The Bay Hotel is a pleasant place to enjoy a drink or meal, with an ideal location, being directly in the harbour overlooking the sea.
There have been several buildings on this site, many have been washed away by the raging seas, the last event being 1843!
In 1893, revellers were shocked to find the bowsprit of a sailing ship crashing through the window!
There are 2 plaques outside The Bay Hotel, One commemorates J Arthur Ranks 1935 movie Turn of The Tide, which was filmed in the Bay, and was his first ever movie!!
The second is a welcome sight for walkers, who've endured the 192 mile Coast to Coast Walk, from St Bees....The plaque marks the end of the walk!!
No doubt they won't need much pursuading to step inside and enjoy a cooling beer or something more warming!
The Bay is a Free House and is open 1100 - 2300hrs .
Meals available lunchtimes and evenings.
This is quite a popular place for diners, and it can get busy especially during summer weekends. We ate here one Saturday evening and it was very busy - especially with families - Children and dogs welcome.
However, if the weather is still warm it's a nice place to sit outside at night, and relax with a drink after your meal.
Rooms available with shower and TV
Dress Code: Come as you are! - see above tip (The Laural) for more info
The Laurel offers a selection of draught beers (Real Ales) and is featured in The Good Pub Guide, as well as being CAMRA supported. I think it serves Theakstons and Adnams .
Old fashioned, small Inn (The smallest in Robin Hood's Bay), with bar and snug - exposed beams and open fires
The small snug, has a real coal fire, and is decorated with local photo's / prints etc.
There's a Family room, where children and dogs are welcome.
The bar is carved from solid rock.
When I visited in 2004, there was No smoking 12.00 - 2100hrs. (This altered with the No Smoking laws which came into force in England in 2007, where smoking is banned in public areas)
Toilets are upstairs - a narrow steep staircase!
No slot machines/juke box/pool table etc (Bliss)!
Apparently there's a quiz night Wednesday @ 21.30hrs.
This is a place to sit, sup, chat and enjoy the ambience.
At my visit in 2004, I called in early afternoon for an orange juice ( I was driving!), and it was empty. A few years ago, during a weekend stay, The Laurel got quite busy at night, with locals and holidaymakers, so much so, that we ended up standing on the pavement outside.
The position of this Inn at the foot of the hill has led to a few incidents, with lorries hitting the outside!
UPDATE - at our 2012 visit, we spotted postcards and fridge magnets etc for sale of a bus stuck against this building, which is thought to be from around 1958.
I purchased one of these fridge magnets from Muirs Store.
Dress Code: Come as you are! casual, usually jeans/chinos/combats t shirts/ fleeces/ wooly jumpers/ waterproofs etc!