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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

  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

  The Hon. John Rous is supporting a charity event in aid of RAFT (wound healing research ), and Walking With The Wounded (raising funds to retrain and re-skill wounded ex service men and women).  He donated an auction prize for a Clovelly Shoot, which is one of the best in the country. The event will be held  at Hurlingham Club, London, on 28th November.   Raft: Walking with the Wounded: Clovelly Shoot:  http://www.theclovellyshoot... more