Fremington, in North Devon, is a very large village on the outskirts of Barnstaple and plays host to Fremington Quay. It has a manor house which is now a residential home which was built in the late 1600s and its red bricks are very prominent from the road.
Fremington Quay was formerly a port on the River Taw, and lies half a mile north of the centre of the village. It was very significant in its heyday in importing and exporting many goods across the world. The two goods of most significance were the importing of coal and exporting of ball clay, which is a fine-textured clay used in the manufacture of ceramics. Fremington Quay had railway sidings, cranes, and many other apparatus used for its imports and exports. It was the busiest port (based on tonnage) between Bristol and Lands End during the early to mid twentieth century. Since 1996 it has been a Conservation Area and now has a museum, a picnic area for cyclists along The Tarka Trail and of course Fremington Quay Cafe.
Places to eat in Fremington, Devon
If you are looking for a good café, that makes good food, from good quality local produce, then you cannot go wrong with a visit to Fremington Quay Cafe.