Originally the building was a Victorian Bath House and people would travel from far and wide to bathe in the sea water pumped from the unique and iconic Rhenish Tower by the harbour in Lynmouth. It was believed that the salt baths would promote good health and, with growing popularity, The Bath House developed to become The Bath Hotel.
As early as 1878 John Heywood was running a small hotel in the house which stood next to the bath-house. Between 1878 and 1881 he extended this hotel three times, taking in the site previously occupied by the bath-house. The hotel was bought by the current proprietors’ grandparents in 1951, the year before the flood that devastated Lynmouth.
Now The Bath has entered a new era, with the first phase of refurbishment complete and with many more exciting changes on the horizon. Both of our bars have been recently refurbished; The Aubrey Cocktail Bar serving a selection of freshly prepared cocktails and The Ancient Mariner, which serves real ales, draft beers & local ciders. The Galley, located just off The Ancient Mariner bar, is the most recently refurbished part of The Bath Hotel offering a relaxing, warm seating area to enjoy a drink or to sample our menu.
The Ancient Mariner bar has also won North Devon’s ‘Best Pub’ award 2016! We also made it through to the finals of the Muddy Stilettos 2017 awards for ‘The Best Bar’.
Our kitchen serves excellent regional food which is, wherever possible, local, seasonal and sourced from only the best suppliers in the area. Guests can choose to dine in the bar or alternatively in The Galley.
Parking is very limited in Lynmouth but we are fortunate to have two car parks for our guests to use free of charge.
The hotel is a Victorian building with the guest rooms set over three floors and unfortunately the building does not have a lift. If you have any mobility issues please let us know and we will try our best to allocate you to a first floor room.