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24 hours in Barnstaple

PUBLISHED: 10:46 30 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:46 30 January 2017

Barnstaple. Taken by Ker Russell/ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Barnstaple. Taken by Ker Russell/ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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We have found some great places for you to try while visiting Barnstaple

Daytime

Poetry corner

The fourth Saturday of the month, beginning 28 January, the library hosts a poetry corner. The group is for people to share their love of poetry, engage in discussion of poems and write their own. Free to attend. devon.gov.uk

Estuary walk

Look out for wildfowl, waterbirds and a rare bird of prey as you walk along the beautiful Taw Estuary. An easy walk on a mostly level tarmac path, the walk can be made as long or as short as you want it.

Night time

Scott Cinemas

With 3D showings, a licensed bar and disabled access to three of the four screens, the cinema invites you to spend an evening at the pictures. As well as the latest films, Scott Cinemas bring a range of cultural productions.

The Imperial Hotel The Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel

Set by the River Taw, the Imperial Hotel is the leading luxury hotel in Barnstaple and the surrounding North Devon area. Perfect for exploring the town, the hotel offers a choice of two restaurants and 63 gorgeous rooms.

Claytons & The Glasshouse

Clayton’s lounge bar boasts an extensive drinks menu, including 17 gins, a variety of cocktails, spirits, wine and beer. Dine in the adjoining Glasshouse restaurant for a unique experience.

The Boutport Cafe The Boutport Cafe

Eating

The Boutport Café

An independent café serving fresh, homemade food, home baking and barista coffee. Pop in for lunch, afternoon tea or coffee and a freshly baked brownie in a welcoming setting.

The New Inn at Goodleigh

For a small village pub, the menu is surprisingly adventurous and remarkably varied. Sample dishes include creamy cod and king prawn mornay and thick cut lamb chops with lemon and thyme.

Custom House

This restaurant specialises in classic British and American comfort food. A ‘Custom-ised’ menu offers a choice of toppings, sauces, sides, rubs and marinades so that you can personalise your dinner exactly how you want it.

Shoptime

Banbury’s

Banbury’s Department Store is a family firm with a mix of clothes, makeup, homewares, bedding, wool shop and gifts. There are lunchtime deals in the restaurant – and a very good prawn sandwich, loved by the locals.

Twigs

An independent florist, Twigs create beautiful arrangements perfect for whatever occasion you are looking to mark. Amongst the colourful blooms find vintage and boho furniture for a touch of shabby chic.

Twigs Twigs

Cool, Calm and Collected

Cool, Calm and Collected can help you to achieve any style you desire by creating the perfect look for you and your home. A full design, measuring and fitting service is provided.

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