About Us

We are Will and Faye, and we took over The River Shack in April 2019.

 We moved to Devon a few years ago, and we always dreamed of one day having our own restaurant by the water.

We love hospitality. It is all we know, and all we have ever done, and so to have the keys to The River Shack is very exciting for us!

In regard to our background, after graduating from Edinburgh University, we spent most of our twenties gaining experience in an array of catering jobs which have helped us get to where we are now.

First off we managed and catered for a ski chalet in the Swiss alps. A year later we returned to the UK and began catering for hungry sporting parties around the Scottish Highlands, and after that we moved to Darjeeling in India where we managed a small boutique hotel in the Himalayas. Two years on we returned to the UK and found ourselves managing the restaurant at the Gara Rock Hotel near Salcombe. It was during this time that we realised it really was ‘heaven in Devon,’ and that we wanted to stay permanently!


We love great food and drink, and we have always enjoyed meeting people and getting people together. We’re not interested in fuss or formalities, we simply aim to provide delicious food and drink, in a fun, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

 We are delighted to be able to finally open our own doors, and along with the rest of our fantastic team, we look forward to meeting you!

Will & Faye x