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The Wellington Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boscastle
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, England
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“What a lovely hotel!”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

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.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Visited Boscastle on our way home from st Ives last night and we were so taken with this
Little village we decided to stay for the night . We were very lucky to get the last room
At the Wellington hotel which was so lovely . The staff were so friendly and the room was
Truly amazing - so comfortable and cozy . Breakfast was 'the best' and there was a new waiter
Called I think Billy ? Young lad but very endearing x Overall , a wonderful overnight stay
And can't wait to return x

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Spent the afternoon just relaxing ... Fantastic staff . Booked table for 18:30 walked in table available ordered food ... Very prompt service ... Food fantastic ... Happy to accommodate an adult with small appetite ... Thank you .will return without fail x

Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We had lunch here while visiting and hiking in Boscastle..it was very good and the staff very friendly. Its old but historical and romantic location. We needed directions and they found us a map. Lovely to have a glass of sherry to warm up after a windy and wet hike.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We have followed chef Kit Davies from the Castle in Bude to his new base as the chef for the Wellington Hotel's restaurant.

The food at the Castle was consistently excellent - outstanding ingredients cooked perfectly and not messed about with. He has stepped things up a notch at the Wellington - presentation and execution is more elaborate but not at the cost of flavour or enjoyment of the dish. It really is exceptional food and very fairly priced at £30 for two courses and £37 for three. We visited on a Wednesday night during half term with our two daughters (aged 8 and 9). Three of us had the full menu while we were also offered the excellent children's menu for our youngest.

Sadly the dining room was fairly quiet but we hope word will soon get round about this very talented chef - don't just visit Boscastle for the tourist shops - book yourself in for dinner at The Wellington Hotel - you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This hotel is currently going through some alterations. It is a lovely place in one of the most stunning locations in Cornwall. There are two moans though:

1) The lighting in the bar and gallery is just too bright - the migraine inducing light bulbs destoy any chance of enjoying a Cornish pub-like atmosphere - turn down the lights or get some lower powered ones!

2) The beer garden is such a lovely suprise and could be a real gem. However, the 'Snug' area out to it is scruffy and unkempt and this must surely put visitors off.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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JSWellington, Owner at The Wellington Hotel, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thanks for your review which is much appreciated. On the two points raised, your comments are very valid. For the lights in the Bar, we had been trying out some new LED bulbs as part of our goal to be as environmentally friendly a hotel as possible. These were too bright and we have reverted to our original ones until we can find a softer LED solution. As for the area between the "Snug" and the garden, the decorators finished today. Hopefully, you will be able to return soon and see these improvements for yourself!
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

My wife and I recently stayed two nights and loved it. The property is so pretty and the staff is great. They have a great outside garden for drinking a beer or two. And the coastal scenery right down the street is just beautiful....not to mention the geology. Off the beaten path which is just what we wanted.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Wellington Hotel
Address: The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0AG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Boscastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boscastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Wellington Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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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