The Pig & Pallet is something unique and special, a unit on Topsham Quay that has been transformed into an American style barbecue house. Steve Williams and Pete Woodham Kay are totally crazy: crazy about curing meats from local pigs, crazy about American-style barbecue, crazy about supporting local producers and using only the very best Devon produce. Out of their passion, they started Good Game to produce and home-cure Devon charcuterie. The natural extension to this business was the creation of The Pig & Pallet, an informal restaurant that serves almost entirely what they hand-produce themselves. You’ll see the smoker in front of the Pig & Pallet, with wood piled up, where meats are cooked ‘low and slow’ for upwards of hours. Inside, it’s all a bit rustic and rough-and-ready, with furniture literally made from old pallets. You may have to share a trestle table but that’s all part of the fun. Come to relax, eat with your hands, down a pint of local craft beer or two. Steve says there are always vegetarian options as well as lighter meals, ‘just in case you are worried about the meat sweats’.
You will find The Pig & Pallet on Topsham Quay, behind the car park: just follow The Strand and the smell of delicious meats slow-cooking in the wood-fired smoker will lead you there.