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The Pannier Market

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Address: Butchers Row, Barnstaple EX31 1BW, England
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+44 1271 379084
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon 09:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 15:00

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Pannier market Barnstaple

The market is one of many Pannier Markets in the west country, but if you have only the time to visit one than this is it.Large and normally very busy, the word Pannier refers to... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
John L
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The market is one of many Pannier Markets in the west country, but if you have only the time to visit one than this is it.Large and normally very busy, the word Pannier refers to the pair of baskets carried on the back of a pack animal normally in Devon a pony or donkey it is also an overskirt looped... More 

1 Thank John L
East Midlands
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284 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Pannier Market whilst holidaying in North Devon. What a great building and also loved the "Butchers Row" adjacent to it. I enjoyed researching the history of this market after our visit. Really loved the row of Union Jack Flags hanging proudly down the centre of the market building. I've included a photograph for anyone who is interested

Thank Stuggy123
Huelgoat, France
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Try the Cafe in the Pannier Market for a remarkable full English Breakfast. Cooked fresh so a little while to Waite but oh so worth it. Home cooking , hot and tasty.

Thank Hilary D
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

There's something here for everyone. Traditional, historic and most importantly, local! From fruit and veg to fishing bait, shoes and confectionery.

Thank russellc7979
Rochester, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Market is in the centre of town giving a wide variety of goods. Lots to look at in a loverly setting. Check prices through you may find better deals in the town shops

Thank David B
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Standing in the centre of town the Pannier Market built in the 1860's is the oldest and largest of its kind left in the Country. The impressive building has undergone a facelift in 2016 and the work is ongoing to keep this grand old lady functioning. There is a market held here every day of the week except for Sundays... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Trekked off of a days photography to North Devon, Bideford, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe on the schedule Arrived in Bideford and headed up the hill to the Pannier Market, what a great place Some really interesting shops and small businesses, craftspeople working away on the premises, met Harry from the Bideford Pottery, really lovely friendly chap, working away on his pottery.... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lovely market with a variety of interesting items. Some very reasonably priced and a lot of local products too.

Thank Michael C
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Brilliant local market. The Somerset strawberries were delicious and so amazing for Nov! So glad I visited on my way to a course.

Thank 939juliab
Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

A pleasant atmosphere with plenty of stalls offering a range of items. Visited on Saturday and the place was virtually empty and had an air of despondency about it because of lack of custom. Such a shame for a great town centre location.

Thank Chris P

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