The musty smell as you come the hotel, maybe due to the age of the building. The breakfast was adequate, a bit like a greasy spoon's style but plenty of it.
The location is ideal, although not on the Harbour but very close to it. The pub is very quirky and you feel you are back in time of the Pirates'day! It is a shame that the restaurant and the pub is not in used anymore and only the rooms have this pub still alive, you can feel that in its time, it must have been a great place. It is run down in the downstairs area, but the rooms ( executive room ) is newly decorated with new carpet, a fridge, clean. The parking was opposite the Hotel in a car park at the bus station, after 6pm it is only £2.40 all night right until 10am the following day. I wish the hotel/pub can still do some business, it would be such a shame to see this place closed down, as it feels like it is one of the Landmarks of Brixham.