Narrow road in Appledore village with welliews and buckets on the doorstep

© Terry Mathews

Where to Eat

Appledore has amazing cafés, pubs and restaurants - something for everyone.

During peak times these can be very busy, therefore it is best to book.

For the Festival, we usually have our own FESTIVAL CAFÉ – situated in St. Mary’s Hall, Appledore and run by the local Hospice. However, because of the current situation with COVID-19, we are not holding events in our village locations but are holding a Drive-In Festival nearby at Skern Lodge.  Therefore our usual Festival Café will not be open. 

To enable our supporters to have access to food and drink on site, there is an alternative in-car dining experience is available - providing light snacks. To pre-book go to our events page.

However, you can still visit our local cafés, bars and restaurants in our wonderful village - and take advantage of looking around Appledore and visiting the wonderful local shops.  Please see our map for local car parking.

Local Food Establishments

The Beaver Inn

01237 474 822

Riverside pub nestled in the heart of Irsha Street championing local produce, specializing in fresh local fish, mussels, craft ales, ciders, and gins!

Johns of Appledore

01237 429 065

Award-winning Café and Deli set on Appledore Quayside, specialising in local and homemade produce. Providing breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes to takeaway or eat in.

Market Street Kitchen

Tel: 01237 474 168

​We are an independent café in the heart of the historic fishing village of Appledore. Tucked away in Market Street, we offer a wide range of daytime refreshments in comfortable surroundings. Free wi-fi and sheltered tea garden. Dogs welcome.

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