Eat & Drink

3a.Eat-Restaurant-River-Devon-PubWe are open for breakfast and coffee from 8.30am (breakfast served until 10.30am)

Lunch served every day from 12 – 2.30pm and Dinner from 6 – 9pm (9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays).

On Saturday and Sunday and during the school summer holidays we serve food all day.

On Sundays, we serve food all day 12-7pm.

Owner and Chef Rob Dawson who specialises in fish has created a mouthwatering and imaginative menu, merged with many options to please all.


Dine in our restaurant overlooking Bow Creek, in the bar area or the cosy Dart Cabin with an open fire. We also have two side rooms with river views for a more private dining experience, either Boardroom for up to 6 diners or Keith’s Room for up to 14 diners.

Our Quarterdeck Bar is available for private hire. This space, with its own bar and views of the creek, can accommodate 24 for a sit-down meal or 60 standing.

Read more about private hire for special occasions

Coffee and Breakfast
Monday – Sunday 8.30am – 10.30pm

Every Day 12pm – 2.30pm

On Saturday and Sunday and during the school summer holidays we serve food all day.

Every Day 6pm – 9pm (and until 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays)


We welcome well behaved children!
There are games, coloring pencils and crayons on hand to keep them occupied whilst you enjoy a glass of wine!
Click here to see our children’s menu.

Booking is recommended.
To reserve a table call 01803 732 350 or email


UnknownWe offer a good range of local ales, quality lagers and ciders and an extensive wine list. Our house ale is from the award winning Bays Brewery of Torbay and we regularly change our other 3 pumps for regional guest ales. George has meticulously selected the wines and visited many of the producers, resulting in an interesting and varied wine list.

We stock an excellent range of spirits (whiskeys in particular), but if you have any specific requirements, with a little notice we will do our best to source them for you.


logoRob 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.


3a.Bloody-Mary-Sundays-Devon-Pub-Drink-TotnesFrom 3rd September 2017, new owner Rob Dawson introduced Sunday Roasts once again! The Maltsters is proud to serve 3 different types of meat roasts every Sunday; and one option to have all three! 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 off.

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 are available to takeaway.
Just call and collect. 01803 732 350. Or pop in and have a beer or two while you wait!