Wreckers Retreat Bar

The Bar – The bar is open every day from 11am until 11pm, serving meals from 12-2.30pm and 6-9pm. We serve snacks from 3-5.30pm at weekends and every day during the summer.

In what was the old stables there is a relaxing bar in which you can enjoy a pint, a delicious meal and a chat with the locals – should you wish to!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABar LoungeHere you will find a very friendly atmosphere, where children are welcomed and catered for.  There is a wide variety of choice on the menu to suit all tastes and very often fresh fish straight out of the sea.

We serve a variety of local ales, including those from St Austell Brewery.

The Wreckers’ Retreat Bar contains relics of wrecks, including the ‘Green Ranger’ of 1962, when Hartland men played such a gallant part in rescuing the crew.

The area abounds in the legend and romance of the days of the wrecker and smuggler. Even now the hotel is twenty-five miles from a railway and though it is served by good roads, it remains unspoilt, retaining that seclusion which in modern times is becoming so rare.

The coasts of North Devon and Lundy hold over ten wrecks for every mile. Although larger ships would normally give Hartland and Lundy a wide berth when heading for or leaving Bristol or the coal ports of South Wales, fog was their biggest enemy. In bad weather, smaller craft could only seek the lee of Lundy, or attempt to reach Bideford or Barnstaple, since this coast has not even one deep water port.

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