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Welcome to The Floating Bridge, Dartmouth


We are a quaint, old fashioned pub set alongside the beautiful river Dart, in the port town of Dartmouth, just a five minute walk from the town centre.

Enjoy the warm atmosphere in our traditional bar and cosy restaurant, or sit out front and watch the boats in the Marina and the Higher Ferry transporting the cars to Kingswear. We pride ourselves on using the best quality and freshest ingredients for all of the food we use in our kitchen.

From our Chef’s Bouillabaisse to our chargrilled steaks, there is sure to be something appetising for you. It almost goes without saying that we have a range of delicious starters and a good selection of puds from our sweet counter too.

No visit to the coast would be complete without enjoying Freshly Beer Battered Cod and Chips - at the Floating Bridge we have gained a reputation for having some of the best in Devon!

Our Chef’s Specials change daily.

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The Floating Bridge, Dartmouth
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The Floating Bridge Bar
The Floating Bridge

Enjoy our Traditional Bar


The Floating Bridge has a light, spacious bar with nautical paraphernalia and great views across the river Dart. At the bar we have good selection of cask ales on at all times and our guest ale program is something that encompasses ales from far and wide.

We are a dog friendly Bar and all well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

The Bar Bistro


Fresh Locally Sourced Food!

See our daily specials board for our locally sourced fresh fish dishes, all landed where possible at Brixham and Plymouth. From our Chef’s Bouillabaisse, chargrilled steaks or sizzling Fajitas, there is sure to be something appetising for you to enjoy. It almost goes without saying that we have a good range of delicious starters and a great selection of puds from our sweet counter too.

And not forgetting! ...The Floating Bridge has gained the reputation of having one of the best Cod and Chips in Dartmouth. Our chefs make our batter fresh, every morning, using real cask ale.

Our Rooms

Featuring FREE WiFi and a restaurant, The Floating Bridge offers accommodation is within easy walking distance to the centre of Dartmouth. The Floating Bridge has a roof terrace and views of the River Dart, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find, Tea and Coffee making facilities plus Biscuits in all rooms. Every room has a private bathroom, and for your comfort you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer. We will do everything we can to make your stay with us a memorable and enjoyable one. If there is anything that you need then please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

You can add extras to your room to make your stay a little more special; such as chilled Champagne, fresh flowers or luxurious chocolates.

Please call reception before your arrival and we will arrange this for you.

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Our standard double room has a kingsize bed with egyptian cotton bedding, flat screen TV's and tea/coffee making facilities. This room faces the front of the pub with fantastic views across the river Dart. The room has an ensuite with shower

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Roof Terrace and Quayside Seating

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What could be better than sitting in the sunshine, up on the Floating Bridges’ Roof Terrace with the most fantastic views of the surrounding area and the bustling estuary of the river Dart. The Higher ferry literally docks at the doorstep of the Pub adding interest to the whole experience. Kick back and watch the river traffic from yatchs, boats, ferries and people go about their business, There is ample, comfortable seating where drink and food can be served.


How to Find Us

By Road

From the North

If you are heading south on the A38 (he Devon expressway) look out for sign left to the A385 to Paignton, the slip road brings you to a roundabout, don’t take the A385, take the next exit onto Webland Lane. Continue until you come to a crossroads signposted Diptford and Moreleigh, turn right here. Continue to Moreleigh where you come to a T Junction, turn left and within 50 yards the road bares to the right, stay on this lane. At the next T Junction turn left signposted 7 miles to Dartmouth (A3122). Stay on this road it will bring you into the Town of Dartmouth, at the first roundabout stay left onto Townstal Road this will bring you right passed the front door of the Floating Bridge, follow the one way right, avoiding the Ferry lane, parking can generally be found along the quayside.

From the South

If you are headinng north on the A38 you will pass Ivybridge within a few miles look for signs to Paignton A385 and from here follow the same route as specified above, ie exit onto A385 then exit onto Webland lane etc.

By Train

Due to it’s geographic position the nearest railway is at Kingswear on the other side of the river Dart, the railway terminates here in a lovely old fashioned station, but ferries are within easy walking distance to get you across the river, the Floating Bridge is just a 500 metre walk north along the picturesque harbour front.

Using SatNav

The Floating Bridge, Coombe Rd, Dartmouth TQ6 9PQ

Get in Touch ..and stay in Touch!


If you have a question or want to make a comment about any aspect of your experience at The Floating Bridge, please contact us using one of methods on this page, thank you.

Opening Times:

11am to 11pm - 7 days a week

We serve food:

Breakfast 11.00am to 12.00noon daily
Lunch 12.00noon to 5.00pm daily
Full Menu 12.00noon to 9.00pm daily


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