The hottest of Cornish hotspots, The Beach at Bude is a skilfully updated Victorian house that retains its original character along with decoration that feels fresh and modern and looks the epitome of seaside chic. The groovy Beach Bar positively hums at weekends, with its inventive cocktail menu and summer terrace. The hotel has a resplendent position, with views over Summerleaze Beach and the spectacular scenery around Bude. There are five types of room: Classic, Classic Plus, Superior, Deluxe and family-friendly suites. Opt for one in the top two categories if you can – they have the sea views. All are decorated in a breezy New England style, furnished with Lloyd Loom chairs, limed oak furniture and Vi-Spring beds. Don’t miss lunch or dinner in the AA-two-rosette restaurant, where the talented new head chef is Jamie Coleman. His impressive CV includes working with Gordon Ramsay, Michael Caines and Mark Dodson, and he was crowned South West Chef of the Year in 2016.
The unbeatable views of the sun setting over Summerleaze Beach and the ocean, best enjoyed from the expansive terrace with cocktail in hand.
Butter-poached lobster, with Thai green pea velouté, french fries, and green salad. Or West Country lamb, with truffle polenta, courgette, spring onion crema, and mint jus.
Bude is full of independent and unique shops, perfect for special gifts and souvenirs. The hotel’s location on the coast makes it the perfect base for sea adventures, with several surf schools and coasteering groups on and around Summerleaze Beach.