As our Annual Winter Break comes to an end, we have been busy working hard behind the scenes at The Sail Loft Dartmouth cleaning, planning, & Sarah has also been doing a little bit of shopping, but Rupert has only allowed her to purchase some new candles this year! It’s finally Opening Week here The Sail Loft Dartmouth and before we open our doors again this Friday at 5pm, it is always so good to look back and see how far we’ve come! (See pictures below!)
From literally an old Sail Loft, to pop-up bar (remember that?! ) to KITCHEN | BAR | LOUNGE | EVENT VENUE, there has been so much change over the years, and we are still evolving today!
.We are looking forward to opening our doors up to all our wonderful customers again on Friday 9th February, and it is going to be a February full of fun! We have some great live music lined up for you on our FRIDAY MUSIC NIGHTS, including Lost Natives, Jack Benjamin, Giles Nuttall, & Rob Hunt, along with our delicious Pizzas & Seasoned Fries being served from 5.30-8.30pm (tables can be booked in our 1st floor LOUNGE, but sorry no dogs allowed up there).
The 2024 Guinness Men's Six Nations Rugby Championship also gets underway with the Saturday afternoon matches being screened Live on our Big Screen from Saturday 10th February.
Saturdays also see the return of GUEST CHEF NIGHTS at the Loft. Saturday 10th February we welcome back the hugely talented Dan & Charlie from The Cellar Door with their Thai Inspired Night, and on Saturday 24th February Jake Bridgwood returns with what we know will be an incredibly popular Seafood Special, so book early via our website to avoid disappointment.
March is going to be a busy one too, with the return of our famous Thursday Steak Nights, more fabulous singers on Live Music Fridays, and the perfect combination of Rugby, Pizzas and even a Pie & Mash Night with Ben Handley on Saturdays. For full details of all our events and menus please go to KITCHEN page.
We hope it'll all be worth the wait, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Sail Loft Dartmouth.
Rupert & Sarah
It's all about WIGS at The Sail Loft this New Year's Eve
WHO - You, your friends, your family! (Sorry no under 18's after 10pm & no dogs!)
WHAT - Fun & Frivolity at The Sail Loft with LONDON FIREWORKS streamed LIVE at Midnight!
Lights, Sound and Music by Take Away Dave.
WHY - Because we ALL need to celebrate the END of yet another challenging year!
WHERE - The Sail Loft Dartmouth of course, THE place to see in the New Year!
WHEN - Friday 31st December 2023 - Doors Open at 5pm...
Free Entry until 10pm. From 10pm onwards £10 per person.
WHAT TO WEAR - A Wig!
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:-
- We will be operating a bar service only (no food) and tables will not be allocated or guaranteed, and all tables will be on a first come first served basis.
- Doors open at 5pm
- Over 18’s only after 10pm
- No dogs, sorry
Whether we love it or loathe it, we need to admit that the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on!
We have had a lot of people asking about our Christmas plans and our opening hours over the Christmas period so please see below a summary of what we have planned over the next few weeks - with more details to follow!
Follow us on our SOCIALS - Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news!
Friday 24th November - Live Music Night with the Sea Eagles
Saturday 25th November - A very special dining experience with Jake Bridgwood
Monday 27th November - The Sail Loft Christmas Market
Thursday 30th November - Steak Night with The Cellar Door
Friday 1st December - The Sail Loft famous Apres Ski Party (yes, there WILL be snow!)
Saturday 2nd December - Open as Normal
Thursday 7th December - Open as Normal
Friday 8th December - Open Mic Night with Giles Nuttall - Join Giles & his Guitar for some fun vocals at our first ever Open Mic NIght!
Saturday 9th December - Open as Normal
Thursday 14th December - Open as Normal
Friday 15th December - Family Festive Fun! It will be snowing once again at The Sail Loft Dartmouth so join us for Live Music with Giles Nuttall, Hot Chocolate, Mulled Wine and Pizzas & Fries.
Saturday 16th December - Greek Feast Night with Greek Delight Dartmouth - £29 per person
Thursday 21st December - Open as Normal - Pizza Night
Friday 22nd December - Christmas Party Night with Rowan Mayer-Hughes on the decks! - Pizza Night
Saturday 23rd December - Open as Normal - Pizza Night
Sunday 24th December - Christmas Eve - CLOSED
Monday 25th December - Christmas Day - CLOSED
Tuesday 26th December - Boxing Day - CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December - CLOSED
Thursday 28th December - Open as Normal - Pizza Night
Friday 29th December - FishXmas with Jake Bridgwood - £25 per person - FishXmas - the bit between Christmas and New Year when you are fed up of eating meat and pigs in blankets, join us for Fish Dish night.
