The Ancient Mariner


Overlooking the harbour in the picturesque village of Lynmouth, The Ancient Mariner has been named after the famous Coleridge poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'. Lynmouth is the final stop on the Coleridge Way, a 51 mile walk through stunningly beautiful scenery over Exmoor.

The bar has been owned by the same family for 65 years and has now been transformed into a truly individual place to eat, drink and relax with friends & family while watching the tide ebb and flow.

Food served all day

Jo, our head chef, has created a freshly prepared menu using local & seasonal ingredients, provided by only the best suppliers in the area. With daily specials there is always a new dish to try. Whether you want a light bite, three course meal or just to indulge in homemade oven warmed scones with local clotted cream and homemade jam, we can cater for you and your family.

Quench your thirst 

Here at The Ancient Mariner we feel it's very important to support local suppliers and so we stock many local ales, beers, ciders, guest ales, organic juices and 'Wicked Wolf', our famous locally crafted gin made on the banks of the river Lyn a stone's throw away.

So whether you need a morning coffee 'pick me up', leisurely drink or to refuel after a hike over the moor there will always be a warm welcome, enticing food and drink for you to try while taking in the stunning views.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, and Instagram page for regular updates on exciting new arrivals from our bar and restaurant.


Winner of North Devon Journal's 'Best Pub' award 2016.


wifi-1290667_640 Free Wifi & charging points
dog-1185460_640 Dog friendly
boy-1300621_640 Family friendly