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Events at Clovelly

November 16, 2014

Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious 'Silver Darlings' and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen.  

The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast.  Records go back over 400 years and in 1749, there were a...

November 22, 2014

Chairman:  Sir Michael Burton, KCVO CMG
Director:  The Hon. Mrs. Rous


Saturday, 22 November 2014

"Religion in Society: from Clash to Dialogue"

Speakers:  ...

December 07, 2014

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly.  A local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung with a local choir.  A hog roast, punch and mince pies follow and Father Christmas makes a surprise visit. 

At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up.

It's a fantastic sight and there is a grand finale of fireworks to...


Make the most of your stay at the Red Lion, Sail Loft or New Inn by choosing one of these special packages from April to October 2014: * The Quay spa break * The romantic vintage spa break * Sea Safari break (weather dependant) * Angling boat breaks * North Devon golf breaks * A loving break For details, please email or Tel:  01237 431237

  Red Lion / New Inn Murder Mystery weekend 31st October and 1st November 2014 Ghosts, untold stories by the fireside, lantern processions  – all ending in Murder!! Arrive on Halloween, 31st October 1920, settle in as best you can, and we will have given you a character outline that you will need to adopt throughout the weekend. Meet at the Red Lion for cocktails and canapés at 7pm in the Harbour bar,   Dinner served at 8pm, followed by Jana (your Ghost guide for the evening) Setting the scene... more

  During the Maritime Festival, in support of the North Devon Hospice, on Sunday, 20 July, the Clovelly RNLI Station received a call from the coastguard to launch the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat  ‘Toby Rundle’ at 2:28 pm.  The volunteer crew went in search of a fishing boat with engine failure.  They found the boat and crew and towed the fishing boat back to Clovelly where she was safely moored. It is rare that so many members of the public see an emergency call such as this.  Tom Wiersma,... more