Instow is a very pretty seaside village on the Taw/Torridge estuary overlooking Appledore on the other side of the river.  Although small, it has everything you will need for your holiday, whether shopping at Johns' supermarket, playing on the sandy beach or enjoying a drink or meal in one of the many bars and restaurants.  You will not really need to leave Instow for the duration of your stay!

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Eating and drinking in Instow

Although only a small coastal village, Instow is well provided for when eating out.

The Bar - good pub food in tastefully decorated surroundings where you can put your feet up, sip a pint and watch the yachts go out from Instow yacht club.

Interior of the Boathouse in InstowThe Boat House – a bustling, busy restaurant/bar.  You can drop in and get a table on the bar side and the food is great.  Or, if you fancy something a little more special you can book the restaurant.  Locally caught seafood is a speciality.

The Commodore Hotel - fantastic location right on the seafront at Instow with amazing view of the estuary.  Great spot for a Devon Cream Tea in the afternoon or gin and tonic and enjoy the sunset.

Instow Arms– another pub overlooking the beach with  beautifully cooked local food. 

Hockings Ice Cream - once you have tried this local ice-cream (made across the river in Appledore) you will know why everybody raves about it.  It really is the best local ice cream I have tasted.  The van is parked on Instow seafront everday from morning till the sun goes down.

The Wayfarer -
a good local pub serving a wide menu of good pub grub.  Lively pub with good atmosphere.  Small beer garden to the rear of the pub.


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