Top 10 restaurants in Appledore, United Kingdom (UK)

April 6, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Appledore is a village at the mouth of the River Torridge, about 6 miles west of Barnstaple and about 3 miles north of Bideford in the county of Devon, England.
Things to do in Appledore

1. Mariners Bar & Restaurant

4 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England (Formerly Lathwells) Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1237 476447
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 309 reviews

Mariners Bar & Restaurant

We will be closed on Thursday 9th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th March. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.<br><br>Mariners (Formally Lathwells) is a Grade Two listed historic building in one of Bideford&apos;s oldest streets. The building dates back to the 1700&apos;s. History tells us it has been a Mariners house, an Inn, a sowing school, a private house and now a restaurant. Mariners is small, intimate and relaxing. The table is yours for the evening. Our food is cooked from fresh to order. We pride ourselves on seasonal fish and meat from the Bay Area as far as possible. Our menu changes often with specials featuring on a daily basis. We look forward to meeting you. Booking is strongly advisable to secure a table. We are open Wednesday - Saturday from 6.30pm. Last food orders are taken at 8.30pm.

Reviewed By Aliba01 - Westcountry

A superb evening from the friendly welcome, attentive but unobtrusive service, relaxed cosy atmosphere and of course the superb food, .my husband started with Lobster Bisque which was delicious, he then ordered Chicken Casserole with dumplings and I choose the Roast Partridge, served with a separate dish of roasted vegetables. Needless to say after having a very filling starter my husband passed on a sweet, but I indulged in Cheesecake with berries and ice cream, all washed down with a large glass of wine each and a pot of fresh coffee.
Mariners is the place to go for freshly cooked delicious food and not at an inflated price.

2. Tea on the Green

Tea on the Green Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 1LH, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$71 +44 1237 429406
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 779 reviews

Tea on the Green

Winners of the Best Cafe 2012/13 from the North Devon Food Awards. Our Cream Tea has been hailed as one of the best in Devon. The Tea Room has a lovely retro style with posters, images and music from the fifties and a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Reviewed By MustTriharder66 - Bideford, United Kingdom

Family visit with nine in the party. We opted for an outside seat. Service was very quick, efficient and friendly. Good varied menu with an excellent selection of home made cakes although the scones have to be the best and largest in the South West. The cream tea is a must do and if you have room afterwards a huge slice a cake. A definite on places to eat in the area, miss out and your taste buds will hate you forever.

3. Bensons

20 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +44 1237 424093
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Bensons

Reviewed By SuzylooMk - MK

We were here for a few days and decided to come here for our last night. Only people in for a while and was quiet. However, the food was delicious and home cooked. The owner, Andy, was very humorous and interesting. I would recommend the mackerel , hake and gooseberry dessert.

4. Country Cousins

3 Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 1LL, England Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$283 +44 1237 476989
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 686 reviews

Country Cousins

Reviewed By Gaynor100 - Poole, England, United Kingdom

Wonderful place to stop for lunch. The staff were lovely. The food amazing with a great variety to choose from. The desserts to die for.... haven't seen that much excellent desert choice for a while. Definitely worth a visit. If we were closer I'd be back again. Thank you

5. Instow Arms

Hatton Croft Marine Parade | Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4JJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 1271 860608
Excellent
44%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 574 reviews

Instow Arms

Reviewed By malcyg1 - North Berwick, United Kingdom

Friday night in Instow arms was superb, the food the service and the company. Hebbie our waitress was excellent, the food just hit the spot I had the pot of mussels as did two others my wife enjoyed the goats cheese tart the other males in the party had the most unusual dish of oxtail , apricot and black pudding just wonderful. The downside to the Instow Arms in my opinion is the range and variety of the wine list all 2s for white all reasonable priced le up the standard just like the food thank you!

