Our plan to keep you safe

Bedruthan and Covid-19

We’re excited to be opening our doors again. We’ve long thought that this stretch of coastline has a particular beauty in winter.

However, given the new situation, we’ve had to reconsider the things we do with a renewed focus on everyone’s safety. We want to be honest: some things are different. We concluded that it’s much easier to relax when you are entirely confident in your personal safety. You can read about our full changes on this page.

All in all, we’re taking care to protect our guests, our team and our community. We ask our guests to act with care while they’re here too. Please help us protect Cornwall and be mindful of the continuing risks. Wear your mask around Bedruthan’s public areas, giving people a good distance.

One more thing: please ensure you are allowed to travel before setting off to Bedruthan. Before leaving home, please consult the government’s newest Covid-19 travel advice. If you’re from a high-risk tier three area, we will be unable to welcome you at this time (if this is your situation, please call us).

As government guidelines keep altering, we’ll be changing our practices to follow the newest advice. Please check this page again closer to your stay.

See you soon on the Cornish clifftops,

— Bedruthan

Travelling to Cornwall

From a tier two area

From a tier three area

  • If you’re in a tier three area, you will be unable to stay with us. Please call us and we will work out a new date when we’ll hopefully be able to welcome you to our clifftop hotel.

Changes at Bedruthan

Before setting off

  • If you’re about to stay at Bedruthan and you’ve began showing symptoms—or if you’ve been asked to self-isolate—please call us. The best thing for you to do is stay home. We’ll simply rebook your stay for another time. If you need reminding of Covid-19 symptoms, the NHS keeps an updated list.
  • As your trip away draws nearer, please keep an eye on your email inbox and look out for telephone calls with a Mawgan Porth dialing code (01637). We’ll call you before your stay to answer any questions you may have about Covid-19 and Bedruthan. In the case that circumstances suddenly change, our team will reach you and give an update.
  • P.S. When you pack your suitcase, don’t forget face masks.

When you arrive

  • Please note: check in is now a little later at 4pm. This change is to give our housekeeping team extra time to prepare rooms. They’re also opening the windows and letting the sea breeze blow through.
  • We have new reception desks, found directly next to the front door, that are fitted with plastic screens for everyone’s protection.
  • Let’s keep each other safe. Please enter the hotel wearing a face mask.
  • Following the introduction of England’s contact tracing app, we have placed a check-in NHS QR codes around Bedruthan. Please consider downloading the app to support the NHS’s efforts at reducing infection levels. The NHS Covid-19 app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Around Bedruthan

  • Those new basics of looking after each other hold true at Bedruthan. As per government guidelines, a face mask needs to be worn around the hotel’s communal areas and corridors. In our lounges, you can remove your mask after you’ve found somewhere socially-distanced to sit.
  • Please keep two metres social distance from other groups as you move around the hotel. Rule of six guidance also means social gatherings, indoors and out, need to be kept to fewer than six people.
  • There’s plenty of hand sanitiser located around the hotel. Please feel free to use it often.
  • To help with distancing, a one-way system is in place that guides you around the bar and Ballroom.

Your room

  • Between guests, our housekeeping team are giving rooms a thorough clean. The windows are opened to let the Atlantic air blow through too.
  • If you’d prefer not to have any housekeeping during your stay, just let us know when you arrive. You can always ask at reception for fresh towels and other supplies when you need them.
  • To keep distance between everyone, we’re only cleaning rooms when we’re sure that you’re out. We’ll leave a note on the door while we’re in your room. For everyone’s protection, we also aren’t touching any personal belongings: please store them away if you’d like your room cleaned.

Food and drink

The Wild Café is open to all for lunch and dinner (including Sunday Lunch, though please book ahead). The Herring is open too for dinner.

The Wild Café and the Herring

  • To keep things socially distanced, we’ve spread apart the tables to give everyone plenty of space.
  • As we are running at reduced capacity, all tables at our restaurants now need to be reserved. This includes breakfast. Once you’ve booked your stay with us, please book your preferred breakfast timings here and dinner here.
  • We’ve stopped our old breakfast buffet and replaced it with a new table service breakfast. We have a new menu of bakery-oven pastries and freshly-cooked dishes. We have a picnic basket breakfast too. This second option is for those who prefer longer, lounging kind of breakfasts. The basket can be dropped off to your room at 8am.
  • Last orders in the Wild Café is at 10pm. New government guidelines states that we need to have an empty dining room by 11pm.
  • Currently, we’re only sitting tables of six people or fewer (following rule of six guidance).
  • We’re looking after our team too. We’ve slightly simplified our menus to help our chefs keep distanced. However, our kitchens are still driven to serve dishes with the quality of Cornish produce at their heart. With the new Covid-19 measures, food may also take a little longer to reach you. We’re sorry this is the case, but we hope you understand. Off-menu requests may not always be possible at the moment.

