This charming and friendly 18th Century inn, was originally a beer house for fishermen and other locals.
The Red Lion hotel is a beautiful 4 star Inn with 11 bedrooms. It has had extensive refurbishment over the years hence bringing it up to a superb quality today.
In 2011 the old grade II listed building, adjacent to the Red Lion, was transformed into 6 wonderful new bedrooms and named The Sail Loft.
As a result, the Red Lion now boasts 17 lovely rooms with unique views overlooking the harbour or Bideford bay. All are beautifully decorated in a stylish nautical theme and bookable on line
The Red Lion hotel offers welcome drinks, lunches and snacks in their bars for day visitors and residents. Its Harbour Restaurant above is open each evening for both residents and non residents. The restaurant offers fresh lobster, crab, sea bass, herring and other fish from the bay in season. Along with seasonal produce from Clovelly Court Gardens, game from the estate and local meat.
The Snug Bar in the evenings is the place where you are likely to be mixing with the locals, listening and sharing their stories. Amazingly some families are 6 or 7 generations old. Staying here in the village reminds you or possibly introduces you to a vanished, less hurried way of life.
To wake up to the sights and sounds of Clovelly’s ancient fishing harbour and the sounds of the sea at the Red Lion is a unique and unforgettable experience.