Within the restraints of a listed 500 year old building, we try to ensure Bayards Cove Inn is as accessible as possible. Bayards Cove Inn is located on Lower St, which provides level access from the main parking areas in Dartmouth.
It is open every day from 8am until 10pm, except Christmas Day, and for staying guests there is 24 hour front of desk.
We have one parking space for staying guests which must be pre-booked.
Guests can also be dropped at the front door.
The restaurant and bar area is situated on the ground floor on one level. This is accessed via double doors from the main street, which are accessible to wheelchair users. There are no carpets or rugs.
There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor, and all furniture can be moved in order to accommodate wheelchairs, push chairs and prams.
Regrettably there are stairs to all of our bedrooms, which are situated over three floors.
There is no lift, although there are handrails on all our staircases. Staff are always on hand to offer any assistance to guests as required.
Disability awareness forms part of our staff induction training and staff are encouraged to provide assistance to customers with differing mobility requirements.
We have printed copies of our menu and wine list and our staff are trained to read out these, and the specials board, to those requiring assistance. Our core menu is also printed in versions that incorporate the dietary needs of customers including gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian.
South Devon is easy to reach by road with the M5 bringing you to the region before linking to the A38, which runs through the centre of the county linking Exeter and Plymouth.
Travelling South take the M5 to Exeter then the A38 towards Plymouth leaving at the Totnes turning onto the A384. On reaching Totnes turn right at the major set of traffic lights onto the A381 following signs to Dartmouth. Continue to follow signs for Dartmouth turning left onto the A3122 at Halwell. Total distance from Totnes approximately 12 miles.
There are a number of bus routes operating in and around Dartmouth, connecting the town to a number of surrounding towns as well as Exeter and Plymouth. The principal bus operator in Devon is Stagecoach South West, more details on Stagecoach can be found here.
The nearest train station to Dartmouth is Totnes, which is accessible be trains travelling from London and Birmingham. Trips on to Dartmouth can then be made by bus, taxi, car or boat down the River Dart.
The nearest Airport is Exeter Airport, for all flight options to Exeter Airport visit: www.exeter-airport.co.uk
Exeter is approximately 45 miles by car from Dartmouth, though Exeter has excellent train transport links to Totnes.
Bristol Airport is approximately 108 miles via car to Dartmouth, or via train to Totnes.
For all flight options to Bristol Airport visit: www.bristolairport.co.uk
The nearest National Express departure point is Totnes, 12 miles from Dartmouth.
Travelling Around Dartmouth
Explore Dartmouth by Boat
There are 2 passenger and car ferries in Dartmouth that shuttle back and forth between Dartmouth and Kingswear. The Higher Ferry and Lower Ferry. These run 7 days a week.
There are 2 other ferries providing access to the Dartmouth Castle (01803 835034, runs Easter – October) and Dittisham to Greenway (0845 489
Explore Dartmouth by Bus
Exploring Dartmouth by bus allows you to experience the countryside views without the hassle of driving or parking. Stagecoach is the main operator in Devon – you can find out more information about Stagecoach services here.
Exploring South Devon by Car
Exploring Dartmouth’s roads and lanes is part of the holiday experience in Devon. If you arrive in Dartmouth via car, there are plenty of parking options available.
All of our staff receive regular training including disability awareness training.
We welcome all dogs throughout the building.
A water bowl is available outside the front doors.
In the event of an evacuation our staff our trained to assist and provide safe exits from the building