Burgh Island Hotel

Arrive by sea tractor (‘an experience in itself’) to fully appreciate this ‘amazing’ Grade II listed hotel – an ‘Art Deco tour de force’, and a dreamlike tribute to the now-faded glamour of the 1930s. More

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Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island
Bigbury-on-Sea
Devon
TQ7 4BG
England
01548 810514
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

25. 1 suite in Beach House, apartment above Pilchard Inn.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, bar, restaurant, ballroom, sun lounge, billiard room, private dining room, spa, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds on 26-acre island (30-metre natural sea swimming pool), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

1920s and1930s in bar, live Wed, Sat with dinner in ballroom.

Children

not under 5, no under-13s at dinner.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard.

Prices

[2016] per room D,B&B from £400. 1-night bookings refused Sat, some bank holidays.

Other information

Good Hotel Guide Review

Arrive by sea tractor (‘an experience in itself’) to fully appreciate this ‘amazing’ Grade II listed hotel – an ‘Art Deco tour de force’, and a dreamlike tribute to the now-faded glamour of the 1930s. ‘It’s a complete one-off.’ The setting, on a tidal island at the end of Bigbury beach, is ‘magical’: ‘What total pleasure, to walk round the island with a gin and tonic as the sun set, then to sit by the roaring fire in the Pilchard Inn.’ Pick among bedrooms individually decorated with vintage finds in period style, each given the name of one of the hotel’s famous – and infamous – guests (Josephine Baker and Gertie Lawrence among them). ‘A sofa set by the window in our room made the most of the amazing sea views.’ Dinner is a ball – almost literally. ‘It’s simply impossible to be overdressed at Burgh Island,’ the owners say; give in to the spirit of the place, and show up in black tie or evening gown. Chef Tim Hall’s daily-changing menus are ‘very good’; in the morning, an ‘outstanding’ breakfast awaits. (AT)

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Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island
Bigbury-on-Sea
Devon
TQ7 4BG

Guest comments

'A little piece of magic off the coast of Devon. It is like travelling back in time. Dining is the piece de resistance. Three-courses in fine-dining style. Good old-fashioned service. ' - BF - March, 2017
'We had a marvellous birthday weekend with friends. The helpfulness of everyone is a huge part of the joy of being there (the rest being the surroundings, the hotel, its history, its secret pool & its food) ' - Elizabeth Cule - September, 2016
'Amazing. A complete one-off. The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. The setting is magical - to walk round the island as the sun set with a gin and tonic was a total pleasure followed by another drink in the Pilchard Inn by the roaring fire. Our en suite bathroom was bigger than the bedroom, and the sofa was set by the window there and made the most of the views. The food was very good at dinner, and the breakfast was outstanding. Arriving by sea tractor was an experience in itself. ' - Annabel Thomas - November, 2014

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