Three cocktails with the words Cocktails at The Carlton in Ilfracombe, North Devon overlaid

The recent heatwave has made us thirsty for cocktails in Ilfracombe! It has also given us a real taste for summer and with that comes outdoor adventures, long balmy evenings, glorious sunsets, good food, and time spent with friends and family. If you visit North Devon this summer, you will experience all of this!

But you may want to check out the Ilfracombe nightlife and explore the many pubs and bars that Ilfracombe offers so you can make the most of your time here in North Devon.

At the Carlton, our bar is open to hotel guests and non-residents all year round where you can enjoy a selection of drinks, some sourced locally, in our relaxed and welcoming lobby. Along with our carefully curated selection of wines, beers and spirits, we also offer a variety of cocktails so you can enjoy your evening in style.

Enjoy Cocktails in Ilfracombe

A middle aged man dressed in black shakes a pina colada cocktail shaker behind the bar at The Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe

Our talented Head Barman Attila has a flair for crafting the perfect cocktail. His expert hands blend fresh ingredients with precision, creating refreshing and visually stunning cocktails. He is ready to welcome you this summer and skilfully mix your chosen drink. Whether you’re winding down after a day of adventure on the North Devon coast or simply enjoying some pre-dinner drinks, our bar is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your evening.

What’s on the Cocktail Menu this Summer?

A blue lagoon, a pina colada and an espresso martini cocktail in a row on a table with a blue sofa behind

We pride ourselves on catering to all tastes with our diverse cocktail menu. Whether you’re a fan of sweet, creamy indulgences, bold and invigorating flavours, or refreshing, citrusy delights, we have something that will tantalize your taste buds.

Here are just three of Atilla’s favourite cocktails to shake up when he’s on duty and he’d love to invite you in to sample them.

The Piña Colada

A Pina Colada cocktail on a table with a blue sofa behind

Let us transport you to a tropical paradise with our creamy and refreshing Piña Colada, made with the finest coconut cream, pineapple juice, and a splash of rum. Perfect for those who love a sweet escape.

The Espresso Martini

A middle age man dressed in black pours an espresso martini cocktail into a cocktail glass at the bar of The Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe

Need a little pick-me-up? Our Espresso Martini blends rich coffee flavour with smooth vodka, perfect for an evening boost. This one is ideal for coffee lovers seeking a bold and sophisticated drink.

The Blue Lagoon

A blue lagoon cocktail on a bar

Dive into the vibrant flavours of our Blue Lagoon, a stunning mix of blue curaçao, vodka, and lemonade that’s as delightful to look at as it is to drink. Great for those who enjoy a refreshing and visually striking cocktail.

You don’t have to be staying with us to enjoy our bar and sample Atilla’s favourite summer cocktails. We welcome all locals and visitors to Ilfracombe to stop by and experience our delightful drinks and friendly service.

If you’d like to try something new while you’re with us, Atilla will be only too happy to help you find your perfect cocktails in Ilfracombe.

A middle aged man dressed in black holding an espresso martini behind the bar at The Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe

There is no need to book to visit our bar at The Carlton and enjoy pre- or post-dinner cocktails in Ilfracombe. But if you’d like to have dinner with us too, we’d be happy to welcome you to The Brasserie and serve you some seasonal, locally sourced food from North Devon’s larder.

Visit our contact page or call 01271 862446 to reserve a table in the Brasserie