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The Royal George - Pub in Devon

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Irsha Street, Appledore, EX39 1RY, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Garth Hughes
+44 (0)1237 424138(landline)

Foodie and friendly, with floor to ceiling estuary views, three snug bedrooms and one, big, lofty one topping off this reinvigorated old pub

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There’s a pleasing informality to Sascha and Garth’s re-invention of the Royal George. Fresh food, skilfully cooked is at the heart of the affair - inventive dishes sit alongside some classics - but you don’t have to dress up, there are good options for your children and it’s fine to bring the dog. The menu changes monthly and is brimming with variety; you might get handpicked Brixham crab with pickled kohlrabi, followed by tandoori spiced fish with bombay potatoes. There's Exmoor lamb, local pheasant, a great burger and good vegetarian options; good wines and a range of beers, with a weekly changing local guest ale. Walkers have the coast path, cyclists the Tarka Trail; surfers nearby Westward Ho! and Saunton; fisher-people can book a trip from the quay. Sandy Instow is across the estuary, so is Tapeley Park; Rosemoor Garden is half an hour’s drive.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Garth Hughes:

Local points of interest from
Garth Hughes:

  • Appledore is the most doggy friendly place we know! We allow well behaved dogs in two of our rooms, and in our downstairs restaurant.
  • We're right on the South West Coast Path, follow the coast round for incredible views and beautiful walks.
  • We love to support small local businesses including breweries, and you'll see an ever changing list of beers available during your stay, showcasing the finest talent from around.
  • In the summer our local brass band band play on the promenade every Monday, and the RNLI train on a Tuesday, you can see the RNLI going out whilst enjoying a delicious meal in our Restaurant.
  • The stunning Lundy Island, with its 4,000 years of human history, is a wonderful day trip from local port Bideford. The Island's own supply ship "MS Oldenburg" which transports day passengers retains much of its original charm.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"This place is all about the sea - you can see it from every window, hear it from every bedroom, taste it in the amazing fish menu that Garth has created. When the tide's in, the sea laps inches below the huge picture windows in the restaurant; when it's out, you can walk down the slipway to the rocks and sandy banks below. Lovely rooms above and a gentle, buzzy vibe in the restaurant below."

Florence - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

December 2019

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Irsha Street, Appledore, EX39 1RY, Devon


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