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The Bedford Hotel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Sidmouth
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

We ate in the bar at the Bedford hotel on a couple of occasions and enjoyed the food. It does get busy in the evenings so I would recommend booking earlier in the day or eating early. There is a restaurant but I think that's reserved for guests who are staying there. There is a good and varied menu. I had the tikka masala which is served with rice and poppadoms but no naan bread sadly. For some reason the tikka comes with 2 prawns on top. Apart from that it was lovely, more spicy and less creamy than you usually get. On a Wednesday evening they do a curry special which is about £10 and includes your curry, naan, poppadoms, rice and a vegetable curry I think. My daughter ordered the lasagne which is a very large, mansize portion in a dish but you don't get any vegetables or salad with it, just the lasagne. I think it would be better to reduce the size of the lasagne and serve it with veg or salad. Another evening I had the spinach risotto which was nice and better than it sounds. The fish meals all looked nice too. There is a little veranda at the side of the hotel which was lovely to sit on with a glass of wine while you waited for a table. We were too full for dessert but they looked nice.

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Property: The Bedford Hotel
Address: The Esplanade, Sidmouth EX10 8NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Sidmouth
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sidmouth
#4 Family Hotel in Sidmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Grade II* listed building The Bedford Hotel is a 3*** hotel run by the Pyne Family. Located at the heart of Sidmouth seafront means many rooms boast breathtaking views of Lyme Bay. All rooms are individually furnished, have flat screen televisions and en suite facilities. There is lift access to both floors. The hotel also has comfortable lounges and offers a wide selection of good food and wine in a choice of attractive surroundings. ... more   less 
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