The ferry service is now closed for the winter and resumes 1st April 2022. Please see the Timetables tab for 2022 times.

 

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EVENTS CALENDAR

 

2021

JUNE

21  Start of ferry service

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

16-25 Appledore Book Festival

OCTOBER

31  Last day of ferry service

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THANK YOU JOHNS FOR SUPPORTING THE FERRY

This year the ferry started operation on 19 July 2021 with a new look, the introduction of contactless payment.  This was a decision made some time ago but we were not able to put it into practice until this year and it coincided with the need to limit the use of cash.  Despite the challenging times all businesses have endured over the last 18 months, Johns have made a donation to £500 to help cover the cost of the new card payment technology and hardware.  The Appledore Instow Ferry company are very grateful for this financial support and for the help and advice given during the set-up process.

2021 FERRY SEASON

The timetables for 2021 are now available - see menu above.  The ferry service restarted from 19th July 2021.  Please note CARD PAYMENT ONLY on ferry crossings.  We look forward to welcoming you on board and we are hoping for a successful season in 2021 transporting locals and visitors across the estuary.

TAPELEY GARDENS, INSTOW

Tapeley Gardens will be open on Sunday 4 April 2021 and the gift shop and tea rooms will open on 12 April (if all goes to plan with the Covid regulations).  The opening times are from 10-5pm, Sunday to Thursday inclusive.

THE FERRIES ARE NOW TWEETING

Follow the ferries' news and status on @appleinstferry. If the ferry cannot operate due to high winds a message will be put on Twitter and of course Facebook.

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE FERRY?

The Appledore Instow Ferry is a not for profit company and has endeavoured to keep the prices as low as possible. However, we do need to cover the costs of running two boats and sponsorship is the perfect way for companies and businesses to show their support for the ferry operation and advertise their business, as you can see from the logos on the Home page.  For more information please use the Contact Us page and one of us will be in touch with you.

BICYCLES AND BUGGIES

The ferry is licensed to carry twelve people and two crew, which includes the skipper. The ferry is able to take buggies and bicycles but the skipper will make a decision if there are some large buggies and a number of bicycles, to balance the number of passengers, buggies and bicycles - so please be patient if you are not able to get on the first available ferry.

Tricycles, tandems and bicycles with trailers cannot be carried.

JOHNS OF INSTOW

Johns of Instow has a cafe next door to their deli. The cafe offers gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options as well as all the wonderful pastries and cakes that they offer.

Appledore village

Appledore1-LargeAppledore is a quaint fishing village where you can wander the cobbled streets and find secret gardens and interesting door hangings.   It has thriving local artists and numerous art galleries and craft shops, and is well known for its Visual Arts Festival, the book festival and the carnival that are held during the year.  Read More  

Instow village

IMGP0146-300x199Instow is a pretty, unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes. Fishermen’s cottages nestle against shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. The village store and delicatessen are superb.  Read More 

  

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Click on the logo to go to the sponsor's web site.

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Hockings

Instow Arms

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Hardings

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