsnip, Brassica, Port Poached Fig, Venison Jus 

Fillet of Wild Sea Bass, Jerusalem artichoke, Hogs Pudding Gnocchi with Split Bacon Jus 

Red Legged Partridge, Maple Glazed Chicory, Pumpkin, Wild Mushroom and Partridge Juices

Sample Children’s menu

Starters or mains

Fish and Chips

Spaghetti with Cheese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Kids’ Burger

All at £7.50

roast dinner

Sunday Roast

We have introduced Sunday Roasts once again!

The Maltsters is proud to serve 2 different types of meat roasts every Sunday; and one option to have both!

However, if a roast doesn’t tickle your fancy this Sunday; we are proud to serve a variety of different dishes for you to choose from.

Just call to book a table: 01803 732 350 

Booking for Sunday lunch is advisable.

Food is served all day, however Sunday roasts are served until they run out!

Get in early!


FISH & CHIPS and MALTSTERS BURGER are available to takeaway.

Just call and collect. 01803 732 350 or pop in and have a beer or two while you wait!

Sample Quayside Menu


Bread and Salted Butter

Mixed Marinated Olives


Cheddar Beignets


Soup of the Day

Cracked Crab Claws

Mussels A La Mariniere

Salt and Pepper Squid




Otter Beer Battered Cod

Maltster’s Beef and Chorizo Burger

Halloumi and Sweet Chilli Burger

Minute Steak

Fish of The Day


Sticky Date and Toffee Pudding

Panna Cotta

Chocolate Brownie

Local Cheese Board