The Bay Horse Shortlist*

‘We love the wonderful views and the air of tranquillity. More

Contact details

The Bay Horse
Canal Foot,
LA12 9EL.
Tel 01229 583972,

Hotel information




All year.


Bar/lounge, restaurant (closed Mon lunch), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), picnic area, parking.

Background music

In bar and restaurant.


Not under 9.


Allowed in bedroom (2 dogs max.), not in restaurant.

Credit cards

all major cards.


Per room B&B £95–£120. À la carte £40. 2-night min. stay preferred.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We love the wonderful views and the air of tranquillity.’ Watch the tide race in from this pub-with-rooms at the water’s edge, across from Morecambe Bay. Much loved by its many regular returnees, it is a laid-back, low-key place, where owners Robert Lyons and Lesley Wheeler have been making guests ‘feel very welcome’ for 30 years. Public spaces are warm and cosy (though guests this year thought some upkeep wouldn’t go misplaced). Afternoon tea here is ‘a home-made treat’. Six of the traditional bedrooms have French doors opening on to a terrace; all have board games, books and magazines. Some rooms may be snug, but ‘those views make up for the size of the room’. Book ahead for Robert Lyons’s ‘consistently sound’ cooking at dinner in the candlelit conservatory. There is a new menu this year. Specialities include pan fried cod with local brown shrimps, caper berries, lemon and herb butter. The breakfasts are ‘exceptional’. 1½ miles from town centre.


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
'Heartbroken that Bob and Lesley have decided to put the pub on the market. The view and the tranquillity in the conservatory dining room are just wonderful. Bob's cooking is first classy. It's not pub food - nor is it fine dining - just his individual style. The Bay Horse platter at breakfast is terrific - no need for lunch. ' - Bill Wood - February, 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. Terrific value for money. ' - Christine Hodgkin - January, 2016

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