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The Chill Bar

Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 863407
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Cracking Bar

Visited for the weekend and popped in late on our first night to find a brilliant guy singing and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Nigel M
Best live music venue in Ilfracombe

Located on the High Street this gem of a place is a real find. The variety of live music on offer... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Pauline M
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Open Mic Nights and Live Music featuring Local National and International bands.
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  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great hosts” (5 reviews)
“warm welcome” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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+44 1271 863407
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visited for the weekend and popped in late on our first night to find a brilliant guy singing and playing guitar. Staff were really friendly as were the locals - great place

Thank Nigel M
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Located on the High Street this gem of a place is a real find. The variety of live music on offer caters to everyone's taste from chilled open mic nights to hot and steamy rock nights. And, what's more, it's free admission! You will receive...More

1  Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Me and my mate spent the weekend around Ilfracombe and decided to do a Saturday night in the town. We both love live music and beer, so when we stumbled on the Chill Bar we were happy to give it a try. Its a small...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Went into here on the off chance and was not disappointed. The atmosphere was alive. The live music was really good and the place was buzzing and full. Danced the night away to quality music. Great night.

Thank Angiemays
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Law_Isa, Owner at The Chill Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you. Glad you had a good night. Hopefully see you again soon. x

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in yesterday evening. What a cracking open mike night. Lawrence and isobel welcome all who enter. Losts of banter and wide range of entertainment for all comers. This is not a place to bring the kids. Famously friendly. We will definately return to the...More

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Law_Isa, Owner at The Chill Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on our mini moon last year and I have to say what a warm welcome - we felt like we fitted in. Bands great! Will defiantly come back if we are in the area.

Thank Lora M
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The chill bar is as it says, completely chilled. The owners are amazingly friendly and the live music was brilliant. I will definitely be going there again.

Thank bluebethpurple
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stayed in Ilfracombe in Oct, Nov, Dec 2016. Went to the Chill Bar at least once a week. We especially enjoyed their Wed night open mike when many of the local musicians played. And, Ilfracombe has a lot of great local musicians. Isabel and...More

Thank Roland E
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place. I am a KIWI who recently came to live in Ilfracombe . Both Lawrence and Isabel made me feel welcome and the company of all those who regularly frequent the Bar are great. Music is spot on. Customer service 10...More

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Quirky building, welcoming and friendly landlord - Both as a musician who has played there and as a punter on a night out, I have had nothing but great nights and good laughs at this established and respected venue. A variety of music to suit...More

Thank Chrissy B
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Ben H
12 April 2017|
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Response from Law_Isa | Property representative |
Hi. on the 2nd of June we have a local band doing classic and bluesy rock covers called Old No 7 On the 3rd we have a glam rock band doing originals and 80s rock covers from Bournemouth called The Saints of Sin. We are... More
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mark h
12 August 2015|
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Response from Law_Isa | Property representative |
Hi Mark. On Friday 28th we have an acoustic duo from New Zealand and on Saturday we have a rock band Snakebyte. We hope this helps. Have a great time in Combe and we hope to welcome you. Lawrence
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Malcolm B
26 July 2015|
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Response from Law_Isa | Property representative |
Hi. On the 6th Hammerjack (Rock) 7th November is a Blues band from Italy, Marcos Power Trio. We close on Sundays and Mondays. Regards.
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