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The River Shack

Mill Hill, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes TQ9 6RD, England
+44 1803 782520
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill Hill, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes TQ9 6RD, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a sandwich and soup, sitting by the river watching the swans. Food fresh and nicely prepared, lady who served me a bit surly, I also wanted to know evening opening times but this seemed a bit much. Parking fee is pretty rip off if...More

Thank ziggy44
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a most beautiful spot, with a calm Mill Pool, and then weir on to the River Dart. It is a good place for crabbing, and there are some pleasant walks through a very pretty and interesting village, complete with stocks outside one of...More

Thank P3513RGsimonp
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I went for dinner at The River Shack last night with a friend and we really enjoyed it. Even in the dark, it's in a really pretty spot right by the river. Although we pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves, the atmosphere was good...More

Thank LadyButlin
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Love it. I live nearby and is one of my favourite places to visit. Gorgeous for sitting outside looking at the stunning views, with coffee and cake :))

Thank Morsemum
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I have been here on a number of occasions over a number of years, even going back to when it was a WI run tea and cake shed. I love the location but the service is not good, and i don't think i can ever...More

Thank Jellyfish_Electric
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The location, looking out at the River Dart is delightful. The seating area inside looks a bit cramped. The selection of cakes looked very good. We had a sandwich lunch there on a Sunday, which we were told we would have to wait 45 minutes...More

Thank SABgoogle17
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Even on a grey day this place is worth a visit, and the cafe does very good food. When we were there the tide was in, which increased our pleasure, for when I last visited it was out, leaving only a silty view. Parking was...More

Thank HazelSR
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It's a great little place by the side of the River dart the only licence cafe insight while watching the kids crabbing. The staff are really friendly. The food and drink prices are more expensive than the two local pubs up the road.The Sandwiches are...More

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Very rude lady working there, I think she is actually the owner. Shame really because the spot is lovely and great for crabbing with the kids. Not a pleasant experience in the cafe though - I can't believe they have chosen to be in the...More

8  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to visit but mind your wallet. The food and drink prices are more expensive than pubs and I cant see any reason as to why other than the two pubs are at the top of the hill. The staff are really...More

Thank chriscampingman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Hill, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes TQ9 6RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes  >  Stoke Gabriel
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 782520
A small licensed riverside cafe. Offering good quality, local produce. Outstanding location with plenty to do for the entire family. See you soon!
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