“All Over The Place” episode, CBBC channel, 16:30, Monday 11 March

This was secret filming for the BBC on 1st October 2018.  The production team spent the day filming Clovelly and the donkeys.  
We can now mention the name of the programme on our website and social media.

The presenters, Ed Petrie and Naomi Wilkinson, were very happy to pose for photos at the time.

The show will remain on the CBBC I-player for 29 days after the live broadcast on Monday 11 March at 16:30.  Clovelly starts at 10:48.

BBC filming Clovelly

Refurbishment of Red Lion Hotel bars and reception

The Red Lion Hotel situated on the harbour wall is undertaking further major renovations.  The Harbour Bar and reception area are expected to be completed by 8th March and the Snug Bar by 29th March.

The reception area is being refurbished using our much loved local Delabole slate as the flooring.  Delabole slate is admittedly Cornish – but we cannot have everything in Devon.  A reception desk picks up on our maritime tradition.   And behind, as wallpaper, an enlarged map of Devon dating back to the 16th century, from the owning family’s archives.

There will be comfortable seating in both the reception area, and the Lounge where oak flooring and rugs will replace the carpet.

An oak staircase will lead down to the Harbour Bar and Snug Bar.  Both Bars will be refurbished, whilst not losing their original character.

The design criteria has been “traditional with a modern twist”, and follows the brief of extensive renovation of the Restaurant in 2017 and the Sail Loft accommodation in 2011.

Bookings can be made online on or by telephone to 01237 431237.

A Devonshire Lad in the Great War, Autobiography of Frank Ellis

Gary Lewis, Australia, emailed some very nice feedback after reading our October E-newsletter.  

Thank you so much for Sending me the Clovelly News Letter. My name is Gary Cruse Ellis and Although we are 6th gen Australians my Forbears are Proud Clovelly People.  My Grandfather was Jabez Cruse Ellis who came to Australia in 1877.  His Father was William Ellis born 1821 in clovelly and his mother was Anne Cruse from Frithlestock b.1826. We are also strongly connected to the Lyle {Lile” family. I cannot thank you enough.

 Love and God Bless

 Gary Ellis

 He also kindly attached The Autobiography of Frank Ellis, his Great Uncle, which is very interesting to read

Clovelly Maritime Festival

Sunday 21st July 2024

Watch the exciting Clovelly Cup yacht rally against a backdrop of live music, street entertainment, activities and games for the whole family. Join us for a day full of fun, all in aid of The Mission to Seafarers.