Christmas At The Carlton

Come Together & Celebrate

Celebrate Christmas and New Year with amazing food, luxurious accommodation and beautiful surroundings. We may have all missed out on time with our families or loved ones over the last few years, so it’s time for us to be coming together again, so why not treat yourselves to something very special.

We have everything to bring you and your loved ones together this festive season; inclusive Christmas and New Year breaks, Christmas & Boxing Day lunches, a festive menu throughout December, and a range of Christmas party options to boot!

Christmas Breaks

Enjoy a wonderfully festive Christmas break in Ilfracombe this December. Escape and bring yourself to this beautiful and vast wild landscape, whilst basing your stay at The Carlton Hotel. You can choose a three or four-night stay combination of excellent hospitality, arriving on Christmas Eve.

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New Years Breaks

Bring in the New Year in spectacular fashion. Choose a two, three or four-night escape to North Devon this New Year’s Eve. When you stay at The Carlton you’ll enjoy a fully catered experience, with options to explore the great outdoors or simply relax inside.

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Festive Menu

The Carlton has traditionally been the place to bring your colleagues, workplace, team, family or friends to enjoy a Festive Feast. This year is certainly going to be different of course and we are planning a great tasting, freshly prepared, safely delivered Festive menu through December.

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Christmas Party Nights

The Carlton has traditionally been the place to bring your colleagues, workplace, team, family or friends to enjoy a Christmas Party Night. This year is certainly going to be different of course and we are planning a great tasting, freshly prepared, safely delivered festive menu through December.

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Christmas Eve

Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy a welcome glass of fizz with our fantastic festive afternoon tea. Relax in the cosy warmth of the hotel, or explore Ilfracombe before you enjoy your three-course evening dinner.

Christmas Eve Menu

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Christmas Day

Start the day in style with a full English breakfast then head out for a winter walk along the coast. A six-course Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings will welcome you back into the hotel. Then, afternoon tea is served with a slice of our Christmas fruit cake, then round the day off with our light buffet in the evening and off to bed.

Christmas Day Lunch Menu

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Boxing Day

Enjoy a lie-in and then a full English breakfast. Boxing Day Lunch is included so you can relax in the hotel or enjoy a walk along the coast and return for a traditional Devon cream tea. We’ll be showing classic Christmas movies in our spacious lounge if you want to be nostalgic. Dinner is served in The Brasserie in the evening.

Boxing Day Lunch Menu

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New Years Eve

If you’re arriving today meet earlier your fellow guests over an Afternoon Devon Tea in our lounge. Refresh in your bedroom before coming down for a welcome glass of fizz to start the Gala evening dinner off. We’ll also provide a bottle of fizz and snack at midnight, delivered to your bedroom, so you can still celebrate the New Year, safe in your own space.

New Years Eve Dinner Menu

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New Years Day

So we may not have been partying all night – depending on the rules of course – but do enjoy your fully cooked breakfast. You’ve time to book in a treatment or simply walk the walk along the coast before and after New Years Day lunch at the hotel. You’ll need an appetite for afternoon tea and later your freshly cooked three-course dinner

Afternoon Tea Menu

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What’s On Around Us?

The Carlton is located about five minutes from the harbour and its quay in our maritime area. A longer walk will take you around Capstone Point and the more bracing channel air.

There is a choice of churches if you wish to celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Next to the hotel is Our Lady of the Sea, RC whilst Anglicans can celebrate at the parish church or Pip and Jims.

Within the town are a smattering of independent traders, selling handmade chocolates, proper marmalade, galleries showing art, micro-brewery beer, and everyday goods. The award-winning beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton are a short drive away. A little bit inland are the gardens at Rosemoor and Castle Hill which are planning to be open this season!

All Rooms Offer

Brand new beds & quality linen

Contemporary decoration, including blackout curtains.


Wardrobes with integral safe, personal bar, ironing boards.

Ensuite Bathrooms

Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms, fresh interiors.


Double glazing, sound proofing & controllable lighting.


Flat-screen TVs, in-room telephones, and hospitality tray.


We have adapted rooms and ensuites with options for carers to stay in the room or adjacent.

Free Wi-fi

Enjoy free superfast broadband where ever you are in the hotel for work or for pleasure.

Fresh & Airy rooms

Enjoy fresh, airy and spacious contemporary rooms, for the perfect ambience.

Flexibility for 2021

Your booking is truly flexible (without any penalty charges) when booked direct with The Carlton. Alterations, cancellations and changes to your booking may be made as close as 48 hours to your arrival time. Please note a group booking (of more than four rooms or eight guests) may be subject to different terms and conditions*.


The Brasserie

All day catering included, freshly ground coffee and a superb selection of hot of cold buffet or dining menu options.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

Contact Info
(01271) 862446
Have a Christmas break at The Carlton