Stayed here for 4 nights in June. The hotel has been extensively refurbished since the 2004 floods, with only the discreet high watermark sign in the upstairs (!) Gallery showing the extent of the flooding.
The Long Bar has been redecorated and made lighter with large windows and comfortable seating both downstairs in the bar and upstairs in the gallery. Varied and tasty bar food is available here from midday to mid evening, and very good it is too. I ate in there a couple of nights and enjoyed my meals. The Wellington Restaurant is magnificent, situated upstairs. Their breakfasts are renowned and praised by Visit England, with good cause! A wide selection of cereals, fruit, muesli etc with orders for tea, coffee, toast and cooked items taken at your table. The eggs benedict and the kippers were both wonderful, with a perfect hollandaise sauce to accompany the eggs. the kipper was one of the best I had ever had and tasted freshly caught!
I dined here one night and wished I'd booked a DB & B stay; dinner could only be described as magnificent. Fresh scallops, cornish cod, spinach, vegetables, accompanied by a perfect bottle of Pinot Grigio, and a superbly light lemon dessert. Appetisers and sorbet were included.
My room was small, being a single, but very comfortable with everything I needed and plenty of storage space. The shower room was also compact but well designed, with some lovely toiletries included and plenty of fluffy towels. there was bottled water, good selection of teas and coffees and cornish biscuits everyday.
The hotel is ideally situated for walking, a bus service along the coast or just local exploring. it's 5 minutes walk from the village and the bus stop. The coastal paths are close by and I enjoyed some excellent walks while staying there. I arrived by car and there was adequate parking for guests. Fortunately I didn't need the car until the time came to depart. There is also a lovely beer garden at the back on several levels, leading to a higher walk up through the wooded valley to the Artists Chair, a beautiful little clearing high in the trees with a bench with the best view of Boscastle Harbour and out to sea.
The staff are an asset to this family run hotel! They are friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. They make you extremely welcome.
I was a bit perturbed to read how haunted the hotel is because I was staying alone. Didn't see any ghosts, but was woken up by something at precisely 3.30 each morning of my stay. Strange. The Witchcraft museum in the village is well worth seeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the harbour in the Cornish fishing village of Boscastle and surrounded by the beautiful North Cornwall coastline, the Wellington Hotel has benn providing a warm welcome to its guests for many years. A Listed 16th Century Coaching Inn, the Hotel has 14 bedrooms, a traditional pub serving Cornish real ales and home cooked food and a fantastic 2 AA rosette restaurant. There are 10 acres of private woodland walks and the Hotel is in an ideal location for walking the Coastal Path and for discovering Cornwall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wellington Hotel Boscastle
- The Wellington Hotel Boscastle, Cornwall