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New Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Clovelly
Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed for a night in June (and a night last September) passing through along the South West Coast Path. The main hotel is on one side of the cobbled hill street, its annexe is opposite, looking equally olde worlde. Putting the dawn chorus to one side (you can`t really complain about that, can you) it was quiet. Attractive and beautifully located, it was a pleasure to stay on there, after the day trippers toiled home (it`s hard going uphill back to the car park) and the village simmers down. The room itself was simply & prettily decorated (no TV but we didn`t find that a hardship). Our shower was fine, there was a shared bathroom along the landing if you wanted a bath instead. Breakfast was very good, in a lovely room with a historic feel to it. The staff were friendly. If you hanker after something posher than the pub grub (and I don`t mean that disparagingly) in the bar, there`s always it`s sister pub/hotel, the Red Lion, down on the quay. That serves a different pub grub menu and has a full-blown a la carte restaurant. The Red Lion has great sea & harbour views but if you compare their tariffs you`ll see what good value the New Inn Annexe is.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Clovelly is certainly a unique place to stay. I knew we had to leave our luggage at the visitor centre for them to bring it down but wasn't ready for the steep walk and I mean steep walk to the hotel, luckily the Inn was near the top of the vertical village. The room we had was very good and the breakfast was good as well. however the bar food was limited and only average abit dissappointing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

What we most liked about this hotel were the home comforts - comfortable bed and soft pillows, really fluffy white towels plus a heated towel rail which ensured they were always warm! The staff were very friendly and helpful and the quantity and quality of the breakfasts could not be faulted. There was free WiFi too.
The hotel itself is old but has two lounge areas and a large dining room. The bedrooms have been tastefully modernised however.
Clovelly is a unique, quaint village with a central, very narrow cobble-stoned road down to the harbour from the Visitors Car Park. We struggled to get our suitcase down the cobble-stones and were relieved to be informed that it would be sledged back up to the Visitors Car Park when we left the hotel. There is also a Land Rover "taxi" service to the harbour area too.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012 via mobile

Four of us stayed at the New Inn for 2 nights in May 2012. The hotel is very old, traditional & cosy. The rooms are dated but that's what you expect from staying in an old hotel in a very traditional village. Rooms were very clean, fresh sheets & towels daily. The hotel has nice lounge areas where you can relax with a glass of wine & game of dominos if the weather is wet!

The staff are very friendly & made us feel very welcome.

We had dinner at the hotel one night & ordered the Fish & Chips. Smacker the Chef served us Shark (fish was that big!) & Chips and it was the tastiest fish we'd had in a long time.

Breakfast was also very tasty, wide selection of foods including traditional english breakfast and kippers. Waitress again was friendly and made sure we never ran out of toast!

We were fortunate enough to be staying in Clovelly during the Clovelly Folk Festival. We saw Morris Dancers & listened to some good folk music in the Harbour with some local Devon ales.

If you're in the area, we definitely recommend a trip to Clovelly. Make sure you wear sensible shoes though, the hill is a killer!!

  • Stayed May 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

We stayed in Clovelly for one night before beginning the south coast path, and Clovelly looked like a lovelly picturesque little town, but you only have two "hotel options". The New Inn looked nicer than the red lion down by the harbor. The staff was friendly, but the hotel seems old and dark inside. Of course, we had rain whilst there, but we were the only ones in the Inn, and once we were checked in everyone disappeared. The room was clean, but very small. We ate in the restaurant downstairs and the food was very average. Maybe if we had come when the restaurant was busy with visitors it may have been better, but it seemed like all the locals came in for a drink (which usually I love), but then the service was below average.
In the morning, the food was fine, but again, the New Inn just had no character. Wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

Clovelly is said to be commercialised, but we found this unique fishing village very friendly and welcoming. The New Inn was charming, with a cosy bar, tasty local real ale, and an excellent restaurant. Our room was very comfortable and well-equipped, with a hot bath - much-appreciated after our 11-mile cliff-top walk from Westward Ho!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

Booked into the New Inn, late Friday Morning over the internet. Arrived at 4.30pm Saturday afternoon, greated with a warm welcome and shown to our clean and comfy room.
Clovelly is a lovely small fishing village, you can wind down the steep cobbled hill to the Red Lion Hotel, and take in the stunning views along the coast line.
The cobbled hills are steep..so be warned.
We ate at the new inn, the service was friendly and quick, and the food was great, great beers also on offer.
Lovely nights sleep ( no road noise) Breakfast was served in the resturant, very friendly staff, and an excellent full english breakfast !
Well worth a visit 10 out of 10.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Annex" but the room was clean and very comfy. No TV, so be warned if you...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: New Inn
Address: High Street, Clovelly EX39 5TQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Clovelly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Clovelly
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Hotel Class:2 star — New Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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