The Royal George

The Royal George

The Royal George is a pub and restaurant in the beautiful fishing village of Appledore, near Bideford on the north Devon coast

Located along Irsha Street and built around 1800, the pub is steeped in history

Inside The Royal George, you’ll find a traditional pub atmosphere with timber paneled walls and open log fires

They offer local beers, ales and ciders from the bar and a seasonally changing menu with traditional British pub food

This is followed by homemade desserts made with locally sourced ingredients

During the summer months, guests can take advantage of the outdoor seating areas in the pub garden or enjoy a refreshing drink on the terraced patio

With stunning views over to Lundy Island and stunning stretches of North Devon coastline all around, The Royal George is a great place to relax and unwind


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Opening Hours:
Monday: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Tuesday: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday: 8:30 – 10:00 AM, 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 – 10:00 AM, 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 – 10:00 AM, 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 – 10:00 AM, 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 – 10:00 AM, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Address: Irsha St, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1RY, UK

Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Breakfast: Yes
Serves Brunch: Yes
Serves Dinner: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes

S Wright avatarS Wright
2 weeks ago
What a fantastic place to eat! One of the best restaurant experiences in all of England tucked away in North Devon. We could not have been more pleased to celebrate my husband’s birthday here for Sunday lunch. Right from the start a friendly greeting, beautiful dog-friendly table overlooking the water, excellent service, delicious food (ample portions). Staff could not have been more accommodating. Special thanks to Holly for making our experience so wonderful. The Royal George would be enough to lure us back to this part of the country.
Julie Jones avatarJulie Jones
2 months ago
A big thank you to all the staff at the Royal George for looking after our daughter's wedding so very well. From the initial planning right through to the actual event everything went smoothly. Communication between Sasha & Alison and our daughter/future son-in-law was excellent with tasting menus offered. On the day the staff couldn't do enough for us. The food was beautiful and not the usual wedding fayre. There was plenty of it too with excellent vegetarian options. We heard nothing but praise from the wedding guests. The staff worked really hard to keep everything spotlessly clean. We would particularly like to thank Nicky and the bar team for looking after everyone so well. Overall the staff at the Royal George were fantastic and we can't thank you enough.
ian collard avatarian collard
in the last week
Dined at the Royal George for my birthday. Couldn't fault it at all. Fantastic food, attentive staff, good range of cocktails and wines. Above all very reasonably priced for what was high quality food
Deborah Burrows avatarDeborah Burrows
4 months ago
Fantastic dog friendly place to eat. We had 4 meals here during our week long stay in Appledore. Sunday lunch was one of the best I have had in a long time. We ate here again on the Monday and Thursday evening then had breakfast on the last day of our holiday. The staff are amazing, really friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was fantastic on each visit. I can highly recommend The Royal George, perfect in every way
Pollyanna Harris avatarPollyanna Harris
3 months ago
We love the Royal George! The food is always fantastic, never disappoints.Though a little pricey, it is worth it for a lovely meal here.The scallops starter and lamb three ways really stood out, but all dishes are great.Very good service. Definitely try and book a table upstairs to get the beautiful views of the Appledore estuary!
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