Where: The harbour, Clovelly, Devon
£: Admission to the village costs £7 for adults, £4.40 for children (aged 7 – 16), and £18.40 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). Children under 7 years go free
What is it?
Enjoy a fun-filled day out for the whole family, in celebration of Clovelly’s famous lobsters and crabs, sustainably caught by local fishermen. Clovelly’s annual Lobster and Crab Feast takes place on Sunday 4th September in the village harbour.
The feast will have live music, cookery demonstrations, a raffle, local food and craft stalls, a beach spa, henna tattoos, and games. The food on offer, will of course, include plenty of freshly cooked lobsters and crabs.
Children’s entertainment will include street theatre, face painting, walkabout magic, balloon modelling, 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. Visitors can even enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast aboard this historic sailing ship, moored just off the harbour at Clovelly.
The event is in aid of The National Lobster Hatchery, based in Padstow. The hatchery will be exhibiting some of their baby lobsters, prior to their release into Clovelly Bay at the end of the day. Visitors will be able to adopt a baby lobster, as well as learn about how they are raised in captivity and released into the sea.
Clovelly is a unique Devon village, once owned by the Queen of England. From Elizabethan days until today, it has been in private ownership, which has helped preserve its original atmosphere. The village clings to a 400 foot cliff, and has pretty cobbled streets with no vehicular traffic, just donkeys and sledges.
More info: www.clovelly.co.uk