Saturday 30th December - Open as Normal - Pizza Night
Sunday 31st December - NYE Party - WIG PARTY - FREE Entry from 5pm-10pm - DJ Takeaway Dave
Entry after 10pm is £10 per person - Over 18's ONLY after 10pm - London Fireworks on the Big Screen at Midnight
We are so excited to be hosting our popular Annual Christmas Market again at The Sail Loft Dartmouth this year.
So if you are looking for Christmas gifts and want to shop local this year, join us on Monday 27th November from 5pm-9pm to support some wonderful, creative local Devon businesses! Drinks and Mince Pies available!
Businesses attending are as follows (click on them to visit their websites):-
Dartmouth Candle Company
Helen Butler Designs
Jewellery at No.5
Mon Petit Cashmere
My Perfect Pebbles
New Old England
The Foxx Exchange
We look forward to welcoming you to The Sail Loft for some Christmas shopping and a bit of festive fun!
November by Margaret Morgan
Now it is November, Trees are nearly bare; Red and gold and brown leaves Scatter everywhere. Dark now, are the mornings Cold and frosty too; Damp and misty evenings Chill us through and through.
But fear not, The Sail Loft has so much going on this November to keep us happy & uplifted now that the nights are drawing in, starting this Thursday 2nd November when our popular STEAK NIGHT returns to The Sail Loft. We will have 4 Thursday Night Steak Nights, on the 2nd, 9th, 16th & 30th November and booking in advance is ESSENTIAL..
The Menu is £28 per person & includes the following:-
Appetizer of Home-made Rosemary & Sea Salt Focaccia with Marinated Olives
8oz Sirloin Steak, Fries, Onion Rings & Salad with a choice of Chimichurri or Peppercorn Sauce
Cauliflower Steak, Cauliflower Puree, Crispy Sage, Fries, Onion Rings & Salad with Chimichurri Sauce
Friday 3rd November is the return of LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS! Our favourite party band "Lost Natives" are back for another lively evening at the Loft. Saturday 4th November is your last chance to enjoy our Pizza, Baskets & Burger Menu before our GUEST CHEFS arrive!
Thursday 9th November is our 2nd STEAK NIGHT, and we have more LIVE MUSIC on Friday 10th November for Chilled Acoustic Tunes with a Twist of Rhythm and Groove with the Fabulous Rob Hunt, and on Saturday 11th November we have the first of 3 GUEST CHEF NIGHTS.
The fabulous team of Dan & Charlie of The Cellar Door return with their delicious CURRY NIGHT.
Menu - £30 per person
Poppadoms, Raita, Kachumba Salad, Mango Chutney
Tandoori Lamb Kebab
Garlic Chilli Chicken
Goan Fish Curry
Roasted cauliflower and spinach Dahl
Homemade Garlic & Coriander Naan
Mango Kulfi, Pistachio & Pine Nut Crumb
Thursday 16th November is STEAK NIGHT again, and on Friday 17th November young talent, Milo Griffiths returns to The Sail Loft. Milo is an 18 year old songwriter from South Devon and he will be playing Acoustic original music, alongside reshaped covers of classic songs. Our GUEST CHEFS on Saturday 18th November are Michael & Eva from Greek Delight Dartmouth in the Market Square who are bringing their wonderful food to The Sail Loft.
MENU - £22.50 per person
Olives, Homemade Humous, Homemade Tzatziki Sauce, Grilled Ciabatta with Extra Olive Oil
Merida Mix - Pork Skewers & Chicken served on a Pitta Bread with Tzatziki Sauce, Chips & Greek Salad
Vegetarian Merida - Grilled Halloumi served on a Pitta Bread with Tzatziki Sauce, Chips & Greek Salad
Saturday 25th November is our final guest chef night, and we are thrilled that our GUEST CHEF will be Jake Bridgwood.. Jake has been cooking for 18 years, with over a decade of experience at Mitch Tonk’s award winning Seahorse Restaurant, formerly as the Head Chef. Throughout his career, Jake has been very fortunate to have worked alongside some of the industry greats - Angela Hartnett, Mark Hix, Henry Harris, Matt Tebbutt and more - and to have collaborated in Italy and Spain with the incredible Al Gato Nero in Venice, Dario Cecchini the Tuscan butcher and Cal I’ilsidre in Barcelona. Jake’s culinary style is led by seasonal ingredients and characterised by its simplicity, with Italian and Mediterranean influences. Now starting out on his own, nervous but excited for the new opportunities ahead!
