About Gastrobus

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 Tamar Koffi, Roasted in Cornwall to our own blend. We serve Breakfast baps from 10am, Countrymans butchers, Ivybridge supply our delicious smoked Bacon and Sausages.

The lunch menu (served 12-3pm weekdays and 12-4pm at weekends ) combines our delicious  handmade burger menu, and gourmet hot dogs made from 90% pork  alongside Fresh Foccacia and salad boxes ( summer only)

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

Yarde Farm Ice Cream  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

                                           SPRING SUMMER OPENING TIMES  

EVERYDAY  from 10am – 5pm

(weather permitting)

(*note food service times can vary due to conditions and orders being made, please be patient with us)






The Latest addition to our fleet at Bantham is Gastropizza.

For the  summer holidays Gastropzza   will be open from 3-8pm everyday.

Gastropizza serves up the freshest sourdough pizzas using the finest ingredients and recipes designed by our Manager / Head Chef Antonio.

Keep in touch with our Facebook page for more developments and events






Gastropizza sample menu 2018

(All come on sourdough base with homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese)


MARGHERITA   – homemade tomato sauce with mozzarella and basil

DIAVOLA            – Spanish chorizo, harrissa paste, red onions

LA CALABRESENduja sausage, white onion, Parmesan and truffle oil

CAPRICCROSA  – baked artichokes, roasted ham, mushrooms and olives

HOT TUNA         – tuna, red onions and chillies

FIORENTINA     – Spinach and egg

LA BIANCA        – Crème freche, blue cheese, wild mushrooms

VEGATALI SPECIALIVegetables of the day

LA ROSSASundried tomato pesto, olives and roasted peppers

TANDOORI CHICKENMarinated tandoori chicken with red onions, chickpeas ,yoghurt and coriander

PROSCIUTTO DEL SUDLocal roasted ham and wild mushrooms

SPECK E MASCARPONEItalian air-dried ham with mascarpone cheese


Visit our webpage –  https://www.gastropizza.co.uk





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 back the Gastrobus experience to Thurlestone beach for summer 2019 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.

The Pod will offer the best grab and go menu, including Foccacia Sandowiches, Kids Boxes, Cake, Coffee and Ice Cream

See Gastrobus Pods Thurlstone’s Facebook page for up to date information of what Penny and Sarah  are offering




Gastro Treats



Alongside the Gastrobus we are pleased to introduce the Gastro Treats bus, which will be open from 11am until 7.30pm(last orders) during the summer and weekends

The Treats bus will serving Yarde Farm ice cream and our speciality cookie ice cream sandwiches, and super salads  in addition to coffee, sweets 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.



Summer Events


Every Saturday nights over the summer holidays there will be Pizza nights from Gastropizza and cold beer and fine wines from Gastrotreats bus until 8pm. There will be live music every week on the lawn from 5-7pm so come and join in the party

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

Stay tuned into our Facebook page – Gastrobus Beach Food for all up to date information of upcoming specials and events