About Us

Our journey to The Bay View Inn

The Bay View Inn is loved by people all over the world for many different reasons.

Some people love the Bay View Inn for the food

The Drop Surfer-themed Burger

Some people love the fresh local Cornish cuisine with a contemporary twist, especially the Fowey mussels, Cornish bacon ribs, our homemade fish pie and surfer-themed burgers (Reaper chilli sauce is optional!)

Some people love the private balconies

Some people love the cosy rooms with sleek wet rooms and private balcony views of the wild Atlantic, not to mention the 2-minute walk proximity to the South West Coastal Path and Widemouth Bay’s stunning Blue Flag beach.

Some people love the live events

A lot of people love our events, from live indoor music with shanty singers, The Bencoolen Wreckers, to sporting occasions, family-friendly fireworks displays, Gin Festivals and of course our big annual summer spectacular featuring the stellar Joey The Lips.

Talan's Trust and Bay VIew Inn

These events are also a great way for us to raise money for local causes – we’ve already raised over £1,000 for Talan’s Trust.

Some people just love a friendly face

Bay View Inn Play Area

As a family-run place, we’re rightly famous for a laid-back, super friendly and welcoming vibe. As you’d expect, this friendliness is for kids, who love our kids’ menu – if you can get them away from the play area.

But we’re also renowned as a place where your dog (or dogs) are guaranteed a very warm welcome too. Maybe not one on the house…

Increasingly, a lot of people love our gins

Herno Old Tom Gin

More recently with the creation of our Surf Bar, more and more people are also falling in love with our world-class collection of flavoured gins.

But what everyone loves about The Bay View is the bay view

The Bay View Inn offers some of the most dramatic and memorable sunsets in the world.

Bay View Inn Sunset

And after a long day surfing or rambling around the cliff tops, great food + amazing drinks + a soul-stirring view = Cornish heaven.

Our love affair with The Bay View Inn

We fell in love with The Bay View Inn back on our first visit to North Cornwall in 2007. This is me with Jess, a pepper Dandie Dinmont; Max, a Lhasa Apso (Max snuck into the kitchen that year…hmm); and in my arms, Holly, a rambunctious Shih Apso cross.

Lindsay at Bay View InnWe were struck by three things: the laid-back but warm dog-friendly welcome; the fresh, locally-sourced cuisine; and of course, the stunning sea views. To us, this was Cornwall.

So we made a point of popping back. Every holiday. Once, even twice a year. Until finally, and totally unexpectedly, in February 201 we were given the chance to never leave.

So don’t be shy. Pop in and say hi. Bring the kids. Bring the dog. Eat, drink, and stay with us.

Just remember: you’re our friends, not our guests.

Lindsay, Graham and Stuart.