Eat In Or Delivery

Delicious Locally Sourced Food

When it comes to food we are passionate about the ingredients, preparation, cooking, delivery and service. We buy local ingredients, as the season allows, and prepare our dishes fresh and to order.

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Dine in or have it Delivered

The Carlton has a reputation for producing tasty food, with ingredients sourced locally, as the season allows, from what we like to call our North Devon larder. The best in locally sourced & seasonal ingredients, prepared to order, freshly cooked.

Our menus encompass a range of daily eating occasions, from fresh cooked breakfast to Brasserie lunches (including our popular Sunday lunches) and dinner. We also provide a delivery service with our Deli boxes, freshly prepared and ready for you to serve at home. 

A stay away is an occasion to indulge, and if that occasion demands more than three square meals a day, guests at The Carlton can extend the taste experience by calling up for room service or enjoying morning coffee and afternoon tea, served with cakes, scones and pastries.


Open to Non-Residents

We are open to locals and visitors, with prior reservation. We serve breakfast, Sunday Lunch, light bites, afternoon tea or dinner in our Brasserie to both residents and non-residents.


Yours and Our Safety

Please read our latest updates about Covid-19 to find out what we are doing to keep you safe on our Stay Safe policies and procedures page.

Food & Drink in Ilfracombe

Fresh Food, Locally Sourced

Food is our passion and at The Brasserie we let our passion shine. Carlton menu dishes are uncomplicated by design and flowing with flavour – rather than invest in dressing up the plate, we prefer to let the amazing local  ingredients do the talking! 

Our passion runs through every stage of the food process, from buying fresh local ingredients, in season, to the rituals of preparation and cooking a dish. Once finished, we take pride in delivery & service and take great pleasure in seeing our food enjoyed in the pleasant surroundings of the Brasserie. We serve an informal dinner menu seven days a week, with a lighter all day and lounge menu to complement our dinner offer.

With Provenance

We love to find new suppliers. We were thrilled to discover Justin of the Madrigal Brewery over in Lynmouth and his bespoke craft beers. We are lucky to have quality West Country meats from our Muddiford butcher, and Exmoor beef from Chris Lerwill’s Exmoor farm. Choice game is delivered daily from MC Kelly, well known for their regional cuts. Our greengrocers offer locally picked crops, many from the Great Field in Braunton, as well as access to the local market in nearby Bristol.

Menus adapt to the seasons, so there’s always something new to try whatever time of year you arrive.

Sunday lunch

Sunday lunch is a weekly Carlton highlight, leaving you ready for a countryside walk, or armchair snooze, and the well-stocked bar is always available for a chilled-out drink or to sample something from our carefully curated wine list.  Our Sunday Lunch menu always includes a classic roast (usually West Country sirloin and one other) plus fish, vegetarian and vegan options.

Opening times

Breakfast is served daily from 7.30am (8am at weekends), room service options exist. Dinner is served from 6.30pm, and our kitchen opens even earlier during the summer months. An all-day menu is available, and also room service.

Wine Offer

Enjoy a free bottle of house wine when you stay at The Carlton, book direct and pre-book your dinner inclusive with us.

Cream Tea Offer

Enjoy a free Devonshire Cream Tea, delivered to your room or enjoy in our lounge, when you stay and book direct.

Cocktail Offer

Enjoy a half price cocktail in our Bar and Brasserie when you stay and book direct. Voucher redeemable during your stay.

A Treat For Your Tastebuds

Our new seasonal menu uses the freshest local produce from North Devon’s natural larder. Menus adapt to the seasons, so there’s always something new to excite your tastebuds!


A Taste Of North Devon

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info
(01271) 862446

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