Appledore Summer

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A portrait of perfection

Looking to escape the stresses and strains of modern life? This is a blog not to be missed. Find out more about a beautiful village and sea port in North Devon which is seeped in Maritime history, with its cobbled streets and pastel painted cottages peacefully resting on the estuary of the Taw and Torridge.

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Towards the Quay

Appledore, enthralled me, as its has done many others on my first visit. It feels as if time has stood still in this beautiful part of North Devon. Although many locals, will tell you how much it has changed, like most places over the years. But to me, coming from a more built up part of the country it has the magic and peacefulness of a quintessential English fishing village, of years gone by. From the friendliness of its inhabitants to the welcome of its local business owners. Everyone says good morning and makes you feel welcome. No rushing past, averting their gaze incase you are about to attack them and shop assistants actually wanting to serve you.

Lets take a quick dog walk around the village, We begin on Odun Terrace where we pass the Maritime Museum which offers visitors an interesting insight into the shipbuilding and seafaring history of the area. Follow the road along until the next turning on the right where you will find Bude Street.

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The figure head

Here you follow the road down to the quay ( photo at top) past the pretty cottages, a craft shop on the left and Appledore Book Shop on the right. Carry straight on and you will reach the Quay. All manner of things take place here. You may be able to see the old steam boat in the video below. Children and adults, crabbing and jumping of the wall into the river.

Steam Power

If you fancy a trip across to Instow, you can jump on the Instow – Appledore Ferry from the first slipway here. Carrying on along the Quay you will come to a larger slipway, where you can watch the gig rowers, canoes and various other water users, launch themselves into the river.

If you feel in need of a quick libation, you could spend a happy evening in The Champ -Meeting Street- Live music is held most nights and a warm welcome is assured.

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A warm welcome awaits

Carry on through the car park, Irsha Street awaits you with its plethora of quaint cottages and interesting cobbled courts.

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The beauty of Appledore

Follow this road to the end and you will come to the Lifeboat Station where your pooch can enjoy a swim from the slipway and you can enjoy the stunning view.

Appledore, is not just for Summer. Winter holds a different magic. Long bracing walks along windswept towpaths, Northam Burrows and the wide beach at Westward Ho! After all that exercise, enjoy a long lingering meal in one of the local pubs, whilst contemplating the flames of a roaring log fire. What’s not to like?

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TRUFFLEicious was an independent business based at Great Chalfield, Wiltshire, in a stable we converted into a 5* hygiene registered kitchen, within the grounds of Great Chalfield Manor. Wiltshire In January 2019 I moved to Appledore, North Devon, UK, where as well as cooking I have also built & maintain a local food & drink blog web site for small businesses & visitors alike. My new site is a non-profit website. Having worked as a cook for more than 40 years mainly in private family houses for Polo functions and at Harrods. “My aim is to supply & blog about the benefits of 100% Homemade foods made from my own original recipes and containing fresh, natural, local ingredients, which contain NO nasties”. Visit my website: I have wealth of experience behind me, encompassing a broad range of cookery techniques & original own recipes. I also write a blog, giving recipes, cookery tips & dealing with what to do with your leftovers & also food & nutrition blog (Low FodMap Diet) "Paws for Thought" I was invited to The Great British Food Festival, Bowood House, Nr Calne, Wiltshire on August Bank Holiday Monday 2017 where I gave a cookery demonstration on Gluten Free Cakes. Media Interviews: BBC Radio Wiltshire Graham Rogers Morning Show. Love your leftovers 26.12.18 BBC Radio Wiltshire. The Social. Sue Kinnear & Tim Weaks 17.12.2018 BBC Radio Wiltshire. GBBO Tech Challenge. Rachel Houghton morning Show 27.11.18 I will also be on the Sue Davis show, BBC Radio Wiltshire, for 6 weeks in October 2017 sharing my recipes on food leftovers. The Marie Lennon Morning Show. BBC Radio Wiltshire. Tues 12th December 2017 talking about making chocolate Truffles for Christmas. Chatting with Holly Rattley about my blog in the Kitchen at BBC Radio Wiltshire on Thursday 28th December 2017 & demonstrating what to do with those Christmas leftovers. BBC Wiltshire also featured me on "The Social" with Sue Kinnear & Tim Weeks in Dec 2018 chatting about building my websites & social media. TRUFFLEicious/FoodiesDevon is registered as a food business with Torridge Council & our Scores on the Doors are 5*. We hold current public & product liability insurance & Food Hygiene Certificate. I am an avid user of social media & you can follow me any FB, five accounts, twitter five accounts, Instagram, four accounts. View my profile on LinkedIn.

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