Burgh Island

We say
A place like no other, Burgh Island Hotel sits on its own private tidal island just off the coast of picture-perfect Devon. This 1930s hotel has an illustrious history having hosted Agatha Christie as she dreamed up the likes of Poirot, and guests are encouraged to embrace the heritage, dressing for dinner in 1930s garb and all that jazz.

Recommended hotel: Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel says

If walls could talk……our list of famous guests reads like a Who’s Who of the 20th Century. Since opening our doors in 1929, Sir Winston Churchill, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, The Beatles, Gertrude Lawrence, Noel Coward and, of course, Agatha Christie have stayed at this iconic landmark hotel.

  • Quirky island hotel
  • 1930s style
  • Black tie dinners

Just getting here is a fun experience – there aren’t many hotels in the world that can only be reached across the sand or, at high tide, by Jeep or our unique Sea Tractor. It’s all part of the Burgh Island magic that weaves its spell on us all.

The accommodation comprises rooms and suites scattered around the island. Each has its own Art Deco vibe and gorgeous views wherever you look. Now with a more contemporary feel but packed with atmosphere, there’s the gorgeous Agatha’s Beach House where she wrote And Then There Were None and Evil Under the Sun.

Dining is a special occasion at Burgh Island. For our black tie dinners, you’ll want to dress to impress 1930s-style and soak up the incredible sense of a bygone era in the Art Deco Grand Ballroom. There’s delicious food, of course, but also live music from our house band or resident jazz pianist. More informal dining is always available in The Nettlefold and afternoon tea is served in the Palm Court. There’s also a pub on Burgh Island – the Pilchard Inn dates back to the 14th century and serves terrific food.

Find out about our special packages, including Murder Mystery breaks. You can even rent the whole island for a house party for up to 50 guests.

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