The Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel
Red Lion Room 1
Red Lion Room 2
Red Lion Room 3
Red Lion Room 4
Red Lion Room 5
Red Lion Room 6
Red Lion Room 7
Red Lion Room 8
Red Lion Room 9
Red Lion Room 10
Red Lion Room 12
Red Lion Room 12
The Sail Loft
Sail Loft Room 14
Sail Loft Room 15
Sail Loft Room 16
Sail Loft Room 17
Sail Loft Room 17
Sail Loft Room 18
Sail Loft Room 18
Sail Loft Room 19

The Red Lion Hotel stands down on the quay alongside Clovelly’s ancient harbour. Rich in nautical atmosphere and beautifully furnished, it has become deservedly popular for North Devon holidays and seasonal short breaks.

The building dates back to the 18th century, and was created from three cider houses where Clovelly fishermen gathered to swap their tales of fabulous catches and perilous seas. The Red Lion was the birthplace of the sailor Salvation Yeo, a character in Charles Kingsley’s classic West Country novel "Westward Ho!"

Perfect for light snacks and lunches

The cosy Snug Bar and spacious Harbour Bar are highly popular with visitors who have made the long descent down the cobbles from the top of the village. Welcome light snacks and lunches are available, including fresh local seafood.

Fine dining in the Harbour Restaurant

Dining at the Red Lion is a memorable and enjoyable experience. The Harbour Restaurant has spectacular views across the harbour and into Bideford Bay. The chefs pride themselves on their creative menus, specifying local ingredients whenever possible, including game from the Clovelly Estate and fresh fish and seafood landed daily at the quay outside.

As part of the hotel’s wine list, there is a Devon Wine collection, which offers a choice of 15 highly palatable English wines sourced from Devon vineyards. They are very popular.

Stylish, beautifully appointed guest rooms

Each of the 11 guest rooms has an en-suite bathroom and enjoys either a sea or harbour view. All are beautifully decorated with a stylish nautical theme, reflecting Clovelly’s age-old maritime tradition.

The Sail Loft is a recent conversion of an adjacent grade II listed building and provides a further six comfortable and stylish bedrooms all overlooking Bideford Bay.

Calming Quay Treatments

Calming Quay Treatments provide a wide range of holistic treatments in the comfort of your bedroom at either of the Clovelly Hotels or in a treatment room overlooking the sea.  

Calming Quay Treatments are highly qualified and pride themselves on adapting massage and treatment to the client's needs, enabling relaxation, stress relief and to improve sleep patterns.  Treatments include the unique Hot Stone treatment (using Clovelly cobbles, volcanic rock and jade), holistic facials, body wraps, hopi ear candle and a variety of other Holistic Treatments. 

For enquiries and bookings, please call Emma Long on Tel: 01237 431728  07789287630 or email  or visit for further information.

Get in touch…

Red Lion Hotel, The Quay, Clovelly, Devon EX39 5TF
Tel: 01237 431237, Fax: 01237 431044, Email:

“They put you to bed with candles, you sleep to the sound of the tide, and wake up to the most glorious view of the bay and shore, and feel glad to be alive.”
From ‘Murray’s Handbook of Devon and Cornwall’, 1859

“Faultless stay! Hotel within delightful setting with superb views including stunning sunsets from the harbour, as well as from our (very comfortable) room - the perfect unwind!” (sic)

“Stayed here to celebrate 20th wedding anniversary. Fantastic room, cosy, clean with lovely decor. Balcony with sea and harbour views. Friendly welcoming staff. Ate in the restaurant, excellent evening meal and full English breakfast. Would highly recommend this great location for a peaceful break.”

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