We left our ‘corporate’ jobs to ‘live the dream’ and took over running Willow Bridge in late 2019. We updated and decorated the B&B during the winter before we were effectively 'on hold' due to the Covid pandemic and now we hope you will visit us and that you find our friendly approach and the fresh style welcoming and relaxing. We moved to Sidmouth from Liverpool and Manchester and we have definitely settled in 'slowly' to the pace of life in Devon.

Paul, originally from Anfield, is still missing Liverpool FC but a local pub shows the games! There are some great local restaurants we enjoy and neither of us can resist a cake.

The other member of the Willow Bridge family is our dog Chewie who loves running in The Byes and on the beach when he can. We all enjoy a long walk and have hiked with him round the Sid Valley Ring, across Peak Hill to Otterton and Budleigh and up Salcombe Hill and beyond. He is a super friendly dog and he is also very boisterous so while you may see him ‘out and about’ he is never in the B&B itself!

recent news

Great to see live events in Sidmouth

We are enjoying a lovely summer in Sidmouth and it is good to see the return of live events and performances for guests to enjoy. The Folk Festival although reduced was great fun and we are sure it will be back in full flow next year.

Goodbye 2020!

Time to say goodbye to 2020 and to look forward to getting back to 'normal' in 2021. We hope that guests will soon be able to return to enjoy Sidmouth and beautiful East Devon!

Our first season comes to a close!

A season of two halves - a very challenging early summer while we waited for news that we could open in July with COVID-19 changes in place - and a lovely busy 3 months through from July to October. Our guests made it all worthwhile and we really appreciate the many thank you cards and lovely comments we received from you. We are now closing for the winter in the hope that we will see many of you again next year and that 2021 is a longer and more successful season🤞 Please contact us for next year's prices and availability.