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THE HIGHLIGHTS
If sea vistas, fresh seafood and a choice of local ales sound like your ideal recipe for a relaxing break, then look no further than The Cricket Inn. Perfect for foodies, walkers and outdoor types, with the South West Coastal Path right on the doorstep and just a few steps from a sandy beach, you're bound to leave feeling restored.

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THE LOCATION

Located within the breathtaking South Hams, recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestled in the picturesque fishing village of Beesands, The Cricket Inn offers a delightful South Devon getaway close to the beach. A 30-minute drive will transport you to Dartmouth, known for its scenic harbour and array of independent boutiques and cafés.

The South West Coastal Path can be accessed nearby.

By car: 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. Book trains to Totnes.

By plane: Exeter airport (47 miles)

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CHARACTER & STYLE

With its origins dating back centuries, the inn's décor remains faithful to its cricket roots, evident in the black and white paintings adorning the restaurant and bar. This coastal establishment has maintained its strong connection to seafood since its inception in 1867 and three skippers, descendants of the original families, continue to supply the inn with fresh catches.

THE FACILITIES

Indulge in superb cuisine with down-to-earth, warm and welcoming service. The amiable owners are more than happy to provide guidance on scenic walks and day trips, offering fascinating insights into the local history. You can buy maps at reception for exploring the picturesque coastal path and there's ample parking just outside the premises.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor seating
  • Beachside
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

Across the seven bedrooms, blue and white-striped armchairs and a calm coastal palette with a nod towards New England create relaxed spaces to while away the hours. Five of the rooms offer stunning sea views and the two suites are perfectly positioned overlooking Start Bay.

Room types: Headingly, Old Trafford, Trentbridge, The Oval, Lords, Botham Suite, Trueman Suite

Key amenities: King-size bed, ensuite with walk-in shower, TV, walk-in wardrobe, dressing table, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Guests will be impressed with the range of fresh produce right on the doorstep and meat lovers can tuck into steaks or the classic Cricket Inn burger, but true to its seafood heritage, the inn certainly knows how to do fish and its menus brim with flavoursome dishes that showcase the very best of locally caught fish and shellfish; gazing out to sea whilst savouring the freshest catch-of-the-day is something to celebrate. Don't forget to visit the sister pub, the Church House Inn, just a short drive away.

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.

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