Local Organisations

There are several organisations in Instow which offer a range of services, activities or interests. These are a few of them:

Instow Community Primary School. Located on the hill to the east of the village, our local primary school which teaches around 130 pupils was rated good by OFSTED at its inspection in November 2016.

Instow Community Primary School

Appledore-Instow ferry. Offering a regular crossing of the River Torridge the ferry provides an enjoyable means of visiting Appledore from Instow, avoiding the need to make a long journey by road. Sailing times and prices are available on this website:

Appledore-Instow ferry

Instow parish hall is available to local residents for a wide range of purposes. Further details may be found on this link:

Instow parish hall

All Saints Community Centre, located on Anstey Way, is available for meetings, exhibitions, parties, coffee mornings etc.  There is a safe peaceful garden for the use of the public, which has playground equipment for younger children.  Every Tuesday morning there is for coffee, cake, tea, light lunches and company between 10.30am and 1pm.  For bookings and enquiries 01271 861421 jenniferjackson176@btinternet.com

The Instow Village People are group of residents who volunteer their time once a month to work together for the betterment of their village. Full details about what they do are available on their website:

Instow People

St John The Baptist Church is an old medieval Church of England church in the village.  Services are held nearly every Sunday, except when there are joint services within the Mission Community of Westleigh, Instow and Fremington. 

In the centre of the village there is All Saints Chapel.  This acts as a community centre and place of worship.  Once a month Book of Common Prayer communion services are held here in the evenings.

If you would like to contact him The Assistant Minister for Westleigh and Instow is Curate Tom Simpson and he can be reached at: tom@fremingtonstpeters.org.uk    Tel. 07940 428313

For details of service times please go to ‘A Church Near You’.

North Devon Yacht Club is very popular with residents of Instow and beyond. Their website may be reached on this link:

North Devon Yacht Club

Founded in 1823, North Devon Cricket Club may be found at the northern edge of the village near the sand dunes. Discover more on their website:

North Devon Cricket Club


“Everything you need to plan your next visit to our beautiful North Devon village” : instowdevon.net


The Commodore

Eating and Drinking

Johns supermarket and café

The Quay Inn

Instow Arms

The Boathouse

The Wayfarer Inn

Bus times and tides

Bus times

Instow tide times

Appledore tide times