To our Dear Guests both returning and new.... 
It is our great pleasure to announce we reopened the new improved Bickford Arms  
on American Independence Day - Saturday, 4th July 2020 
As you are no doubt aware, the new 'Rule of Six' measures taken by H.M. Government are to become law on Monday 14th September. These measures along with enhanced guidelines regarding social distancing have been introduced as a result of a rise in new virus cases. 
In response to this increased threat and the new rules we have taken the very difficult decision to close the bar to non-residents and non-diners for the time being. Our hotel and restaurant guests will still be able to use our licensed facilities, but until the new restrictions are lifted and for the safety and security of our valued guests we will not be offering a public bar service from this date. 
Please accept our apologies and be aware we will not be opening the restaurant for one day on Monday 14th September to allow us to prepare the premises for the new arrangements. 
Please follow our facebook page for information about our newly launching Autumn Menu! 
Please rest assured we will be continuing to keep to the very latest safe distance rulings on the premises during your visit, and all our Staff are adhering to the WHO's (World Health Organisation) and all new Government instructions such as regular disinfecting of all areas and regular washing of hands. 
If you are in need of a break in beautiful North Devon - Please call Keith on 07973 285818, email us: or click on this link to book 
It is obviously of paramount importance that during this time of crisis we protect our guests, our staff and our community in Holsworthy and surrounding areas. We are closely following Government instructions and guidelines and will be constantly monitoring and implementing the latest advice. 
If you have any queries or are worried or concerned about any aspect of your stay,  
please contact Keith on - 07973 285818 or email us at:  
The phone has voicemail and the emails will be picked up on a daily basis. 
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again or greeting you for the first time soon. 
Please stay safe 
Keith Reynolds and Staff. 

WELCOME TO THE BICKFORD ARMS  Now under new management and totally refurbished. 

Keith and John would like to welcome you to The Bickford Arms, Brandis Corner, Holsworthy. We thrive on a sense of community and host not only Bed and Breakfast guests, but a diverse range and mix of visitors from Private Functions & Parties to quick stopoffs for a tasty bite to eat or a cosy place to rest.  
Combining the warmth and familiarity of your own living room with the luxury of good service and the best quality food, we are more than just somewhere to lay your head as part of your stay in fabulous North Devon. 
We're very dog friendly and love welcoming your four legged best friends. 
Denzel, our big soppy Great Dane and little Patch our Jack Russell are both waiting to greet you. We have almost an acre of beautiful Forest land adjoining the Car Park where you can exercise your Dogs in safety. 
If your stay with us coincides with a weekend, why not take advantage of our famous Sunday Roast, where you can enjoy the delicious, hearty food on offer at our traditional Sunday Carvery. With a choice of four succulent meats all sourced from local farms and our acclaimed Yorkshire Puds all washed down with a lovely Pint or a special glass of Wine, you may just feel the need to walk it off in our beautiful local countryside, especially if you get tempted by one of our naughty desserts! 
Super-fast (Full Fibre) Broadband available free of charge throughout the premises. 
Hunting & Fishing 
For those that enjoy fishing and hunting, (Snipe, Deer, etc) we are ideally situated. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements as we often arrange hunting and fishing trips with local experts 
Please note we have a large, secure car park with CCTV and can accommodate larger vehicles such as coaches, work vehicles and motor caravans. 
Make your stay in Holsworthy a comfy, cosy one. While Hostels and chain Hotels might be the latest and popular trend, you’ll never beat the authentic, unique quality of a good Bed and Breakfast. Bed and Breakfasts are a special cultural aspect of the UK and are renowned for their cosy atmosphere and personal touch. 
The Bickford Arms is in the heart of Devon’s magnificent Ruby Country and is only a short drive from Dartmoor and the stunning beaches of North Devon and North Cornwall. 
We pride ourselves on being a local community Pub with a superb venue for private functions and weddings. Our accommodation is second to none and in the most idyllic setting. 
The pub is rated AA Four Diamonds, so you can be sure that your stay will be comfortable and your welcome will be warm. Our accommodation has eleven quality spacious letting bedrooms, all centrally heated, some with bath and others shower, all en-suite. Our rooms are beautifully furnished, each with its own ambience and character and offer modern convenience with traditional style and attention to detail. 
We continue our policy of freshly preparing all food in our own kitchen. Everything is sourced from local suppliers, and we take great care in maintaining the highest standards of quality. We serve an excellent range of Real Ales, Draught Lagers and Ciders with a Wine List to suit all tastes. 
Whether you're coming in for a quiet pint, choosing something delicious from our Bar or Dining Room menus, or staying over for a business or holiday trip, we want your ‘Bickford Arms experience’ to be a memorable one.  
At The Bickford Arms we serve good, traditional food and strive to offer the very best in Devon hospitality, 
working as a team to ensure your stay with us is a pleasurable one. 
Wanting to check out the local area and what it has to offer?  
The Bickford Arms is in a prime location, just a short drive from Dartmoor and less than an hour from Exmoor National Park  
as well as the many fabulous beaches of North Cornwall and North Devon, such as Bude,  
Westward Ho, Instow, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe! 
Ask a friendly member of staff for recommendations during your stay,  
we will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. 

New 2020 Menu 

Choice of lunch or evening meals for £11.95 
Prime Sirloin Steak £18.95 
Surf 'n' Turf or Mixed Grill £19.95 
Bar snacks available all day 
Vegetarian & Gluten-free options please ask 


Every Lunchtime 12pm - 2pm.  
Every Evening 6pm-9pm 
Bar snacks available all day 

Sunday Carvery £8.95 

Available every Sunday Lunchtime from 12pm - 2.30pm. Plated Roast dinners also available for the remainder of the day and evening. 
Our Sunday carvery is very popular so it's advisable to book. Children under 12 eat for FREE* 
*(one child per accompanying adult) 
Choice of Turkey, Pork, Beef or Gammon, served with Roast Potatoes, a choice of six different Veg and our Janet's legendary Yorkshire puddings 
Why not SUPERSIZE your carvery with an extra big plate for only £10.95! 
Due to the popularity of our Carvery, pre-bookings are advised. Please call 01409 221318 to book a table. 
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