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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Establishment
“Stylish cafe with great coffee and food. The kitchen upstairs is a great place to eat in the evening with excellent modern Italian food.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Good quality gastro food with a good selection of drinks. Always a great atmosphere.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Castle
“Hardly noticeable at the top of the town but worth a look whilst visiting Totnes”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A charming old thatched pub dating back to 1320. Owner Mark is always very accommodating no matter how busy. Lovely garden in the summer, weekly specials and seasonal menu. Winner of the 'Great British Pub' Awards 2019. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“Downstairs of the Barrel House is the Totnes Brewing Co. A local's favourite serving weird and wonderful ales and ciders. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The market on Friday's is an excellent place to find local food, clothes and a flea market. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Train Station
“Great for Christmas vibes, food and gifts. Gorgeous historic town. Lovely for local shops and cafes - try the micro distillery for a good beer and the curator cafe for great coffee!”
  • 98 locals recommend
Food
“Looking for a fantastic day out? This family-owned attraction is small enough to provide friendly service, but big enough to keep visitors happy all day. What sets Totnes Rare Breeds apart is the opportunity to be within hugging range of all the animals. Most enclosures can be entered for close-up stroking, patting and cuddling. The Garden Café (outside the farm) offers made-to order dishes at reasonable prices, from indulgent snacks to tasty meals.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Local hip scene, live music nights, bar food, place where young go to see and be seen. Atmospheric. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large 'convenience' store, down a short, narrow passageway off High Street. Great selection of food, fresh produce, egg-free mayo, canned dolmades, bags of nuts, chilled and frozen items (besides non-veg food). Also sells local bottled beers. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Great atmosphere inside and out. Good for chilling outside with a coffee or glass of wine. A menu to suit all tastes. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hotel
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“TQ9 is a great restaurant there is also bar food and light menu bar. Totnes is a wonderful place to visit with a Market day and wonderful shops”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Fantastic healthy, vegetarian and vegan food, authentic Totnes style! Dine with the locals!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“A unique and surprising space, more like a Berlin cabaret than a cinema. Subdued lighting, fully licensed bar, comfy sofas, bistro tables and chairs and luxurious cinema seats on the balcony. There is even have a baby grand piano! As a truly independent cinema, it offers a wide range of films, carefully chosen from all genres including classic black and white film noir, the best from musical theatre, and modern-day classics and Oscar winners.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful 15th century building on the High Street, located in an Elizabethan merchant's house. Local, cultural and economic history of Totnes and it's surroundings”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fill your plate with vegetarian delicious salads. Either eat in or take away, unlimted helpings for £7.50”
  • 9 locals recommend