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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

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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

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Crazy Kate’s Cottage. History of Britain in 100 homes by Phil Spencer. Channel 4.

Crazy Kate’s Cottage, built in the 1500s, is a home of Ellie Jarvis, Textile Designer, who loves it as a ‘borrowed’ home  It features in Episode 1, ‘From Cave Dwellers to Home Makers’ on Channel 4. In this episode, Phil Spencer reveals 13 homes of all shapes, sizes and styles from primitive prehistoric pads to houses built as status symbols. There are 30 days left to view same by clicking on https://www.channel4.com/programmes/phil-spencer-history-of-britain-in-100-homes To see

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Pirates of Clovelly

Best New Years Eve party ever! 31st December 2018. We like to celebrate our history and Clovelly has plenty of Pirates going back over the centuries.  There will be pirates, gunpowder to illuminate the quay and a pirates table loaded with the spoils from their latest voyage. So come and celebrate another year’s passing, plus a disco to party away in to the New Year. If you like dressing up join

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Boxing Day BBQ

26th December 2018, Boxing day is the perfect time to walk off the excesses of our Christmas festivities. Why not enjoy a walk in the mooring in North Devon and join us of a BBQ lunch and hog roast on the quay with FREE entrance into the village all day and live music. The perfect family day to follow on from Christmas day.

The Creative Christmas Tree, by Ellie Jarvis

The Creative Christmas tree on Clovelly Lime Kiln, photographed by Ellie Jarvis.   I am involved in planning the lights project each year and this is the recycled element of part of the project. This is placed on the Lime Kiln in the harbour and made using entirely reclaimed and found materials.  The Christmas lights were put in place by a team of volunteers from Clovelly Lifeboat Crew, with Paul Smale leading

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Christmas lights in Clovelly

2nd December 2018 is a magical time at Clovelly. Starting at 3:30 pm, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour with festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir. There’ll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will make a surprise visit. At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire

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Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2018

We are delighted to win a Bronze Award for International/Inbound Visitor Experience of the Year. The Visit Devon Awards Ceremony was held at High Bullen, on 22nd November.  Clovelly Managers, Stephen Harris, and Sam Hodgson attended and enjoyed a lovely evening. Click on title.

Lucy Halliday, Head Gardener, Clovelly Court Gardens

Mid November Clovelly Court Gardens seasonal produce is almost at a close, but it has been heartening to have plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables still leaving the gardens in November. Our little Apple Store shop has remained stocked, along with our stall at the Visitor Centre. We’ve continued supplying fresh produce to Clovelly’s Red Lion hotel and local pub. We have even had a stall of veg at the

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Clovelly Herring festival

November 18th 2018 is the time of year when the historic, fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon, celebrates its annual Herring Festival, which is held to promote these tasty, nutritious Silver Darlings and support carefully managed fishing. 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

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