Check rates and availability for this hotel
Find the best prices for Imperial Hotel from our 2 partners. Show all partners
Travel Blogs from Ilfracombe
... decided it was time for new shoes. Around an hour and a half after entering the store (and after a lot of humming and hah-ing) he bought a new pair, funnily enough a close replica of the pair with holes!! For dinner we went for tea at Dylan Thomas' favourite pub - the "No Sign Wine Bar". Jono decided he would like to try "Brains Beer" and after a few sips concluded it wasn't his favourite drink...at all! I am glad I stuck to orange ...
... that much for the tickets to begin with! To chew through time we went into the cafe in the lobby and had a coffee. We got chatting to a nice English lady who had the same idea of passing time while waiting as well. We had a lovely soup for lunch in the cafe before heading to the bus. Practically as soon as the bus started we had both fallen asleep and the next thing we knew we were in ...
... Cottage. (Cream tea is the classic combo of tea, scones, clotted cream and jam traditionally enjoyed at 4 pm) Devastatingly, it closed for the season just days before we arrived in area. This ironic cruelty is almost too much to bear. To make up for this disappointment, Tanzie kindly offered to baked us some scones and host our very own cream tea at home. She has a friend in London who wrote a recipe book called "Fancy a Scone?" (available on Kindle ...
... I only met Tanzie once before, at my auntie Helen's wedding when I was two. That's also the last time Mum saw her. Fourteen years later and we're all reunited!
It was an amazing meal of lamb roast with gravy, the best roast potatoes I've ever tried, EVER, and loads of delicious veggies. For dessert we had this ...
... beaches, dunes, nature reserve through saltwater marsh, woodland trails and cliff tops. I learned that gorse blossoms smell like coconut! (Why are they still in bloom at the end of October?) We saw kestrels (they can hover like helicopters), choughs (pronounced "chuff," they are like crows but with red beaks and feet) and even wild ponies.
Five of us took the second day off, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking