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Eating Out & Other Interests

Horse Riding

Whatever your horse riding abilities, you will have a memorable experience riding through picturesque countryside with stunning coastal scenery.

Stunning beach rides and Exmoor rides as well as a relaxing ride around open farmland are available at Mullacott riding school a 5 minute drive from the backpackers: www.mullacott.co.uk.

Or you can check out Woolacombe Riding Stables and take a ride with spectacular views over the stunning Woolacombe Beach. More experienced riders can take a ride on the Beach!



Ilfracombe Golf Club boasts one of the most spectacular locations in the South West for an exhilarating round of golf


Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is not far by car from Ilfracombe on the A39. With its stunning landscapes and wild native ponies, you will not be disappointed.

Lynton Lynmouth & Valley of the Rocks

Lynton and Lynmouth are very pretty villages joined by a marvellous cliff top railway that is powered by water.
Valley of the Rocks is a short walk along the coast path and well worth it for the spectacular scenery.


Ilfracombe Aquarium

An award winning, all weather, educational attraction it provides a fascinating insight into the wonders the aquatic world found locally.

Eating Out

Ilfracombe has a wide variety of restaurants and eateries, whether fine dining or enjoying freshly cooked food on the harbour on a sunny evening there is something for everyone. We recommend booking before your stay especially at the height of the season. 

Michelin Guide Dinning you need to book well in advance

The Antidote – www.theantidoteilfracombe.co.uk/

Other recommended restaurants

The Brasserie at the Carlton – http://thecarltonbrasserie.co.uk


Giovani & Lucca – https://www.giovanniandluca.co.uk/

Fish & Shellfish

Take Thyme Fish Restaurant – https://www.takethymefishrestaurant.co.uk/

S & P Fish Shop – https://www.sandpfish.co.uk/

Take Outs

Slice of Devon

Fish & Chips

Maddy’s Fish & Chip Shop

Lynbay Fish and Chips – https://www.lynbayfishandchipsilfracombe.co.uk/


The Dinky Deli 

The Cookery – https://www.no28thecookery.co.uk/

Adeles Café

If you prefer to cook your own food, there is a Lidl, a  Co-op and Premier, all within walking distance.