MENU - £55 per person
Focaccia & Whipped Cod's Roe with Pickled Cucumber
Red Mullet Escabeche
Risotto Bianco with Veal Ragu
Devon Ruby Red Short Rib braised in Barolo Wine with Fried Polenta
Fior di Latte Panna Cotta with Quince & Port
Monday 27th November is our The Sail Loft Christmas Market from 5pm-9pm. with 14 local sellers
with Drinks & Mince pies available.. The perfect place to do some Christmas shopping and support local independent businesses! More details to follow soon!
Finally, Friday 1st December we are excited to announce we will be holding our annual APRES SKI PARTY once again, with LIVE MUSIC from the talented Giles Nuttall. It is definitely a night not to be missed..
We are so excited that the Dartmouth Food Festival is once again nearly upon us. A heady mix of celebrity chefs, parties, food markets, tasting shacks and demonstrations, the festival is now a landmark event on the culinary calendar, and even better, it is a free festival.
We are very proud to be hosting the Dartmouth Food Festival Sponsors Party at The Sail Loft Dartmouth for over 100 guests, what a brilliant way to start the week and we have so much planned for this weekend!
Our Winter Menu is being served on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th from 5-9pm so why not get a group together and book a table in our 1st Floor LOUNGE, then there will be more Rugby World Cup action and the 1st Rugby World Cup 2023 - SEMI FINAL - Argentina vs New Zealand will be shown on our big screen at 8pm.
On Saturday 21st our doors open from 1pm and we will have LIVE MUSIC in the afternoon from 5.30pm with a new young talent Milo Grittiths, who will be playing some original Acousitc Music as well as reshaped covers of Classic Songs! The Rugby World Cup 2023 - SEMI FINAL - England vs South Africa will then be on our BIG SCREEN at 8pm. (sorry no food).
Finally on Sunday 22nd we are hosting the Dartmouth Food Festival Chef's Panel followed by our The Cellar Door - BOTTOMLESS LUNCH!! from 1.30pm-3pm. Make sure you book your tickets online today!
We can't wait to welcome you all to what we know will be an amazing weekend of food and drink across Dartmouth.
Rupert & Sarah
We are excited to announce that after our hugely successful BOTTOMLESS LUNCH during this years Dart Music Festival, we are doing another one during Dartmouth Food Festival on Sunday 22nd October from 1:30pm to 3pm!
Dan & Charlie from THE CELLAR DOOR return once again with their popular & utterly DELICIOUS TACOS.
Tickets are £40 per head and must be booked ONLINE IN ADVANCE!
Welcome Sail Loft Cocktail
followed by unlimited
Free flow Pink Prosecco
Pints of Beer/Cider
Loaded Tacos with Crispy Fish & Crispy Chicken, Pico de Gallo, Avocado Puree, Sriracha Mayo, Pickled Chilli served with Fries & Spicy Slaw (Veggie option is Crispy Cauliflower with accompaniments & sides as above)
Be quick! Limited tickets available.
Where better to watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 than on our Big Screen here at The Sail Loft Dartmouth.
We will be opening from 4pm on the days with 4.45pm matches, and from 5pm on all other days.
Why not book a table for your pre-match meal from 5pm, we will be taking bookings for groups of 6 or more.
Email Sarah at email@example.com to book!
We will also be opening on a number of Sundays throughout the tournament. (sorry no food on Sundays).
And for those of you not keen on the rugby, our beautiful 1st floor LOUNGE will be open for your to sit back and relax.
Please see below a list of all the matches that we will be showing. at The Sail Loft.
