Welcome to the Red Lion
The Red Lion Hotel stands on the quay alongside Clovelly’s ancient harbour. Rich in nautical atmosphere and beautifully furnished, it has become deservedly popular for North Devon holidays and seasonal short breaks.
The building dates back to the 18th century, when it was a beer house where Clovelly fishermen gathered to swap their tales of fabulous catches and perilous seas. The Red Lion was the birthplace of the sailor, Salvation Yeo, a character in Charles Kingsley’s classic West Country novel "Westward Ho!".
Red Lion Hotel
It can be found just off reception. Small with lots of charm, it follows the natural nautical historic theme that runs throughout the Red Lion. Cosy and it also doubles up as a private dining room for small intimate parties.
The Reception area is charming and perfect for sitting in, chatting or planning your day. Our receptionists are always delighted to advise and book activities.
Car parking and access
The Hotel sits right on the Quay and the limited parking, which is on private property, is always reserved for our guests. As a resident you will be given a card to put into the car so its not clamped or towed away. To reach the parking you go straight on from the Visitor Centre sign and turn left down the very steep hill.