6. 2 suites, accommodating up to 4 people.
All year except 25 Dec evening, 26 Dec, 1 Jan.
2 lounges, restaurant (closed Sun eve), café, meeting/function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), walled seating area, parking.
In public areas.
All ages welcomed.
Per room B&B £135–£225, D,B&B (Mon–Thurs) £200–£295. Set menus £42.50–£85. 2-night min. stay at weekends May–Oct.
Good Hotel Guide Review
An inn since the 1720s, this characterful place rich in maritime history continues to welcome weary travellers to the old port and ship-building town. It is owned by the Williams-Hawkes family; Tom Williams-Hawkes heads the much-praised kitchen. Dashing events punctuate the inn’s long history, from regatta balls in the former assembly rooms to a horse-leaping stunt over a dining-room table. Today’s attractions are more delicious: afternoon teas and light lunches in the airy café; weekly-changing tasting menus in the restaurant. Accommodation is in restrained modern bedrooms; a shared galley kitchen has help-yourself hot drinks, fruit and home-made biscuits. The staff have local recommendations to share; the RSPB Bowling Green Marsh nature reserve is nearby. 5 miles from Exeter.