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Lovely island but.....

Beautiful place to visit but be careful when visiting the island via the sea tractor 🚜 Great fun... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
Lyn b
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The Pilchards

Did not go in the hotel but did have an excellent pint recommend by the barman the Pilchards pub is... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Gary S
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Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was absolutely outstanding and the Decor was as if you stepped back into the 1930s the staff were very helpful polite and went out if there way to help you and nothing was too Much trouble the rooms were very well decorated and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Charlie E
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We were fortunate enough to be staying in the hotel, the stunning rugged landscape is stunning. The weather was extremely unforgiving, this adds to the spectacular views and weather. The walk around the perimeter takes about half hour and to take a position to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steppin-owt
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit but be careful when visiting the island via the sea tractor 🚜 Great fun but make sure you know when the tide is going out as the tractor runs on an ad hoc basis and you could get stuck! Make sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lyn b
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Did not go in the hotel but did have an excellent pint recommend by the barman the Pilchards pub is probably the oldest pub I've been 1336 well worth the walk over the sand

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 9 November 2018

A lovely place to visit and nice in good and poor weather. The vistas are lovely, the surf something to behold and very nice walks indeed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PaulB5146
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Bigbury is the best beach in devon, when the tide is out you can walk across to burgh island, you can stay at the Challaburgh caravan site known to locals as challafornia, its a lovely place about 18 miles from Plymouth.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andyjcopeland
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

No other way to discribe this place! Views to die for sea so blue you could be it the Caribbean and the brilliant Pilchard Inn which is now open to everyone again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank holidaycouple904
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I hesitate to give this attraction less than a 'very good' rating because the view from the approach road and car park is spectacular, whatever the weather. However, the driving rain prevented us from walking across to the island to explore it, since we did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

There is so much to do here. A lovely pub, a walk to the top of the island,rock pools and a art deco hotel. Worth a visit in all weathers and tide states. Walk at low tide Sea tractor at high tide. Enjoy

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Readster56
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We wandered across at low tide. There was an easy walk around half of the island with views in all directions and resident kestrels hunting overhead. We then stopped for a drink at the wonderfully atmospheric Pilchard Inn - a true smugglers haunt almost 700...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tjsussex
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Response from kittyginger | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I cannot answer your question. We drove to Bigbury aiming to walk across to the island and back before continuing our journey. However, it was raining so hard we viewed the island from the car park for five... More
Deborah S
29 October 2015|
Response from Bmoe | Reviewed this property |
The Pilchard Inn serves food and has plenty of character. While we were staying on the island it closed early as the sea tractor couldn't run due to high winds.. Ask the hotel nearer the time re opening hours.
Clare C
27 September 2015|
Response from Bmoe | Reviewed this property |
They have Range Rovers they use when the tide is out.