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Reviewed 14 June 2018

I planned a tour of the area recently and opted to stay at the Tree Inn as it was reasonably priced and well situated, close to Bude.

When I arrived, the host greeted me and immediately helped with settling me in. I chose to eat at the Tree Inn that evening and am very glad I did. The bar staff were attentive and friendly, offering suggestions from the comprehensive menu. They took the time to engage with customers and make them feel welcome, including a young couple out for the first time since their daughter was born many months ago.

I selected the crispy squid and pan-fried Hake. Both were outstanding - the squid was crispy but retained a soft, supple texture within. It was served on a bed of steamed finely sliced Chinese vegetables drizzled with a sweet sauce, and a small pot of dip. A delicious combination. The pan-fried Hake was presented atop some well-seasoned, delicately crushed potatoes with samphire, a pesto sauce and accompanying vegetables. The owners along with the chefs, take food provenance and preparation seriously, and it clearly deserves the phrase gastropub.

The bar manager was knowledgeable about the cask ales on offer - I tried the classic Doom Bar (from Rock Brewery) and HSD (St Austell Brewery) - both local Cornish brews, in good condition, clear and the right temperature. An exhaustive range of wines, spirits and lagers are also available including an impressive variety of gins.

The Tree Inn was taken over by Kath and Simon in the middle of 2017 and they have set about making significant but carefully considered improvements to the bedrooms, bar area and menu. The Inn itself is listed, and steeped in history - if you decide to stay overnight, the rooms and stairway are typically from that period and maintain the charm and character of a building many hundreds of years old. Free WiFi is available throughout. The area is quiet at night, so sleeping is not a problem. Live Music plays at the Inn on some nights and it is a focus for the village. The Tree Inn is more than just a pub; the staff are genuinely keen to make it work and happy to make your stay a memorable one. I will certainly return the next time I am in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Thank NZSab
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was the local pub down the road from where we were staying. Great atmosphere and beers/cider. Staff lovely and helpful. Owners so welcoming. Relaxed place to spend an evening. Good so far but then we ate there. Food was wonderful. Can recommend fish cake starters (big enough to share) steak pie and the largest most tasty portion of spare ribs i have ever had. What a place! Try it you will not be disappointed.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Andy J
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Just visited Bude for the weekend and after a surf session, really fancied a carveey. We were recommended this place, at it was super good! Lovely staff with a really welcoming atmosphere.

Will be back !

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Lauren1_Sigs
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Simon F, Owner at The Tree Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank-you! Hope to see you again soon :-)

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We (2 adults, one child) stayed for a couple of days in the Bude area and enjoyed both our nights at The Tree Inn. The rooms are in an old building steeped in history. If you're a fan of Ikea then you may struggle here - there's not a single straight line or totally flat surface and the floorboards often creak as they no doubt have done for hundreds of years. I spent longer than I should have darting between our two rooms and wondering why the ceilings were completely different heights!

The bedrooms themselves are simple but pleasant and we had no trouble sleeping. Both rooms, including the bathrooms were spotless and clearly well looked after. There are no televisions in the bedrooms but that didn't bother us at all.

Our stay also included breakfast - a sumptuous feast, cooked to order, proceeded by pastries. We had to reduce our intake on the second morning. Also worth praise was the freshly brewed coffee, prepared by the landlord. There are some interesting knick-knacks in the breakfast room (it's separate to the lounge/bar) worth exploring, including photo books of old locals.

Definitely worth a stay and a great base from which to explore the surrounding area.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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Thank simonp94
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely old inn full of history and character which is gradually being brought back to life by the new owners. Bedrooms were clean, simple and comfortable, the bar was welcoming, and food throughout our stay was of a high standard! Would highly recommend.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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