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Facing the beach and a wide expanse of sea, this 19th-century inn on Start Bay is ‘rightly popular’ for its ‘excellent’ upmarket pub grub and stylish accommodation. More

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

Good Hotel Guide Review

Facing the beach and a wide expanse of sea, this 19th-century inn on Start Bay is ‘rightly popular’ for its ‘excellent’ upmarket pub grub and stylish accommodation. The whole is a family concern: owners Rachel and Nigel Heath renovated and extended the building to include its airy, New England-style bedrooms. At lunch and dinner, tuck in to fresh seafood including crab, lobster and scallops straight from the bay – it’s all served by the ‘friendly’ staff. There is a new Josper charcoal-fired oven which gives a delicious smokey taste to many of the dishes. Spend the night in one of the seaside-inspired bedrooms, refurbished in 2016. Some are large enough to accommodate a family; most have sea views. Two suites, Botham and Trueman, have recently been upgraded with four-poster beds. Full Devonshire breakfasts. On the South West Coastal Path; the village has a large freshwater lake with a bird hide. Going walking? Ask about luggage transfers to your next destination. Bar, restaurant (alfresco dining). Private dining facilities. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. No background music. Parking. Children (special menu) and dogs welcomed. 7 bedrooms (4 in a new extension; 3 family rooms). Per room B&B £100–£130, D,B&B £140–£170.

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The Cricket Inn
Kingsbridge,
Beesands
Devon
TQ7 2EN

Guest comments

'A cheerful restaurant catering for all tastes: families eating sandwiches or fish and chips, foodies tucking onto the freshest of grilled bream or lobster. Well spaced tables, cheerful, efficient service, no muzak. Direct access to the coast path. , ' - Caroline Ellis - June, 2017

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