You cannot visit Bude and Cornwall without sampling the sheer delight of a traditional Cornish Cream Tea! Never mind about the long-standing debates over whether the cream should go on under (Devon style) or above the jam (the Cornish way) – our view is the cream should be fresh and clotted and there should be lots of it!
Bude’s a really friendly place and there is lots going on! Following lazy days on the beach, action packed activity sessions or time exploring the local area you should spend a few hours to enjoy a beer, Cornish ale, cocktail, wine and fizz! Here we show you the best cocktails, beer and wine in Bude.
The Break Bar at The Beach House is listed in the top 20 beach-side bars and restaurants in the UK The Times (2018) Seafood & spices, chargrilled steaks and skewers, little dishes and sweet treats. Stunning views & brews, wonderful wines and coastal cocktails. Board-games, books and beer.
Looking for a Sunday lunch in Bude? We have a great selection of pubs and restaurants, so you will easily find something to suit your taste and budget. We all love a good Sunday roast, and the Tourist Information Centre staff have reported lots of great comments for the businesses listed here...
We have a huge range of hotel, B&B and Guest House accommodation in Bude. Many of the owners understand the growing desire for special diets including vegan food to be included in their breakfast menu.
Every visitor to Bude should pay a visit to the Rustic Tea Garden at Northcott Mouth. Located right by the beach and the South West Coast Path, it’s not only an essential stop off point for refreshments - it’s a Bude institution! Massive Cornish Cream Teas and a selection of hot and cold snacks are on offer. You’ll hear Margaret’s laugh as you approach her gardens... she’s there every day from 10am until around 6pm from April to end of October (but often earlier and later). Many visitors report back that this is the place for the the very best Cornish Cream Tea!
Merry Harriers Garden Centre. A place to visit for all the family come rain or shine! Our nursery is a hive of activity with something different happening all the time. Award winning carvery and homemade or home grown produce wherever possible.
Picture yourself beside the beautiful Bude Canal with a plate of delicious locally sourced food and you’re at the Olive Tree. Open every day for drinks, lunch, coffee, cakes and delicious Cornish Cream Teas. Come the evening, the whole place transforms into a relaxed restaurant, serving modern British cuisine. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free option too.
Visit Better, Bude Leisure Centre with the whole family this summer. Enjoy a workout in our new, high-spec gym, take part in a fitness class – timetables or on demand in our virtual studio, or bring the family along for a swim in our 33m swimming pool with fun features such as flume and wave machine. The poolside café offers soft drinks and food after your activity and really is the perfect space to watch the fun unfold if you would prefer to relax whilst the others burn off some energy.
The options for gluten-free food are varied in Bude, some of our best eateries offer a good selection of food suitable for a gluten-free coeliac diet.