Food at Cary Arms is equally sublime and you probably won’t be surprised to learn that chef, Steve Poyner, is both local and a passionate champion of Devon’s famously well-stocked larder. Which covers everything from fresh shellfish to outrageously decadent deserts loaded with seasonal fruits, locally reared beef, just baked bread and amazing artisan cheese and lush garden vegetables. Obviously it’s all delicious, nicely low impact too and there’s even a choice of settings, whether you feel like cosying up by the fire in the bar, eating with sea views in the hotel restaurant or picking a Dining Pod for a special occasion. Outdoors, with sea on the side, is another option when the weather’s good. And if you feel like a lie-in during your stay, chef Steve will even rustle you up a breakfast hamper for morning delivery to your beach hut or suite. There’s good news for littler guests on the food front too: the hotel’s Nippers’ Menu is a big hit with kids. And the portions might be scaled down, but there’s no compromise on fresh and healthy, new tastes and plenty of those all essential treats that are as much part of a seaside holiday as sandcastles and sleeping like a baby.