From great pub food and award-winning restaurants to honesty stalls overflowing with the freshest island produce and seafood, when it comes to places to eat and drink, Bryher has it all.
Whether you want to cook on the campsite or go out and celebrate a special occasion, there's plenty of choice on Bryher. Take a look...
Stocking everything you could need for your camping holiday, from essentials like fresh fruit and veg, milk, meat and daily baked bread to little luxuries like pasties and homemade cakes. They also stock a selection of camping equipment, toys and beach gear. Click below to order online and they’ll deliver to the campsite on your arrival. Top tip: try the Scillonian Tattie Cake – it’s delicious. [Tel: 01720 423 601]Order Online
The Pender family have been fishing on Bryher for generations – and now no fewer than three generations of the family are involved. Find Island Fish in ‘the town’ for lobster, crab and wet fish, as well as lobster and crab baps (perfect for a picnic), crab quiche, lobster salads and fish pie. They also do Paella takeaway on Thursday nights - perfect for taking to the beach and watching the sunset! [Tel: 01720 423 880]
A small working farm situated towards the southern end of Bryher, keeping the honesty stall stocked with a wonderful range of island-grown fruit and veg. Among the highlights are the delicious strawberries, free range eggs and juicy plum tomatoes. Ruth and Graham have also brought pastoral farming back to the island, with Red Ruby Cattle and rare breed pigs - be sure to try the Bryher Banger!
Top beers, wines and spirits, excellent food and a great atmosphere in our ‘local’ - just a minute’s walk down the hill from the campsite and serving food lunchtimes and evenings. The regular menu includes favourites like burgers, rib-eye steak, Bryher crab linguine, mussels, homemade lasagne and fish of the day. We’d recommend Friday night fish and chips - perfect to eat in or takeaway to the beach. [Tel: 01720 422 222]
This converted bulb shed is always bustling with locals and visitors. In the daytime it’s a classic tearoom with teas, coffees, delicious cakes, sandwiches and light lunches. In the evenings Cath produces wonderfully wholesome family cooking, with favourites like steak & kidney pie, lasagne, curry or Sunday roasts. You’re welcome to bring your own bottle too (no corkage). [Tel: 01720 423 168]
Hell Bay Hotel
Non-residents are welcome at Bryher’s only hotel, on the western side of the island. Pop in for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or an evening drink in the bar. Non-residents are also welcome for evening bar meals, or to dine in the 3 AA rosette restaurant, but booking is essential. [Tel: 01720 422 947]
The Crab Shack
Located near Hell Bay Hotel this rustic shed offers more than meets the eye. There’s just three dishes on the menu: Bryher crab, mussels and scallops. The only additions are wine, coffee, crusty bread, fries, mixed salad, a cheeseboard and Eton mess. Prepare to get messy as you crack the crabs yourself! Booking is absolutely essential and places get booked up months in advance. [Tel: 01720 422 947]
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings head to Tresco to eat at The New Inn, Flying Boat Bar & Bistro or The Ruin Beach Cafe (the boat costs around £7pp return and usually leaves Bryher around 18:15, returning around 9pm). On Friday evenings you can journey to St Agnes to the High Tide seafood restaurant (the boat is approximately £15pp return and usually leaves Bryher around 17:45, returning around 9pm). [Book via Tresco Boats: 01720 423 373]