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The Champ

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4-5 Meeting Street, Appledore EX39 1RJ, England
+44 1237 421662
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (19 reviews)
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“chilli” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
4-5 Meeting Street, Appledore EX39 1RJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old pub ,great atmosphere,great music ,happy friendly people,nice to sit in the yard on a hot day ,has everything you need to have a good entertaining evening ,been twice now ,will definitely go back

Thank royalhelena
BarryRaynes, Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you your Majesty, we look forward to more hot days!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a very enjoyable Good Friday evening with my wife and a few friends. The pub had a very friendly atmosphere, full of appreciative locals and tourists alike. Quite an eclectic mix of clientele. Good range of beers and a nice selection of gins....More

Thank shakespiers
BarryRaynes, Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's a lovely review and by such an eminent author (almost!). We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub has a lovely homely feel about it. They promote live music which is just great. Due to unforseen circumstances their chef was not at work but in fairness they did their best to accomodate and they put on a limited menu. They have...More

Thank adrianbennett2
BarryRaynes, General Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Adrian, your comments are very appreciated and have been passed on to our lovely staff.

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This cosy family friendly pub is in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Appledore has developed a reputation for music and real ale. They serve award winning ale, good pub food (good veggie options too) and often have live music available - recommend...More

Thank Steve R
BarryRaynes, Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you Steve.

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Probably a little changed since established in 1822, the pub has not suffered the recent spate of 'modernisation' and hence retains great character. It is small but that just adds to the character and warmth. More adult orientated than family, however dogs are welcome. sheltered...More

Thank Josephine R
BarryRaynes, General Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review Josephine. We only try to improve on 1822 rather than make change for the sake of it :-)

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Super little pub in the heart of the village. There is some form of live music most nights of the week. Not many people eating when we were there but we had chili and chips for 5 50 and it was delicious, beer very reasonably...More

Thank eagleking66
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a place that just oozes character. Fantastic beers the music here is always great. It is just a must visit place for anyone visiting.

Thank philiplang
BarryRaynes, Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

That's a very kind review Philip. Thank you.

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Popular pub with live music most evenings. Gets s little crowded so if it’s a seat with a table your after.... best you get there ahead of the band etc. Really friendly staff. This one gets my vote too.

Thank Fingersrpj
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Small in size but big in character. Food is simple but lovely. Live music most nights. Great atmosphere.

Thank Jayne S
BarryRaynes, Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you Jayne. We think we're the biggest littlest pub in Devon so it's nice to have it confirmed. I will pass your comments onto our staff team.

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit snug old fashioned pub with different themes most nights I visited on blues and folk nights really good vibe Beware it is popular so be prepared to stand

Thank Bezza1965
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Response from BarryRaynes | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. Yes, providing their owners are well behaved :-). Even doggie treats for free.
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I'm Sorry but The Champ has now Closed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$17
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-5 Meeting Street, Appledore EX39 1RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Appledore
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 421662
  • E-mail
The Champ is a friendly old-fashioned pub. The only pub in the area in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide it is deep in the heart of Appledore, not a restaurant as such though Mike provides excellent pub grub between 5pm-9pm. Open evenings only (closed Monday in winter) we provide great ales, craft and Belgian beers, fine wines, great atmosphere and a warm welcome. Open mic nights Tuesday - Thursday, live bands Fridays and some Saturdays. Check our website champappledore for full listings.
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