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The Champ

4-5 Meeting Street, Appledore EX39 1RJ, England
+44 1237 421662
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (24 reviews)
“nachos” (19 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
4-5 Meeting Street, Appledore EX39 1RJ, England
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited last night had the Soul Food and was not disappointed, It was excellent. Rob clearly takes pride in the food he prepares from scratch and that was reflected in the quality of our meals. The Beef Brisket Chilli was superb and the ribs were...More

2  Thank 702ackers
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great pub great ales great atmosphere and fantastic staff. Now will be our local. It's great for anyone visiting wanting a taste of a proper traditional pub with none of the commercialisation that is going on in the pub trade. Anyone who visits north Devon...More

1  Thank Philip L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Myself and my wife have been to Appledore a few times now, so when we visited a couple of weeks ago, it wasn't for the first time. This was our first visit with the intention of trying Rob's Soul Food, and boy, it didn't disappoint!!...More

1  Thank BigMartHerts
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great vibe in here, great spot for a beer. Food looked amazing but didn't eat here on this occasion. Want to go back to sample the pizzas !!!

Thank paulkporter
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The atmosphere in The Champ is quite unique. Time seems to have stood still. Friendly, good beer, live music and fabulous food.

Thank annieeaston
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very good atmosphere. Friendly welcoming and relaxed. We were well looked after and the chef cares about producing good quality well cooked food from local sources.

Thank Love H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

groovy groovy groovy, talk about a groovy old fasiond good old groovy style pub/resteraunt. fantastic live music and a fresh cold pint. the misses loved it.

1  Thank Christy F
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a gem this place is! Went on a Tuesday night which was live Folk music night which provided a fab atmosphere. Top that off with one of Rob's fab pizzas and friendly staff - excellent night...A real locals' place but as a visitor you...More

1  Thank Lulub195
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great music, friendly and interesting people and lovely food at value for money prices What a fantastic combination. I wish this pub could be my local. You could move to Appledore just to have this PH on the doorstep

1  Thank KarenEwan
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim one night and had to come back the next. Staff are friendly, beer (ale) was good, food is excellent and the entertainment on seemingly every night was great.

Thank Dean R
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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$13 - US$15
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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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 Rob provides excellent soul food between 6pm-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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