A stunning pub on the Teign Estuary Shoreline

Named after the ‘Ness’ rocky outcrop that towers over it – so named because it resembles a nose or ‘nez’ in French – the Ness is a Grade II listed Inn located on the South West Coast Path in the picturesque seaside village of Shaldon, with stunning views over the Teign Estuary.

The house was originally built in 1810 as the summer home of the Clifford family (on land owned by Lord Clifford who was Charles II’s notorious treasurer and the ‘C’ in CABAL), rumour has it that the family subsequently enlarged their fortune through smuggling (via the smugglers tunnel which you can find just behind the Ness).

Today the Ness is the perfect place to rest and relax, whether it’s staying in one of our 9 bedrooms, basking in the sun in our beautiful terrace and garden, popping in for some refreshments after a day at the beach (only a couple of minutes’ walk away), or watching the winter storms roll in, in front of a roaring fire.

Between the 17th September to the 15th October we are having a full external refresh. During this time there will be scaffolding round the house, we are still open as usual though and look forward to welcoming you.

Opening Times

Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 11pm
Sunday: 9.30am-10.30pm

“On  a day when the wind is perfect the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.”


Pimms O’Clock

Every Day this summer from 4-6pm, unwind with 2 glasses of Pimms and one of our amazing sharing boards for £22 or a jug of Pimms and 2 of our amazing sharing boards for £39.

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We’ve got 9 delightful bedrooms, just the place to rest your head and relax.  If you’re looking for a trip away, click below top find out more about our bedrooms.

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