The Bay Horse Hotel & Restaurant

Canal Foot, Ulverston, LA12 9EL
The Bay Horse Hotel & Restaurant Outside

Location, location, location. At the Bay Horse Hotel & Restaurant the location is unrivalled, overlooking the magnificent, yet deadly Morecambe Bay sands. This hotel was once a 17th century coaching inn. It was here that brave travellers would take a final break before making the terrifying journey across the Morecambe Bay sands in their horse-drawn carriages, heading towards Lancaster. Today, the bay remains just as treacherous to those who are careless enough to ignore the warning signs and venture beyond the point of safety. The Bay Horse, however, has been modernised to suit the 21st century traveller with comfortable en-suite accommodation and delicious food.

The Bay Horse Hotel is located on the eastern coast of the Furness Peninsula, and is less than a ten-minute drive from the centre of the historic market town of Ulverston. A trip to Lake Windermere will take around 20-minutes in the car, with Coniston Water just slightly further at 30-minutes. Nearby attractions include the South Lakes Safari Zoo, Grizedale Forest, and the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi


There are nine guestrooms at the Bay Horse Hotel. It is worth trying to secure one of the six bedrooms that overlook the bay, offering panoramic views of the sands and the estuary where wild birds flock together and produce spectacular flying displays. Rooms are individually styled with a classic décor that many will find appealing.

The hotel is family owned and operated, and a personal touch has been applied to the in-room facilities. Alongside the usual flat-screen televisions, hospitality tray, and free Wi-Fi, you will find a selection of board games, books, and magazines for your enjoyment. All rooms are en-suite and complimentary toiletries are provided.

Bay Horse Hotel Room Accommodation

Restaurants & Bars

The Bay Horse Hotel has a delightful restaurant housed in a conservatory that overlooks the bay, allowing diners to watch the movements of the tide as they tuck into one of the hearty meals. Portions are generous and will certainly fill you up. Local produce is used wherever possible, and the menu comprises of a good mixture of contemporary British and international cuisine. Vegetarians will be particularly pleased, as there is a fabulous vegetarian selection far beyond the usual token dish.

Lunch is served between 12 noon and 2pm. Evening meals and light bites are offered between 6.30pm and 8:30pm, with meals served by candlelight. Breakfast is also served in the conservatory for hotel guests and a full range of cooked items are available, prepared to order. Meals and snacks are also available in the hotel’s bar. To accompany your meal, the hotel has a collection of over 50 wines, as well as a great selection of spirits and whiskies.


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