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Guidebook for Devon

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Guidebook for Devon

Food Scene
Cafe set in beautiful grounds, very good Sunday Roast
The Lookout Larkstone
Cafe set in beautiful grounds, very good Sunday Roast
Just around the corner from Oceanside...if you like BBQ, steaks & carvery then this is the place for you
Alfie & The Kaiser
Just around the corner from Oceanside...if you like BBQ, steaks & carvery then this is the place for you
Situated in the famous Fore Street, this restaurant offers possible the best fish dishes in the town
Take Thyme Fish Restaurant
1 Fore St
Situated in the famous Fore Street, this restaurant offers possible the best fish dishes in the town
If you like starters from all over the world then this is the place for you.....great for light bites yet with a wide range of dishes to suit every taste
The Starter Bar
If you like starters from all over the world then this is the place for you.....great for light bites yet with a wide range of dishes to suit every taste
Another great place ot eat along Fore Street....casual yet cosy dining
Seventy One
71 Fore St
Another great place ot eat along Fore Street....casual yet cosy dining
Busy & vibrant Tapas bar ideal for groups & large families....great menu & fairly priced
The Terrace Tapas and Wine Bar
62 Fore St
Busy & vibrant Tapas bar ideal for groups & large families....great menu & fairly priced
A local favourite, highly recommended yet book up fast so get your table booked as soon as you arrive in the town!
Relish Bar & Bistro
A local favourite, highly recommended yet book up fast so get your table booked as soon as you arrive in the town!
Lovely Italian restaurant.....caters for couples, families & groups. Great menu
Giovanni & Luca
Lovely Italian restaurant.....caters for couples, families & groups. Great menu
The Indian restaurant along the High Street, often busy which speaks volumes for its food!
Tandoori Night
13-14 High St
The Indian restaurant along the High Street, often busy which speaks volumes for its food!
Small intimate restaurant as part of a guest house yet well known for a fresh tantalising menu using local food producers
The Olive branch
56 Fore St
Small intimate restaurant as part of a guest house yet well known for a fresh tantalising menu using local food producers
The best chips in the town, this family owned fish & chip shop has been in Ilfracombe for generations and is still going strong. Take away & cafe just around the corner from Oceanside
Maddys Chippy Ltd
25 St James Pl
The best chips in the town, this family owned fish & chip shop has been in Ilfracombe for generations and is still going strong. Take away & cafe just around the corner from Oceanside
Fish & chips on the harbour, they do so well that they deliver too!
Lyn Bay Chippy
5-6 The Quay
Fish & chips on the harbour, they do so well that they deliver too!
Vegetarian & vegan food like you've never tried before. A great deal of love goes into the wonderful menus at this cafe situated along the High Street
Grassroots Vegetarian Cafe
97 High St
Vegetarian & vegan food like you've never tried before. A great deal of love goes into the wonderful menus at this cafe situated along the High Street
A long standing cafe on the High street, watch the day go by over breakfast, lunch or just a cup of tea & one of their wonderful range of home baked cakes
Swiss Cottage Cafe
33 High St
A long standing cafe on the High street, watch the day go by over breakfast, lunch or just a cup of tea & one of their wonderful range of home baked cakes
At the entrance to the harbour & Marine Drive car park this lovely little cafe offers up some great food
Adeles cafe
8 Broad St
At the entrance to the harbour & Marine Drive car park this lovely little cafe offers up some great food
Lovely little cafe on the Quay great for groups & children
Rocket Shed
Lovely little cafe on the Quay great for groups & children
Great coffee & cakes along the High street
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Annie and the Flint
126 High St
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Great coffee & cakes along the High street
Ilfracombe boasts some great independent coffee shops and all of them are worth a visit including this one.....watch the world go by on rainy days
The British Coffee House
132 High St
Ilfracombe boasts some great independent coffee shops and all of them are worth a visit including this one.....watch the world go by on rainy days
Just along from Oceanside this lovely little cafe offers great food and wonderful ice cream
Dolly's Cafe
4 Promenade
Just along from Oceanside this lovely little cafe offers great food and wonderful ice cream
Pots of tea, coffee and great breakfasts
The Manor House Cafe
70 High St
Pots of tea, coffee and great breakfasts
Indian restaurant & take away, find them on Just Eat too. Extensive menu ideal for groups & families
Bengal Spice
36 Greenclose Rd
Indian restaurant & take away, find them on Just Eat too. Extensive menu ideal for groups & families
The best Chinese restaurant in town, small & intimate so book ahead for groups
Emperors Court
111 High St
The best Chinese restaurant in town, small & intimate so book ahead for groups
Chinese take away open until late up on the High Street
Millennium House
80 High St
Chinese take away open until late up on the High Street
Kebab house take away including those all important late night burgers & pizza. Can be found on Just Eat for delivery
Munchies
144 High St
Kebab house take away including those all important late night burgers & pizza. Can be found on Just Eat for delivery
Fish & Chip takeaway at the Fore street end of the High Street
The Ketchup Takeaway
1 Portland St
Fish & Chip takeaway at the Fore street end of the High Street
Indonesian & Thai takeaway.....open early to late....very good noodle dishes
Bamboo Palace
27 St James Pl
Indonesian & Thai takeaway.....open early to late....very good noodle dishes
S & P are well known in the area as commercial fish mongers and they have a lovely spot on the Quay where you enjoy shellfish & fish dishes, crab sandwiches and a drinks menu. Served to you within feet of working fishing boats in the harbour.
