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Hartland Quay Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Bideford
Reviewed 20 November 2013

we are local, but still really enjoy visiting this pub at all times of the year. The beer and service are great, as is the food. But the best bit is the view- majestical in the summer, awesome in the winter!! Top tip- if the weather is not too bad and your party are up to it, park in the car park halfway down the hill and walk the rest. the walk back up helps let the food go down, but the turn around and look at the view- stunning!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We dined here on evening in September while staying in Upper Clovelly and looking for somewhere reasonably close to eat. The pub is quite good and the desserts were amazingly unexpected in such a locale!

The pub gets busy with locals which adds to the flavour of the place for tourists. The views of the coastline are simply breathtaking to say nothing of the sunset. I was just overwhelmed with the landscape (and I have lived in England for a period!!).

Staying in the local area? Do yourself a favour and visit for a late afternoon drink or dinner - its truly memorable and up there with a sunset at Darwin (in Australia) for breathtaking.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We popped in for a quick drink on one of the stormiest days of the year (02/11/13) The huge seas were crashing onto the rocks and spray covering the cars in the car park. There were a good number of others there drawn by the spectacular views and extreme weather.

The building is a little tired looking but can perhaps be excused due to the constant exposure to the weather.

There are a couple of real ales on offer and a selection of bar snacks which we didn't partake in. Service was friendly and our short stop was a welcome respite from the stormy weather outside.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Good beer, decent bar grub and friendly staff. The bar is cosy on a stormy night and outside the tourist season it's a brilliant venue. I've never been there in july/august, but in september and october it's great.
Visit the museum opposite the pub for some harrowing tales of sea-borne disaster too.

Never stayed the night there but I'd love to. We've had numerous family drinking sessions though!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Fantastic location - super view from bedroom of sea and rocks. A geologist's dream with different strata at all angles. Very quiet, except crashing waves - you feel isolated - no phone reception although there is free Wi-Fi in the bar. Brilliant walks from the hotel. The rooms are tired, no shower or way of washing your hair, but I did appreciate the settee where you could watch the waves. Breakfast is good but the Wreckers bar next door had good beer and atmosphere but the food was a let down. Poor quality "ping ping" food or straight from a packet/freezer.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Beautiful views from our spacious, clean, fresh and comfortable room. the sound of the waves crashing onto the rocks through the night was magical and calming which aided a peaceful sleep. The staff were always on hand with helpful suggestions on walks and activities, nothing was to much for them in making our stay perfect, they were interest in our wedding, wanting to know all the details, which made me feel very special and were thrilled to know we had choosen their hotel to have our honeymoon. the breakfast was just what was needed to get you going for the day and tasty too. the food in the pub was spot on. drinks always serve with a smile, atmosphere relaxed and so very friendly. lots of parking at the end of cute drive down with a wow factor. this is a great little retreat for a relaxing break away from the rest of the world, cant wait to go back again.

Room Tip: sea view room.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Hartland Quay Hotel with a group of friends and I have to say that the welcome, accommodation and food was spot on... Value for money can not fault it!!!

This was my first visit there however my friends stayed last year and we will be looking forward to spending a weekend there again next year if not before.

You may come across some interesting locals from the Hartland Coastguard Team who enjoy a beer or 12!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Stoke, Bideford EX39 6DU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Bideford
Price Range: £95 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hartland Quay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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