Meet our general manager Hannah Veale

Bayards Cove Inn’s general manager is Hannah Veale, who oversees our team of 28 staff.

Hannah, 28, joined us in October 2020 and is a huge asset to the team, ruling the roost with a quiet air of calm, even when things get a little busy, which they can do at the height of the season in Dartmouth.

Hannah loves working at Bayards Cove Inn and says: “It’s the buzz, team spirit and positivity at Bayards Cove Inn that make it such a great place to work, as well as the sense of family.” (these were her actual words!)

After the day shift, she’ll sit on the bench on Bayards Cove with her team, and relax and enjoy the view to the mouth of the River Dart, often accompanied with the words ‘what a day!’

On days off, favourite haunts are Bantham Beach, or she’ll go somewhere local to where she lives like the cafe at Heron Valley, Valley View Cafe at Aune Valley, and the Ship Inn at Ugborough

She also loves to paddle board, especially from Aveton Gifford where you can paddle with the tide down to Bantham, and then back again.

Weekends are spent exploring new places in England with her Staffordshire Terrier cross Tina (yes, named after Tina Turner as she was born on her birthday). And soon she’s off to Watergate Bay for a night’s stay, a gift from Charlie and Zuzana as a thank you for all her hard work (Bayards Cove Inn really is a great place to work!)

Ask Hannah how she’d spend a perfect day in Dartmouth, the sun would be shining and she’d walk to Dartmouth Castle, Gallants Bower and Little Dartmouth; browse around the independent shops and then spend the night enjoying the Dart Music Festival.