WINNERS 2023/24

We’re excited to reveal that our clifftop retreat has won two accolades in the 2023-24 Devon Tourism awards. We have been awarded silver for Restaurant of the Year and bronze for Small Hotel of the Year. The judges look for a truly memorable experience, and with our endless sea views, effortlessly stylish accommodation, and restaurant’s flavour of Devon, we can see the attraction! We may be small, but our countryside surroundings and panoramic sea views make a statement.

It’s great that we’ve been recognised by our local tourism board as one of the best small hotels within this beautiful part of the UK, with a fantastic restaurant and beautiful setting for unforgettable stays. It’s a strict process, which looks at everything from our top qualities and the recent improvements and developments we’ve made to our success last year. And there is even a visit by a mystery shopper judge, who came to check out or lovely spot on the clifftop for themselves.

Our restaurant lets the outside in with stunning floor to ceiling windows overlooking the waves. We’ve introduced new seasonal dishes and our exciting pudding bar experience, as well as using honey from our own hives and home-grown ingredients from our kitchen garden to create dishes that you’ll never want to finish! Our head chef Paul Hegley and his team are passionate about creating a standout dining experience and we’re so excited to share the news of our silver award win.

Here at the hotel, we pride ourselves on our luxurious accommodation options, sumptuous spa and secluded location, ideal for exploring the Southwest Coastal path, nearby Salcombe and beyond. Gara makes for an unforgettable stay as you step into our world of laid-back elegance and casual cosiness.