WELCOME TO THE BICKFORD ARMS A traditional Devon community pub that loves to welcome everyone!
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.
(Due to be upgraded to ULTRA FAST GIGABIT BROADBAND by the end of this year)
For those that are lucky enough to be visiting with their furry friends we have plenty of fantastic ideas for exercise and fun. To see a few local walking suggestions, take a look at our Videos on Facebook (link at bottom of this page)
There is almost an acre of forest adjoining the Car Park which belongs to the Hotel, so you are free to take them over there for a scamper about at any time of day or night!
Please note we have a free large, secure car park with CCTV and can accommodate bigger vehicles such as coaches, work vehicles and motor caravans. We have even accommodated a 40ft articulated truck on a few occasions!
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
SIX MORE EV charging points are coming soon -
We have an 11kW Zappi 3 phase charger available NOW to our guests with 6 more on order
Western Power are installing a new dedicated 3 phase pole on 15th October, so we hope to be fully operational in November!
Both John and myself are now driving electric so please feel free to ask us about our experiences if you'd like advice or are considering making the switch to electric
For the safety and security of our valued guests, CCTV is in operation throughout the premises and outside areas
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. If you're lucky you'll get to meet some of our colourful and loyal band of regulars who'll no doubt welcome you to the area and tell you all about it!
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, Widemouth Bay,
Westward Ho, Instow, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe!
If the coast's not your thing or you just prefer the tranquility of the countryside, there's a treasure trove of delightful villages
and glorious old historic towns nearby all set in breathtaking landscapes just waiting to be explored.
Ask a friendly member of staff for recommendations during your stay,
we will be more than happy to point you in the right direction, many of our beaches are dog friendly too!
Halloumi fries with harissa crème fraiche (v) £5.95
Crispy salt & pepper squid, sriracha aioli & spring onions £6.95
Peri-peri buffalo chicken wings with a blue cheese sauce £6.95
Chicken liver paté, red onion jam & toast £6.95
Moroccan style cauliflower bites in a sweet chilli sauce (v)(vg) £6.95
Proper beef steak & ale pie with chips, peas & beef gravy £12.95
Aged steak burger with cheddar, chipotle chutney, bacon
& fresh slaw in a pretzel bun £11.95
Authentic Goan coconut curry with sweet potato, chickpea &
spinach aromatic rice, naan bread & poppadums (v)(vg) £12.95
Aged 10oz ribeye steak with button mushrooms, watercress,
black peppercorn sauce & chips £22.95
Plant based barbecued soya bean & halloumi burger, avocado
mayonnaise, watercress, sweet potato fries & fresh slaw (v)(vg) £12.95
Butchers cut gammon steak, local hens eggs, peas & chips £11.95
Wholetail scampi with peas, fat chips & tartare £12.95
Beef lasagne with a garlic ciabatta £12.95
Spinach & goat cheese risotto, crispy onions and salsa verde £13.95
Authentic Thai green chicken curry
with naan bread & poppadums £13.95
Traditional Atlantic cod n' chips with tartare & lemon £12.95
Wholetail scampi & chips £5.95
Margarita flatbread pizza (v)(vg) £5.95
Crispy chicken goujons with chips £5.95
Sides Fat chips £3.50 Cheesey chips with chipotle £4 Desserts A mouth-watering array of daily treats are always available, please ask to see our current selection Sunday Carvery £9.95
Available every Sunday Lunchtime from noon
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 legendary Yorkshire puddings
Why not SUPERSIZE your carvery with an extra big plate for only £11.95!
Please speak to a member of staff for information on ingredients, allergies or any other special dietary related issues. All our dishes are freshly cooked in our own kitchen by our own chef who will be delighted to discuss any special requests or requirements you may have!