The Bay Horse

‘A place that draws us back. More

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The Bay Horse
Canal Foot
LA12 9EL
01229 583972
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Hotel information




all year, restaurant closed Mon midday (light bar meals available).


bar lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), picnic area, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.


not under 9.


allowed, not in restaurant (except assistance dogs).

Credit cards

all major cards.


[2016] per room B&B £95–£120, D,B&B (min. 2 nights on weekends) £155–£180. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings refused busy weekends Apr to Sept.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A place that draws us back.’ A regular Guide reader, in 2016, paid a third visit to Robert Lyons and Lesley Wheeler’s former staging post on the Leven estuary. ‘The obvious delights are the position – right at the water’s edge across from Morecambe Bay – and the subsequent views.’ Inside, ‘the owners make you feel very welcome.’ The rooms aren’t huge (‘remember, it’s a pub-with-rooms’), and a guest this year thought housekeeping could be better, but each room is ‘adequate and comfortable’, with board games, books and magazines. Six estuary bedrooms, at a slight premium, have French doors opening on to a terrace. ‘Those views make up for the size of the room.’ Downstairs, ‘the pub is warm, cosy and welcoming’, with log fires, comfy seating and fun ornaments. Afternoon tea is ‘a home-made treat’. Book ahead for dinner (a single sitting) in the candlelit conservatory, where Robert Lyons’s ‘well-presented’, ‘full-flavoured’ dishes – perhaps braised Lakeland lamb shank – are ‘extremely good’. Next morning, enjoy an ‘exceptional’ cooked breakfast. ‘Terrific value for money.’ (Christine Hodgkin, and others)


The Bay Horse
Canal Foot
LA12 9EL

Guest comments

'A friendly, comfortable place, very welcoming. Bedrooms small with wonderful views but a slightly tired feel. The chef was away but the deputy chef produced wonderful food. An excellent afternoon tea is part of the deal. ' - Simon Rodway - July, 2017
'It draws us back, even though it isn't our 'usual' type of establishment.The obvious delights are the position and the views. The food is extremely good. The estuary-view bedrooms (extra charge) are adequate and comfortable; those views make up for them being rather small and some areas rather careworn-it is a pub with restaurant and rooms. The pub itself is warm, cosy and welcoming. The whole place is extremely well run. Views, food, afternoon tea, good management and terrific value for money ensure that we will return. ' - Christine Hodgkin - January, 2016
'We visit about three times a year and just love the view from the rooms over Morecambe Bay. The food is always excellent - no attempt at fine dining, but very satisfactory. Breakfasts continue to be on a biblical scale, and it is lovely to relax in the conservatory and enjoy the view. Home from home for us. I can understand that it might not suit everyone but it is after all a pub, not a luxury hotel and the B&B rates reflect that. Looking forward to our next stay ! ' - Bill Wood - November, 2014

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