FAQs

Handy answers to nagging questions

The Bay View Inn is an award-winning, family-run hotel, bar, restaurant and contemporary Cornish art hub overlooking the Blue Flag beach of Widemouth Bay in North Cornwall.

WHERE ARE YOU?

Our address is The Bay View Inn, Marine Drive, Widemouth Bay, EX23 0AW. We are less than a 2-minute drive from the centre of Bude; 30 minutes from Tintagel, known for its medieval castle; the market town of Holsworthy lies 13 miles east, with Dartmoor National Park around 45 minutes’ drive away.

ARE YOUR SUNSETS THE BEST IN THE WORLD?

Probably. But we can’t guarantee one for you.

WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING TIMES?

We’re open every day: Mon-Sat – 11am-11pm. Sunday – 12pm-10.30pm

DO YOU OFFER FREE ONSITE PARKING?

The Bay View Inn has more than ample parking space. No camper vans over night though in high season.

WHAT KIND OF CUISINE DO YOU SERVE?

Modern British with a local Cornish twist. Check out our menu.

HOW MANY RESTAURANTS DO YOU HAVE?

We have a range of dining areas, all with stunning sea views: Offshore, a vibrant new space featuring contemporary Cornish art; family-friendly Driftwood; the intimate, laid-back Conservatory; as well as ample al fresco dining on the terrace and around the children’s pirate ship. More on our restaurants and layout here.

ARE YOU VEGAN & VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY?

We have a wide range of exciting GF, vegan and vegetarian dishes available. If you require allergen advice, please make sure you ask us before you book or on arrival.

WHAT MAKES YOUR SURF BAR SPECIAL?

In a word: gin. We stock a huge range of Cornish gins as well as award-winning and rare cask aged gins here. Don’t worry, we also serve local ales, great wines, rums and single malts too.

HOW MANY ROOMS DO YOU HAVE?

We have six rooms, two with balcony sea views, two family rooms and 2 double rooms. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed in these newly refurbished rooms at present. Please check out our rooms to find your favourite.

DO YOU HAVE DISABLED ACCESS?

For the first time in our history, in 2021 we will have a disabled ramp and disabled toilets here. Our rooms, though, are not disability-friendly.

WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO ART?

Our new Offshore restaurant features some of the finest painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans in the local area. This space is also designed to act as a cultural hub for artists and aspiring artists too.

DO YOU HAVE A CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA?

We have an excellent outdoor children’s play area with a large pirate ship and loads of indoor games if the weather turns. We offer family rooms and an awesome kid’s menu.

ARE YOU DOG-FRIENDLY?

As dog owners, the answer is a resounding yes. We provide water bowls and tasty bikkies too. Sadly, we are not dog-friendly in our rooms and during the busy summer months we may restrict access to some areas of the restaurant to keep dogs and children apart.

DO YOU OFFER FREE WI-FI?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is served up to all our guests so send as many sunburnt selfies as you like. Remember, when you share your photos use #BayViewInn.

CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE PARTY HERE?

We offer fabulous facilities and the perfect location for events of all kinds. Call 01288 361273 or pop in and see us to explore the options available.

DO YOU HOST LIVE EVENTS?

As well as the usual suspects – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween etc – we also host artistic events here.  See our events calendar.

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