The Ferry Boat Inn (known as the FBI to the locals) is a dog friendly historic pub next to the beach in the beautiful fishing village of Shaldon, Devon, on the mouth of the River Teign.
The pub in Shaldon Devon is run by local couple Matt and Michelle who took over in November 2018. Before running the Ferry Boat, Matt was the manager at a golf club and Michelle has had lots of experience managing bars and restaurants. Between them they have plenty of experience in the hospitality trade.
Matt and Michelle both know the quirks of the pub as well as the quirks of the local community extremely well (because they are part of it!)!
The pub has stopped serving food again from the legendary garden grill. We will fire it up again on Good Friday 2024 (29th March).
How would we best describe The Ferry Boat Inn? Fun, great music from top Devon bands (last Thursday evening of the month and Sunday afternoons, very friendly and excellent beers with top hosts.
Families and well-behaved dogs are welcome.
SHALDON'S PUB ON THE BEACH
The Ferryboat Inn is situated in the heart of the village and our beer garden across the road literally overlooks Shaldon beach, the River Teign estuary and The Ness Shaldon. We are the first of the pubs in Shaldon you'll find after disembarking the famous Teignmouth-Shaldon ferry.
Closed until 29th march 2024
(and bank holidays)
from 12pm until 8pm
Join in or just pop in and listen every Thursday at 8pm.
They need no introduction! One of our favourite duos
Really looking forward to having this great band back
PARTY & DJ
The FBI famous new year's eve party!
Another firm favourite, brilliant duo.
Some Christmas Eve loveliness from Ollie
Probably the best day of the year. We look forward to this
Energetic awesomeness from one of Devon's best
Brave the Boxing Day 3 legged race madness!
Shaldon, Devon is a hidden gem. The village is just 30 minutes from Exeter and 15 minutes from the mainline railway line in Newton Abbot, yet you feel as though you are in a little bubble of seaside perfection - real unspoilt Devon with a thriving community.
Shaldon isn't as commercial as some of the larger and more well-known south Devon towns and villages. For all things water sports you have the estuary and open sea. Shaldon's beach is gently shelving with a view of nearby Teignmouth, the Ness cliff and Dartmoor.
Shaldon is a traditional fishing village and the estuary and sea are central to everyday life, you couldn't ask for a better location.
There is opportunity to try a range of water sports, with sailing, windsurfing and canoeing and paddle boarding amongst the many activities on offer either Shaldon side or at Sea Sports SW on Teignmouth back beach..
There is always something going on in Shaldon. Shaldon Devon has a zoo, it's on the south west coast path, it has an 18 hole pitch and putt, the oldest passenger ferry boat in England and a 'smugglers' tunnel.
The Shaldon Water Carnival is possibly the oldest running regatta in the world (first Saturday of August). And Shaldon Regatta (week leading up to the August bank holiday) celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2017.
MORE about the ferry boat and shaldon
We are located along the Strand in Shaldon. Our friendly team look forward to serving you local beer, gin and cider drinks in our bar or beer garden. We also have a cosy updated lounge area upstairs where you will find books and games to play with friends. Popular times are Friday and Sunday afternoons. You can access us by boat, ferry or road! Many people enjoy a drink sat overlooking the water come rain (under our large outdoor umbrellas) or shine. Parking in the village to pay us a visit can be hit and miss in the school holidays.
There is a large car park a lovely walk along the sea front away. Our little friendly village has a post office, an award-winning butcher, a pharmacy, bakery, a dog groomer, two beauticians, excellent coffee at Lollie Bean, a fish and chip shop, the Clipper Cafe and pubs The London Inn, The Ness and The Shipwrights Arms.
What's not to like! We love where we live and hope you do too.