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“Gorgeous setting, tasty lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bay View Inn

The Bay View Inn
Ranked #7 of 106 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bedford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Gorgeous setting, tasty lunch”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at this restaurant mostly due to the fab views of the bay it offers. Service was friendly and efficient, and the food delicious. Thai red curry and fish pie are recommended! It seemed to be a good restaurant for families with small kids in tow.

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Thank Alexandra J
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We as a family along with our team work extremely hard and hope that our customers enjoy the Bay View experience. Reviews like this make us extremely grateful.

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Hayley & The Team
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East Sussex, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pleasant evening meal...but...”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Went to the Bay View for dinner on the first night of a shortstay in Widemouth Bay. Two of us had the featured fish pie with vegetables, and my wife had the sea bass which she said was excellent. Unfortunately the fish pies were rather bland, of meagre size and topped with a thick topping of a grilled mix of cheddar and mozeralla which I found totally indigestible. The vegetables were good though the portion size was over generous.A very tasty ice cream selection for desert. We chose a bottle of Marlborough Pinot Noir - very acceptable, if overpriced. Will return as excellent location and will try different menu items.

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Thank MKRC
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
We are quite upset and shocked you felt our fish pie meagre and bland. The fish pie is our biggest seller and we often have our customers say its far too big. In fact My parents have The fish pie with out the Veg/chips as they find it impossible to finish their meal.
We can only apologise that you didn't enjoy your meal and hope that you are satisfied should you visit us again :-)

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Venue - Food Fab!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went to the BVI recently for a midday family gathering, it is clearly a very busy pub and non more so than on the day we went! (which was early March!), the staff were under pressure but were handling things very well and without fuss.
We were advised our food would take a little longer than the norm, which was totally understandable, we had young children in our party - however the 'longer than norm' wait was'nt an issue with a fab play area outside for the kids.
When the food arrived (which was all very varied) everyone in our party was very pleased, yes the kids ate all theirs (which isnt always the case!) and of course the adults all enjoyed theirs, personally I had the homemade Steak & Ale Pie with chips, and actually.. its making me hungry as I write this!!
I would definately recommend any one to visit, I will look forward to going back again in the summer and having a meal sat out on the deck in the sun!! over looking the glorious beach of Widemouth Bay!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank JeremyK483
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We as a family along with our team work extremely hard and hope that our customers enjoy the Bay View experience. Reviews like this make us extremely grateful.

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Hayley & The Team
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Bude, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Does exactly what it says on the tin!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant lunch and even looking as if you guys are under pressure today ... It is stll as great as ever ....

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Thank Nigel K
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for your review. We as a family along with our team work extremely hard and hope that our customers enjoy the Bay View experience.

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Hayley & The Team
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“dine with a view”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

the bay view has wonderful views looking out to the ocean .it,s a beach side restauran but the food is good you can get curries with king prawns no shortage of the prawns either ,fish is good ,roasts are good the staff is very welcoming and nothin is to much trouble . david the owner is hands on when it gets busy which is regular espically on weekends. the place is very good not to expensive you get what you pay for if you want cheap and cheerful then go somewhere else .my only draw back is driving and not able to enjoy a drink unless you stay there and the rooms are first class stunning views and tastefully done out.very relaxing place to go and when gets alittle warmer lovely to sit outside and watch the world go by.

  • Visited January 2013
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We as a family along with our team work extremely hard and hope that our customers enjoy the Bay View experience. Reviews like this make us extremely grateful.

Thank you once more
Hayley & The Team
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