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Local Services & Information

Local Services & Information

Welcome to Ilfracombe

Stroll along the promenade to discover the delights of Ilfracombe seafront.

There is always plenty going on especially during the summer months. There are gift shops, cafes, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and take-aways. Everything you need for a proper British seaside visit!


There is something for everyone with its picturesque historic harbour of quaint pastel-coloured houses, 14th Century chapel perched on Lantern Hill and Damien Hirst’s statue Verity standing guard at the entrance surrounded by dramatic clifftop scenery and is directly on the South West Coast Path.

With its stunning beaches and coves, numerous art and craft galleries, independent shops, activities and attractions galore it truly is the perfect destination from which to also explore North Devon and Exmoor.

Local Services

Local Taxi Firms

Sure Taxis –  01271 865385

Go2Taxi – 01271 545007

Taxis can pick up from outside the theatre, or


Places to Eat

The Quarterdeck Cafe in the theatre is open during the day and before performances serving a home made menu, including a discount for visiting companies.

There is a Wetherspoons Pub, The Admiral Collingwood a short walk from the theatre on Wilder Road. The Symphony Bar and Grill opposite the theatre along with famous The Ilfracombe Fryer Fish and Chip Shop.

There are several local tea shops serving famous Devon Afternoon Teas including Curiosity Cottage Tea Room and St James Tea Room.

Don’t forget to get yourself some clotted cream fudge from one of the many gift shops.



There is a small Premier Express convenience shop opposite the theatre. There is also a Lidl nearby and a Co-op Food at the start of the High Street. A larger Tesco Superstore is on the outskirts of the town on Old Banrtsaple Road.

Medical Services

Minor Injuries Unit

Ilfracombe & District Tyrell Hospital, St Brannock’s Park Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 8JF

01271 863448


NHS Accident and Emergency

North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Heights, Barnstaple EX31 4JB

01271 322577


Emergency Dentist

Marlborough Dental Centre, Parkers Yd, 4 Marlborough Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 8JJ

01271 862556



King Osteopathy, 155 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9EZ

07849 279757