The Appledore Inn

The Appledore Inn

The Appledore Inn is a historic 16th-century thatched-roof pub nestled in the charming coastal town of Bideford.

Boasting one of the oldest pubs in the town centre, the Appledore Inn has been welcoming locals and visitors alike to enjoy its warm atmosphere and inviting rustic charm for centuries.

The inn houses a wealth of fascinating historic pieces, including a Victorian-style bar, a beautiful original range, and painted murals dating back to the 19th century.

Guests can enjoy freshly cooked local fare served with a selection of real ales and an extensive wine list.

When it’s time to relax, take your pick from the cosy lounge area or spacious garden patio.

Located close to popular attractions such as Torridge Estuary, Appledore Quay, and the beautiful Tarka Trail, The Appledore Inn offers an idyllic escape for all


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Dogs getting cosy in Appledore Inn

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The Appledore Inn Reviews

Local ales & classic dishes served in a traditional, no-frills pub with a beer garden.

Below are the latest reviews of The Appledore Inn.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Phone: 01237 476956
Address: 18 Chingswell St, Bideford EX39 2NF, UK

Curbside Pickup: No
>Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: No
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: No

Low flying Alpaca avatarLow flying Alpaca
2 months ago
This is the best pub in Bideford Matt the owner and his wife are so welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere is so chilled and the locals are very kind and nice. I would recommend a visit if from out of town as other pubs in area are bit unsettling. Prices are reasonable and it's clean and well maintained, they don't do food to my knowledge only bar snacks it's a proper boozer :). A big thanks to the staff and locals you made our visits and holiday a worthy experience and will be back anytime we are in Devon
Alastair Papworth avatarAlastair Papworth
3 months ago
Best pub around! Really dog friendly. First time my dog has slept in a pub in a while. She was very happy here. 11/10 would recommend to anyone
Scott Redrup avatarScott Redrup
2 months ago
We stopped here whilst some of our party went shopping. The vibe was friendly – albeit a bit odd as everyone was absorbed by a random rugby match (it wasn't even the six nations!). Drinks were affordable with a good range of ciders I haven't tried.
James Melrose avatarJames Melrose
in the last week
Had a good selection of drinks. Has a local pub vibe. Everyone was very friendly.
Malc Newton avatarMalc Newton
2 months ago
Nice, friendly local pub with sell kept local cask ales. Gets a bit loud and crowded round the bar despite lots of seating. Quieter over in the lounge area to the left of the bar. My favourite pub in Bideford.
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