We’re passionate about local, quality food and run our delicatessens in the North Devon villages of Instow and Appledore.
We opened our café in the Appledore store in 2012, and in April 2016 this was followed by a café in our Instow store; both of which showcase delicious, high quality produce from our own deli kitchen & our favourite local producers. In both Instow & Appledore we also offer a full range of grocery produce.
Our friendly little Beach Hut also presents a fabulous range of foodie goodies and beach necessities for your perfect day out on Instow Beach.
Anthony & Sue are the 4th generation of Johns since the family business started in the 1940s, we’re completely dedicated to steering our company in a very ‘hands-on’ way with our enthusiastic team and our loyal customers, both in the local community and visitors. They are fulfilling our dream and have become a foodie destination on the gorgeous North Devon coastline.
Anthony & Sue
I love about Johns: Bringing quality homemade food to people, that everyone can enjoy
I love about Johns: Really engaging customers in great products that I am really passionate about
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
I love about Johns: Meeting all the producers who have a shared passion for food, and having such a great team!
I love about Johns: Enjoying the challenges of being a trainee manager, and working with a fantastic team!
INSTOW TEAM MEMBERS
I love about Johns: Working with lovely people and customers!
I love about Johns: Working in a place with such a beautiful view
I love about Johns: Food presentation – making the food that goes out in the café look beautiful
I love about Johns: Being able to come up with new recipe ideas
APPLEDORE TEAM MEMBERS
I love about Johns: Working in such a beautiful part of the county
Lucy & Ashley
I love about Johns: Working with great friends.
I love about Johns: Having fun with colleagues & customers.
BEACH HUT TEAM
I love about Johns: Meeting all the lovely people visiting the beach
Favourite Product: The burgers in Johns’ butchery section
I love about Johns: Meeting dog walkers and their furry friends
Favourite Product: Sophie Allport’s products in the gift section
DELI KITCHEN TEAM
I love about Johns: Having my own private kitchen and experimenting with recipe ideas
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