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About us

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.

 

Meet the team

Anthony & Sue

SUE

 

I love about Johns: Bringing quality homemade food to people, that everyone can enjoy

 

Favourite Product: Godminster’s Organic Vintage Cheddar

 

ANTHONY

 

I love about Johns: Really engaging customers in great products that I am really passionate about

 

Favourite Product: Our smoked fish platter – it includes Manuka Smoked Salmon from Mike’s Smokehouse

 

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

HELEN

 

I love about Johns: Meeting all the producers who have a shared passion for food, and having such a great team!

 

Favourite Product: The Garlic Farm’s smoked garlic

 

 

 

POLLY

 

I love about Johns: Enjoying the challenges of being a trainee manager, and working with a fantastic team!

 

Favourite Product: Johns’ Homemade Brownie!

 

 

 

 

 

INSTOW TEAM MEMBERS

ANDY

 

I love about Johns: Working with lovely people and customers!

 

Favourite Product: The Cono Sur Viognier Wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAKE

 

I love about Johns: Working in a place with such a beautiful view

 

Favourite Product: Luscombe’s Elderflower Bubbly

 

 

OLIVIA

 

I love about Johns: Food presentation – making the food that goes out in the café look beautiful

 

Favourite Product: Chunk of Devon’s Chicken, Leek & Bacon Pie!

 

 

 

 

VICKI

 

I love about Johns: Being able to come up with new recipe ideas

 

Favourite Product: The Garlic Farm’s Vinaigrette, and Olive et al’s Garlic Stuffed Olives

 

 

 

 

 

APPLEDORE TEAM MEMBERS

JOE

 

I love about Johns: Working in such a beautiful part of the county

 

Favourite Product: Johns freshly made Roast Chicken, Mayo & Salad Baguette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy & Ashley

 

I love about Johns: Working with great friends.

 

Favourite Product: The Garlic Farm's Garlic Mayo (Ashley) & Johns' Homemade Brownie

 

LAUREN

 

I love about Johns: Having fun with colleagues & customers.

 

Favourite Product: South Devon Chili Farm’s Sweet Chili Jam

 

 

 

BEACH HUT TEAM

TRACEY

 

I love about Johns: Meeting all the lovely people visiting the beach

 

Favourite Product: The burgers in Johns’ butchery section

 

 

 

 

 

Julie

 

I love about Johns: Meeting dog walkers and their furry friends

 

Favourite Product: Sophie Allport’s products in the gift section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELI KITCHEN TEAM

ROGER

 

I love about Johns: Having my own private kitchen and experimenting with recipe ideas

 

Favourite Product: The Coffee in the Café