Western Lady Ferry


The “Western Lady” ferry has been in operation for more than 65 years, serving as a gateway across the bay from Torquay to Brixham. This is a delightful way to view the bay, especially on sunnier days, with the trip only lasting about 35 minutes.

The ferry service is now operated under Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company; look out for the blue and cream boats Western lady V1 and Western Lady V11. Both boats are approx. 60 ft. long and can accommodate in excess of 170 passengers.

The service can be used in conjunction with the Jubilee Travel Card, which allows travel on any of their travel be it boats, buses or steam trains.

They operate an almost hourly service on most days, weather dependent!




Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at contact@thehotelbalmoral.co.uk and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at www.thehotelbalmoral.co.uk/book-online and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
All of us at The Balmoral – Torquay