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“Rowena and Martin Wadhurst”
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The Pot and Barrel
Ranked #4 of 49 Bude B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wadhurst, United Kingdom
1 review
“Rowena and Martin Wadhurst”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Made us feel warm and welcome. Clean, tidy and a brilliant breakfast. Wonderful view of the sea from the balcony. Chris was helpful, friendly and kept the place immaculate. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Chris P, Proprietor at The Pot and Barrel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review expressing your enjoyment and satisfaction of the breakfasts, the welcome and the view!
It is always such a pleasure to receive and then read how much guests have enjoyed their stay here..
I look forward to welcoming you back, with the promise of similar breakfasts, but until then can only offer you the view via my webcam, which you can access from the homepage of my website.
I look forward to seeing you both again soon.
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Wonderful breakfasts and wonderful views, together with a really friendly and helpful 'mine host' (Chris) for whom nothing is too much trouble, mean we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Bude. The local walks are good, too,with RHS Rosemoor an hour's drive away. Padstow and Rick Stein's fish and chips are also within striking distance. Try it!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris P, p at The Pot and Barrel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
It is always a pleasure to get good reviews, especially from guests such as yourselves who have stayed for 3 nights and then returned again for 4!
I’m delighted you enjoyed both the breakfasts and views and am working hard to achieve the other high standards you expect.
Hope to see you in 2015!
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Chris made you welcome in his home and B & B, small and homely Chris make a fantastic breakfast which sets you up for the day. Clean, close to the beach beautiful views and a balcony I would love at my own home. We will defo return.

Room Tip: Choose between a balcony or spa bath, your choice either is a good choice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris P, Proprietor at The Pot and Barrel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Many thanks for your positive review. It's always great to read how guests feel about my B&B, which as you know, I thoroughly enjoy running.
I look forward to seeing you both again soon.
Chris Pitches
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Whitchurch-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I found the Pot & Barrel on Google Earth as I was looking for somewhere right on Crooklets beach. I really landed on my feet, fab room with ensuite and a balcony overlooking the sea and excellent service from Chris who was friendly and helpful and did a mean smoked haddock and poached egg breakfast. Can't recommend this place enough.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Chris P, Proprietor at The Pot and Barrel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for your review. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay, especially the breakfasts and that the room with its balcony and view were to your liking. Guest reviews are always greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our usual B & B in Bude was closed - proprietors' where away on holiday so after searching the internet for b & b's in Bude came across the Pot and Barrell. We stayed in the Gold Room which had a balcony, the room was lovely and comfortable and always clean. The Location is brilliant with choices of walks. i.e. cliffs, beach. We stayed for 4 nights at the end of September, 2013 and was very lucky the weather was excellent and we where able to have breakfast outside 3 mornings which was a lovely addition to the B & B - Chris our host served excellent breakfast's enough to see you through the day and always piping hot. We will definitely be going back next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris P, Proprietor at The Pot and Barrel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Many thanks for the positive comments in your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here, especially the alfresco breakfasts and look forward to serving you both with many more on your return!
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We came across the Pot and Barrel by chance whilst searching the internet for a b and b in Bude. Glad we did. We have recently returned after a second visit, which was equally as good as the first.Have now stayed in both rooms which are both very comfortable so, do you prefer a balcony and sea view or a whirlpool bath?
Chris, the owner, was very friendly and made us feel welcome throughout our stay and yes, it's true, he does serve the most marvellous breakfasts, with plenty of choice, as good as you'll find anywhere.
So give it a try. We did and really enjoyed our break. Bet you will too.

Sue and Kevin (Sheffield)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris P, Proprietor at The Pot and Barrel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Many thanks for your great review, especially as you have now stayed twice, sharing your thoughts with others on both of the bedrooms and the choice and quality of breakfast. Thanks again
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Just returned after 3 nights at the pot and barrel,
3 mins walk to the pub, 4mins to the beach, 10mins to the town, but you would have to drive a million miles to find a better view from the lounge when eating one of Chris's finest breakfast. Loved the candle effect lights when returning at night. Just had to order some.
John@JuliaEmery

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris P, Proprietor at The Pot and Barrel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. I can only apologize that you didn't sleep as well as you'd expected to and have taken steps to make improvments
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Additional Information about The Pot and Barrel

Property: The Pot and Barrel
Address: Crooklets Beach, Bude EX23 8NE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bude-Stratton > Bude
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Bude
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Pot and Barrel 5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be beside the seaside in a luxurious Edwardian B&B. Panoramic views with 30 miles of dramatic coastline, genuine hospitality and delicious breakfasts ensure you’ll feel ‘at home’, comfortable and relaxed. Private parking, open all year,wifi ... more   less 
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The Pot And Barrel Bude, Cornwall

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