The Cricket Inn

In an ‘absolutely beautiful position’ overlooking Start Bay, Rachel and Nigel Heath’s 19th-century village fisherman’s inn is ‘a relaxing place to stay’, writes a trusted reader this year. More

Contact details

The Cricket Inn
Beesands
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 2EN
England
01548 580215

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 4 in extension.

Open

closed Christmas Day.

Facilities

bar, restaurant (alfresco dining), private dining facilities, free (intermittent) Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), parking, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (in bar only).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £110-£150, D,B&B £150-£190. Min. 2-night stay preferred at weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In an ‘absolutely beautiful position’ overlooking Start Bay, Rachel and Nigel Heath’s 19th-century village fishermen’s inn is ‘a relaxing place to stay’, writes a trusted reader this year. To reach it by car, you must negotiate ‘narrow lanes, steep hills and sharp bends’ – or walk there via the South West Coast Path. The names on the doors of the sea-facing bedrooms echo the cricket theme, but, within, the style is breezy, nautical New England. Oval has ‘a seat in the large bay window and panoramic views’. Identical Trueman and Botham have a king-size four-poster. Downstairs, the friendly hosts are ‘much in evidence’. The bar, adorned with old photographs, stocks real ales and award-winning ciders. You can eat in the restaurant or beachside, on wooden benches, from son Scott Heath’s simple menus, ranging from fish and chips, to freshly caught lobster and scallops, or sardines with harissa and a charcoal-grilled steak if you fancy something fiery or beefy. ‘The food was very good, especially the fresh fish (nice to see it was not the same every night). Breakfasts were excellent, and freshly cooked.’ (Lynn Wildgoose)

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The Cricket Inn
Beesands
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 2EN

Guest comments

'Beautiful position. An attractive, relaxing place to stay in a village that still retained a quiet atmosphere that was not too touristy. Our room and bathroom were well planned. The owners were much in evidence and The food was very good especially the fresh fish. ' - Lynn Wildgoose - May, 2018
'Delicious fresh fish. Cheerful atmosphere - child- and dog-friendly. Caring service. ' - CR - May, 2018

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