South Devon is home to glorious beaches, pretty villages, the wilds of Dartmoor – and lovely pubs with outside spaces ready for today’s reopening
The Dart is tidal in Totnes, and drinkers and diners on the Steam Packet’s roomy riverside terrace often spot a grey seal that scoops up salmon coming over the weir at high tide, or just pops its head up and takes a look around. The town sits at the bottom of a steep-sided valley, like many places in the South Hams, but a quirk in the contours of the residential area west of this pub means the early evening sun often strikes the loungers and tables. Much loved by locals and visitors alike for its classic food (pork belly, beef bourguignon, scampi), this is the perfect pub to conclude a walk along the river from Sharpham or a wander around the bottom end of town.
• Open from 12 April