Bedruthan’s terrace bar

  • Bedruthan’s terrace bar is now table service only. Please take a seat (or a sofa), but we kindly ask that you don’t come and stand at the bar itself. Someone will soon ask if we can bring you anything.
  • Last orders around the hotel’s spaces is at 10pm. In line with the newest government guidance, all drink and food needs to be cleared away by 11pm. If you’re up late into the night — looking up into the dark Cornish sky — room service remains available. Our bar team are coming up with a new in-room, late-night drinks menu.

Swimming

  • We’re following Swim England guidance to keep our pools operating swimmingly. All of Bedruthan’s pools are currently open, though operating at a reduced capacity.
  • Our large outdoor pool is open from 9am to 6pm. We’re keeping watch over numbers, though the capacity of this pool is generally large enough that this isn’t a problem.
  • To help with social distancing, our indoor pool and shallower outdoor pool need to be booked. Slots are booked once you’re here at Bedruthan. So that everyone gets time in the water, we’re limiting how many times each family can book time in the pools. If your family is staying for four nights or fewer, you can book these swimming pools once. If staying for between five and seven nights, these swimming pools can be booked twice.
  • Our changing rooms still need to remain closed. Please turn up dressed to swim!

Our spa hydropool is now part of our bookable spa sessions.

Bedruthan Spa

From November 1st, we will begin opening our spa to locals and non-hotel guests. Please see our Spa Experiences page.

Indoor Spa: Sauna, steam room and hydropool
  • Bedruthan’s indoor spa has re-opened. For the moment, our plan’s to keep our spa even more peaceful than usual, allowing only six people in at a time (from a maximum of three different households or bubbles). Our spa hosts will guide you through how to steam, sauna and swim safely. 45-minute spa sessions are booked after arrival.
Our caldarium needs to remain closed for the time being.

Treatments

  • A selected treatment menu is now being offered. Shorter treatments haven’t made a return yet, but long and luxurious 45-minute and 60-minute massages are available. A face mask needs to be worn during treatment.

Sensory Spa Garden

  • The gate to the Sensory Spa Garden is open, though we’re still running our outdoor spa experience at a slightly reduced capacity.
  • In line with government guidance, we’re being particularly careful with the sauna: there’s a limit on how many people can be inside the sauna at the same time.
  • Please reserve ahead of your stay. Booking restrictions apply.

Fitness and wellbeing

  • We’re running daily tai chi and yoga sessions led by tutors. These run between 10am and 11am, 3pm and 4pm. Given the current situation, these are good moments of calm. On sunny Cornish days, we do this out in the sea air. If the weather’s not quite on our side, we’ve space indoors too. There’s a booking system in place so you know your spot in the class is reserved (slots are booked once you’re at Bedruthan). Booking limitations apply so everyone can try these out. Please bring your own mat if possible.
  • Bedruthan’s tennis courts and gym are open. To ensure social distancing, we’re booking slots for both of these. Booking is handled once you’re at Bedruthan.

Heading home

  • Please note: check out is now at 10am. This is to give our team extra time to prepare rooms.

Weddings and events

  • We’re carefully following the government’s guidance on indoor events and wedding ceremonies. These measures include limiting our venue capacities to safe numbers, practicing social distancing during functions and wearing face masks when needed. We’re taking care when setting out seats and keeping rooms ventiliated with fresh Atlantic air.
  • Plans may need to be altered, though your host will guide you through all changes. We can help you communicate these new requirements to your attendees.
  • Given the government’s new restrictions, we will be limiting our weddings to 15 people in size. We’ll be focusing on smaller, more intimate ceremonies.

Christmas

  • Please note: the slight relaxation of Covid-19 rules between the 23rd and 27th of December do not apply at Bedruthan. The temporary allowing of three households to merge during the festive period is only in effect within your private home and not hospitality venues. Apologies for the bluntness, but we just wanted to make sure this was communicated clearly.

Other important things: VAT, protecting our team

  • It’s our duty to protect the safety of everyone here. We will not tolerate any unsafe behaviour or unfair pressuring of our team. Please remember we’re all working out this new situation together.
  • Covid-19 continues to cause business uncertainty for us. We were unable to open for many months, with re-opening only being possible after extensive alterations. In response to these new pressures, the government recently reduced VAT for the hospitality industry. This announcement will help to cover the shortfall we’ve experienced because of Covid-19, allowing us to retain our current prices without increase. The VAT reduction will also help to sustain the business as the quieter winter months approach. Therefore, we are currently not offering discounted room rates.

Finding out more

  • We’re committed to keeping everyone informed about our new practices. We’ll call you before your stay to talk through all these policies person-to-person.
  • If you have any remaining questions about our Covid-19 practices, please contact us. Someone will write back as quickly as they can.
  • If you’d like to talk to someone while at Bedruthan, any member of our team will happily speak to you.