New Inn

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The New Inn is uniquely situated in the heart of picturesque Clovelly, and it has welcomed visitors since the 17th century. Rebuilt and refurbished over the years, it remains decorated in the Arts and Crafts style. Its eight bedrooms have either sea views or balconies overlooking the village. There is also so much to do and see at Clovelly.

What makes a stay at New Inn unique?

Peaceful, idyllic, quaint, relaxing, unique. These are some of the most often repeated words in the visitors' book. The only 'traffic sounds' you will hear are footsteps or donkeys' hooves on the ancient cobbled street. Dogs are welcome in one guest bedroom.

What style cuisine is on offer at New Inn?

Delicious, home-cooked British classics and a variety of real ales are on offer. Bea, the manager, is a passionate home baker, so the cream teas with baked scones are thoroughly enjoyable.

What is the signature dish at New Inn?

Rump steak with chips, onion rings, mushrooms and tomatoes.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at New Inn?

The New Inn has eight cosy, ensuite bedrooms, including a family room and a single room. All the furniture and decorations have been carefully selected to reflect the grace of the Arts and Crafts era. Hamlyn's breakfast and afternoon tea room is light and airy, with a portrait of Christine Hamlyn in her wedding dress on the wall. The Up Along Bar serves lunches and dinners. If a room is booked in the Hamlyn's B&B opposite, guests have access to all of New Inn's facilities.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Bideford area?

When staying at Clovelly, view the film show of the history of the village, watch skilled craftspeople in the workshops creating silk and pottery, visit the Charles Kingsley and Fisherman's Cottage museums, and Clovelly Court Gardens at the top of the village, and see the famous donkeys and harbour. Take a boat trip along the coast or a fishing trip, or book a trip to Lundy. One of the best ways to appreciate the stunning setting of Clovelly is to stroll along Hobby Drive, and the coastal path in the opposite direction to Mouthmill also gives breathtaking views.


Based on 2 reviews

Amazing We booked and got the last dog friendly room. Let me assure you it is very dog friendly. Our room was very clean and spacious. Right from the start the staff were amazing and friendly. We ate both nights at the inn and the food was simple but delicious, egg, ham, chips always is a hit! Recommend the pie too, really scrumptious. Thia our Pomsky was allowed to eat dinner with us and for breakfast we had a little table to ourselves in the upstairs lounge as dogs weren't allowed in the breakfast area ( for obvious reasons) The breakfast was amazing. Generous portions and freshly cooked. Thia even got her own fry up just for her. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and my husband learned a great deal whilst chatting to locals in the bar. To sum up, Thia gives the New Inn a big 5 Paws up! Loved it. RUFF!!!!!!


Staff were very helpful with queries pre visit, hotel clean and staff very friendly, nice atmosphere. Provided large breakfast (with gluten free option), would set you up well if wanting to do coastal walking from there. Difficult access (but we knew that in advance) having to walk down the steep cobbled streets of Clovelly. Only downside was we hadn't realised that everything in Clovelly shuts at 5pm when the visitors centre at the top does.


Cracking Clovelly pub. Really friendly , warm old fashioned pub. Staff were great and lunchtime sandwiches really top . Breakfast the next morning very good and even thought very busy was a prompt polite service . Great coffee ! Rooms comfortable and clean. All in all great place to go and would love to go back


Very pleasant stay in a traditional inn in a unique village. Despite poor North Devon weather, the inn staff made our stay enjoyable. It certainly made us appreciate how difficult it is, living on a steep hill with no vehicles, plus cobbles! Not for the faint hearted or infirm, however!


Weekend break away. Stayed in the New Inn and was made very welcome. Rooms were lovely and clean and location perfect. As we visited in December the village had a great Christmas Vibe. Infact Clovelly itself is lovely overall. Will return again one day.


5* Stayed in the New Inn and was made very welcome. Rooms were lovely and clean and location perfect. As we visited in December the village had a great Christmas Vibe. In fact Clovelly itself is lovely overall. Will return again one day.


Were lucky to get a room at the New Inn over Easter..... Fantastic room, very comfortable and warm. Great dinner and a very good breakfast. The New Inn is full of character..... Friendly staff and patrons in the small bar.


Lovely stay: Stayed for two-night anniversary break. Loved the hotel although the hill can be a challenge, especially after the massive breakfast they give you. Food was good and tasted homemade. Have booked to return !!


5* Great Food. After a wander around Clovelly in the cold it was great to step into the pub, warm up and have a lovely, relaxing meal. Bliss. J.N. London

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Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Tennis court

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Bars, Cafes & Other

Bathroom & Laundry

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

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Horse Riding, Equestrian

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

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Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Exeter
Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 30 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 60
Nearest Train Station: Barnstaple
Nearest Railway Time: 30 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 18
Vendor Accreditation: AA 2 Star
Number of rooms: 8
Double twin room price from: £117.00
Double twin room price to: £160.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: High Street, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, BidefordEX39 5TQ, United Kingdom

Clovelly is just off the A39, 10 miles west of Bideford. Exit the M5 at Junction 27. Nearest train station is Barnstaple. Buses run from Barnstaple and Bideford to Clovelly.


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