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Burgh Island

Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
+44 1548 810514
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South Devon Coast and Country luxury private guided tour from Devon
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“pilchard inn” (50 reviews)
“sea tractor” (47 reviews)
“high tide” (17 reviews)
Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
+44 1548 810514

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy the views to and from, admire the Pilchard Inn from the outside (built in 1336 you know!) but don’t think about parting with your cash. Not at all welcoming to Day visitors. Hotel closed to non residents; even for our 83 yr old dad...More

Thank passepartout4
Reviewed 11 January 2018

It was pleasant enough, nice place to walk your dog this time of year, the Carpark was poorly maintained one of the ticket machines was out of order and mobile signal was very poor of the many people queuing at the machine none of us...More

Thank C4darkmane
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A fire burned warm and welcoming in the cosy Pilchard Inn during our December visit, but sadly not for the casual day tripper. Hotel residents only welcome in the warm bar - though non chose to use it. We who'd popped over on the sea...More

1  Thank bgbg2017
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Have visited this little treasure since I was a little girl, and its the same with my mum! A true beauty spot! Will always find time to see our Burgh

Thank Terri-Ann M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Walked along Bigbury beach to get to this island. I wanted to see the hotel,as i watched the Poirot featuring this hotel...Evil under the sun? The hotel looks a little dingy outside,and couldn't go in unless staying there or booked a meal. We did go...More

Thank f0ragergirl
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight in the Beach House and loved it. Stunning views especially watching the sea meet and Burgh become an Island. It's elegant everyone dresses up for dinner. The food is delicious. On Saturday and Wednesday evenings they have music. We went back to...More

Thank Bmoe
Reviewed 8 September 2017

What more can I say, for those of you who have heard of the writer Agatha Christie, this is where she wrote some of her books, beautiful views from the top of the island, there is a pub on the island too, if the tide...More

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Took our grand daughter here for a visit. Went over on the beach bus which she really liked. On the island itself you really do have to watch children as alot of high edges and falls and ditches. Must be careful

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It is well worth making the effort to get to Burgh Island and climb to the top.The views are fantastic along the coast. There is a public footpath which is very easy to follow. You can park either just above the beach or in the...More

1  Thank Lakeland5
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Arrived at low tide and parked on front, opposite the 'island' cost 2.60 for 2 hours. Short walk down to sand and over to hotel and pub. The sea tractor was parked ready for the tide to rise, but we did not need it. Walked...More

Thank h0lly1974
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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.
Graham B
29 June 2015|
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Response from bgbg2017 | Reviewed this property |
We had exactly the same feeling! I suppose admitting they'd actually rather like to keep the place private and exclusive wouldn't really endear the owners to the good citizens of Devon.