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The Bickford Arms, Brandis Corner, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7XY 

The Bickford Arms History 

The Bickford Arms has stood at Brandis Corner near Holsworthy since the 17th Century, first as a coaching inn and now as a completely rebuilt traditional pub and restaurant, offering bed and breakfast. The Bickford Arms was originally part of the Dunsland Estate, an extensive holding that once stretched across large parts of North Devon.  
 
The estate was gradually broken up and it passed through the hands of several major court and political families, principal among which were the Cadiho, Arscott, Dabernon and Bickford families. 
These, and two other minor families, are commemorated in both the names of our bedrooms and the pub itself. The photographs and drawings show the pub between the end of the 19th century and the present day.  
 
The woods shown in the photograph from the 1900s are still there. The bow windows to the front had been added by the 1920s. The photo from the 1980s shows the pub before an attempt at ‘thatched restoration’ and was one of the photographs that provided a template for rebuilding the pub after the disastrous fire in 2003. 
The Bickford Arms at Brandis Corner around 1900 
The pub as it appeared in the 1980s 
A sketch showing the pub with the addition of bow windows to the front 
The Bickford Arms in 2005 after rebuilding and restoration 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Facilities 

Bar 
Free Wi-Fi internet 
Restaurant 
Wi-Fi internet 

Parking 

On-site parking 
Free parking 

children's Facilities 

Children's menu 
High chairs 

Business Facilities 

Meeting rooms 

Dining 

Cooked breakfast 
Lunch 
Dinner 

Activities and Experiences 

Archery 
Boating 
Bowling alley 
Clay pigeon shooting 
Cycling 
Dart board 
Fishing 
Horse riding 
Art galleries & museums 
Walking 

Facilities 

Bar 
Free Wi-Fi internet 
Restaurant 
Wi-Fi internet 

Parking 

On-site parking 
Free parking 

children's Facilities 

Children's menu 
High chairs 

Business Facilities 

Meeting rooms 

Dining 

Cooked breakfast 
Lunch 
Dinner 

Activities and Experiences 

Archery 
Boating 
Bowling alley 
Clay pigeon shooting 
Cycling 
Dart board 
Fishing 
Horse riding 
Art galleries & museums 
Walking 

Accessibility 

We have disabled toilets and easy access to all the ground floor.  
 
Unfortunately we do not have a lift to the first floor. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Policies 

Check in: 14:00 till 18:30 
(Early check-in available on request) 
 
Check out: 11:00  
(Late check-out available on request) 
 
Child Policy: No preference 
Smoking Policy: No smoking 
Accommodation Type: Bed and Breakfast 

Directions 

Road from Holsworthy (4.7 miles) Head South-east on Victoria Hill toward High St. Turn right at A388/Fore St, continue to follow A388. Turn left at A3072/Windmill Rd, continue to follow A3072. Destination will be on the left. 
 
Road from Dartmoor (27.0 miles) Head North-east on Abbey Rise toward Whitchurch Rd. Turn left at Whitchurch Rd. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A386/Dolvin Rd, continue to follow A386, go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A3079/Holsworthy Rd. Continue to follow A3079. Turn right at A3072, destination will be on the left. 
 
 
 
 

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Great traditional pub / hotel with warm welcoming fire. 

Friendly welcoming staff, good sized rooms with large en-suite shower room. The room was a little cold on arrival, but soon warmed up when heating came on. Good service in bar area. Good range of meals in menu and on special boards. Food was good, but not great in the evening. Breakfast was great, served with a smile and unlimited quantity of good coffee. Plenty of off road parking. 

Great place to stay 

I had a very pleasant stay. I was staying overnight, as we had a meal at the pub for work. The food was great and the staff were very friendly. The room was cosy, warm and clean. Breakfast was also great. 
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