Guidebook for Bideford

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Guidebook for Bideford

Food Scene

Thatched pub with good food in neighbouring village of Buckland Brewer. I am happy to book a table for you.
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Thatched pub with good food in neighbouring village of Buckland Brewer. I am happy to book a table for you.
Friendly local pub and restaurant in nearby village of Littleham. I am happy to book a table for you.
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The Crealock Arms
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Friendly local pub and restaurant in nearby village of Littleham. I am happy to book a table for you.
Recommended coffee/lunch/afternoon tea venue in Westward Ho! Beware - very large portions. Gluten-free cakes. Small cafe and closed on Mondays.
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Tea On The Green
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Recommended coffee/lunch/afternoon tea venue in Westward Ho! Beware - very large portions. Gluten-free cakes. Small cafe and closed on Mondays.
Several guests have recommended this restaurant for its food and excellent service.
Mariners Bar & Restaurant
4 Cooper St
Several guests have recommended this restaurant for its food and excellent service.
Lovely little café with home-made cakes and good coffee in the fascinating little village of Appledore with lots to explore.
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The Coffee Cabin
22 The Quay
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Lovely little café with home-made cakes and good coffee in the fascinating little village of Appledore with lots to explore.
Located by the side of the Tarka Trail (the old railway track which stretches for 118 miles!!) this café is converted from the old Torrington Railway Station. Good food and coffee and atmosphere with a vintage train on the track outside. Can be accessed on foot, by bike or by car. Park the car in the large car park and walk/cycle along the Trail 01805 623050
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Puffing Billy Trading Co.
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Located by the side of the Tarka Trail (the old railway track which stretches for 118 miles!!) this café is converted from the old Torrington Railway Station. Good food and coffee and atmosphere with a vintage train on the track outside. Can be accessed on foot, by bike or by car. Park the car in the large car park and walk/cycle along the Trail 01805 623050
Indian restaurant and takeaway much recommended by locals and visitors alike
The Spice Restaurant
Indian restaurant and takeaway much recommended by locals and visitors alike
A Chinese restaurant and takeaway recommend by locals and visitors alike.
Tin Tin Chinese Takeaway
2 Bridgeland St
A Chinese restaurant and takeaway recommend by locals and visitors alike.

Everything Else

Wedding Venue with a very good reputation in a rural location nearby.
Beaconside House
Wedding Venue with a very good reputation in a rural location nearby.
Wedding Venue with a very good reputation in rural location nearby.
Hallsannery House
Wedding Venue with a very good reputation in rural location nearby.
Great place for all ages to learn to surf. Good reputation.
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The North Devon Surf School
5 Pebbleridge Rd
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Great place for all ages to learn to surf. Good reputation.
Ideal for those who want an active walking holiday in absolutely stunning countryside. Many walks start in Dulverton.
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Exmoor
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Ideal for those who want an active walking holiday in absolutely stunning countryside. Many walks start in Dulverton.

Sightseeing

Stunning gardens and good restaurant 20 minutes away beyond Torrington. Entry to restaurant free. Charges apply for entry to gardens and exhibitions.
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RHS Garden Rosemoor
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Stunning gardens and good restaurant 20 minutes away beyond Torrington. Entry to restaurant free. Charges apply for entry to gardens and exhibitions.
Clean beaches, great for swimming, body boarding and surfing - child friendly. 10 minutes away.
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Westward Ho!
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Clean beaches, great for swimming, body boarding and surfing - child friendly. 10 minutes away.
Great beach for walking and sunbathing with a brilliant independent grocers/deli, restaurants and pubs. 10 minutes drive away.
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Instow Beach
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Great beach for walking and sunbathing with a brilliant independent grocers/deli, restaurants and pubs. 10 minutes drive away.
You can hire bikes and kayaks from this centre. There are 118 miles of safe cycling on the Tarka Trail which has a very local access point. The River Torridge and River Yeo are good places to kayak.
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Bideford Bike Hire
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You can hire bikes and kayaks from this centre. There are 118 miles of safe cycling on the Tarka Trail which has a very local access point. The River Torridge and River Yeo are good places to kayak.
The SS Oldenburg sails from Bideford on its regular trips to the island of Lundy. To book, contact The Lundy Company.
The Lundy Shore Office
The SS Oldenburg sails from Bideford on its regular trips to the island of Lundy. To book, contact The Lundy Company.
Gardens and house with café near Instow
Tapeley Park and Gardens
Gardens and house with café near Instow
Great walks, swimming, pub in a wonderful landscape.
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Hartland Quay
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Great walks, swimming, pub in a wonderful landscape.

