Housel Bay Hotel
Housel Bay Hotel is a family run 21-bedroom hotel overlooking the western approaches of the Atlantic Ocean, and is a perfect spot for exploring West Cornwall and the South coast of Cornwall. Perfect for exploring The Lizard, within walking distance of Cadgwith, a small fishing village, Kennack, Coverack and all points to Falmouth. Also, lovely Kynance Cove, Mullion and Porthleven. Restaurant led by Kevin Viner, Cornwall's first ever Michelin starred chef.
About Housel Bay Hotel
- Stands on its near-perfect position on The Lizard in Cornwall
- Fantastic sea views
- Designed and built in the early 1890's
- Wonderful example of late Victorian architecture
- The Cornish Coast Path trickles through the hotel gardens
- All 21 bedrooms have their own bathrooms and
- Those in the gable-ends of the building are furnished with sitting areas
- The restaurant serves breakfast, lunches, snacks and dinner all to AA Rosette standard - Head Chef Kevin Viner
- Guests can enjoy a drink on the wide terrace or lower decking before dining in the Conservatory
The Hotel Rooms
All 21 rooms have en-suite facilities, television, direct-dial phones and the other amenities you will expect from a three-star hotel.
10 rooms look out directly over the ocean Of these, 4 are larger rooms within the gable-ends of the hotel; 2 are fitted with 4-poster beds and 2 with twin or king-size double beds. Each has two easy chairs and a coffee table placed at the bay windows.
The other 6 sea-view rooms are standard size, but with the same amenities. A further 10 rooms, still to the same high standard of fittings, have rural outlooks from the sides of the hotel.
Kevin Viner at the Housel Bay
Kevin earned Cornwall’s very first Michelin star at his restaurant, Pennypots, just outside of Truro. Whilst at Pennypots, Kevin also became the UK National Craft Guild Chef of the Year, as well as being nominated by the AA as one of the top 10 chefs in the UK. Kevin is currently working with, and mentoring our team in the Kitchen and in February will officially be running the kitchen as the head chef. Head over to the restaurant page to see some of the new menus that Kevin has designed for our us.
Our restaurant is in one of the top food destinations in the UK and we are extremely fortunate to have some of the best produce available, right on our doorstep. Having this bountiful larder on our doorstep enables us to adopt a truly sustainable approach to fine dining.
Our fish, shellfish and seafood couldn’t be fresher. We source it from our local fishermen direct from their daily trips. Our succulent local meat and game is also sourced as locally as possible from nearby farmers and local suppliers. The majority of our dairy products are supplied from a farm in the Lizard, and our cheeses are obtained from local artisan producers. The vegetables we use are grown all around Cornwall and seasonal ingredients like samphire are foraged by our chefs. We are also extremely lucky to have a number of award winning and globally recognised beer, cider, wine and spirit producers based in Cornwall, many of these wonderful drinks are stocked in the Hotel bar and restaurant.
These incredible ingredients, paired with the vast experience of our chefs in the kitchen, enables us to offer you the best of Cornish produce, served in a beautiful and dramatic setting, overlooking the bay.
- Beautiful coastal path for walking
- Cadgwith, a small fishing village where the Lizard Lifeboat is located
- Kennack, Coverack and (over several days) all points to Falmouth
- Kynance Cove in a little over the hour or Mullion and Porthleven within a day
- Inland walks such as Frenchmans Creek and the Helford River
- Golf, Tennis, Sailing, Diving & Fishing are all available within ten minutes to half-an-hour's drive
- The nearby Golf courses are at Mullion, Praa Sands, Helston and Falmouth
- Arrangements can be made with local fishermen for sea fishing or just for meandering around the coastline
- For the braver souls 'Lizard Adventure' may be of interest
- Kynance Cove
- Bessy's Cove
- Housel Bay
- Kennack Sands
- Mullion Cove
- Polpeor Cove
WE ARE NOW SERVING OUR FESTIVE CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND DINNER MENUS...
Head Chef Kevin Viner has designed our mouthwatering Festive Lunch & Dinner Menu’s, view the sample menu here.
We are serving our Christmas menu’s from now up until the 23rd December, so if you want to book a table for two, or even a work party or gathering of friends, call now on 01326 290 417 to reserve your table.
VALENTINE’S AT THE HOUSEL BAY HOTEL
An evening of romance, stunning cuisine and entertainment from singer Paul ‘Croon’ Adams…
Enjoy a drink in the bar next to the roaring log fire, then on to a fine four-course dinner in our restaurant led by head chef Kevin Viner. (Cornwalls’s first ever Michelin starred chef) All of this is accompanied by live entertainment from classic crooner Paul ‘Croon’ Adams, bringing you a repertoire of romantic classics throughout the evening.
Our main Valentine’s dinner event is on Saturday 17th February (with the entertainment) and is priced at £46 per person, see the Valentine’s sample menu here.
You can make Valentine's Day extra special by slipping upstairs to one of our cosy rooms at the end of the night, please check our tariff page for overnight B&B rates.
Call to book on 01326 290 417, this cannot be booked online.
KEVIN VINER TO LEAD THE KITCHEN AT HOUSEL BAY
We are very proud and excited to announce that Kevin Viner will be joining us to lead the kitchen at the Housel Bay Hotel.
Kevin earned Cornwall’s very first Michelin star at his restaurant, Pennypots, just outside of Truro. Whilst at Pennypots, Kevin also became the UK National Craft Guild Chef of the Year, as well as being nominated by the AA as one of the top 10 chefs in the UK. Kevin is currently working with, and mentoring our team in the Kitchen and in February will officially be running the kitchen as the head chef. Head over to the restaurant page to see the new menus that Kevin has designed for us.
A note from Kevin;
“I am so excited to be coming to the Housel Bay Hotel and to be working with long-time friends and owners, Alfred and Iona, who were also regular customers at Pennypots restaurant. The Housel Bay is the most southerly Hotel and Restaurant in mainland Britain and sits in an incredible setting with the Lizard lighthouse just across from it on the cliffs edge, the views are truly breath-taking. I am looking forward to complimenting the Hotel with the best of British and Cornish food and great service. With such wonderful ingredients to work with, this is going to be an absolute joy for me and my team in the restaurant.”