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The Cricket Inn, Beesands, Devon
Escape to the South Hams and soak up panoramic seascapes at this authentic Devon pub - which first opened its doors in 1867. Home to seven boutique-style bedrooms - named after famous cricketers and cricket grounds - The Cricket Inn at Beesands makes the most of its beachside location, providing the perfect seaside getaway just a stone's throw from the sweeping sands. Expect top-notch seafood straight from the day boats and an understated style, with a nod towards the nautical history of the village. The comfortable bedrooms have a New England vibe and stunning sea views, and the bar serves great local ales and gins. It's the ideal destination to take time out and explore the south Devon coast, suited to walkers, seafood lovers, and those wanting simply wanting to rest up and recharge.
Slapton Ley is every nature-lovers dream. It's the largest natural freshwater lake in south England, complete with its own bird hide separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar - a must-visit for all.
The Cricket Inn is in the tiny beachside village of Beesands, right by the sea, 25 minutes' drive from popular Blackpool Sands.
By car: The pub is 1 hour 20 mins from Exeter, 2 hours 40 mins from Bristol and around 4 hours 45 mins from London. There is free parking on-site.
By train: London Paddington to Totnes takes around 2 hours 50 mins. The hotel is a 40-minute taxi ride from the station. thetrainline.com
By plane: Exeter airport (47 miles)
Style & Character
The Cricket Inn is a popular destination with walkers from across the world looking to explore the Coastal Path, also those after a beachside retreat or quiet escape. We completely fell for the understated New England style - dreamy coastal hues and nautical touches that are totally in keeping with the surroundings.
Service & Facilities
Sitting in the restaurant and watching the world go by in this charming fishing village is as relaxing as it gets.
- Outdoor seating
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The Botham Suite, with its gorgeous symmetry and four-poster bed overlooking the sea, is a lovely space to unwind. It's such a treat to relax to the sound of the waves just beyond the window; a great night's sleep guaranteed!
Headingly, Old Trafford, Trentbridge, The Oval, Lords, Botham Suite, Trueman Suite
Facilities include: King-size bed, ensuite with walk-in shower, toiletries, TV, walk-in wardrobe, dressing table, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Gazing out to sea while savouring the freshest catch of the day is something worth celebrating - The Cricket Inn know how to do fish! The monkfish and king prawn curry was simply made for us: incredible flavours washed down with a Dartmouth gin.
The Cricket Inn: award-winning food, fresh fish, pub classics, local produce, steaks, local ciders and real ales. Open all day, every day. Mains from £12.50.