The Pier Tavern, Ilfracombe
Update – The Pier closed down for a refit recently. I spoke to builders on Thursday 12th Sept who told me that it was scheduled to reopen on Friday 13th September (the date of this entry)
Some of the information here may not be 100% accurate now until I can check it out)
The Pier Tavern is a large pub standing, as its name suggests right by the pier. It enjoys some fabulous views from the front out over the harbour and across to Lantern Hill shown in the picture. At the rear there is a substantial patio area with, up some steps, views across the sea.
The pub has live music during the holiday season most often acoustic acts during weekend afternoons. There is a stage area where they have full bands in the evening from time to time.
Dogs are allowed
There is a reasonable selection of proper beer for example Doombar at £3.20 a pint when I went in recently. Prices are typical for the town. Service is friendly and welcoming.