The Coach House by Michael Caines

Fine dining at Kentisbury Grange in the stunning North Devon countryside

With so few inspiring places for foodies to dine in North Devon, it comes as no surprise that the opening of The Coach House at Kentisbury Grange got the locals cheering. Now Michael Caines has taken over the helm and the restaurant has become The Coach House by Michael Caines, with head chef James Mason creating the two Michelin-starred chef’s signature dishes.

With Michael’s name over the door, and changes front of house too, expect to discover seriously good food, top notch service and a relaxed retreat on the edge of Exmoor. You can sit in the lofty upstairs room for pre-dinner cocktails or coffee and of course stay in the adjacent hotel which has 16 stunning bedrooms.

Insider’s tips

This is a great place to base yourself for a walking break with beautiful spots such as Heddon’s Mouth, Watersmeet and the west Exmoor coast in easy reach. It’s also close to the Victorian towns of Lynmouth and Lynton.

Restaurants nearby

Saunton Sands Hotel and restaurant in Braunton, Devon

The perfect setting for a classic British seaside holiday, this art deco hotel on the North Devon coast offers high quality food

Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4NL

01271 882295

Chefs: James Mason

Bedrooms: 16

Bedroom rate: from £125

Opening hours

Open 12pm-2pm and 6pm-9pm daily.

  • Kids welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Outside catering
  • Parking available
  • Private dining available
  • Gluten free options
  • Beer garden
  • Wedding venue
  • Exclusive use


AA 4 star hotel, 3 AA rosette restaurant

Sample menu


Veal sweetbread, watercress purée, tomato fondue, sherry foam


Cornish cod, scallop, leeks, truffle, chive beurre blanc


Banana parfait, confit lime, butterscotch, candied peanuts

Two courses £38 per person, three courses £50

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