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Seafood, Fast food, British
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good we went twice. Food was lovely, fish super fresh and batter really light. Definitely worth ordering it to come over to the pub. What more can you want, chippy tea and cider!!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish & chips did not disappoint. Even better they bring it over to the pub opposite if you like and you can enjoy them in the pub with a drink. Lovely sized portions and freshly cooked

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 25 February 2022

There were lots of people waiting for their orders so we thought we would give it a try....... We were happy with our fish and chips and will definitely try it again when we visit Appledore.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 30 November 2021

We went here early evening & got fish & chips. It wasnt very nice at all, tasted & looked like it had been either cooked twice or reheated, the batter tasted awful & the fish was tough & looked like a childs portion & was...really greasy, the chips were more like scraps than chips, We will not be going again & i will be telling friends & family too. Im sorry i didnt just travel to bideford instead !!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

We came here during lockdown, so it was takeaway only; many people seemed to be taking advantage of the pub (which had outdoor seating) immediately next door whilst they waited for their food. Great fish and chips; light crispy batter, good chips. Well worth dropping...by after a day in the beachMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding! The best fish and chips we have ever had! Strongly recommended!! Having visited before in summer 2020 post-lockdown, we planned to stop off for fish and chips on our way past Appledore and we’re not disappointed. Superb service and amazing food. Has to...be tasted to be believed!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

Absolutely lovely cod & chips at The Royal Plaice in Appledore village. Was encouraged to sit on the outside tables at The Royal pub which is adjacent. Don’t miss this place for a classic British fish and chips supper!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

After always being told Sylvester’s was the better option, we tended to go there. However, after come local advice we stopped here for fish and chips, and were glad we did. The food was out this world, the portion sizes were perfect and food lovely...and hot. The chips were perfectly done along with the fish. Absolutely will be visiting here again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021

We found this on a visit to Appledore. Fish and chips were superb. Lovely fresh fish and well cooked chips and lots of it. Would definitely recommend and will be back!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021

We look forward to our annual visit(s!) for fish and chips when in North Devon on holiday. Both the fish and chips are cooked to order, fresh and not dripping in oil, the large cod is really too big but we are on holiday! Despite...the struggle to park in season this is worth the hassle for some of the best fish and chips we have experiencedMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Response from sue1699 | 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Plaice

Yes, The Royal Plaice offers takeaway services.

The Royal Plaice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4