the Thatch in Croyde is a nice pub. Had a really nice meal at a pub in Lee near ifracombe....have just googled and its called The Grampus Inn. Not sure about play areas in either as wasn't looking for them, it was raining all week when we went to Devon.
There is a really yummy tapas bar in ilfracombe does a gorgeous to leone fondue. The cafe at the top of the tunnels beach in ilfracombe is good too, soft play if it's raining and outdoor pirate ship,climbing frame if sunny.