Friday 8th September 2023
8pm - France vs New Zealand (Paris)
Saturday 9th September 2023
5pm - Australia vs Georgia (Paris)
8pm - England vs Argentina (Marseille)
Sunday 10th September 2023
4.45pm - South Africa vs Scotland (Marseille)
8pm - Wales vs Fiji (Bordeaux)
Thursday 14th September 2023
8pm - France vs Uruguay (Lille)
Friday 15th September 2023
8pm - New Zealand vs Namibia (Toulouse)
Saturday 16th September 2023
4.45pm - Wales vs Portugal (Nice)
8pm - Ireland vs Tonga (Nantes)
Sunday 17th September 2023
4.45pm - Australia vs Fiji (Saint-Etienne)
8pm - England vs Japan (Nice)
Thursday 21st September 2023
8pm - France vs Namibia (Marseille)
Friday 22nd September 2023
4.45pm - Argentina vs Samoa (Saint-Etienne)
Saturday 23rd September 2023
4.45pm - England vs Chile (Lille)
8pm - South Africa vs Ireland (Paris)
Sunday 24th September 2023
4.45pm - Scotland vs Tonga (Nice)
8pm - Wales vs Australia (Lyon)
Wednesday 27th September 2023
4.45pm - Uruguay vs Namibia (Lyon)
Thursday 28th September 2023
8pm - Japan vs Samoa (Toulouse)
Friday 29th September 2023
8pm - New Zealand vs Italy (Lyon)
Saturday 30th September 2023
4.45pm - Fiji vs Georgia (Bordeaux)
8pm - Scotland vs Romania (Lille)
Sunday 1st October 2023
4.45pm - Australia vs Portugal (Saint-Etienne)
8pm - South Africa vs Tonga (Marseille)
Thursday 5th October 2023
8pm - New Zealand vs Uruguay (Lyon)
Friday 6th October 2023
8pm - France vs Italy (Lyon)
Saturday 7th October 2023
4.45pm - England vs Samoa (Lille)
8pm - Ireland vs Scotland (Paris)
Saturday 14th October 2023
4pm - QUARTER FINAL - Wales vs Argentina (Marseille)
8pm - QUARTER FINAL - Ireland vs New Zealand (Paris)
Sunday 15th October 2023
4pm - QUARTER FINAL - England vs Fiji (Marseille)
8pm - QUARTER FINAL - France vs South Africa (Paris)
Friday 20th October 2023
8pm - SEMI FINAL - Argentina vs New Zealand (Paris)
Saturday 21st October 2023
8pm - SEMI FINAL - England vs South Africa (Paris)
Friday 27th October 2023
8pm - 3rd Place Play-off (Paris)
Saturday 28th October 2023
8pm - THE FINAL (Paris)
We’ LOVE The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta week!!
We will be open daily all week from 5pm-10.30pm and from 3pm to 11pm on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th August.
(So sorry but NO FOOD will be served on the Friday & Saturday)
The BRILLIANT Take Away Dave starts our Regatta Friday Fun playing from 8pm to 10pm on 25th & Saturday 26th is the Annual Kontiki Raft Race.
We are entering yet again to hopefully win the title for the 4th Year!! The Sail Loft Dartmouth raft has got older & holier & the crew have got a little bit older & a little bit bigger , But can anyone beat us?!
Come down & watch all the fun on the river on Saturday at 10am!
We look forward to welcoming you to one of the best weeks of the Dartmouth calendar!
Rupert & Sarah
Make the most of the long sunny days this June in our beautiful courtyard, or on our balmy balcony where we get the evening sun till late, and join us for Wine-down Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Crudités & Cocktails, Music & Margheritas and a lot lot more…C
From the 7th June we will be now also open on Wednesdays from 5pm -10.30pm. Food will be served every day from 5pm- 9pm and we are adding a few new healthy basket options to our summer menu including a Crudités Basket and Falafels, Flatbread & Houmous.
Throughout June there will also be some Special Offers including Wine-down Wednesdays when you can enjoy two Pizzas (Margherita or Pepperoni), a bucket of fries and a bottle of our house wine (Pinot Grigio, Merlot or Grenache Rose) for only £40.
On Thirsty Thursdays there will be different Drinks Special Offers each week (just ask the team for details or check out our socials where we will announce the offers each week.)
We will be having more Live Music starting on Saturday 10th June from 7pm. Schofield, one of our favourite bands from Dartmouth Music Festival, is coming to The Sail Loft for the first time…… (Schofield - from across the water - not the one everyone is talking about!!). Schofield are a local Devon duo who play upbeat Dance-Pop music on Bass, Guitar and Keyboard with looping Beats. They record and perform their own songs, as well as playing hits from artists such as Prince, Chic, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Bee Gees, The Weeknd, Daft Punk and many many more.. It's going to be brilliant night and definitely one NOT to miss!
And finally... Cocktails are coming to The Sail Loft this summer, so come alongside our Cocktail Boat in our Ground Floor Bar and see what refreshing delights are on offer..
It's going to be a Summer of Fun at The Sail Loft Dartmouth and we can't wait to welcome you all.
Rupert & Sarah
The Sail Loft is a Kitchen | Bar | Lounge located in a historical iconic building lovingly restored by Rupert & Sarah Smither, at the end of Foss Street, Dartmouth