Seaside Faves

With a Cornish twist

The Bay View Inn restaurant is one of North Cornwall’s busiest restaurants. Located just 2 minutes from a Blue Flag beach and the South West Coastal Path, we are popular with surfers, ramblers and holidaymakers all year round.

Summer Menu

Whilst retaining – even enhancing – the signature dishes we are renowned for (see below for more details), our Summer Menu has been radically revamped to incorporate many more vegetarian, vegan, gluten free as well as healthier options.

Seasonal specials are now included on the menu itself or added to each table so there is no need to waste your energy hunting down the special’s blackboard.

Download our Summer Menu (in PDF) by clicking on the link.

Kid’s Menu

Bay View Inn Kid's Menu

Bay View Inn Kid’s Menu

The Bay View is first and foremost a family-friendly restaurant.

Kids can play – and eat – in our newly refurbished play area.

Dine in every one of our different indoor restaurant areas.

And even our menu contains puzzles and games that the kids can merrily d oodle on while you plan the next stage in your Cornish adventure.

Download a PDF of our Kid’s Menu.

Signature Dishes

The Bay View Inn is renowned world-wide for many signature dishes: Fowey Mussels steamed in white wine; Cornish bacon ribs in classic BBQ & mango glaze or new chilli spiced BBQ sauce; and of course our wonderful homemade fish pie.

But this year, several new additions have made a name for themselves, namely our Pick ‘N Mix Sharer, fresh Atlantic Prawn & Avocado Salad, Cornish Seaside Crab Sandwich and Smoked Maple & Chilli Hot Dog.

Check them all out on our Signature Dishes page.

Terrace Dining at The Bay View Inn

Dining Options

As the name suggests, the best way to eat and drink here is outside in the sun, so take your pick of our al fresco dining options: on the terrace overlooking the sea; on the grassy area under the shade of our jumbrella – please don’t get stuck on our giant deckchair! Or you can eat in the children’s play area so the kids can keep playing.

Note, during the summer, the menu is slightly abridged for al fresco diners. But our handy Terrace Bar serves up ice cold drinks and you can order food here too.

The Retreat

Technically part of our indoor restaurant, but until we erect a new roof over it kind of sits in the middle. If you want to sit outside, try our large King Arthur style round tables. Note for parents: The Retreat provides the perfect place to watch over the children’s play area.


Entered via The Retreat, Driftwood is airy, beautifully designed and very popular whatever the weather, especially with our long, banquet style high table.

Surf Bar

Situated in the heart of the place, the Surf Bar is small and cosy and aside from the bar area is the only place where you can dine with your dogs in tow.

Beach Hut

Beach Hut is just a lovely place to eat. Booking tip: ask for table 13. There’s nothing unlucky about it. In fact, we are not alone in considering it to offer the finest bay view in the place.

The Bar

You’d think The Bay View Inn restaurant would have an enormous bar – and you’d be wrong. But next in line for an overhaul in the near future, our modest little bar sure packs a punch in terms of its great selection of premium Cornish gins, local ales and great value wines.

The décor is cool too. Designer lights. Long low leather chairs. Witty Simon Clarke paintings. Whether you’re drinking or dining here, you’ll have fun doing it – even if you’re a celebrity

Check out our bar here – including our drinks menu.

Private events

With fabulous indoor and al fresco dining option- most with panoramic sea views to choose from – we can turn wedding receptions, christenings, birthday parties or corporate conferences truly memorable.

To find out more, pop in and see us, call 01288 361273 or email