Waking up to the sound of waves pounding into rocks, the vision of Lyme Bay’s balmy waters and the delicious waft of a hearty cooked breakfast doesn’t make for the shabbiest start to the day.
At the heart of Sidmouth’s esplanade and with a patio overlooking the ocean, Dukes Seaside Inn is a compelling spot for a sound night’s sleep where guests get to choose from a portfolio of 13 tastefully decked-out rooms (many with uplifting sea views). Although housed in one of Sidmouth’s most historic buildings, each has its own contemporary charm.
A stone’s skim from the pebbled shoreline and a short promenade from Lyme Bay’s towering cliffs, the pub makes a great base from which to explore this stunning stretch of coastline as well as the popular seaside destination of Sidmouth itself.
By night, the joint is abuzz with visitors from nearby Exeter, holidaymakers and locals who come to sample ales, juices and ciders from the West Country as well as craft beers and new world and local wines. And those wishing to take advantage of some good pub grub can enjoy piscatorial plates based around the local catch (think River Exe mussels and chunky fillets of Brixham hake) or meaty mains, all in relaxed sociable surrounds.
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