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Johns of Appledore

7 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
+44 1237 429065
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork pie” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (52 reviews)
“quiche” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
7 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a recent walk my wife a I decided to have a tea and cake at the Appledore branch. We've visited regularly over the last few years and noticed in recent months both quality and service has markedly gone downhill. Initially entered via the shop...More

Thank EmlynF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t visit the cafe on this occasion but the shop is superb. Great range of different and unusual items from pate to houch! We even found small onions in basalmic vinegar that we’ve only previously been able to get in France. Very helpful and attentive...More

Thank LINDA F
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Linda, Thanks so much for the 5* review! So glad you enjoyed our deli delights on your visit. We hope too see you again soon, perhaps for a visit in the cafe? Helen & The Appledore Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered breakfast...flat white coffees served luke warm in squash glasses ( quirky?)...but for £2.60 a coffee would have expected an adult sized cup and saucer. Asked for hot coffees..which when at correct temperature were difficult to drink from squash glasses. We were not asked if...More

2  Thank Irene J
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Irene, I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tasty breakfast here in Appledore. I was, however, sorry to hear that you felt that my team were miserable. I can assure you that they are normally happy and smiling, if on this occasion...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Deli is absolutely superb. The staff are all friendly and the range of produce is great. They specialise in local food and drink products. This includes a great range of fresh food from the counters, together with local beers and gins. I would definitely...More

Thank Dave A
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5* review Dave! It's amazing to hear that you enjoyed your visits and that the team looked after you well. I hope you picked up some great, tasty, and local bits from our deli! Hope too see you again soon, Helen &...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Holiday visit looking for firewood on arrival to the village. Extremely friendly staff. Came back again the next morning to pick up some delicious supplies!

Thank Joanna D
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5* review! Glad you enjoyed your visits and hope you had a wonderful holiday in Appledore. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! Helen & The Appledore Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here this week. I had avocado on sourdough toast with bacon. I asked for the bacon to be crispy. Friends had poached eggs on toast, croissants and toast. I could have done with my flat white a little hotter, and the prices were...More

Thank dawnio_10
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4* review! So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts with us in Appledore. Our team are trained to make flat whites at drinking temperature to complement the coffee but would have made you a fresher, hotter one if you had...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Nice coffee and really delicious chocolate brownie. Some lovely looking food items for sale in the deli.

Thank KF2102
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the 5* review! Glad you enjoyed your coffee & homemade 'famous' brownie! Hope too see you again soon, Helen & The Appledore Team

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Lovely breakfast with locally sourced produce. The deli Is fabulous too. Dog friendly and although you order in the deli your meal is brought t to you.

Thank Jane J
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the 4* review Jane! Glad you enjoy your home-cooked, locally sourced breakfast and our re-vamped deli! I hope you found our new ordering system easy to work. Hope too see you again soon, Helen & The Appledore Team

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Excellent service and good selection of food. Only popped in for a mid afternoon snack and had coffee and cake. Lots of choice very difficult to decide what to have. Unfortunately didn't find until near end of holidays. Would highly recommend. Also very dog friendly.

Thank Lorna M
JohnsofInstow, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks for the 5* review Lorna! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit - including a freshly made coffee and slice of cake! We hope you enjoyed everything you chose. Hope too see you again soon, Helen & The Appledore Team

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We've eaten in John's in Instow and have popped in there over the years for a pasty etc when we've been cycling the Tarka Trail. Always good. On one of our regular little trips to Appledore we thought we'd grab a few bits for lunch...More

2  Thank diddz
arjohns_12, Manager at Johns of Appledore, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Hello, I am disappointed to read your review having just got back from holiday. I am sorry that your experience on this occasion did not live up to our normal standards, i have shared your comments with my team who have taken this onboard. My...More

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David G
11 February 2018|
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Response from Annette M | Reviewed this property |
Dear David, Im afraid I dont know the answer to that as Ive only been in the once. Id call them & ask on: 01271-860310 Goodluck. A
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HannahLB
2 August 2017|
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Response from JohnsofInstow | Property representative |
Open until 8pm during the summer!
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raycooper16
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Response from arjohns_12 | Property representative |
We’re delighted that you’ve been enjoying the food & service in our deli & café. Thank you for your enquiry and please find answers below: Our cakes are self-service but we provide sets of tongs for customers to use to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:30
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Quay, Appledore EX39 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Appledore
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 429065
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