About Us

The Bay View Inn is an award-winning hotel, bar and restaurant overlooking the Blue Flag beach of Widemouth Bay in North Cornwall and there is so much to love here.

Love seaside faves with a Cornish twist

Every restaurant worth its salt has its share of signature dishes, dishes that bring people back year on year, and The Bay View is rightly famous for our Homemade Fish Pie, Cornish Bacon Ribs, Fowey mussels, spicy Monkfish Curry and our range of stack burgers named after classic surfing moves.

Please note that some of our dishes are seasonal – you can’t get fresh Fowey mussels all year round! – but whenever we can get fresh local ingredients, you’ll have them to try.

Love contemporary vegetarian & vegan food

Although you can always expect fresh seafood and locally-sourced meat, over 40% of our main menu is now dedicated to vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes.

These include dishes like our Grilled Halloumi & Sweet Potato Falafel Wrap, Woodland Mushroom Lasagne, Penang Curry and even a vegan fish and chips – made out of banana blossom!

Check out our latest vegetarian and vegan signature dishes here.

Love dining al fresco with the sea breeze in your hair

We serve food every day from 12-9 pm in the peak season, 12-3 and 5-8 off season. With a large series of dining areas, you can sit inside with a sea view but the best way of enjoying our amazing food is al fresco as the sun sets over the stunning Widemouth Bay.

Love the world’s best gin – & whisky & rum…

Our Surf Bar serves 50+ world class gins like Dingle Original (World’s Best Gin 2019) and Hernö Old Tom (World’s Best 2017-2018), Makar Cherry (World’s Best Flavoured Gin 2019); and Masons Yorkshire Tea Edition (Best UK Contemporary Gin 2019), Cruxland (World’s Best London Dry 2020).

We’ve got a load of local Cornish gins from Rattler Pink to Caspyn Dandelion & Burdock, plus rare and unusual gins here too like Ki Noh Bi “11th edition”, the first-ever collaboration between Japanese whisky and Japanese gin – only 600 bottles of this gin exist outside of Japan.

Dingle Original Gin

In case you’re not a gin nut, don’t fret. We have great ales and beers, including Kona Big Wave, plus we’ve got the world’s best vodka, the best UK single malt in 2019, plus a very rare and very amazing Irish single malt by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

We’re lucky too, getting the odd famous actor (usually post production) dropping in to say hi. This is us (before the bar was revamped) with the very gracious Daniel Mays and family.

Love cosy rooms with stellar sea views

We offer 6 rooms to suit families looking to explore the beach, couples wanting a romantic weekend break, or solo travellers doing the tour. With wet rooms, Wi-Fi, and stunning balcony views of surfers taming the wild Atlantic, you’ll never want to leave.

Love The Jolly View pirate ship

Our new pirate ship – named by local boy Logan Honey The Jolly View – offers a safe and fun place for kids aged 2-8 to play while, let’s face it, parents sneak in another drink while the sun sets.

Love unmissable events all year round

We host regular events, including firework displays, shanty singers, live bands, folk singers – our annual New Year’s Eve fancy dress parties hosted by the wonderful Pocketwatch Theatre company are a must.

Love where you live

We believe in a Greener View too. As well as the biomass boiler and solar panels that help to keep customers and hotel guests warm, we urge everyone not to waste water and to dispose of sanitary products the right way.

We recycle all our food waste and our outdoor rainbow coloured benches – and our ‘wood’ decking – are actually made from recycled plastic bags.

We also offer biodegradable straws and biodegradable packaging for all food or drinks consumed outside or taken away.

When we do get a spare minute, we also like to go out beach cleaning and fully support the work of the Widemouth Bay Task Force.

The Bay View Inn is a family-run place and the owners – Lindsay, Graham and Stuart – are always working hands on with the wonderful team here so please say hi when you drop by.

We love this place. We hope you will too.