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Bay View Inn
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0AW, England   |  
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Portishead, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We just keep coming back. Good food - mains on medium to high price. Great to see that the vegetarian burger is back. Hard to criticise the food. They have extended the restaurant by creating a box that has no atmosphere and can be loud. If your in there the staff seem to forget you are there.

Overall one of our favs and we will keep coming back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was our second visit to the Bay View Inn but its guaranteed it won't be our last!

Such a fantastic location - straight across the road from the beach and only a few minutes drive from Bude and the wonderful Cornish coastline. Weather wasn't on our side this time, but it still didn't stop us having a great time.

We were staying in Room 8 with our daughter - the room is very clean, modern and although not large is plenty big enough for what it is - a bedroom! The wet-room is perfect - the shower great, and the heated towel rail ideal for drying everything out.

The room comes equipped with television, tea/coffee making facilities along with biscuits! The view from the window is great - what a way to wake up looking out at the beach of Widemouth Bay and the waves crashing in.

The hotel staff are all great - friendly and chatty whilst professional at the same time - they actually want to work here (seldom found in many establishments these days!)

The breakfasts are fantastic! If you opt for the Bay View Breakfast prepare to be full all day! Everything on the menu can be recommended!

Evening meals - shame we weren't here long enough to try everything! Every meal is served as a large portion, whilst maintaining a high standard of meal! Even I couldn't do three courses! All meals are cooked fresh - yes you have to wait, but surely it is better to wait for an excellent meal than be served something not so good?

How long till our next trip? Not long hopefully!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

this was booked for a 40th birthday and what a suprise it was the views are stunning all though the weather was not on our side, the staff are friendly and welcoming the food was great and the whole family enjoyed it.
the whole family stayed for the night and the accommodation was really comfortable and a good night sleep had by all.the family room was a good size and even had a dvd player and a choice of dvds so the girls were pleased.
Certainly would recommend and would go back again !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I really do not waant to write this review as I really do not want to find it full next time we want to stay. However they so deserve 5 stars and a good write up. Stayed for a three night break, greated with a very warm smile and fun from David, who took us to our room which was fabulous, huge bed, bigger wet room and the biggest balcony I have ever had, with stunning views. We ate at the Bay View on all three nights of our stay, each meal was fabulous, but both my husband and I agree that the muscles were the best we had ever eated. They had a chilli and saffron sauce and were quite delicious. Wes and his team work very hard to make sure that every plate of food comes out hot, beautifully seasoned and garnished. Monkey was an absolute star, he made sure (along with Wes) that I was able to enjoy the muscles - thank you so much. Lisa/Laura (sorry forgotten your name) was friendly, smiley and so very good at her job both behind the bar and in the restaurant, thank you. Biggy, a great bloke behind the bar. The whole staff team were welcoming, friendly and could not do enough for us during our whole stay. As I said not keen on writing the review as we want to stay again and again without a problem, but David and his whole team deserve their success to be recognised. Thank you again for a lovely weekend. We will see you soon, unless you are fully booked !!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worcestershire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The food here is absolutely gorgeous!! I opted for gammon and pineapple. Usually i have to ask for both egg and pineapple (as i can never decide between the two) but this meal comes with both! The plate was huge! 2 eggs, 2 pineapple, a beautifully cooked piece of gammon, onion rings, chips and a lovely simple green side salad dressed with lemon and olive oil. Fresh, wonderfully cooked and prepared food to a very high standard. A meal to remember

Other choices were chicken with veg and a chicken korma. The veg was gorgeously sweet and crunchy and the korma was as close to an indian restaurant standard as i've ever tasted

Unfortunately, we could not get a window table; but the view is stunning. Even if you just go for a drink, the view is worth it

Will definitely be eating there again on my next visit to Bude

Esther
Stourport-on-Severn

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

After bringing my parents for a mid week break in the summer we returned again with the kids for new yr and we all loved it yr staff, food,service,rooms,views are brill we all had a lovely time see you again soon xx

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012 via mobile

First things first. As the name says it's The Bay View INN. If your reading this please ignore negative comments as this is a great place to stay. We have just got back after spending the new year in the the bay view inn for the second year, and are planning to go again soon. After visting for food and drinks for over 10 years to stay there was a pleasure. The food is first rate. The ales on offer are always in excellent condition. The owners are always around to make sure your stay is more than you hoped for. Last but most important are the staff, who are all keen to go the extra mile to make sure your holiday is the best you've ever had.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bay View Inn

Address: Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0AW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bude > Widemouth Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Widemouth Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay View Inn 4*
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Bay View Hotel Bude
Bay View Inn Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

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