About Us

A Little Bit About Us

who we are | what we do | & why we do it

It has been our life long dream to own our own Guest House in North Devon and we have found the perfect place in Sampson Barton. We instantly fell in love, not just with the Guest House and its rural countryside setting, but also with its great location and friendly locals.

We have over 37 years experience in the hotel and catering industry. Neil started his catering career in the Merchant Navy as a steward and has also been a Silver-Service Waiter on the QE2! and gained experience as a Bars & Restaurant Manager. Now retrained in the world of IT and worked for companies who looked after networks and websites he has been putting it to good use building our website. Neil has always had a keen interest in cooking and aims to provide wholesome, home-cooked food at every opportunity.

Bev has had a wide and varied career starting off in the Wrens then running her own newsagents before venturing into the hotel industry. Not bad for a young girl of just 30 or so she’d have us believe!!