S & P Fish Shop
1 The Cove
S & P are well known in the area as commercial fish mongers and they have a lovely spot on the Quay where you enjoy shellfish & fish dishes, crab sandwiches and a drinks menu. Served to you within feet of working fishing boats in the harbour.
Wonderful seafood restaurant along the Quay....how much fresher can it get?
The Dolphin
7 The Quay
Wonderful seafood restaurant along the Quay....how much fresher can it get?
Operating six days a week through most of the year the market offers a huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much much more.
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Barnstaple Pannier Market
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Operating six days a week through most of the year the market offers a huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much much more.
Drinks & Nightlife
Local brewery offering a great little pub along the harbourside and a tempting menu
The Pier Brewery Tap & Grill
Local brewery offering a great little pub along the harbourside and a tempting menu
The pub just along the road from Oceanside
The Sandpiper Inn
The pub just along the road from Oceanside
The locals pub down by the harbour
Ship & Pilot
10 Broad St
The locals pub down by the harbour
Lovely pub with restaurant along Fore street.....expect very good food!
George & Dragon
4-5 Fore St
Lovely pub with restaurant along Fore street.....expect very good food!
Ilfraocmbe's Weatherspoons pub, large bar, plenty of space to eat & 1st floor viewing terrace means this place is often busy
The Admiral Collingwood
Ilfraocmbe's Weatherspoons pub, large bar, plenty of space to eat & 1st floor viewing terrace means this place is often busy
Lounge bars of the larger Royal Britannia Hotel, great spot to sit out back overlooking the harbour
Royal Britannia Hotel
Lounge bars of the larger Royal Britannia Hotel, great spot to sit out back overlooking the harbour
The Chill Bar is located at the top of Fore Street where it meets the High Street, great bar & music venue.....see their board for events & listings
The Chill Bar
The Chill Bar is located at the top of Fore Street where it meets the High Street, great bar & music venue.....see their board for events & listings
Arts & Culture
Damien Hirst's gift to the town....much debate on this statue that dominates the pier, hat will you think of it?!
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Verity
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Damien Hirst's gift to the town....much debate on this statue that dominates the pier, hat will you think of it?!
The Landmark is where the Tourist Information Office is located, it also has a cafe, art galleries & theatre
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The Landmark
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The Landmark is where the Tourist Information Office is located, it also has a cafe, art galleries & theatre
National trust property, Elegant Regency house with Victorian garden, plus a carriage museum, lakeside walks and livestock
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Arlington Court
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National trust property, Elegant Regency house with Victorian garden, plus a carriage museum, lakeside walks and livestock
Small museum showcasing ancient pottery, nature exhibits & historical artefacts from North Devon.
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Museum Of Barnstaple & North Devon
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Small museum showcasing ancient pottery, nature exhibits & historical artefacts from North Devon.
Combe Martin has a rich history combining unique social customs with silver mining, lime burning, strawberry growing as well as the maritime aspects. Feel passionate about our beaches? You can collect a litter picking kit up from this museum to help keep our beaches tidy!
Combe Martin Museum
Combe Martin has a rich history combining unique social customs with silver mining, lime burning, strawberry growing as well as the maritime aspects. Feel passionate about our beaches? You can collect a litter picking kit up from this museum to help keep our beaches tidy!
The North Devon Maritime Museum is a museum situated in the estuary town of Appledore, Devon, England.
