Bayards Cove Inn

Dartmouth, Devon

A 14th-century inn, now a café/restaurant with rooms, that stands 50 metres from the water in the middle of this popular town


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


In 1620 the Mayflower stopped in Bayards Cove before sailing for America. It docked just outside this cool little inn, one of the oldest buildings in Dartmouth. But if its timber frames are ancient, then its jaunty interiors are the polar opposite with a warm contemporary feel that spreads itself far and wide. Once inside you realise you’re in a small and quirky café/restaurant that does a good line in world wines and local ale. You also realise you’ve landed in heaven and soon you’re planning an invasion of one of the bay windows, where you can sink into comfy armchairs and survey life inside and out. Interiors have warm colours, low beams, white stone walls and ancient wood everywhere. There are fairy lights, too, a bar weighted down by freshly baked cakes, and cool tunes afloat in the air. Cosy rooms have timber frames, padded bedheads, pretty fabrics, comfy beds. Most have compact shower rooms, but you won’t mind for a minute; some have views of the water or wildly wonky floors. There’s great food, perhaps crispy squid, moules frites, local ice creams. Dartmouth waits at the front door.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. Pets by arrangement.
Lunch from £5.95. Dinner from £9.95 (not Mon-Wed off season).


Nightly price
from £90
Singles from £95 to £150.
4 Doubles
From £90
1 Twin/double
From £90
1 Family room for 4
From £110
1 Suite for 2
From £130


A really beautiful location. We had the family room for 4 plus dog and found it just perfect. The building is so old and full of character but beautifully kept and very comfortable. Dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were of a high standard and our dog was allowed to sit below the table which was lovely. Staff were very friendly. Maciek gave us a great welcome. We really enjoyed our stay and woul have no hesitation in recommending Bayards Cove.

Delia, Belfast

Staff friendly and welcoming. Rooms are beautifully decorated. Food great. Ambience great. Will definitely stay here again!

Lorraine, Huntingdon

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