Wakes in Barnstaple

A celebration of life at The Barnstaple Hotel

We at The Barnstaple Hotel would like to express our sincere condolences, we would be honoured to host your family as you come together to celebrate a life that was loved dearly and will continue to be loved. 

We know how difficult it can be to arrange a wake or funeral tea for a loved one. Let our team relieve the pressure by assisting you through all the arrangements so you and your loved ones are able to celebrate the life they lived with an occasion that is bespoke to you and your family. We have an array of peaceful function rooms to choose from, whether you are planning an intimate occasion of up to 45 or planning a larger gathering of up to 280 people. 

To speak to us directly about any arrangements you may need, please give our team a call on 01271 376221 or email at events@barnstaplehotel.co.uk and we'll be happy to discuss our involvement during this celebration of life.

Room Hire

Room Hire

Ashford Suite (Capacity 45)  | £175

Brasserie Restaurant (Capacity 90) | £225

Arlington Suite (Capacity 280) | £375




We are known for our outstanding cuisine, and during your time of grief, we understand how important a hearty meal can be which is why we offer two buffet options as standard.

Afternoon Tea from £15.95 per person

You can expect a selection of freshly made cakes, a choice of sandwiches, fruit and plain scones, lashings of clotted cream and jam and your choice of tea or coffee.

Finger Buffet from £14.95 per person

Our talented team of chefs will design a finger buffet spread to go alongside your arrangements.

Sandwiches & Chips from £8.50 per person

Freshly prepared sandwiches with your choice of filling served with chips

Tea & Coffee from £3.25 per person

These catering options are just an example of our most popular choices, however, we can offer a bespoke menu. 

Discounted Stays

Discounted Stays

We offer a 10% discount on tariff room rates to those attending the wake who may have travelled from afar to share their condolences, as well as to those that simply desire a good nights sleep during this difficult time.

Find out more

Celebration of Life Flyer

We understand there's a lot to consider when planning a celebration of life, which is why we have simplified all the information you could possibly need into a downloadable flyer for your convenience.