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The Royal Plaice

8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
+44 1237 478673
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“plaice” (54 reviews)
“chips crispy” (3 reviews)
“cod special” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British
8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely fish and chips cooked to order and ate outside pub across from takeaway restaurant bought to our table? Nice place to sit in and eat as well

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scotlandgrockel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an hour to eat while attending the appledore book festival. This excellent establishment has lovely clean dining area and an arrangement with the pub next door to supply drinks. Lovely food and of course an excellent choice of drinks. Speedy service and super fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rodney L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A very good cod and chips. Restaurant clean and bright. Batter very tasty. You could smell it down the little side streets of Appledore. Have always wanted to try the Royal Plaice and was glad we did on this recent visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were so glad we discovered this place as it had very friendly service and for us was perfect as you could order a small portion of fish and chips that was just perfect for us. They were beautifully presented in a box. You could...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank swift-simba
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Our first holiday in Appledore and talking to a local casually enquired about places to eat. With-out hesitation he said The Royal Plaice and so it came to be. The fish and chips were delicious, probably the best ever. The large Cod was actually 2...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank douga270
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Having walked passed the Royal Plaice the evening before, we knew that was where to have our fish and chips. We all ordered the large cod, chips and mushy peas. We were warned we needed good appetites! While it was being cooked, we brought drinks...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 363gillc
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We were staying in Appledore close to this fish and chip shop so had a takeaway one evening. The batter was crispy and not at all greasy and the chips were excellent. They also deliver food to the pub opposite so you can sit and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KF2102
Reviewed 23 September 2018

A lovely clean bright restaurant, delightful fish and chips washed down with a bottle of wine from the pub opposite. Was the perfect meal to round off our trip to the seaside.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nickb59
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We eat out a lot, not often fish and chips but this place has to be tried to be believed. The fish and chips here are the best we have ever eaten anywhere. The staff were lovely, bringing our meals out to us at the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BrizyPedant
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Visited last week and I must say that this was the best fish and chips that I had while I was in Devon. It could have been that it was the lunchtime first round of food being done, but looking at the other reviews, I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 66starfish99
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john d
10 July 2018|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know about dogs inside but there is a nice area outside with tables where you can eat and drink and there were dogs there, and water for dogs I seem to remember.
Ross K
17 November 2016|
Response from robinandwendy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know you would need to contact them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Market Street | Appledore, Bideford EX39 1PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 478673
Fish & Chips, really good!
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