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  • We have had a brilliant christmas and new year and we are looking forward to some fresh air and walking off the mince pies on the coast path before getting the place brushed up ready for the new ye

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  • We are offering 10% off the price of all bookings made and paid in full between now and January 2015.
    To take advantage of this offer call matt or zoe on 01271863377


Things To Do

Food and Drink
Ilfracombe is a 'hidden gem' for foodies with a bewildering array of fine restaurants. You have the choice of a stylish lunch at the Quay or delicious and sophisticated modern european Dinner for two at the Gendarmerie or one of the other superb restaurants on Fore Street. However if you fancy a freshly baked hand made pizza or a fine curry or simply well cooked fish and chips, there is something for everyone and every budget without compromising on quality.
Restaurants nearby that we recommend:
The Gendarmerie 
01271 865 984 - www.lagendarmerie.co.uk
63 Fore Street
Simply exquisite – grown-ups restaurant – booking essential
The Espresso - www.seafoodrestaurantilfracombe.co.uk
01271 855 485
No 1 St James Parade
Brilliant seafood – lovely sun terrace, (summer only), great wine list.
The Quay 
01271 865 559 - www.11thequay.co.uk  
Damien Hirst owned harbour side restaurant and bar
Great decor, brilliant location
01271 863 837 - www.relishbarandbistro.co.uk
10-11 Fore Street
Nice modern menu – friendly service closed Wednesdays
Giovanni & Luca’s
01271 879 394  
Wilder Road
Family Friendly Italian Restaurant – closed mondays 
The Olive Room
07533 333 976
International wholesome and tasty – hearty dishes
56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe
01271 866 834 - www.claretsrestaurant.co.uk
North field Road, Ilfracombe
Hearty modern feel good food. (Thursday to sat only – booking advisable)
01271 865 982 
Ilfracombe High Street
Family friendly fresh made pizzas
01271 862 823 - www.basilsrestaurant.co.uk 
54 Fore StreetClassic friendly bistro 
Squires Fish & Chips Braunton
01271 815 533 - www.squiresfishrestaurant.co.uk
Exeter Road, Braunton
A 15 minute drive from the hotel, but the best fish and chips in north Devon!
The Rock Inn Georgeham
01271 890 322 www.therockgeorgeham.co.uk
(take Woolacombe road – then croyde turning, 15 mins to Georgeham)
Very good quality gastro pub, open 7 days a week year round for lunch and dinner, reliably good for couples and families, great meat, fish and veggie options.
Take Thyme Fish Restaurant
01271 867 622 - www.takethymeilfracombe.com
1 Fore St  Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9EDTake Thyme specialises in locally caught fish, seafood, and Exmoor reared steaks.

Activities and attractions
If you are at all interested in being outside, Ilfracombe covers almost every field of activity you can think of from the fabulous Torrs walks, Sea Kayaking, fishing, golfing, surfing at nearby beaches and quadbiking for those who prefer to see the countryside at high speed.
The links above take you to our list of current and upcoming events as well as some of the things to see and do here all year round. You might also want to check out our Elmfield Recommends page