The Cricket Inn

Beesands, Devon

The bedrooms are all named after a cricketer or cricket ground and menus are divided into first and second innings, but you're more likely to hear the sound of waves on shingle than the thwack of willow on leather at Scott Heath's pub-with-rooms. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The bedrooms are all named after a cricketer or cricket ground and menus are divided into first and second innings, but you’re more likely to hear the sound of waves on shingle than the thwack of willow on leather at Scott Heath’s pub-with-rooms. It looks onto Beesands beach rather than a village green, with the South West Coast Path running past the door and some lovely sea views. Despite the name, there’s a nautical feel inside, with blue and white decor in the New England-style bedrooms – two with four-posters, some for families – and seaside trimmings everywhere. In the restaurant or on a table outside, the food is decidedly fishy, in the best possible way, with excellent locally landed fish and shellfish. When you’ve said W G Grace you can tuck into crab soup, flame-grilled catch of the day or steak, fish pie or a burger. ‘The cooking was much improved,’ say Guide insiders, returning after three years. ‘A nice table by the window gave us plenty of fresh air. In the evening, people queue for fish and chips.’ (C and AR)

Hotel details

Address

Beesands
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 2EN
England

Telephone

01548 580215

Bedrooms

7. 4 in extension.

Open

closed Christmas Day (no rooms Christmas Eve).

Facilities

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

Background music

all day.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £25, children’s menu.

Dogs

allowed in bar only.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £120. À la carte £30. Min. 2-night stay preferred at weekends in high season.