Cornwall is moving to Tier 3

With the recent announcement of the new Tiers as of 00.01 Thursday 31 December, The Falcon Hotel finds itself in Tier 3. Unfortunately this means that hospitality must close.

We will be open this evening for bar meals and for hotel residents who have already checked in, but will then be closed until we are told we are able to open.

As we now head into what looks like a challenging winter, we will take this opportunity to complete some of our projects which were in the pipeline in anticipation of a safe and busy year ahead of us. (assuming Government guidance allows us)

May we take this opportunity to thank our loyal staff, guests and customers for supporting us through this most unusual of years and for following the rules and keeping each other safe whilst at the Falcon.

We look forward to re-opening, when we are allowed, and welcoming you all back in through the big white doors once again!

Take care and stay safe.

Rupert, Christine and Sophia Brendon

Covid-19 Customer notice

As of 00.01 Thursday 31 December, we will be in Tier 3 and hospitality must close.

Therefore, after dinner this evening, we will be closed until we are told we may re-open.

Residents already checked in are able to stay this evening, but must check out after breakfast on Thursday 31 December.

Our accommodation phoneline will be open Monday – Friday whilst we are closed for future bookings.

Call 01288 352005

Online reservations for accommodation can be made at any time here and emails may be sent to We will respond to emails as soon as we are able, but may not be immediately.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Overlooking the Bude Canal & just a stones throw to stunning beaches, the Falcon promises charm & elegance with guest happiness at the heart of everything we do.

Established in 1798, the Falcon Hotel is the oldest coaching hotel in North Cornwall. For seven generations the Brendon Family, and their loyal staff, have provided ‘The Warmest Welcome in the West’ Overlooking the Bude Canal and only a short walk to stunning sandy beaches, we offer one of the finest settings of any hotel on the North Cornwall Coast. With superb conference facilities and a notable restaurant it’s the ideal place for business events & romantic weddings.

dog friendly hotel

The Falcon Hotel has several bedrooms and dining tables that are dog-friendly. You and your four legged friend can explore Bude’s beaches and many country walks from the comfort of our hotel without even moving your car…

Dog Friendly Hotel



Making you smile is at the heart of everything we do… 

Not only are we Taste of the West Gold award winners since 2017; we were also finalists in their Best Hotel in South West category.

Fingers crossed for November when we will find out if we are Gold, Silver or Bronze award winners in the Cornwall Tourism Awards (Best Hotel) 

Eat & Drink

with the finest local meat, fish, produce & brewers on our doorstep, provenance is key when developing our menus. Experience the delights of Norton Barton Artisan Food Village Charcuterie, Philip Warren Aged Beef & Lamb, Camel Valley Sparkling Wine or Tarquins Gin & Morvennah Rum,  to name just a few…

eat & drink

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

The Falcon is perfectly suited to host a multitude of memorable events. With years of experience we can help you organise your perfect Wedding, Conference, Christening, Anniversary, Live Music, Charity Event or anything else you can imagine…

Marquee, Ballroom, Library, Garden Room, Gardens…