Arts & Culture

Frequent Art Exhibitions held at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford with a café overlooking the park where you can buy coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.
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The Burton at Bideford Art Gallery and Museum
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Frequent Art Exhibitions held at the Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford with a café overlooking the park where you can buy coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.
Small Arts Centre with Cinema, Live Theatre, Comedy, Music, Bar, Art Exhibitions, Restaurant, Shop. See The Plough Arts Centre online for up to date programme.
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The Plough Arts Centre
9-11 Fore St
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Small Arts Centre with Cinema, Live Theatre, Comedy, Music, Bar, Art Exhibitions, Restaurant, Shop. See The Plough Arts Centre online for up to date programme.
Barnstaple Theatre. On the Touring Circuit and open all year. Comedy, Drama, Ballet, Opera, Jazz, Folk and children's entertainment. For details see www.northdevontheatres.org
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Queen's Theatre
100 Boutport St
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Barnstaple Theatre. On the Touring Circuit and open all year. Comedy, Drama, Ballet, Opera, Jazz, Folk and children's entertainment. For details see www.northdevontheatres.org
Three Screens showing up to the minute films in Barnstaple.
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Scott Cinemas
77 Boutport St
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Three Screens showing up to the minute films in Barnstaple.

Shopping

20 minutes away, it has all the big stores plus independent shops in The High St and Boutport St. Green Lanes Car Park leads straight to the Mall. Restaurants, cinema & theatre in the town.
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Barnstaple
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20 minutes away, it has all the big stores plus independent shops in The High St and Boutport St. Green Lanes Car Park leads straight to the Mall. Restaurants, cinema & theatre in the town.
Atlantic Village is on the outskirts of Bideford and contains dozens of Big Name Outlet Stores with goods up to 50% cheaper (including M&S, Adidas, Healthfood, Household, Fashion and Shoe Shops.
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Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping
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Atlantic Village is on the outskirts of Bideford and contains dozens of Big Name Outlet Stores with goods up to 50% cheaper (including M&S, Adidas, Healthfood, Household, Fashion and Shoe Shops.
Mill Street has lots of small independent shops if you want to find something a little different.
Mill Street
Mill Street has lots of small independent shops if you want to find something a little different.
Watch and participate in making glass at Dartington Glass in Torrington. Large retail areas on the same site.
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Dartington Crystal Ltd
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Watch and participate in making glass at Dartington Glass in Torrington. Large retail areas on the same site.
Because Bideford Town is only five minutes down the road and you'll find lots of individually owned shops plus supermarkets. There are Saturday markets on the Quay in season where you can buy locally grown produce.
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Bideford
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Because Bideford Town is only five minutes down the road and you'll find lots of individually owned shops plus supermarkets. There are Saturday markets on the Quay in season where you can buy locally grown produce.

Entertainment & Activities

A great place for children if the weather is too wet for activities.
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The BIG Sheep
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A great place for children if the weather is too wet for activities.

Parks & Nature

Excellent place to go with children when it rains. Good fun in any weather.
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The Milky Way Adventure Park
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Excellent place to go with children when it rains. Good fun in any weather.
It's has everything for the walker and nature lover - moors and hills and seaside- all very atmospheric and scattered with wonderful Inns for lunch.
Dunster National Park Centre
It's has everything for the walker and nature lover - moors and hills and seaside- all very atmospheric and scattered with wonderful Inns for lunch.