Bideford Pannier Market

Bideford Pannier Market

Bideford Pannier Market is one of the oldest open-air markets in the UK and has been held in the Market Place in Bideford, North Devon, since 1690

The historic market takes place every Tuesday and Friday with over 300 stalls offering a variety of goods including local produce, clothing, crafts, gifts and more

It is a great place to pick up a souvenir or find unique goods, with something for every taste

On each day the market bustles with people from all over the county stopping by to browse and shop

Whether you are looking for a bargain or just to admire the wonderful offerings from local traders, you’ll be sure to find something that puts a smile on your face at Bideford Pannier Market


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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Address: Market Pl, Bideford EX39 2DR, UK

Angus Hamilton avatarAngus Hamilton
4 months ago
Oh dear. Poor tired old Bideford – superficially it looks quite nice but in reality it's very dreary with very little going for it. The stone bridge is an impressive structure and I wasn't aware of the Tarka the Otter connection but the town seemed dead and all the shops in the Pannier were shut at 4.30pm.
Geoff Woodley avatarGeoff Woodley
a month ago
We went to a 'festival' in there so the normal market stalls were absent. It is a quaint place to visit and there's a small café if anyone wants a bite to eat 🍽 or a cuppa 🫖
peter sandford avatarpeter sandford
5 months ago
Really great little place with some interesting stores. Particularly enjoyed looking at the art galleries (Harry Juniper and others) and wood carving place (John Butcher) with some very humorous and touching pieces of work. Some real characters throughout the market who were a real pleasure to meet and talk to.
Pete Smith avatarPete Smith
5 months ago
It's a beautiful old building that houses a few little shops, mostly arts and crafts type things, then you go up to the main area, is a bit quiet on days theres no market there but there are always a few stalls open and a beautiful cafe that serves the best bacon sandwich, as well as other items, they are super friendly and worth going just for that, It's the gem of bidiford, I just wish my home town of derby would learn from there example,
James Robertson avatarJames Robertson
3 months ago
Visited yesterday, found some lovely quirky shops at the lower level. Went to visit the upper level by the cafe and was disappointed to find no stalls open and everything packed up.
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