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Food

  and Drink


  Eating in...

Spacious kitchen with appliances at Catboat Cottage Appledore

A couple of minutes walk will take you to our award-winning family-run delicatessen and grocers.  Using local and homemade produce from John’s of Appledore means you can serve up delicious food anytime of the day.  They're also open 7 days a week.

Self-catering holidays are made easy in our fully equipped kitchen and spacious family dining room, providing the perfect setting to prepare and enjoy a meal with friends and family. Whether you want to cook a feast for everyone or just a simple snack, you’ll find all the necessary utensils and appliances to make it happen. 

Traditional shop front with awning with Christmas lights and hand-written A-frame blackboard
Appledore farmers market stalls on the quay

Nearby farm shops, food producers and markets, including the historic covered Pannier Markets in Bideford and Barnstaple, also offer a superb selection.

Our wonderful Farmer's Market is held on the first Saturday of every month.  Stallholders range from fresh fruit and vegetables to delicious home-made cakes and artisan bread.  It's well worth a visit.

A selection of cakes
Shops


... or out

Restaurants
Slipway leading up from the beach to an illuminated glass-fronted building at sunset.  Sign-written The Royal George

If you’d rather eat out, there’s a host of independent eateries within easy walking distance.

Just a few steps from your door, popular waterfront restaurants The Royal George and The Beaver Inn offer picturesque views over the estuary  Both use fresh, local produce; it's a wonderful way to watch the sun go down.

Double-fronted large Georgian building with tables and parasols in front.  Signwritten The Seagate

In addition The Seagate and The Quay all serve great food, including freshly caught fish and seafood.

Recent Muddy Stiletto Award finalists, The Yard stocks craft beers and wine from local vineyards as a great accompaniment to their tasty menu.

If you're looking for a crowd pleaser, The Flame Factory brings "wood fired pizza, flame grilled burgers and rare breed Clovelly Longhorn steaks to the historic Appledore quayside".  Diners can choose to eat in or take-away.

A small queue of people  outside aTraditional fish and chip shop with a fish-shaped swinging street jewelry

For a traditional take-away option, tuck into fish and chips from Sylvester's.  Fresh local fish cooked to order while you wait.  Have your supper sitting on The Quay watching the sun go down.

Sample morning coffee, light lunches, and afternoon tea including delicious home-made cakes at The Coffee Cabin.  Or relax in the garden at Market Street Kitchen.

Traditional Hockings Ice Cream van parked on the Quay in Appledore North Devon

For desert, sample a locally made Hocking's Ice Cream from the van on The Quay.  Or take a tub back to the cottage for later.  In our humble opinion, it's the best ice cream in the country.

Alternatively, spoil yourself and indulge in some home-made treats from The Appledore Chocolate Shop.

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