About The Bus

The Gastrobus arrived at Bantham the summer of 2012, the mission of owner Claire Bishop was to bring great street food to the beach, using the amazing Devon produce. Bantham Beach is one of the most breathtaking and fun beaches in Devon IT IS SPECIAL.

Everyday OUR Bakers bake our delicious bread and Cakes, OUR Butchers make our Burgers to our own secret recipe, OUR Baristas get ready to serve you great coffee and then we pull up in the carpark every day (during the summer season Please check opening times) to bring you great tasty Food served by our team who love being at the beach!

Start the day with Breakfast at the beach, we use Owens Coffee, Roasted in Modbury just up the Road. We serve Breakfast baps from 10am, Countrymans butchers, Ivybridge supply our delicious smoked Bacon and Sausages.

No Deep fat fryers on this bus! The lunch menu (served 12-3pm) combines our delicious handmade burgers and gourmet hot dogs made from 90% pork, alongside Freshly baked floured baps packed with delicious fillings and daily specials.

We stock locally baked Pasties, Sausage Rolls and delicious veggie options from our friends at the Red Earth Kitchen.

Every year we look for some funky new cool drinks to offer our thirsty beachgoers.

Yarde Farm Ice Cream pots keep the kids (and Adults) happy.


you can contact us by our social media links right at the bottom of these pages or by email to jim@gastrobus.co.uk


EVERYDAY  from 10am – 5pm (weather permitting)



Nestling deep in the South Hams at the mouth of the little known river Avon, Bantham beach is one of Devon’s premier beaches. Within easy driving distance of Salcombe and Kingsbridge, Bantham beach is situated in a designated AONB, it offers beautiful scenery with panoramic views over Bigbury Bay and the famous Burgh Island.

Bigbury Bay itself is a shallow sandy bay, which makes Bantham an ideal beach for swimming and paddling for all the family. Owing to the natural topography of the bay, Bantham also has a reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Devon.

At low tide the beach opens up to reveal acres of shallow sandy pools warming up quickly in the sun to create ideal play areas for toddlers. Venture over to the South end of the beach and the low tide will expose a fantastic array of rockpools below the headland.

The estuary and surrounding area are a natural haven for wildlife and enjoyed by walkers using the coastal footpaths. Bantham remains unspoilt and the beach is managed with the aim of keeping it as natural as possible.


Gastrobus – Thurlestone

We are delighted to bring the Gastrobus experience to Thurlestone beach this summer where we will be situated in the North car park serving fast, delicious beach food .We will be open from 10-5pm over the summer holiday period.


Why not try our signature breakfast of French toast, a tasty bacon sandwich or Granola pot for breakfast or  our very own picnics in a box, comprising freshly made savoury tarts, scrumptious salads, Antonio’s focaccia and strawberry tarts.

Gastrobus Thurlestone will also be serving delicious baps, gourmet hot dogs, pies and pasties in addition to coffee, sweets, cakes and other cold snacks.


See our Facebook page for up to date information on Menus and specials



Gastro Treats

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Alongside the Gastrobus we are pleased to introduce the Gastro Treats bus, which will be open from 12noon until 8.30pm during the summer.

The Treats bus will serving Yarde Farm ice cream and our speciality macaroon ice cream sandwiches in addition to coffee, sweets, cakes and other cold snacks.

She also is equipped with a LICENCED Bar serving local ciders, beers, a selection of fine wines, Prosecco and jugs of Pimms to enjoy on a sunny day.

We will also be serving our very own picnics in a box, comprising freshly made savoury tarts, scrumptious salads, Antonio’s focaccia and strawberry tarts.


Summer Events



Every Saturday nights over the summer holidays there will be Thai Curry nights at the Gastro Treats bus at Bantham Beach.

What a way to watch the sun sink in this idyllic location sat amongst the dunes with amazing food and a cold glass of something nice

We are also planning to include some other events including some live acoustic music, so stay tuned into our Facebook page – Gastrobus Beach Food for all up to date information of upcoming specials and events