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
Takeout: Yes

Megan Sawbridge avatarMegan Sawbridge
3 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.
james doel avatarjames doel
a year ago
A must if you’re visiting Instow. Charming cafe and deli overlooking the estuary and Instow beach. Comes as no surprise that they’ve won national Farmshop and deli awards. It’s a second generation family business – the owners Sue and Anthony are really passionate, hard working and highly knowledgeable. They source amazing produce and have developed a really diverse range. They were also one of the first delis to support and stock my local business’s (Boom Kitchen) curry kits. Coffee, cakes, crab sandwiches and this enormous gooey cheese that I can’t remember the name of are among my favourites there. Definitely worth a visit.
Rebecca Rigby avatarRebecca Rigby
8 months ago
Lovely little deli cafe and dog friendly! I wasn’t overly impressed by the deli salads as mine seemed like it wasn’t very fresh. I had the tortilla which had lovely ingredients, I just found it had gone hard on some of the edges. Perhaps left out a little too long? The tomato & onion salad had a strange taste to it like it had been kept inside a container overnight. However, for afters I had a strawberry, banana and almond milk smoothie & oh my, it was delicious! I could actually taste the almond so it must have been homemade almond milk? The combination of the 2 fruits and almond was a wonderful taste and it was so fresh & not too sweet. My partner had a quiche & potato salad which she thoroughly enjoyed! Not a scrap of food left on the plate. We also indulged in some homemade cakes, a lemon drizzle & peanut butter cake, massive slices so big we could not finish them but we gave it a good go! Lovely cakes 😇
Abigail Milton avatarAbigail Milton
a month ago
We had a wonderful lunch today! All the servers were very friendly and kind to us and our children. Morgan, our main server, was helpful and very polite. The food was incredible and very quick to come out. We loved that we can buy the produce used to make the meal right there in the shop. We can’t wait to come back!
Bob Yemm avatarBob Yemm
7 months ago
A group of 9 of us stopped at Johns in Instow for brunch whilst cycling part of the Tarka Trail. Some had the cooked breakfast, some the pasties, one had crab roll and two others had toasted ham and cheese sandwiches. We all enjoyed our meals which were well presented and delivered in a timely manner. In fact we enjoyed them so much that we returned the next day for cream teas! Delicious! On both occasions the staff were attentive and accommodating. Would thoroughly recommend Thank you!
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