Close to the cobbled quayside where the Mayflower left for America in 1620, Bayards Cove Inn is one of the oldest buildings in Dartmouth, a 14th century Tudor inn that’s now a café bar and restaurant with seven luxurious ensuite rooms, two of which are family suites. All the rooms are pet friendly too.
Bayards Cove Inn is also known as Agincourt House and was built and named by a merchant in the 14th century after the battle of the same name. It has had many guises and upgrades during the past 600 or so years, gaining grade II listed status in 1949, and is the second oldest building in Dartmouth.
In 2012, its current owners, Charlie and Zuzana Deuchar, purchased the property and since then it’s seen a continual process of upgrades and improvements to reflect changing demands and to ensure its appeal endures.
The licensed café, bar and restaurant promises a delicious and seasonal menu inspired by the surrounding coast and countryside – rustic Devon classics, nostalgic British favourites and exciting modern dishes – all made from outstanding local ingredients.
Food is served all day from 8am and the menus have been developed to reflect the changing seasons, sourcing only the very best local food, with every taste catered for, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Overseen by head chef Danny, in recent years, the hotel has won a raft of prestigious awards for its food and rooms.
With a stunning location, just a stone’s throw from historic Bayards Cove, the mouth of the River Dart and the South West Coast Path, Bayards Cove Inn is the perfect place to base your south Devon break.
This quirky and ancient building creaks and groans and needs year round care and attention, but it stands proudly in this historic town and is adored by locals and visitors alike.
With the atmosphere of an intimate town house a warm welcome oozes from every nook and cranny. It’s an incredible place to stay where history and comfort collide in memorable fashion and where a sense of times gone by pervades.