Places to Eat

Both our Barnstaple and Tiverton campuses have fantastic cafes for staff and students to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to grab a quick snack between classes, a place to relax with a hot drink or somewhere to enjoy lunch with friends, you’ll never be short of places to find reasonably priced refreshment.


The Food Hall

The Food Hall is situated in E block and is open 8.30am until 11.30am serving full English breakfasts, pastries, hot and cold drinks and snacks and 12:00 until 2pm serving cooked lunches, sandwiches, baguettes, salads, soups, snacks and drinks.

Cakes, sandwiches and drinks are also available until 4pm.

The Basement

The Basement is our fast food restaurant and take-away serving burgers, fries, pizzas and hot and cold drinks. It is situated below the Food Hall in E block and divided into a dining area and student social space. The whole place is decorated in bright fresh colours and is the perfect place for students to chill out and socialise.

The Basement is open 8.30am until 2.30pm.

Taw Restaurant

The Taw Restaurant is a unique dining experience boasting fine views of the Taw Estuary. All menu items are, where possible, locally sourced and made from fresh ingredients. The Taw also has a fully licensed bar, a full wine list and a range of barista drinks. The trainee chefs and front of house team are supervised by a passionate brigade of highly trained catering professionals.

The Taw Restaurant is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00am for coffee, with lunch served at midday. An evening menu is available on Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm

We also have vending machines on campus which are situated at the front of the Food Hall. This area is accessible whilst the college is open.


Costa Stop & Shop

Home of Costa Coffee, come grab a fresh ground coffee, hot chocolate or Costa iced drink, plus a full range of speciality teas. Try our range of hot “Chu” wraps from the counter, such as Indian Kati Roll or Lebanese spiced Lamb Shawarma or our “Pot & Tasty” range with Szechuan chicken egg Noodles, Marrakesh Vegetable curry or a traditional Beef stew hotpot. Also available, an assortment of cold drinks, sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and salad boxes, handmade cakes, crisps & confectionary. You will also be able to buy all your essentials including toiletries, greeting cards, stamps, stationary and much more

Opening Times 8.00am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday

The Shop

The Shop is situated just around from the main reception area and is open 8.30am until 2.30pm Monday – Friday selling confectionary, cold drinks, snacks, groceries and stationery items including art books.

Exe Restaurant

The Exe Restaurant offers a fabulous food experience and is open for coffees, lunches and dinner with a fully licensed bar. A bustling training restaurant, The Exe provides a vibrant atmosphere where great food is served by efficient and friendly students, watched over by an industry professional.

Upcoming Student Events


North Devon Open Event - January 2019

Come along to one of our Open Events. Whether you are looking for qualifications, knowledge or want to learn new skills, Petroc has the course for you!


Mid Devon Open Event - January 2019

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