Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury on Sea, Kingsbridge, Devon
Burgh Island Hotel is one of just five buildings on Burgh Island off the coast of South Devon. The setting is beautiful and exclusive, with access only possible across the causeway from Bigbury on Sea; hotel guests are collected by Landrover, or at high tide by a very unique form of transport - the sea tractor.
Non-residents can go to Burgh Island Hotel for fine dining in the award-winning restaurants, an amazing experience that won’t be forgotten in a hurry. Dress up in all your finery for dinner in The Grand Ballroom and be transported back to the 1920s with live piano or jazz music to dance to. Begin your evening with canapes and cocktails in the Palm Court Bar, then go through to your table and prepare to be tantalised by the exquisite food, all prepared and cooked by world class chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Choose from starters like Cod cheek, Devon Blue and shallot tartlet and Ham hock terrine; moving onto the mains – Beef Fillet, Halibut, Creedy Carver Chicken and Crown Prince ravioli are among the temptations you can expect. To finish you’ll have a mouthwatering choice of artisan cheeses or desserts of Walnut Bakewell, Rum Baba and Toffee Miso crisp. Once tried, never forgotten, it is utterly divine. The Nettlefold Restaurant is less formal but nonetheless a wonderful experience, offering the same menu as The Grand Ballroom.
Built in 1929 the hotel has been restored to evoke the glamour of the Art Deco period so everything is so in keeping; think rich 1930’s architecture and opulent décor – soft hues, sumptuous velvet chairs and gilt rimmed tables. If you don’t wear your Sunday best, you’ll wish you had because as they say, you can never be overdressed at Burgh Island Hotel. Testament to its splendour is the long list of famous visitors who have graced the place - Edward VII and Wallis Simpson, Winston Churchill and The Beatles; Noel Coward liked it so much he stayed for three weeks, and Agatha Christie, who made it her second home, wrote two of her novels here.
If you’re staying nearby on your group holiday in Devon, this is an opportunity not to be missed for anyone who adores the glitz and the charm of the Art Deco times.
Open: Mon-Sun (subject to availability) for lunch and afternoon tea from 12:00-3:00pm and for dinner from 6:30pm-9:00pm
T: 01548 810514
All information correct at the time of writing