Ilfracombe Beer Guide: Your Ilfracombe guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

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64 /100 10 BROAD STREET
“Pub near the harbour. Seems to be used by locals who sat around the bar forcing you to get your beer over the top of their heads. They also seemed to find it amusing that I ordered three half’s instead of the staple pint of carling they were all enjoying. In fact I can see them sitting in your chair to piss off the tourists. Bar staff were friendly enough though. On my visit there was three cask ciders, four ciders in a BIB and six cask Ales. Decent enough place for a few local ticks including GT Ales which seem to be permanent here.“
SarkyNorthener 1871 days ago
64 /100 10 BROAD STREET
“Certainly the place to go for a good selection of real ales and ciders in Ilfracombe. The pub with its yellow painted walls is a block back from the tidal harbour, and they put out seats on the pavement for an outdoor area, which is naturally popular in the summer months. The building is several stories but the pub is only in the front facing part of the ground floor and is open plan. The bar is a square in the middle of the pub with a row of 10 ale pumps facing one of the front windows. On offer is an almost equal mix of mainly local ales and ciders, with a couple of the pump clips acting as advertising for box dispensed ciders, nevertheless you can’t argue against the choice here. It’s a traditional pub in style, with wooden beams, carpets, a low ceiling, part wall, soft furnished bench seating and wooden furniture. Curiously there’s a full size model of E.T. in a cabinet in one wall. There was lots of talk of Brexit here from the locals 2 weeks after the event, and one decided to sit in my spot after I got up to go to the bar to order a second ale, which isn’t the type of thing to bother me, but it may others.“
ManVsBeer 1926 days ago
60 /100 4 THE QUAY
“At the far end of the built up part of the harbour, before the car park and Damian Hurst art installation. This hostelry is painted in maritime colours and has a modern bar-like-pub appearance inside. It’s essentially two front facing rooms now open plan with the bar against the back wall in the left hand side. Here you’ll find a row of cask ales, with 2 or 3 options from the Wizard Brewery selection and may include seasonals’ as I did on my visit, although I didn’t find it that well kept. They have regular bands playing here and they move into the rear patio areas in the summer months. There’s two levels to these, which are woefully underdeveloped as these are the best summer features of the pub. The lower part is just tables on a concrete car park space, which is ok when the sun is out, with a climb up a set of steps to a better space against a large rock which offers sea views into the Bristol Channel.“
ManVsBeer 1926 days ago
62 /100 WILDER ROAD
“An architecturally impressive Wetherspoon, purpose built in the Devon seaside town. There’s nothing that’s spectacular on the face of it, but the twisting roof slopes against the hill behind it fits in well with the lie of the land in the middle of the lower part and tourist area of the town. The roof is also a terrace with almost as many tables here as in the inside, which is obviously a plus in a seaside resort town where the people flock to in the summer. Most of the main seating is on the ground floor and it’s a fairly traditional design with modern touches that work well. The bar is at the rear of the rotund building and includes two rows of real ale pumps that repeat, with the regular bottle selection in the fridges including a couple of local choices. The cider festival was on too so there was an expanded choice in this department at the time of my visit. There’s also some ground floor seating in its grounds where dogs are allowed to frequent.“
ManVsBeer 1926 days ago
64 /100 4 THE QUAY
“Tried this for a lunchtime stop. Really easy to find. Near the pier car park, (with the Damien Hurst statue) lots of space in the bar, out front or tables out the back overlooking the sea. I think you can see the South Wales coast. Beer were there own 6 taps but only 4 beers on all there own. Had lunch which was great as well. Dog friendly.“
Mr_Pink_152 2189 days ago
62 /100 4 THE QUAY
“The Brewery Tap for Wizard Ales. Three beers on cask from their own brewery. A couple of macro lager and cider taps make up the rest. Food is served though I never tried it. Modern looking with some seating outside the front and to the rear up some stairs is deck overlooking the sea.“
SarkyNorthener 2281 days ago
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