I stayed in the smaller of the two lovely rooms at the Bay Horse Inn and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The room was comfortable and immaculately clean with a nice en-suite bathroom and all the tea/coffee compliments you expect. Kathy was a very friendly welcoming, helpful host that cooked a mean English Breakfast the morning after a fair few delicious ales were consumed. Much of what I loved about my stay was the actual pub part in which we slurped down fine CAMRA accredited ale whilst listening to wonderful local musicians harmonise and sing with an array of mandolins, bouzoukis and of course the Totnes fiddles. A real friendly community atmosphere hugged me throughout the night and I met lot's of wonderful fascinating people and now am even more sure of purchasing my first mandolin. Fully recommend the fantastic Bay Horse Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the top end of the historic market town of Totnes, the Bay Horse is a traditional yet cosy establishment offering beautifully conditioned ales, excellent cider, lager and wine, as well as a good quality, locally-sourced lunch menu (served Noon-3:45PM). With a stone floor, fireplace and low beamed ceiling, the main bar brims with character. The adjoining piano lounge is a comfy welcoming area, leading through to a cosy snug bar with leather sofas perfect for enjoying the ample supply of games and books. The real hidden gem is the huge outdoor space were a paved patio leads through to a lovely walled garden.Hosts Rob & Kathy maintain a relaxed, happy atmosphere ensuring a welcoming pub for all, including being both family & dog friendly. In keeping with Totnes’ artistic sensibilities, the pub transforms into the ‘After Eight’ Jazz Club every Sunday evening and other regular music sessions on Monday Night (folk), Wednesday Night (traditional Singing) and Thursday (Eli's Open Session). Another highlight is the pub’s annual beer festivals, with a full Ale & Cider event held in conjunction with the Totnes Festival (August Bank Holiday weekend) and a mini-fest every Easter.The inn offers fine B&B accommodation with two double en-suite rooms, the pick being the spacious coach house suite with its garden outlook and luxurious bathroom. It is an excellent base for exploring the area and Kathy (a qualified tour guide running heritage walks of the town each Thursday morning) can offer plenty of handy information and is available for private bookings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bay Horse Inn Totnes, Devon