Fore Street & Broad Street

Ilfracombe's oldest street

Fore Street is the road leading into and out of the original harbour settlement. It winds lazily from the sea through an Artisan area to join the High Street and town centre. Throughout the middle ages a hotchpotch of cottages, inns and workshops sprang up, many of these buildings still remain. The George and Dragon at the harbour end has operated continuously as a tavern since 1360 whilst the Prince of Wales, housing an original well, is said to be the oldest surviving building.

There are other pubs and cafes and a range of restaurants, serving British and Ethnic cuisine to suit all tastes and pockets. Fore Street and the streets leading from it have become Ilfracombe’s foodie quarter and in the busy summer months diners spill out onto pavement eating areas. You can choose fine dining, modern British, French, Spanish Tapas and fish restaurants amongst others.