A bit of background


Dating back to the late 1700s, the Royal George is a Grade II listed pub which is located on the seawall with stunning views over the Taw & Torridge Estuary.

The building was completely rebuilt and refurbished in 2017/18 into a contemporary restaurant over two floors, with 4 en-suite letting rooms, including 2 family rooms and 2 double rooms. The restaurant can serve over 80 people at one sitting and there is a glorious terrace for al fresco dining in good weather on the first floor that overlooks the estuary.


We serve a modern, British à la carte seasonal menu that changes monthly and we also serve daily specials for both lunch and dinner. We are all passionate about the provenance and quality of our largely local ingredients.

We believe in great service and serve high quality, local food – food with a genuine story. We’re proud to partner with some of the most ethically and morally minded farmers in the area, each of whom champion exemplary levels of animal welfare.


For our business, we define “local” by food miles:

  • Our beef (Aberdeen Angus/Devon Ruby Red Cross), pork (Large Whites) and lamb (Horn Cross) are all grass-fed. The abattoir is located close to the farms (e.g. only 2 miles from the farm where we procure our beef), which makes for a less stressed animal and, by extension, better quality of meat. In total, the food miles for these animals (from field to fork if you will), is only 23 miles.
  • Our poultry (chickens and ducks) and eggs are sourced from award winning free range farms close to Crediton (<40 miles) and Bude (<30 miles)
  • Our game comes from Crediton, where it is sourced within a 15m radius of the fantastic butcher, MC Kelly (<50 miles)
  • Our fish is sourced and landed in Ilfracombe, Devon (<25 miles), Appledore (0 miles!), Brixham, Devon (92 miles), and Newlyn, Cornwall (102 miles).
  • Our coffee is sourced from speciality roaster Origin in Porthleven Cornwall (<85 miles)
  • Our bread and pastries come from Da Bara, the award winning bakers in Saint Columb, Cornwall (53 miles)
  • Our fruit and vegetables, where possible and in season, are sourced from Hedden’s, our local farmer in Bideford (<4 miles)


Appledore overlooks the Taw & Torridge rivers and is located on the rugged North Devon coastline, which itself lies in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The area is known for its wild seas, sandy dunes, expansive beaches and rocky coves – all of which can be enjoyed whilst walking along the South West Coastal Path. Alternatively, you can walk or cycle the Tarka Trail – at 180 miles, it is the longest traffic-free cycle route in the UK and it passes the riverfront of the medieval town of Barnstaple.

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