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“Good food and view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bay View Inn

The Bay View Inn
Ranked #6 of 107 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
KESWICK
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124 reviews
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“Good food and view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

My wife and I ate here 3 nights and enjoyed all we had. We ate outside on all occasions as we have a Golden Retriever and therefore prefer to eat outside rather than upsetting anyone who isn't too keen on dogs. The staff were very friendly, although a couple were a little false. The view is great, and if it stays warm enough, you can watch the wonderful sunsets.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Stewart_Tauber
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Stewart_Tauber,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Its great to hear such positive feedback regarding our food, service and views.

Kindest Regards

Hayley and The team
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“Come back Colin!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have been visiting Bay View for nearly 20 years and in those early days I would double the number of customers by walking in the place! But it was very different in those days, very dark and unloved with none of the tiered decking you see on the outside of the pub currently. 99% of what you see and experience is a legacy of the previous owners who transformed it into what it is today sadly they sold out to work on a new project and the current owners just don't have the passion or experience to run this place properly, service is haphazard at the best of times and the food runs along the same lines. Gets completely mobbed in the summer but thats mainly due to its location so if you cant get in the car park run a little further along the coast to Elements which will welcome you gratefully, The menu has been dumbed down significantly since the new owners took over a sad reflection of the chefs capabilities, but to charge an additional £1 for a slice of cheese on top of an already heady £11 for burger and chips which are very average is indicative of the state of play here today. If only Jamie Oliver or Rick Stein would buy it and run it! Great location but sadly let down by the service and quality of food. However if this sort of thing is your bag then try the Oyster Catcher at Polzeath which shows how to deliver this sort of food with panache and great service.

  • Visited May 2014
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Dear Silversurfer
We pride ourselves in replying to every single trip advisor review in detail however as you review seems so off the mark it’s difficult to respond fully. We are happy to take full credit for the 99% of refurbishments that you mention in your review as we are the passionate, hardworking family that have been in ownership at The Bay view for the past 8 and a half years. Which is nearly half of the time you have claim to have been visiting us? We feel that your need to write glowing reviews on our trip advisor page regarding other local eateries makes your review completely disingenuous and recommend that you review those restaurants independently.
On a final note “Who the Heck is COLIN?”


Best of luck
Hayley and The Team
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“Lovely lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

We have recently visited the Bay View Inn for a late lunch. I had a great dressed crab salad and my husband enjoyed a pepperoni pizza. We ate outside as the weather was so good and the food was brought out to us promptly and with a smile!! Delicious and thoroughly enjoyed!!!

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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“Restaurant not excelled in our experience of Bude.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had difficulty in finding good places to dine in Bude and were initially concerned that the inn was just another café with bare table and chairs. The excellent food (in unstinting portions), good beers and wine served by friendly, polite and attentive staff soon disabused us of that first impression.

  • Visited May 2014
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baybude, Owner at The Bay View Inn, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Elliepesto,

Thank you for your kind review. It is great to hear such positive feedback and kind words regarding our hardworking team. However may we just say that the heading of this review is slightly confusing to us.

Kindest Regards

Hayley and The team
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“A must if you are in widemouth bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

good service ,excellent food, nothing better on a hot day than to sit outside with good food and a cold beer and look out across the bay.

  • Visited April 2014
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