Hell Bay Hotel

Bryher, Isles of Scilly

Sitting above a secluded cove on Bryher’s rugged west-facing coast, with 'nothing in between to Canada', this pretty blue-and-white weatherboarded farmhouse-turned-hotel is a '10/10 experience’, say smitten guests. More

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Sitting above a secluded cove on Bryher’s rugged west-facing coast, with ‘nothing in between to Canada’, this pretty blue-and-white weatherboarded farmhouse-turned-hotel is ‘wonderful in every way’, say smitten guests. ‘Comfortable and stylishly decorated and furnished’ rooms are spread between several similarly weatherboarded buildings. All share a light and breezy New England style of ocean blues and sandy hues, Lloyd Loom furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. Most have sea views, some have balconies, others a patio; all have bold Cornish seascapes. The ‘consistently wonderful’ food on the short-choice, daily-changing menu focuses on local and Cornish products. 'For one particularly memorable dinner, we both had pan-fried scallops with an artichoke purée and ox tongue as a starter, followed by fillet of turbot with a potato, carrot and samphire fricassée.' Or you can eat more casually in the bar – perhaps home-made burger, or bouillabaisse. In the summer, get messy on fresh crab, scallops and mussels in the rustic crab shack. Throughout, staff are ‘talented, pleasant, efficient'. (Andrew and Hannah Butterworth, D and KS)

Hotel details


Isles of Scilly
TR23 0PR


01720 422947


25. In 5 buildings, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.


Until 27 Oct 2023, then 15 Mar-1 Nov.


lounge, games room, bar, dining rooms, in-room TV, gym, treatment shed, yoga studio, grounds (heated pool), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in the bar.


all ages welcomed, free cots, under-17s £40, £60 incl. dinner.


allowed in ground-floor rooms (max. 2, £15 a night with welcome pack), bar, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £210, singles from £136. Set dinner £58. Min. 2-night stay at weekends.

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Comments about Hell Bay Hotel

A lovely hotel which does what it says on the tin - provides excellent food, great rooms and friendly, efficient staff. We appreciated the little touches like the kitchenette in our room, the opportunity to have a 'pub dinner' lift to the boat in the rain. . - Yvette Peart - September 2020

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