The Bay Horse Shortlist*

Right at the water’s edge, Robert Lyons and Lesley Wheeler’s pub-with-rooms is ‘an amiable, comfortable place’ that draws regular returnees year after year. More

Contact details

The Bay Horse
Canal Foot
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 9EL
England
01229 583 972

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar/lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), picnic area, parking, bar and restaurant suitable for wheelchair users.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

over-8s welcomed.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B £95–£115, D,B&B £165–£185. À la carte £40. 2-night min. stay preferred.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Right at the water’s edge, Robert Lyons and Lesley Wheeler’s pub-with-rooms is ‘an amiable, comfortable place’ that draws regular returnees year after year. ‘The friendly staff even welcomed our dogs.’ Afternoon tea in one of the cosy sitting areas is enjoyed. The traditionally furnished bedrooms each have many board games, books and magazines. Guests this year felt the decor was a bit ‘tired’, but ‘the view was wonderful’; six rooms have French doors to a terrace. Robert Lyons’s candlelit dinners (no longer one sitting, but at times between 7 pm and 8.15 pm) are popular with residents and locals; reservations may be needed. ‘Everything was beautifully done; we especially enjoyed the excellent fish dishes.’ The breakfasts are ‘exceptional’.

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The Bay Horse
Canal Foot
Ulverston
Cumbria
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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