Venues & Accessibility

Access to venues

All venues have stewards who will be happy to help with wheelchairs or pushchairs. Please inform a steward if your disability requires a seat with extra leg-room. When booking tickets, please inform the Box Office that you are a wheelchair user so our stewards are ready to assist you.


Disabled Access

The Appledore Book Festival welcomes everyone and is keen to help those with disabilities. If you have any queries please contact the Appledore Book Festival Box Office at Docton Court Gallery on 01237 424 949.


Venues – Wheelchair accessibility

St Mary’s Church

Churchfields Rd, Appledore EX39 1RL.

Fully accessible. Stewards will be happy to help disabled visitors. If you have a back problem you are welcome to bring your own cushion.

St Mary’s Hall

Churchfields Rd, Appledore EX39 1RL.

There is a small flight of steps up to the front entrance of the hall. Wheelchair users will need to use the rear entrance, and will require the assistance of a steward.

Appledore Community Hall

1 New Quay St, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1LU

Wheelchair users please use the entrance in the yard at the side of the building. The rest of the venue is on one level.

Baptist Chapel

1 New Quay St, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1LU

Is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Blue Lights Hall

Vernons Lane, Appledore EX39 1QU

Wheelchair users can access the hall through the side door.

Appledore Library

The Quay, Appledore, Bideford EX39 1QS

The room above the library is up a steep flight of stairs, and is unsuitable for wheelchair-users.

Sandy Brown Museum

Newquay Street, Appledore, Bideford, Devon, England, EX39 1LU.

We regret that this venue is not suitable for disabled visitors.

Devon Hall, Bideford College

Abbotsham Rd, Bideford, Devon EX39 3AR

Fully accessible.