The 18th century Red Lion hotel at Clovelly lies astride the 14th century harbour wall. Each of its 11 bedrooms enjoys either a spectacular sea or harbour view.
The Sail Loft is a conversion of an old store adjacent to the Red Lion and all its six deluxe bedrooms have wonderful sea views. The effect is a perfect maritime experience.
What makes a stay at Red Lion Hotel unique?
Because of its age, no two bedrooms at The Red Lion are the same and all are decorated in a nautical theme. Falling asleep to the sounds of the sea is a unique and delightful experience. Peaceful though it is, there is a real warmth and a sociable atmosphere about The Red Lion, where you can also mingle with the locals in the Snug Bar.
Dogs are welcome in two rooms.
There is also so much to do and see at Clovelly.
What style cuisine is on offer at Red Lion Hotel?
With fresh fish landed right outside the door, vegetables and produce from Clovelly Court Gardens, grown to organic principles, and game from Clovelly Estate, the head chef has the finest local ingredients from which to create his seasonal dishes. He has an inventive and refined cuisine, having spent many years abroad honing his skills, mainly in France. His food philosophy is to keep it local and fresh. The menu includes seasonal French and British dishes.
What is the signature dish at Red Lion Hotel?
Clovelly caught whole lobster, simply served with a saffron and garlic aïoli, lemon, rocket and boiled new potatoes.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Red Lion Hotel?
The Red Lion has 11 ensuite rooms, of which one is a twin room and two are family rooms. The Sail Loft has 6 stylish ensuite rooms, two of which are family rooms, and one has disabled facilities. All rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated in a nautical theme.
There is a Harbour Restaurant, Harbour Bar and Snug Bar.
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.