The Best Seaside Foodie Hotels in England
This Gastronomer guide features some of the Best Seaside Foodie Hotels in England – there are Hotels with restaurants, Restaurants with Rooms and Gastro Pubs with Rooms, including the Mullion Cove Hotel in Cornwall, South Sands in Devon, Locanda on the Wier in Somerset and a host of other great places to stay and eat right by the sea!
The English seaside is sometimes about making the best of the weather while you can and staying in one of these fabulous Foodie hotels so close to the sea allows you to plan any beach time to perfection whatever time of year you choose to stay.
But, if it’s blowing a gale, what better excuse can there be to stay inside and watch the weather from the comfort of one of the fabulous on-site restaurants, most of which have at least an AA Rosette or two – some even have a Michelin Star!
So if you’re a serious Foodie wanting to explore the best of the English seaside and looking for a holiday or quick weekend break, get your diary out because these are going to be hard to resist…
South Sands in Salcombe, Devon is a boutique hotel with twenty-two bedrooms right on the beach with Executive Chef Allister Bishop running the kitchen. Although there’s no AA Rosettes or Michelin stars here, the restaurant has won regional awards and Allister has worked in London establishments such as Harrods, Le Meridien and Hilton. But the overwhelming reason we’ve included South Sands is the hotels’ position just couldn’t be better – you can almost touch the sea from your room!
Driftwood, overlooking stunning Gerrans Bay in Portscatho, Cornwall is a really special seaside boutique hotel with wonderful sea views and surrounded by seven acres of grounds with a pretty woodland path down to the private beach and cove. If the location wasn’t enough it’s also a Foodie haven and makes a fabulous destination for a special celebration with no less than four AA Rosettes and a Michelin Star.
England’s Best Foodie Hotels by the Sea
Locanda on the Weir is a Restaurant with Rooms in Porlock Weir, Somerset run by the Italian Chef Proprietor. Set in the heart of Exmoor National Park and just a short stroll from the nearest beach, Locanda on the Weir has five bedrooms, most with sea views across Porlock Bay, and an Italian restaurant influenced by the amazing local ingredients – no awards yet, but this is surely just a matter of time.
The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa is a relaxed, luxurious coastal spa hotel situated on the edge of the lagoon in Mudeford, with spectacular views of this stunning part of the Dorset coastline. There are two restaurants to choose from, The Upper Deck has one AA Rosette with menus created by award winning Chef Patron Alex Aitken and The Jetty, right on the water’s edge, is a multiple award-winning restaurant, including two AA Rosettes.
Within walking distance from some of Jersey’s best beaches, The Club Hotel & Spa is a luxury five star boutique hotel in the heart of St. Helier. With thirty-eight deluxe double bedrooms and eight suites, a rooftop cocktail garden, heated pool and the luxurious Club Spa with Rasul mud chamber, an indoor salt water pool and thermal suite, The Club Hotel & Spa makes a fabulous destination for a luxury Foodie break or holiday. Add to that the Michelin Star and five AA Rosette award winning Bohemia Bar & Restaurant and you’ve got a Foodie paradise to go with it.
The Crown Hotel in Wells next the Sea, Norfolk is a luxury boutique hotel/gastro pub with rooms with twenty luxury en-suite bedrooms – there’s also a couple of family suites with separate children’s rooms if the kids are coming. Although there’s no awards yet for The Crown New Zealand-born chef and owner Chris Coubrough and his kitchen team offer an excellent menu which makes superb use of the finest and freshest seasonal produce.
Short of being on a boat you can’t get closer to the sea than Rocksalt in Folkestone harbour – or more precisely over Folkestone harbour! This contemporary boutique Restaurant with Rooms has it’s two AA Rosette restaurant cantilevered over the harbour giving diners stunning views. There are four beautifully designed bedrooms (including one family room), two of which also come with views over the harbour and out to sea. There’s obviously a focus on seafood but with an a la carte menu that changes seasonally, a lunch menu changing weekly and a traditional roast on Sundays, there’s plenty of other choice too.
We hope this guide to The best Seaside Hotels for Foodies has had your mouth watering and maybe even led to a Gourmet trip of your own. There’s lots more where that came from with over 200 Foodie places to stay in England in the Gastronomer directory. So for the latest Foodie articles, offers and places to stay, please keep checking back, follow us on Facebook & Twitter and sign up to our email newsletter.