Welcome to the official website of Strete in Devon, England, which is managed by Strete Parish Council. Strete is about a fifteen minute drive from Dartmouth. It is to be found on the high coastal ground at the eastern end of Slapton Sands. It's a good place to stay if you like exploring the local beaches and is also convenient for Kingsbridge, Totnes and Salcombe. Strete is situated on the South West Coastal Footpath and, with a variety of accommodation in the village, it is an ideal location to take a break in your journey. Take time to relax and enjoy the beautiful AONB surroundings.
As we reopen, Craig and the team are excited to welcome you back to the Kings Arms.
We are looking forward to laughter and good times returning here in time for Christmas and the holiday season.
This year more than ever will be a time to celebrate!
Please be reassured that in these challenging times the Kings Arms is a true safe haven. We have put in place stringent measures to ensure the safety of both our customers and staff.
The Kings Arms is beautifully decked out in its Christmas finery in readiness for a relaxing and fun time.
Craig has prepared a wonderful festive menu to warm you on these cold winter days.
We cannot gather together in large groups, but we can choose to spend time in in our community pub full of festive cheer!
December is a very special time of year, this year more than ever. Let’s make the most of it and enjoy our local community pub.
As we move towards 2021, a new year will bring hope and the promise of brighter and longer days ahead.
Stay safe, stay well, take care of yourselves and others, and we hope to see you soon
After nearly a year closed, we are delighted to announce the opening of the Kings Arms at Strete as a community pub, owned and run by the people of the village. In these peculiar times, we will not be able to have a typical opening night where we can all squeeze in, rub shoulders, hug each other and so on. That will have to wait. Instead, we are going to have an opening weekend starting on Friday the 16th October. The plan is to open 7 days a week until the end of October. Monday to Saturday, the pub/cafe opens at 11:00am and closes at 14:30 with food service from 12:00 to 14:00, then in the evening we are open 17:00 to 22:00, with food service from 17:00 to 20:30. On Sundays, opening hours are 11:00 to 22:00 with Sunday lunch served from 12:00 to 18:00. New hours will be announced for Winter in November.
It is highly advisable that you book. All service will be table service - as per current restrictions, there can be no standing. We have a mix of tables for two, four and a couple of tables for 6. At the moment, we are sorry to say it is nearly impossible to move tables around in a different configuration. We hope you can understand.
To book, for now can you please email email@example.com.
Finally, if you can, please download the NHS Track & Trace app as all pubs are now required to use it when possible.
The Kings Arms is delighted to be able to officially announce their new Head Chef/Manager, Craig Cowley. It is a real coup to have Craig on board. He is an excellent chef, building his reputation by offering affordable crowd-pleasing favourites at a number of places, most recently as head chef at the highly respected Cott Inn at Dartington. He is also a great manager, having run The Waterman's Arms at Ashprington for a number of years. More importantly, he is a lovely, down to earth chap who really wants to be part of a community owned pub.
There will be a special announcement about an opening date later this week but for now, please welcome Craig!
Can you help your community pub by volunteering?
Volunteers will not only be key to the pub’s long-term success but vital in creating a vibrant community feel.
The pub team have already recruited a number of people to the volunteer group but there are still a number of tasks that they would love your help with.
If you would like to join the volunteer group, please contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07504 062 484.
There are tasks to get the pub open that need volunteers and tasks for when the pub is open. Of course, the same people may want to get involved to do both.
Here's the list for getting the pub open:
1. Repoint the paving.
2. Deep clean cellar and kitchen.
3. Sign writing and chalkboards.
4. Repair / Replace Fire Doors
5. Install picket fence at the bottom of the garden
And this is the help needed when the pub is open:
1. Daytime and/or night time bar staff.
2. Serving staff and table clearing when we are busy.
3. Regular cleaning.
4. Empties and storing deliveries.
5. Plating up in the kitchen at busy times.
6. Washing up in the kitchen.
7. Takeaway delivery.
8. Help manage some of the key events.
10.Electrician and plumber for two or three tasks.
11.Mason to help create a doorway and fit a door.
12.Repairs to the kids' playground.
If you think you would like to get involved and want to find out more, please contact Andy at email@example.com or call on 07504 062 484.
Andy looks forward to hearing from as many as possible who would like to take part in bringing the Kings Arms back to life.