The River Shack

Stoke Gabriel

About Us

Having been closed a few months for a refurbishment, the shack has been open since April 2019 under the new management of us,

Will and Faye! 


We are a young couple who moved to the area two years ago with the dream of one day having our own restaurant by the water…

We’ve been on a very exciting journey to reach the River Shack, one which has prepared us in all sorts of ways for this  new challenge.

From catering for hungry sporting parties in the Scottish Highlands, to managing a small hotel in the Himalayas of India near Darjeeling, and then on to managing the restaurant at the Gara Rock Hotel near Salcombe, we feel prepared for any eventuality that may be coming our way!

We really love great food and drink, and we have always enjoyed meeting new people and showing people a good time. We are not interested in any fuss, and we like to keep things simple. We hope that The River Shack will become a place where people know they can come to enjoy simple and delicious food, in a fun and welcoming atmosphere with some fantastic waterside views. 

The Shack is a peaceful place to spend the day whether it’s glorious sunshine or pouring rain. You can sit on a bench in the sun by the water on summer days, or hunker down by the log burner inside on cooler ones….whatever the weather, come on down, we look forward to meeting you!