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Red Lion Hotel

The Quay, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5TF

Red Lion Hotel

The Quay, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5TF

The Red Lion Hotel at Clovelly offers a complete retreat from today's thundering motorways and stress-filled working hours. Take in the sights and sounds of Clovelly's ancient, unspoilt harbour, a unique and delightful experience. The hotel has 17 bedrooms in total, 11 beautiful bedrooms in the oldest part of the hotel all recently refurbished to a very good standard, all enjoy either a sea or harbour view, and a further 6 deluxe all with sea views in the adjacent, beautifully restored Sail Loft. Due to the age of the building, each bedroom has its own special character.

Red Lion Hotel is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Top 10 English Seaside Hotels by Adrian Mourby

"Clovelly is a small harbour village in Devon with a steep, pedestrianised cobbled main street, so steep in fact that the only transport is on sledges pulled by donkeys. The village is still owned by the Rous family, descendants of the Hamlyns who have been lords of Clovelly Court since 1738. The family also owns the village’s two hotels, the New Inn at the top and the Red Lion, 400’ below on the harbour. This large, eighteenth century “beer house” was – and still is - a meeting point for Clovelly’s sailors. In Charles Kingsley’s Westcountry novel, Westward Ho! it features as the birthplace of the mariner, Salvation Yeo.

The hotel has 17 bedrooms with 11 in the old whitewashed inn. These all have views either to the Bristol Channel or the small harbour. There are six further bedrooms in the Sail Loft, a recent outbuilding conversion.

The South West Coast Path National Trail runs at from the top of the village and the day’s walk from Clovelly to Hartland Quay is lovely, but you may chose to stay and just look at the old harbour and feed the seagulls. Why not? You’re on holiday."

Information on Red Lion Hotel , The Quay , Clovelly , Bideford

No. of bedrooms: Total: 17     
Types of room: Standard Twin/Double, Superior Twin/Double, (6 sea view rooms in adjacent Sail Loft)
Room rates guide: Single:  £120.00-£150.00
Double/Twin:  £150.00-£180.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (permitted in limited rooms only)
Romantic Details: picturesque coastline
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: only in one room but limited access to main hotel
Accreditation/Awards: AA 2 Stars
Room facilities: colour TV, direct dial telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, all rooms with sea or harbour views, hospitality tray
General facilities: restaurant, civil ceremony licence, wedding receptions, Wi-Fi internet access
Outdoor activities on site: fishing and boat trips
Activities nearby: Golf, tennis court, boat trips, diving, angling, horse riding
Local directions: Please see our website for directions.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Exeter (60 miles) (1 hour, 15 mins)
Exeter (60 miles) (1 hour, 15 mins) , Bristol (100 miles) (2 hours, 30 mins)
Barnstaple (18 miles) (30 mins)

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Sun 01 Oct 2017 – Thu 21 Dec 2017

Stay 2 nights B&B and enjoy a bottle of wine on arrival and an extra night B&B FREE!
2 nights at £80 per person at the New Inn.
To book, please call Hayley or Debbie.
This special rate is non-refundable, includes VAT and service, valid from Sunday to Thursday and based on two people sharing a room. It excludes Bank holidays and subject to availability.

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Review of Red Lion Hotel

Posted on by Chris MCustomer stayed Jun 2017

We only stayed one night on our tour of Cornwall & Devon, this is a lovely hotel, perfectly positioned, right on the harbour wall, rooms are a good size, with views of the sea, the restaurant is nice but the food, wow, the most delicious cod I've ever had, scallops were divine and the desert ( can't remember what it was called because the wine was so nice too) all served with a smile by the lovely Victoria and Beth, both a credit to the hotel, I highly recommend the Red Lion

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Posted on by M MCustomer stayed Jul 2017

Loved this hotel, we had a balcony, beautiful views, I was woken up at about 2.45 am. A fisherman was pulling his big cool box across the pebbles to his fishing boat I presume ready to go out to fish.... it was brilliant like going back in time.
The Red Lion is a lovely pub and hotel is very friendly and serves fabulous food and the location is certainly an added bonus..!!
Would definitely recommend it

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Posted on by O XCustomer stayed Apr 2017

Easter break” 5*
Stayed in the wonderful Red Lion hotel over the Easter bank holiday weekend. As always the staff were wonderful and the room spotless. Changed from our usual room over looking the harbour to one in the sail lofts which was excellent.
As it was our anniversary we decided a meal in the newly refurbished restaurant would finish the weekend off nicely.
A table overlooking the harbour and village in the corner gave a great atmosphere.
The menu is not huge but a great mix of tastes makes up for this easily.
We both had the duo of pork which was stunning. Genuinely wonderful. A great wine selection and as always awesome Red Lion staff topped the night off.
Visited April 2017

Review of Red Lion Hotel

Posted on by Dale HCustomer stayed Apr 2017

“Why the Red Lion” 5*
Well its at the bottom of a big hill in a great location with scenic views while you eat and drink. They have some lovely local brews to sample, the food was very good indeed and although a little on the expensive side I would eat there again.. There is seating inside and out

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Posted on by Martin JCustomer stayed May 2017

Had a lovely stay at the Red Lion. My parents live locally and I'd always wanted to stay there. We stayed in Room 18, the newly converted sail loft, which is amazing. Bright, airy, spacious and modern with lovely views. Try and stay there if you can.

We had one dinner in the bar which was quite good and two very good breakfasts. All in all a great couple days with unbeatable views and very friendly staff.

Room Tip: Room 18 or 19 in the Sail Loft are the ones to go for.

Review of Red Lion Hotel

Posted on by T J

We spent a couple of days enjoying the beautiful scenery in this tranquil setting. The staff were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble. The facilities were good, with an overriding sense of generosity throughout, no disappointing one tea bag pots of tea at breakfast, a full pot with three bags!
Highly recommended!

Review of Red Lion Hotel

Posted on by Sharon KCustomer stayed Aug 2013

We had our wedding at the Red Lion Hotel and are very impressed. Not only were the rooms that we and our guests staying in very comfortable, the venue was transferred in minutes into exactly what we had asked for, for the ceremony, buffet and reception. Food delicious!! Staff very professional!

Review of Red Lion Hotel

Posted on by Chris P

A two day stay in April at this favourite hotel. Our room overlooked the small beautiful harbour, into which the local fisherman brought their daily catch. There is so much to see and do in the area - coastal walks, visiting the unspoiled village and the ancient church, and much more. The restaurant provided excellent breakfasts and even better dinners using local produce where available. The chef and the rest of the restaurant staff are friendly and know their jobs, while the bar serves superb draught local ale.

But the best thing is that, at night, the room is silent apart from the lapping of the waves on the adjacent shore. A good night's sleep is pretty well guaranteed.

The Red Lion is not over-plush or at all pretentious. It merely provides an excellent welcome in comfortable surroundings with everything most people could need.

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