This is more of a rant ..... we recently stayed in Woolacombe and as per usual, visited Ilfracombe to eat. I love the place but why on earth do the restaurants close and turn people away at 9pm ?. I know people can come back at me and name some places that serve after this time but my observations are that most establishments finish at 9pm. The weather was great and the resort was busy so why don't owners extend their opening times and take advantage of the situation. Ilfracombe is trying to regenerate itself and this can be seen by all the improvements and refurbishments going on. In one particular establishment I saw 2 parties of 5/6 turned away at 8.50pm, I could not believe it and neither could they. Am I being to harsh or do I have a point ?