The New Inn is a hotel on the steep cobbled street in the very picturesque and hugely popular village of Clovelly on the Devon coast.
It’s not obvious from the photo but the Grade II listed building is the Arts & Crafts style which was popular at the time of the pub’s construction in 1914. It was built for the Hamlyn family who own the village and who also rebuilt the Red Lion on the harbour. Clovelly is one the few remaining privately owned villages and also one of the few that charge an entrance fee.
Charles Dickens and his friend Wilkie Collins came to Clovelly in 1860 to research a story they were writing for the Christmas edition of Dickens’s magazine All the Year Round. A character in the story describes Clovelly as “… a mighty sing’lar and pretty place it is, as ever I saw in all the days of my life!”
Food is available most of the day and the New Inn has a reputation for its home baked scones. There are several ensuite bedrooms
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