6. The Westleigh Inn

Westleigh EX39 4NL, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1271 860867
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

The Westleigh Inn

Traditional welcoming Pub, serving delicious freshly cooked meals along with quality ales, lagers, ciders and exclusive wines. Family and dog friendly pub. With large garden with play area and bike racks Food served Monday -Friday 12pm-2.30pm 5.30pm-9pm Saturday 12pm-9pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm 5pm-9pm Please see website for sample of our menu

Reviewed By specialK1937 - Bude

We motored up from Bude, and had a Valentine's lunch here, and it couldn't have been better! It was a cold, miserable and wet day but the pub was warm and cosy! My wife had an excellent rib eye steak, and from the specials board I chose a superb Beef Curry, and I told that waitress that it was as good as an orgasm, but probably better because it lasted longer.
I understand that this pub has changed hands in recent times, so I can't compare it with what it was. All I can say is that they don't come much finer than this. It's what I would call a proper pub and it deserves to do well! Highly recommended!

7. The Boathouse

Marine Parade, Instow, Bideford EX39 4JJ, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Seafood, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1271 861292
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 517 reviews

The Boathouse

Reviewed By BerkleyBird

We were staying at Westward Ho! and had found this restaurant and booked it before we left home as we are serious seafood fans!!!
We had a friendly welcome and the restaurant itself was well thought out. Great decor. Enormous blackboards with specials offering a huge range of different seafood dishes as well as a menu on the table. My husband chose the John Dory which came with Mediterranean vegetables and I had the scallop, crab and prawn tagliatelle. We had a side of chips ( which were to die for) and, incongruously, a bowl of peas were also offered! Luckily I think peas are the vegetable of kings so I was VERY pleased!!! We both enjoyed our meals although I did have to add seasoning to mine ( and I heard the lady on a nearby table who had the same dish saying the same thing about the need for more seasoning). However, I'd rather add seasoning to my taste than have it over seasoned in the cooking process so it worked well for me. And as you can see it didn't affect my overall high rating!
We then both ordered the 'chocolatey fudgey flapjack stack' with vanilla icecream. This was insanely rich and luscious and finished off the meal well.
I think the owners have a really good thing going here!! If we lived locally we would be regulars!!!
As we intend to return to the area early next year we will definitely be back to try something else from the wonderful menu on offer!!

8. The Beaver Inn

85 Irsha Street, Appledore, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1237 474822
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 516 reviews

The Beaver Inn

Freindly Family Run Estuary-side Pub/restaurant,bar Meals,al Fresco Dining On Our Riverside Patio,regular Music Nights(ranging From Contemporary Jazz Through Folk To Rock),poolroom,kids Welcome,well Behaved Dogs Allowed In Bar And Poolroom.keep An Eye On Our Facebook Site For Regular Updates On Entertainment And Theme Nights Etc.weddings,christenings,wakes Etc.by Arrangement We Try Our Best To Accommodate Your Needs

Reviewed By Andrew M - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Called into the Beaver tonight and we all had a really nice Sunday dinner.
It was very well cooked and with plenty of vegetables. Unfortunately we had no room for
Desert which also looked lovely. Will surly return later in the week.
Attentive friendly staff, comfy dining area overlooking the water.

9. Velvet & Vanilla

12 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$188 +44 1237 420444
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Velvet & Vanilla

Consistently delicious. Cosy & friendly independent cafe & bar, locally renowned for great tasting home-made food at reasonable prices. Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & home-baked cakes, afternoon teas, evenings, private parties. A good range of traditional and contemporary dishes and a variety of tempting vegetarian options; sandwiches, jackets, soups, mezze & pizza etc. Fully licenced - great cocktails and sensibly selected wine list. Very child-friendly. Free wifi.

Reviewed By Kathrynms

We arrived as a group of 10 and were totally looked after by friendly staff - nothing too much trouble. Delicious tapas, reasonably priced and plenty of it!! Great atmosphere and location. Would definitely return ?

10. Memories restaurant

8 Fore Street | Northam, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AW, England Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$165 - HK$385 +44 1237 473419
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 178 reviews

Memories restaurant

A Small fine dining restaurant run by husband and wife team and where the table is yours for the night

Reviewed By Elizabeth W - Devon, United Kingdom

This restaurant is fantastic! Only open a couple of days a week, with fresh fish on the menu caught by the chef. A great family run business . Fantastic menus, always consistent and brilliant. A must I for you are in the area.Thankyou for your lovely review , our opening hours are Thursday -Saturday evenings from 7pm , we hope to see you again

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