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Address: Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1271 863407
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Today
18:30 - 01:30
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Hours:
Tue 19:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 01:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Open Mic Nights and Live Music featuring Local National and International...

Open Mic Nights and Live Music featuring Local National and International bands.

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Little gem

Me and my chap love our rock and this is the place to be . It's a shame places like these are a dying breed. Fantastic Unsigned bands play here some local and some from afar. The... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Verity B
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my chap love our rock and this is the place to be . It's a shame places like these are a dying breed. Fantastic Unsigned bands play here some local and some from afar. The owners and staff are very welcoming and polite. Wonderful place 😊

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Thank Verity B
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Me and a buddy visit this town year after year and we always make an effort to see Lawrence and Isabelle who are the friendliest bar staff who always make an effort to make you smile. They've put all their years experience into making creative nights for everyone to enjoy. If you're down in this sunny part of Devon check... More 

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Thank Dom C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Landlord and landlady could not have been more welcoming. They realised we were on our Honeymoon and did everything they could!! Open mic night was really good and some very talented people played. If we visited Devon again we would defiantly be back! Thank you to everyone!!

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Thank Lora A
Northampton, England
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

We had heard of the Chill bar but didn't expect it to live up to the hype in a retiring, calm town like Ilfracombe. We had dinner in Fore Street, where the Chill Bar is and were on our way home when we caught sight of it and decided to give it a go. It was "open mike" night. We... More 

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1 Thank Jonathon B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

It's the nicest place , where you can be yourself, where young and old mix together, where there is excellent music and talented musicians, where new talent is born and nurtured, where you can feel safe , your surrounded by good company and made to feel warmly welcome . Every visit feels like a party All this and it's free.... More 

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2 Thank cncooper
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Great all round hospitality. Staff incredibly friendly, atmosphere brilliant, we can't wait to return, great mix of ages. Lionstar we're totally awesome. Thank you Chill Bar for making our holiday special.

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2 Thank lyn417
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Fantastic and quirky place, super friendly management and some of the best bands, Local, National and International bands travel here to play. Great sound from the inhouse system. A lovely way to spend an evening

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1 Thank Leighwigg
Worcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This has to be the top venue for live music, for Ilfracombe and maybe North Devon. With an entry price of free - almost unbelievably - they put on bands friday and saturdays every week plus hosting open mics on wednesdays and thursdays. This friday the Roughnecks are playing (If you like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd you'll love them)... More 

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2 Thank 339lindseya
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Went there last night with my partner and two friends. Free admission!! How often does that happen nowadays? Small venue which i much prefer than all the big venues I have been in the past. The owners laurence and isobel are very welcoming and friendly as are their staff. Good range of drinks to chose from to. I would like... More 

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Thank Yotissy
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

firsttly this is no big glitzy corporate venue it feels like you are in someones front room with asuperb sound system thrown in for good measure. found it on weds and was so good went back thurs and fri as well...good intimate venue, open mic night was superb.....highly recommended for real music lovers....

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