About The Beaver Inn
Step into a small traditional pub with an incredible atmosphere and a menu that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Renowned for our fantastic fish specials and friendly service, we pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming experience for all our guests. But that's not all - our entertainment lineup is sure to keep you on your toes. Groove to live local up-beat music every Saturday, experience the magic of the Marmalade Club (our open mic night) every Sunday and unwind with local acoustic artists on Mondays (with a monthly treat of North Devon Jazz Club). There's always something fun and exciting happening at The Beaver Inn!
Charity and Community
Making a Difference Together
At The Beaver Inn, we hold charity work close to our hearts. With a strong commitment to giving back, we actively raise funds for various local charities and work closely with the RNLI, a cause that holds particular significance for us. We're proud to be a part of Westquay FUNdraisers, a fundraising group set up over two decades ago by our previous owners, Ali and Graham Stone. Through our charity events, we've raised a massive £150,000, supporting deserving organisations like North Devon Hospice, Children’s Hospice South West and more. Being a gathering place for the RNLI crew when they're off duty makes us cherish our community even more.
Bit About Appledore
Discover Nautical Quirkiness
After your visit to The Beaver Inn, take the time to explore Appledore, a captivating village steeped in history and character. As a once-thriving fishing village, it still retains its maritime charm with traditional fishing vessels, yachts, pleasure crafts and rowing boats adorning the estuary. Wander through narrow winding lanes lined with brightly coloured painted cottages. Appledore's tranquil haven attracts visitors from all around the country and its strategic location allows easy access to nearby market towns like Bideford, Barnstaple and Great Torrington, thanks to regular buses. For nature enthusiasts, the coastal paths offer a scenic route to explore Bideford and Westward Ho!
The History of The Beaver Inn
A Tale of Press Gangs and Beavers
With over 400 years of history, The Beaver Inn has been a longstanding pillar in the local fishing community and a favourite among tradesmen from the new world. The origin of our name, "The Beaver Inn," remains shrouded in the mists of time. Legend has it that the Press Gang used to gather sailors, pressing them into the King's service and wore beaver pelt hats, giving birth to our name and association with beavers. Appledore and Bideford's bustling history as massive trading ports, exchanging goods with the new world, including beaver pelts, further solidifies our connection to the name. In days past, The Beaver Inn played a crucial role in aiding captains, offloading their crew for safekeeping while they conducted trades in Bideford. During their stay, the women of Irsha Street entertained the crew with home-brewed beer until the ship's return journey.
Come and immerse yourself in the fascinating history, delightful flavours and warm hospitality of The Beaver Inn - a pub where stories from the past come to life and memories are created every day. We can't wait to welcome you!