‘Exceptionally welcoming’, ‘traditional but not stuffy’, this restaurant-with-rooms wins applause from Guide readers who enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the ‘well-informed’ staff (‘several of whom are family’). More

Contact details

East Street
SA42 0SY
01239 820575
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Hotel information


5. Plus self-catering cottage.


Mar–mid-Dec, restaurant closed Mon and Tues.


lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, small garden, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

jazz/‘easy listening’ in evenings in dining room.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B £95, D,B&B £147. Set dinner £26–£33. 1-night bookings sometimes refused during peak season and some Saturdays.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Exceptionally welcoming’, ‘traditional but not stuffy’, this restaurant-with-rooms wins applause from Guide readers who enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the ‘well-informed’ staff (‘several of whom are family’). The pink-painted town house is minutes from the coast, in a ‘fantastic area to explore’; Judith and Michael Cooper are the ‘hard-working’ owners. ‘It’s not a hip hotel, but very nice for that,’ says a Guide reader this year. ‘The Coopers are so friendly you almost feel you know them – they’re always available for a chat.’ ‘The food is the main event’: Judith Cooper’s ‘great’ dinners, ‘obviously very popular with locals’, have been drawing visitors for more than 30 years. Clink glasses of prosecco in the secluded garden, then tuck in to ‘delicious, unpretentious combinations of ingredients’, perhaps roasted duck, soured cherry-port sauce, cannellini mash. You will have to hurry though. Judith is retiring from the kitchen at the end of 2016 and evening meals will no longer be on offer. You stay the night in a ‘comfortable, fresh and bright’ bedroom. ‘Ours, with a sparkling new bathroom, was decorated with pictures by local artists; there were locally made blankets on the bed.’ Breakfast brings home-made muesli and preserves, hot dishes cooked to order. (Jan Lund)


East Street
SA42 0SY

Guest comments

"Lovely, caring owners, food of high quality. Bedroom small with minute shower room. " - Andrew Laugharne - October 2011
"A superb welcome and a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Mike and Judy are delightful hosts and very well informed about the locality. The meals were splendid and the bedroom was very comfortable, and the bathroom seemed to be permenantly available for those who like me prefer a bath. We have stayed there twice before and are returning in the autumn - a definitely favourite place for us. " - Margaret Kershaw - October 2010
"One of the friendliest places we have ever stayed in. The bedroom was excellent, and quite substantial for such a small establishment. The quality and variety of the food was outstanding and the service could not be faulted. " - David Lowde - July 2011
"Traditional ambience but not stuffy. Exceptionally welcoming owners who also do the cooking. The kitchen is just off the main hall - the door is always open, and they are always available for a chat about things to do locally, the weather, etc. Great food based on local produce. Delicious combinations of ingredients without being messed around or pretentious. Obviously very popular with locals - it was fully booked when we were there. Friendly, well-informed, unstuffy service - several of whom are family. This it is what it says: a restaurant with rooms. So while the rooms are not luxurious or huge, they are very comfortable, fresh and bright. All different - some have a larger bed, some have sofas, one has a side room with a sofa/single bed. Sparkling new bathrooms. Locally made blankets and pictures by local artists. Nice touches like useful shelves for toiletries etc and extra bottled water on a table on the landing. We had a lovely time! " - Jan Lund - September 2015

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