Situated on the North Devon coast, Ilfracombe is positioned directly on the South West Coastal path, and has some of the most spectacular cliff scenery in Britain.
With its selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, the charm of Ilfracombe’s working harbour and quay offers a tranquil setting for your enjoyment during your stay. Verity, Damien Hirst’s work of art and the UK’s largest bronze statue at 20 metres, is erected in all her glory at the end of the harbour for all to see.
Here’s a selection of some local places to eat, and we would always recommend booking in advance, especially with the reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions:-
Take Thyme, Ilfracombe – 01271 867622 (lunch only, Wed – Sat 12pm – 5pm) www.takethymefishrestaurant.co.uk
Relish Bar & Bistro, Ilfracombe – 01271 863837 www.relishbarandbistro.co.uk
Wards Bistro, Ilfracombe – 01271 862112 www.wardsilfracombe.co.uk
Seventy-One, Ilfracombe – 01271 863632 www.seventyone.biz
Thomas Carr 1873, Ilfracombe – 01271 867831 www.thomascarrdining.com
Terrace Tapas Bar, Ilfracombe – 01271 863482 www.terracetapasbar.co.uk
Giovanni & Luca Italian Restaurant, Ilfracombe – 01271 879394 www.giovanniandluca.co.uk
The Depot, Ilfracombe – 01271 865500 www.depoteatery.co.uk
The Smugglers, Ilfracombe – 01271 863620 (no website)
Espresso Seafood Bar & Grill, Ilfracombe – 01271 855485 www.seafoodrestaurantilfracombe.co.uk
Emperor’s Court Chinese Restaurant, Ilfracombe – 01271 863896 www.emperorscourtilfracombe.co.uk
Sawmills, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe – 01271 883388 www.sawmillsfreehouse.co.uk
The Rock Inn, Georgeham – 01271 890322 www.therockinn.biz
SQ, Braunton – 01271 815900 www.sqdining.uk
Squires Fish & Chip Restaurant, Braunton – 01271 815533 www.squiresfishrestaurant.co.uk
Ilfracombe is perfectly located, providing easy access to many places, including the beautiful Exmoor National Park, fabulous local beaches such as Woolacombe, Croyde and Putsborough, and pretty villages such as Lynton and Lynmouth, Bideford, Clovelly and Appledore.