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The Champ

4-5 Meeting Street, Appledore EX39 1RJ, England
+44 1237 421662
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4-5 Meeting Street, Appledore EX39 1RJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great pub in the heart of Appledore. Good beer, great atmosphere with the live music. Friendly bar staff. Nice open fire and welcomes dogs. Definitely recommend.

Thank Dazzlin2
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very friendly welcome. Great place to take your fish and chips. We went on Thursday to Pete's open mic session - fantastic musicians who are so talented. A great atmosphere all night.

Thank LChamberlin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub is great. I haven’t eaten here, however, I like the live music and it is small and cosy. I think it’s my favourite place to drink in the village.

Thank michelleh3026
BarryRaynes, Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Michelle. We don't make our own food at The Champ but you are welcome to bring food in from elsewhere.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic Thursday evening at The Champ. Wonderful music and great company along with a good selection of ales. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff and locals, who were more than happy to let our teenage band members join...More

Thank Compass626983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic old pub nestled in between houses. Lovely atmosphere and the music is always great here. Folk, blues etc gives this place a wonderful feel missing in most pubs. And best of all there's a great chippy almost next door! Get in here and...More

Thank SteveAnd
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great little local with well kept beer. Friendly staff. Regular music nights providing entertainment. They even let you eat your take away in there!

Thank avs1857
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This is truley a perfect old English pub,and a credit to the staff that compliment it.Great real ale ,lovely music,and a perfect "old pub by"atmosphere!well done

Thank Traveler826568
BarryRaynes, General Manager at The Champ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thanks Michael, I've passed your kind comments onto our staff who do a great job.

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

What a great little pub. In our week in Appledore we gave the champ a few visits at various times of day. Good beer, friendly staff and customers. We really enjoyed the folk music open mike night. The Ska night was also good. Really good...More

Thank CliveH600
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Spotted this place one evening while on holiday and went in out of curiosity. Quirky inside with an autograph wall. A good selection of drinks and friendly staff. No food but you can take your own in if you want - not seen this before!...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We popped in to the Champ for a night cap on our recent visit to Appledore and ended up there each night of our stay. Friendly staff, great atmosphere, a wide range of live music and good local beers on tap. A mixed clientele of...More

Thank Owdmon
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10 August 2017|
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Response from BarryRaynes | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. Yes, providing their owners are well behaved :-). Even doggie treats for free.
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13 June 2016|
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8 January 2015|
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Response from The C | Property representative |
I'm Sorry but The Champ has now Closed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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 but you are welcome to bring in take away food from nearby outlets. Open evenings only (closed Monday in winter) we provide great ales, fine wines, great atmosphere and a warm welcome. Open mic nights Tuesday - Thursday, live bands Fridays and most Saturdays. Check our website champappledore for full listings.
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