The Appledore Inn is situated in the centre of popular North Devon town of Bideford, on the Estuary of the River Torridge. The area has a good size local population that increases in the summer months with visitors to the area. The narrow town centre streets lead down to a treelined quay, which bustles the fishing vessels, targo and pleasure boats. Ball clay and wood are the principle exports loaded onto boats at Bideford. The town is a lively and popular place throughout the whole year, with many traditional yearly events including the Bideford Folk Festival, Bideford Regatta, Bideford Water Festival and Bideford Carnival.