The Olive Branch

56 Fore StreetEX34 9DJIlfracombeUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast
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About The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch, a listed Georgian building, is an award winning, luxury guesthouse that offers bed and breakfast in the centre of Ilfracombe.

A selection of stylish single, double and twin rooms are available, some of which offer views of the sea. All offer an en-suite bathroom and an LCD television with a DVD player. Tea/coffee making facilities are provided and Wi-Fi access is complimentary.

The Olive Branch offers a laundry service and ironing equipment for the convenience of guests. Cyclists can keep their bikes safe in the on-site lock-up.

Breakfast is complimentary and offers choices such as a Full English, Egg Royale and Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs. The on-site Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room Restaurant is a Michelin-listed eatery where guests receive a ten percent discount.

The attractive harbour, with ferries to Lundy Isle, and the stunning Devon coastline are a short walk away.


56 Fore Street, EX34 9DJ, Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1271)879005 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Award-winning food

According to feedback, The Olive Branch offers outstanding food. Breakfast, which is complimentary, is delicious and offers a wide choice of options including a Full English as well as various egg and fish dishes. There are also lighter items such as cereal, fruit, yoghurt and toast. In the evening, the breakfast room becomes The Olive Room where Thomas Carr serves award winning contemporary British cuisine - the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin listing and two AA rosettes. Guests can take advantage of a ten percent discount on the listed price too.

Lovely rooms

Guests rate the standard of accommodation here very highly. They describe the rooms as tasteful, spacious and spotlessly clean and find the beds comfortable and the décor tasteful. In particular, guests love the views of the sea and harbour from the rooms.

Exceptional owners and staff

Guests can't fault the quality of service provided by the owners and members of staff at The Olive Branch. The owners are very friendly and hospitable and are ready to provide assistance and help when required.

Negative Reviews

Lacks an on-site parking

One minor drawback is the fact that The Olive Branch doesn't have its own car park. Fortunately, there is a nearby public car park and holiday parking permits are available from the Ilfracombe Tourist Information Centre.

Issues with the Wi-Fi

A few guests reported that they found it difficult to connect to the Wi-Fi at times. In response, the owners upgraded the internet service to fibre broadband and now it appears that the problems have been resolved.

Rating Overview

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9.3 /10
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9.3 out of 10 based on 114 reviews