About us

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 Guest Lounge and The Ancient Mariner, which serves real ales, draft beers & local ciders. The Galley and our beautiful Victorian style dining room offer a more formal dining area, with an emphasis on fresh, local produce.

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 a small car park at the hotel. Five rooms come with parking, please see the room information as to which ones. Otherwise, see the section 'Parking' for further information.  


Important Information

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.

Check in is from 4pm - 9pm. If you arrive later than 9pm, there is a late check in charge of £10.00 every hour after 9pm.

Check out is by 1030am on your day of departure.