Clovelly Lobster & Crab Feast 4th September 2016 – Don’t miss it!

Sunday 4th September 2016 10am till 5pm

Join us for this beautiful festival, celebrating lobster and crab in the stunning village of Clovelly in Devon (close to the border of Cornwall).  The village and harbour are accessed by a cobbled footpath that winds down the cliff, winding between quaint little cottages. They still use donkeys to pull carts, for larger deliveries to the local businesses and residences!   It is a must see and made all the better, by good food, beer, live music and entertainment.  In aid of the National Lobster Hatchery.

There’ll be live music, demonstrations, a raffle prize draw for a magnum of champagne, local food and craft stalls, including plenty of freshly cooked lobsters and crabs, henna tattoos, games, and ‘Have a Go’ in a gig with the Clovelly gig team. Children will be kept entertained by street theatre, face painting, walkabout magic, balloon modelling, event-themed craft activities provided by The National Trust, as well as shipwreck survival sessions on the beach!

The Historic ketch, ‘Irene’, will be there on the day, and boat trips to see the traditional vessel will be available. As part of the celebrations, Irene will be hosting a special lobster themed dining event. Join them for dinner, bed and breakfast aboard this historic sailing ship, moored just off the harbour at Clovelly. For more details, please email

Irene is a 100-foot ketch built in Bridgwater in 1907, the last ship built in the docks and the only ketch built in the West Country still sailing. It was built by FJ Carver and Son and launched in May 1907.

Live Music from Rakes Adrift, Harbottle & Jonas, Red Dirt

We will be releasing baby lobsters on the day.  Check out the short film from last years festival below, or Clovelly website for further details or download the full programme with timings.

We are very grateful to Clovelly Estate who continue to support the charity work of the National Lobster Hatchery and donate proceeds from the event each year.


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