Strete, Devon Strete

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The Laughing Monk Restaurant

Owned by Ben and Jackie Handley since March 2008, The Laughing Monk Restaurant is set in the beautiful village of Strete on the main costal road between Dartmouth (5 miles) and Kingsbridge (9 miles). 1 mile to our left is the award winning beach Blackpool Sands and 1 mile to our right is the ever-popular Slapton Sands. The South West Coastal Path runs practically past our door and the Dartmoor National Park is no more than 30 minutes away by car.

Food at the Laughing Monk restaurant is all about our wonderful local produce. We really are blessed in this part of the country to have such an abundance of high quality ingredients.

All our fish and shell fish arrives straight from our local fisherman, whether it be Start Bay lobsters, scallops or crab, line caught sea-bass or mackerel - one thing's for sure you can’t get any fresher!!!

All our meats come from local Devon farmers; chargrilled rib-eye steaks, 8 hour braised shoulder of lamb, free-range chickens and crispy belly pork can be found on the menu.

Our philosophy is keep it simple and let the produce be the star.

We stock fantastic local beers from Quercus Brewery in Kingsbridge, organic cider from Heron Valley and wines from around the world including the local Sharpham Reserve.

Visit our website at

Totnes Road, Strete, Nr Dartmouth. Devon. TQ6 0RN
Tel: 01803 770639