Bayards Cove Inn is a finalist in the Small Hotel of the Year category in the Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2021-2022.
Its a superb accolade for the boutique hotel which is situated in the heart of Dartmouth, South Devon and offers seven comfortable and stylishly appointed bedrooms, two of which are large suites suitable for families and all are fully equipped with contemporary comforts.
Other finalists in the Small Hotel of the Year category are the Cary Arms and Spa at Babbacombe, the Gara Rock Hotel at Salcombe and the Meadfoot Hotel in Torquay and the winner will be announced on Thursday, March 10.
Bayards Cove Inn als0 serves food from 8am until 9pm with the menus supporting Devon-based suppliers and producers with vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options, and a Catch of the Day specials board.
Owned by Charlie and Zuzana Deuchar since 2012, it has won a plethora of awards in recent years including three Taste of the West Gold Awards. It was also a finalist in the 2021 Food Drink Devon awards.
Commenting on the prestigious win, Charlie said: “This is absolutely brilliant for all the team and a real tonic for us all. The past couple of years have been tough for the hospitality industry, with the pandemic having real impact, but our brilliant team really stepped up, and this award is for them.”
He added: “We’re hugely committed to putting Dartmouth firmly on the tourism map, and helping it to continue being a bucket list destination, which is important for all the small business that are based here. Attention to detail, customer care and creating great experiences for everyone who visits us is our number one thing, and being short listed for such prestigious award shows our ongoing commitment to being the best we can possibly be. We’re in a very tough category, against three of the most renowned hotels in Devon, so we’re keeping everything crossed that we win!”
The hotel, which prides itself on being dog friendly, is the second oldest building in Dartmouth and just a stone’s throw from Bayards Cove, the oldest part of Dartmouth’s harbour side, which served as an anchorage for the Mayflower during its famous 1620 journey to the New World. It’s a quirky, beautiful building with the atmosphere of an intimate town house, where careful attention to detail means a warm welcome oozes from every nook and cranny.
To find out more visit www.bayardscoveinn.co.uk