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North Devon Maritime Museum
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The North Devon Maritime Museum is a museum situated in the estuary town of Appledore, Devon, England.
Art Gallery, sculpture gardens, restaurant & hotel. Broomhill lies in one of the most glorious valleys in N.Devon, surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland and bound by its own stream. Established in 1997 by Dutch couple Rinus and Aniet van de Sande, and over the years organically grown into one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary sculpture in the south west of England.
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Broomhill Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden
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Art Gallery, sculpture gardens, restaurant & hotel. Broomhill lies in one of the most glorious valleys in N.Devon, surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland and bound by its own stream. Established in 1997 by Dutch couple Rinus and Aniet van de Sande, and over the years organically grown into one of the largest permanent collections of contemporary sculpture in the south west of England.
Sightseeing
Tunnels beach, the beach through the tunnels has been wonderfully restored to it's Victorian state. Well worth a vist and very child friendly beach & pool
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Tunnels Beaches
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Tunnels beach, the beach through the tunnels has been wonderfully restored to it's Victorian state. Well worth a vist and very child friendly beach & pool
Volunteer-run train service along a restored narrow-gauge railway through lush Exmoor countryside.
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Company
Volunteer-run train service along a restored narrow-gauge railway through lush Exmoor countryside.
Three miles west of Lynton and eight east of Combe Martin on the North Devon coast of England, stoney-beached Woody Bay nestles among the steep cliffs of the rugged coast below the heights of Exmoor, in the civil parish of Martinhoe.
Woody Bay
Three miles west of Lynton and eight east of Combe Martin on the North Devon coast of England, stoney-beached Woody Bay nestles among the steep cliffs of the rugged coast below the heights of Exmoor, in the civil parish of Martinhoe.
Woodland walks, accessible paths and a haven for wildlife – located on the edge of Exmoor National Park and a short distance from the North Devon Coast, Wistlandpound Reservoir offers a great day out for families, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Surrounded by a conifer plantation and nestled in the rolling hills of Devon and Exmoor – Wistlandpound provides a unique opportunity for people of all abilities to get outdoors and discover all of the great things to do! There are two wheelchair and pushchair accessible paths – they not only offer fantastic access around the reservoir but also ensure those with less mobility can get close to nature.
Wistlandpound Reservoir
Woodland walks, accessible paths and a haven for wildlife – located on the edge of Exmoor National Park and a short distance from the North Devon Coast, Wistlandpound Reservoir offers a great day out for families, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Surrounded by a conifer plantation and nestled in the rolling hills of Devon and Exmoor – Wistlandpound provides a unique opportunity for people of all abilities to get outdoors and discover all of the great things to do! There are two wheelchair and pushchair accessible paths – they not only offer fantastic access around the reservoir but also ensure those with less mobility can get close to nature.
This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple.
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Marwood Hill Gardens
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This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple.
Essentials
Co-op High Street supermarket for all your day to day needs
The Co-operative Food
69 High St
Co-op High Street supermarket for all your day to day needs
Wholefood store, cake decoration & baking products, local cheeses, vegan & vegetarian and eco products
Nana Sue's Sunfoods
16 High St
Wholefood store, cake decoration & baking products, local cheeses, vegan & vegetarian and eco products
The one & only fresh fruit & vegetable shop in town.
Normans Fruit & Veg
40 High St
The one & only fresh fruit & vegetable shop in town.
Bakery that offers fresh take away coffee & tea, lunch deals, picnics & cream teas
The Pantry
105 High St
Bakery that offers fresh take away coffee & tea, lunch deals, picnics & cream teas
Lidl with car park (free parking 90 minutes)
Lidl
Lidl with car park (free parking 90 minutes)
Just outside the town for your bulk shop
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Tesco Superstore
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Just outside the town for your bulk shop
Family run butcher offering up home made pasties, pies, local cheese, deli counter & local caught game
Mike Turton - Butcher
146-147 High St
Family run butcher offering up home made pasties, pies, local cheese, deli counter & local caught game
West country butchers with BBQ deals, multipack meat & dairy products so good value for groups & families
Lloyd Maunder Ilfracombe
50 High St
West country butchers with BBQ deals, multipack meat & dairy products so good value for groups & families
Our closest A&E department is based in this hospital in Barnstaple Tel : 01271 322577
North Devon District Hospital
Our closest A&E department is based in this hospital in Barnstaple Tel : 01271 322577
Police station located in the town, manned yet with no walk in office so if in need then use the phone located outside to request that an offficer comes to the front desk.
