Project Description

Start Bay Inn in Devon

Start Bay Inn

The Start Bay Inn is a beautiful 14th century thatched pub, specializing in seafood, set in a fantastic location next to the glorious sweep of Slapton Sands. It has been run by the Stubbs family as a traditional pub since 1977. We serve fish and chips with a portion size to suit any appetite. We also serve an extensive choice of locally caught seafood, in which we take great pride.
The pub has maintained its brilliant reputation for fresh fish, generous portions and reasonable prices.

Awards, Memberships and Milestones

Company Mission Statement

The Start Bay Inn offers delicious food to customers in a stunning environment. Our menu offers portions to suit every appetite to help to cut down on waste. We use our own boat to catch bait and Sea Bass which we gut and fillet ourselves to offer on the specials board when the weather allows us to. We strive to use local suppliers and products as much as possible. Our business respects the area of outstanding natural beauty in which we are based and aim to have as small an impact as possible on our direct environment.

Working greener

  • We don’t use any plastic cutlery only wooden ones for takeaways.
  • We recycle all cardboard, plastic bottles and tin cans through our waste disposal supplier.
  • Our cleaning products suppliers re-use their packaging.
  • Our suppliers all know that we will not accept any polystyrene.
  • The frying oil is all recycled and used by our oil supplier to fuel their fleet of vans.


We have won many awards over the years including The Freshest Fish Award and The Tourism Award with a Gold for Devon.

South West England Tourism Excellence Silver Award

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Visit Devon Tourism Awards Gold award

Our goals for 2020

Our goals are to continue to:

  • Improve our offer to our customers while continuing to improve our Green Credentials.
  • Have a larger choice of sustainable choices on the menu
  • Use cleaning products and green energy are all high on the list.

Our green products

We’re trying to cut down on waste and here’s how.
We have stopped using sachets for sauce on the tables and offer biodegradable pots for takeaways as a greener option.
You may see that we only use biodegradable packaging for takeaways.
The bar only stocks paper straws but better not to use one at all.
All wine now comes in recyclable bottles.
We’ve changed our salad portions to cut down on a mountain of waste.
We now offer 2 sizes of chips and hope this will cut down on waste too.
We are selling re-usable coffee cups to cut down on ‘use once packaging’ so grab one from the Food Counter.

Green services

We support our local beach clean by offering a free ice-cream or cup of tea. Check the FSC website or follow our Facebook page to find out when one is happening.


Start Bay Inn

01392 361300


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