Fresh locally sourced full flavour foods with Menu choices designed by our in-house nutritionist

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WINTER SEASON (3rd Nov 2023 - 31st March 2024) New Look Superior Rooms available from Nov.3rd. 2023 During the Winter Season, our guests may enjoy one of our 3 upgraded ground floor Superior Bay View Rooms with a Full Scottish hot breakfast Menu. The Hotel Main Dining...


STARTERS CHICKEN OR SPINACH GYOZA 6.50 With sweet chilli sauce & dressed salad HOMEMADE HAGGIS BON BONS 7.50 With sweet chilli sauce LIGHT MEALS SMOKED SALMON & CUCUMBER SANDWICH With dressed salad & crisps 9.50 HAM & CHEESE SANDWICH With dressed salad...


Our House Cuisine Balcary Bay has gained a reputation for our enthusiasm for sourcing outstanding quality food ingredients and then following through in the kitchen using traditional cooking methods to capture the natural flavours which arise naturally from fresh...

Main Dining Room Dinner Menu

Entrée Bowl of Antipasti Marinated Olives 5.50 Soup Of the Day 8.50 Using home prepared stocks & daily warm bread roll Roquefort & Pear Salad V, G/F 11.95 With rustic bread & walnuts Duck Gyoza 9.50 With sweet chilli sauce & dressed salad Homemade Haggis Bon Bons...

Gift Vouchers

Whether it be a luxury overnight stay, dinner for 2 in our award-winning restaurant or simply lunch watching the tide gently lapping in We have a Gift Voucher to suit. No expiry date and monetary value from £50 upwards. Telephone a member of our reception team who...

Welcome to an Idyllic Hotel Location

A Scottish Health Resort Hotel combing Relaxation, Ambiance and Quality Foods

Vic & Diana Alexander welcome you to the Balcary Bay Country House Hotel which takes its name from the stunningly beautiful bay that overlooks the Solway with the Cumbrian mountains in the distance.  Each day brings a different colour spectrum to this wonderful vista.  Each night brings forth a romantic moon shimmering across the waters. This historic hotel started its life c.1625 and, together with Hestan Isle opposite, was a major smugglers haunt during the 17th and 18th centuries. The vaulted hotel cellars were once full of contraband liquor. Today, our cellared wines offer a selection of world class wines from tasty moderate priced wines to Grand cru. We focus on good organic foods, health and nutrition as well as providing guests with relaxation, tranquillity and the welcome of a cosy log fire. Our Head Chef/Owner, Diana is a qualified nutritionist and Keto Chef and her Menus include a variety of gluten free and sugar free options. Our immediate region is an area of outstanding natural beauty with many diverse and interesting places to visit and activities that embrace exotic gardens and wildlife. For business guests we have numerous rooms connected to 300 Mgbps fibre and offer copying/scanning services.

The Hotel welcomes guests with pets.  Pets are allowed in the guest room, Bar and Conservatory dining areas where they may join their owners for dinners. Pets are not permitted in the Guest Lounge and main Restaurant.  the Hotel Superior Rooms are most suitable for pets as the rooms open on to a private patio and the Hotel lawns. There is a pet charge of 30.00 per pet per stay to cover deep cleaning costs.

We look forward to your visit.


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Restaurant & Bar

Balcary Bay Country House Hotel

We offer our Fine Dining and Main Dining Rooms and, to suit your mood a choice of al fresco dining in the Herb Garden, the all day Cocoa Café by the beach and our Bar Menu served in the Conservatory.