Devon & Cornwall Police
67-69 Princess Ave
Police station located in the town, manned yet with no walk in office so if in need then use the phone located outside to request that an offficer comes to the front desk.
Minor injuries unit at this hospital Tel: 01271 863448
Tyrrell Hospital
Minor injuries unit at this hospital Tel: 01271 863448
Combe Coastal Practice is a group of doctors who work with a Primary Healthcare ... Our main surgery is at Ilfracombe Medical Centre Tel: 01271 863840
Combe Coastal Practice, Ilfracombe Medical Centre
18 St. Brannock's Rd
Combe Coastal Practice is a group of doctors who work with a Primary Healthcare ... Our main surgery is at Ilfracombe Medical Centre Tel: 01271 863840
Getting Around
Here is the link you will need for booking seasonal permits for Marine Drive car park along the harbour side in Ilfracombe, https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/parking/council-car-parks/?ID=10012102731&DS=47
Hillsborough Car Park
Here is the link you will need for booking seasonal permits for Marine Drive car park along the harbour side in Ilfracombe, https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/parking/council-car-parks/?ID=10012102731&DS=47
The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a water-powered funicular railway joining the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the rugged coast of North Devon. Be daring and get to the front of the queue for a space on the front and hold your nerve on the way down the steep cliff-side
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Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway
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The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is a water-powered funicular railway joining the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth on the rugged coast of North Devon. Be daring and get to the front of the queue for a space on the front and hold your nerve on the way down the steep cliff-side
Great Western Trains station in Barnstaple with parking and a wonderful cafe. Right on the Tarka Trail offering bike hire.
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Barnstaple Railway Station Car Park
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Great Western Trains station in Barnstaple with parking and a wonderful cafe. Right on the Tarka Trail offering bike hire.
Bike hire at the Barnstaple Train Station
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Tarka Trail Cycle Hire
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Bike hire at the Barnstaple Train Station
Walk or cycle the Tarka Trail. The Tarka Trail is a series of footpaths and cyclepaths (originally rail trails) around north Devon, that follow the route taken by the fictional Tarka the Otter in the book of that name. It covers a total of 180 miles (290 km) in a figure-of-eight route, centred on Barnstaple.[1]
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Tarka Trail
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Walk or cycle the Tarka Trail. The Tarka Trail is a series of footpaths and cyclepaths (originally rail trails) around north Devon, that follow the route taken by the fictional Tarka the Otter in the book of that name. It covers a total of 180 miles (290 km) in a figure-of-eight route, centred on Barnstaple.[1]
Entertainment & Activities
Everything you need to know about the town & North Devon coastline can be found at the Tourist Information centre, based inside the Land Mark
Tourist Information Centre
Everything you need to know about the town & North Devon coastline can be found at the Tourist Information centre, based inside the Land Mark
Watermouth Castle Theme Park - one of the West Country's premier family tourist attractions. something for all ages and plenty of parking
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Watermouth Castle
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Watermouth Castle Theme Park - one of the West Country's premier family tourist attractions. something for all ages and plenty of parking
A fun day out at Combe Martins Wildlife and Dinosaur Park for a action packed day guaranteed to be filled with laughter. Lots to do inside & out for all ages
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Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
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A fun day out at Combe Martins Wildlife and Dinosaur Park for a action packed day guaranteed to be filled with laughter. Lots to do inside & out for all ages
Enjoy a day out in North Devon experiencing wildlife from around the world by visiting Exmoor Zoo! From the creepy crawlies of the Amazon to the wobbly wallaby joeys of Australia there are plenty of hands on activities with our animals for you to take part in.
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Exmoor Zoo
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Enjoy a day out in North Devon experiencing wildlife from around the world by visiting Exmoor Zoo! From the creepy crawlies of the Amazon to the wobbly wallaby joeys of Australia there are plenty of hands on activities with our animals for you to take part in.
The Big Sheep is an amusement farm park located in Abbotsham, Devon, England. Before The Big Sheep was an amusement park it was known as Barton Farm, a busy sheep farm owned by six generations of the same family
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The BIG Sheep
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The Big Sheep is an amusement farm park located in Abbotsham, Devon, England. Before The Big Sheep was an amusement park it was known as Barton Farm, a busy sheep farm owned by six generations of the same family