Johns of Instow

Johns of Instow

Johns of Instow is a family-run delicatessen, café, and grocery store located in Instow, a coastal village in Bideford, UK. They showcase a variety of products and services offered by the establishment, including fresh and locally sourced food and drinks, artisanal cheese, hampers and gift baskets, catering services, and outdoor seating with scenic views of the estuary.

They also highlight its commitment to sustainability, community involvement, and customer satisfaction, as well as its history and values as a small business. Overall, Johns of Instow offers a unique and welcoming experience for food lovers and visitors alike.


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Cafe & deli selling cheeses, charcuterie & locally produced goods, plus home-baked items.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Phone: 01271 860310
Address: 4 & 5 Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4HY, UK

Curbside Pickup: Yes
>Delivery: Yes
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Serves Breakfast: Yes
Serves Brunch: Yes
Serves Dinner: No
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: Yes

Robert Neal avatarRobert Neal
5 months ago
Had lunch with wife here today. Staff very welcoming..Gorgeous Grey and Breezy Breakfast tea very nice. Had a Full West Country Breakfast and wife had Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon. Good size portions,wife couldn't finish hers but food enjoyed. Thank you
Neil Bayley avatarNeil Bayley
2 months ago
Absolutely Amazing Toastie, my wife & I bought some fish from Devon & Cornwall fish Co and my wife made a remark about needing some nice bread to go with the Crab meat she bought from them. The guy recommended going to John’s of Instow and now I am recommending them! I bought a Sourdough bloomer and 2 pulled pork and Emmental cheese toastie and WOW absolutely delicious!! I would definitely make a special journey back up to Instow just for another sandwich 👍😋💯
Ieanette Clark avatarIeanette Clark
2 months ago
A fabulous evening all round. A great bunch of people, Lauren was a wonderful host and Clare a superb, patient artist. We were both so happy with our first ever watercolour paintings. Thank you
Megan Sawbridge avatarMegan Sawbridge
9 months ago
A dog friendly cafe where we decided to have breakfast as it started pouring with rain. We came in the dog entry door and we’re sat down with menus, we ordered breakfasts and we’re not disappointed, two of us had the veggie stack. On the menu it said it came with spinach although there wasn’t any, however I was offered extra mushrooms as I do not like avocado. My mum ordered a poached egg with hers and she was happy as it was perfectly cooked and still runny in the middle. My dad ordered a bacon and sausage sandwich and was happy with it too. The dog entry door seemed to be locked and the staff had to let people in, it wasn’t great considering the weather but apart from that no complaints. The staff were friendly and attentive and we had a little nosy around the shop after picking up a few treats as we left.
Gordon Plant avatarGordon Plant
2 months ago
Delightful food in the cafe, very reasonably priced considering the exceptional quality.
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The address for Johns of Instow we have is: 4 & 5 Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4HY, UK. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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