Good Hotel Guide Review
Overlooking Summerleaze surfers’ beach, with its 1930s tidal pool and brightly coloured beach huts, the Victorian Summerleaze Court Hotel has been reinvented in hip New England style. ‘Innovative’ owners Susie and Will Daniel, have created ‘a mecca for the young of Bude’, who drink cocktails in the bar or on the sea-facing terrace. The staff are ‘friendly and helpful’, says a reader after a fourth visit. Some sea-view bedrooms have a Juliet balcony or private terrace. All have limed oak furniture, Lloyd Loom chairs, muted decor. Two 2-bedroom suites have a lounge, freestanding bath and walk-in shower. A new chef this year, Jamie Coleman, has impressive credentials, having worked under Gordon Ramsay and Michael Caines. His locally sourced menus include such dishes as Cornish scallops, fried fish of the day with crab cake, Jerusalem artichoke, savoy cabbage; venison loin, smoked potato, parsnip, kale, juniper jus. ‘The accommodation was good,’ writes another reader, though she was disappointed to be seated at the back of the restaurant, when her booking for a window table was somehow overlooked. Breakfast, on the terrace in summer, is ‘comprehensive’. (FM, and others)
18. 1 on ground floor, 1 family suite.
all year except Christmas.
lift, bar, lounge area, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, ground floor wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed, children's menu.
allowed in 1 dog-friendly suite only, not in public areas except the terrace.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £125–£255, D,B&B £184–£314. À la carte £30.50.