Cary Arms

The Cary Arms in the Press


Coast, March 2014
Adventures in the great outdoors; "A dog lover's dream"

Period Homes & Interiors, February 2014
Secret Seaside Haven; "A stay at the Cary Arms leaves you feeling as though youve found your own personal secret hideaway. There is nothing left to do but feel utterly spoilt and relaxed."

GQ Magazine, November 2013
One for the Road; A Devon pub makes the perfect weekend getaway- whatever the weather."

Fabric, August 2013
Nestling on the precipitously hotel water's edge: "Could easily be at home on a Greek Island"
James Cooper

Telegraph, Travel July 2013
Handpicked. Location, location, location; "a delightful haven." 
Fiona Duncan

Guernsey Press, July 2013
Seeking a location for all; "The Cary Arms is a fantastic base not only for couples, but also families with children (they get their own fishing net and bait) and dogs too (they get their own personalised bed and bowl)".
Caroline Moody

Instyle UK, June 2013
For those seeking a romantic getaway; "With breathtaking and unrivalled views out across the bay, this romantic setting entrals guests."

Canary Wharf Magazine, February 2013
Beautiful Torquay; "A quaint and charming luxury boutique hotel."
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The Arbuturian, February 2013
A slice if Devon; "It has a quiet serenity that gently envelops you as the minutes of your stay tick by."
Nick Hammond

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You and your Wedding, January 2013
For seashore sophistication "A French Riviera feel, this boutique bolthole is still traditional seaside."

Gloucester Echo, January 2013
A Secluded Therapeutic Spot "The food alone is worth a trip but staying over too makes a visit to the seaside all the more good for the soul."
Lucy Parford
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The Evening Standard, April 2012
A World Away From Fawlty Towers "It's a friendly and understated welcome that sets the tone at the Cary."
Gideon Spanier
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The Times, November 2011
The Great British Weekend "for people who like a bit of luxury with their seaside fun.  It's about as far from Fawlty Towers as you can get"
Alex O'Connell
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Tatler Magazine, July 2011
The Great British Escape "make a beeline for the coast, which happens to be twinkling with secret, gorgeous barnacles of brilliance"
Melinda Stevens
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The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, July 2011
Great British Weekends
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Delicious Magazine, July 2011
10 Great Cottages by the Sea - "For foodies, there's no better place, a classy but casual boutique hotel at Babbacombe"
Claire Hargreaves
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Sunseeker Magazine, Summer 2011
"Local legend, and long popular with the local sailing set."
Rob Crossan
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Departures Magazine (International), Spring 2011
Ten English Favourites "The UK Coast is back - the deSavarys clearly know luxury and have injected panache into the Inn"
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GQ Magazine, September 2010
Listed as one of 'The three places to be seen at this August'
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Conde Nast Traveller, July 2010
"Who goes there? Anyone looking for an invigorating burst of fresh, salty air and great Devon food."
Francesca Syz
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Red Magazine, July 2010
"It's a setup that makes for family-holiday heaven.  Rather English and rather perfect, really."
Brigid Moss
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Country Homes & Interiors, July 2010
"Boutique hotel rooms facing the sea decorated in stunning New England style.  Not-to-be-missed locally caught fish dishes."
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Food and Travel Magazine, June 2010
"..a little piece of seaside luxury"
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Britain Magazine, April 2010
"...the time for relaxation has arrived.  It's a charming hideaway in the buzzing English Riviera." Andrea Spain
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The Sunday Telegraph, April 2010
"...a delightful haven, like a setting from a Mills and Boon romance and a Famous Five adventure all rolled into one."  Fiona Duncan
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Lonely Planet Magazine, February 2010
"10 Easy Trips - The luxurious rooms here open out onto the sea...The pub below is an atmospheric haven."
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Sunseeker Magazine Winter 2010
"The Riviera reborn - Not only a chic retreat for couples - it also provides a wonderful seaside break for families."
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Metro, 15th January 2010:
"The Cary Arms offers the best of the Riviera Lifestyle" James Day
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The Sunday Times, 13th December 2009:
"Winter blast in Devon" Rob Ryan
"The British coast shouldn’t just be for summer — it can be bracing and spectacular in winter"
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GTN, 1st November 2009
"As secret, romantic escapes go, The Cary Arms wins out as the perfect place to shack up with your partner for a few days and lose touch with the world" Rocky Casale
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Hampstead & Highgate Express, 15th October 2009
"Slice of sophistication on the Riviera" Laura Evans
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Pittsburgh Post Gazette, October 2009
"Devon a walk on the mild side" and "Open less than a year, it's already been named one of Britains best beach hotels" Christine O'Toole
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"Devon and Cornwall: storied places, killer views"  Patti Nickell
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De Telegraaf, Holland, 26th September 2009:
"Hidden Luxury in Devon" Frank van Vliet 
'Even in an almost hidden bay in the shadow of Torquay is now a venerable Inn'
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"Britain By The Beach" Richard Allman
Two new seaside hotels are making waves in England, highlighted with 'Chic Retreats' 
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The Telegraph, 7th August 2009:
"English Pubs with rooms - four of the best."
Francesca Syz reviews four pubs where you can drink and be merry before retiring in comfort
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The Times, 4th July 2009:
Listed as one of the "Top 10 Best British Beach Hotels" 
"The Cary is a charming eight-room hotel overlooking a beach, and has a gastro pub restaurant."
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Plymouth Evening Herald, 29th May 2010
"It's the small touches that make staying at South Devon's Cary Arms such a magnificent experience." Claire Skelley
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Herald Express, 19th February 2010:
"Bay Chef battling for pub accolade" 
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Herald Express, 4th December 2009:
"Cary Arms turns back clock with winter music nights" 
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Herald Express, 16th November 2009:
"Inn on the Beach shortlisted for South Devon Excellence Awards" 
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Herald Express, 12th October 2009:
"Cary Arms revamp to continue" 
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Blackmore Vale Magazine, 9th October 2009:
"Memories of the Cary family spark new life in the old resort"  Fanny Charles 
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Herald Express, 9th July 2009:
"Cary Arms is five-star success - REVAMPED Babbacombe inn The Cary Arms has received five-star ratings from both the AA and Visit Britain in its first inspections since re-opening."
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Devon Life, July 2009:
"The Cary Arms is now a top-of-the-market destination point... Destination point it may be, but one that will always retain a special welcome for local people too, with its gastro-pub: the best of both worlds and, quite unequivocally, as the de Savarys say, one of the best places in the world!"
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Western Morning News, 25th July 2009:
"The five AA stars may have been quick to arrive, but there can't have been any doubt about whether they should be given or not."
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Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2010 - The Cary Arms wins Silver in the best Bed and Breakfast, Guests Accommodation, Inn of the Year

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"A haven of tranquility in the bustling resort of Newport!"


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