The Beach in the press

Posted by Paula Woodward in Latest News,

Our hotel, bar and restaurant cropped up in the press a number of times, and we’re incredibly proud of the great reviews and positive feedback we’ve received.  Scroll down to read where we were featured, and if you like what you see, get in touch to book a stay with us.

In June 2016, Tom Chesshyre from The Times stayed with us and had some great things to say about The Beach:

“Will and Susie Daniel, the owners, took over this (now) lively hotel four years ago and injected an element of fun by creating a cocktail bar with a long, curving zinc-topped bar and retro “aviation chairs” (made of soft leather and metal similar to panels from aircraft). Cider brandy mojitos and passion fruit martinis were introduced, a bright and breezy restaurant serving seafood and steaks installed, and the bedrooms revamped.”

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Coast Magazine included our hotel in their top 15 Striking Sea-view Stays, commenting:

“This boutique hotel is a sleek addition to a terrace of Georgian houses that overlook the rolling sands of Summerleaze Beach. A few minutes’ walk from the centre of the small town of Bude, the hotel has huge windows and glass doors opening onto a large terrace with comfortable seating – the perfect place to eat, drink and watch waves.”

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Martin Dunford from The Independent stayed with us in May and said: “Ask a local to direct you to the coolest bar in Bude, and most of them will wave you towards The Beach Bar. For here, killer cocktails – or, by day, simply coffee and cake – are as much a part of the lifestyle as the sandy beach in view from its terrace.”

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Ros Belford at The Telegraph Travel gave our hotel a 9/10 rating, with a highly complimentary review, stating that The Beach is: “An upbeat seaside hotel whose heart and soul is its cool bar, with decked terrace looking out over Bude’s fine sandy beach. Popular with surfers and sea-lovers of all ages, and indeed anyone looking for a relaxed, hip and very sociable place to stay and hang out.”

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In February 2017, our hotel was featured in The Telegraph Travel again, as a ‘cream of the crop’ hotel in Cornwall. They said ‘New England-style rooms with Lloyd Looms chairs and king-size beds with cloudy duck-down duvets. Many have decks or balconies with sea views, although you can always sit on the bar’s terrace, drink in hand. The vibe contemporary, young and unpretentious, thought it’s a hotel enjoyed by folk of all ages. Rooms are flooded with dazzling North Cornwall light – at least on sunny days – and contain big baths perfect for warming up after a swim or surf.’

Cornwall Life included our head chef Joe Simmonds’ recipe for pigeon breast in its Food Heroes feature, commenting: “The Beach at Bude has a menu boasting the best seasonal local ingredients served up with classic cooking techniques.”

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Ellie Michell at Barefoot Cornwall had a glowing review after a stay with us earlier in the year, noting that: “The atmosphere in the bar was just gorgeous, remarkably busy for a cold February night, with good music playing and super friendly staff.”

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In April 2017, The Beach was featured in a roundup of the best British beach hotels in The Times. Journalist Annabelle Thorpe described the hotel as “A seriously stylish hangout…as perfect for walkers as it is for surfers.”