TRAVEL: VISITING ILFRACOMBE

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I don’t recall visiting Ilframcombe as a child, it is one of the top UK holiday resorts for families but we always spent time in places like Borth and Anglesey (not complaining as they were the best holidays EVER!) but I’ve wracked my brains and just don’t ever remember going. A couple of weekends back I got the chance to visit and thought why the hell not.
When arriving we stumbled upon this quaint marmalade shop ‘ The Proper Marmalade Shop ‘ which was decorated adorably, the most photogenic shop I had been in, in a very long time, it was like being in marmalade heaven!

9 Belgrave Promenade, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9AS
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The Proper Marmalade shop Launched in 2014 and all of their goods are handmade which I love, they have also won many awards in their time, cool huh? We tried numerous different flavours from Blood Orange to Orange and Cranberry but ended up leaving with a Whiskey flavoured one and a Lemon and Ginger, both I can report back are DELICIOUS!! They also did tubs of ice cream which I wanted to go back and try but unfortunately ran out of time, so if you’re ever in there, try it out and let me know what i’m missing!
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Love From Marjorie, 28 St James Pl, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ
After moseying around town for a couple of hours and scoffing our faces full of Fish & Chips, Tea and coffee was in order, ‘Love From Marjorie‘ stood out to me like sore thumb, their simple, monochromatic exterior drew me in like the insufferable, cliche Instagram user that I am, I had to check it out. I kind of wish I hadn’t filled up on Fish & Chips beforehand because their food looked incredible not to mention the juices.The first thing i’ll be doing if I visit Ilfracombe again is heading straight for breakfast at Love From Marjorie…(and then maybe Fish & Chips for lunch) 

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You can’t visit the seaside without getting your feet in the sand, right? Well,to be fair it was more like chinese torture walking on this rocky beach but nonetheless it was lovely getting the sea air and giving the dogs a run, I didn’t manage to get a photo of Burt because he decided he would rather stalk seagulls and swim in the sea (trying to keep him still is a nightmare when it comes to photos) but Betty & Charlie(Paul’s Parents’ dog) were more than happy to be snapped, bloody posers! Oh and this was followed by a cheeky slice of cake and yet another hot drink, it’s tiring work this travelling lark! 
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Promenade, Ilfracombe EX34 9BZ
Another focal point of Ilframcombe is the Landmark Theatre, it was built to replace the Pavilion theatre which was damaged by a fire in the 1980’s, some don’t like these power station looking lumps of concrete but to me, there is something quite pleasing to the eye, especially with the surrounding greenery and bandstand, I think it’s quite a nice spin on the old seaside town but hey, you can’t please everyone.

Our last stop was WINE!! Wine plays a very important part in our weekends back home so to see a place dedicated to wine and food excited us very much, however, I think we went too early in the day as ‘ The Antidote Wine Room ‘ wasn’t actually open which was a great shame, but nevertheless we gorped through the windows and appreciated the decor, we will most certainly be calling in next time for Tapas and a few beverages, they also do accommodation so if you want to get pissed and head straight to bed (hell yes) then this is the place for you!

20 st James place, Ilfracombe EX349BJ
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Have you ever been to Ilfracombe? What are your favourite UK towns to visit?

13 Comments

  1. April 25, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I've never been to the UK. Ilfracombe looks very charming, i'm so glad you shared.

    • April 26, 2017 / 7:17 am

      It's so lovely, if you do ever get the chance to visit I certainly recommend 🙂 x

  2. April 25, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Ah it looks beautiful! I need to explore more of the UK's seaside towns. I've done Anglesey but not done any of Devon / Cornwall yet. I will have to do it soon!

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • April 26, 2017 / 7:18 am

      It was so pretty,I've made it my goal this year to see more of the UK and i'm loving its many hidden gems right on the doorstep, I definitely recommend Ilfracombe if you are heading that way 🙂 x

    • April 26, 2017 / 7:19 am

      Oh god it was to die for, could of bought the whole shop haha x

  3. April 25, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I LIVED THERE FOR A LONG VERY HAPPY TIME BEFORE EMIGRATING—-VISITED LAST YEAR AND WAS MADE SO WELCOME BY LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO STILL RECOGNIZED ME AS WELL AS MY MANY VERY GOOD FRIENDS! I STILL LOVE IT AND MISS IT!!

    • April 26, 2017 / 7:19 am

      ah super lucky it's such a pretty place, can't wait to go back and try some of the things I missed out 🙂 x

  4. April 25, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    I am so so lucky to live here. Thank you for the lovely review

    • April 26, 2017 / 7:20 am

      You are indeed, super jealous 🙂 x

  5. July 28, 2017 / 10:05 am

    What an amazing post having lots of wonderful images. Absolutely adore your photography. Sounds like you had a fantastic time, looks pretty flipping good to me!
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