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The Historic Pannier Market in the Centre of Bideford

Pannier Market EntranceIt was built in 1884 at a cost of £4,200 to house a fish market, butchery stalls and corn exchange. The Mayor, G W Vincent, performed the opening ceremony which was followed by a public dinner when almost 200 people sat down.The day ended with a promenade concert and later that week about 2,000 children gathered at the market for a tea party.

The Pannier Market, trades Tuesdays through to Saturdays, whilst Butchers’ Row is open Monday to Saturday and is a favourite with tourists and residents alike. inside the Market Hall you will find our cafe - where you can have a quick cup of tea or stay a while and enjoy a full English breakfast.

You will find the Pannier Market by walking up the High Street and taking a left turn into Grenville Street. The building stands fair and square ahead of you. It is called the Pannier Market after the wicker baskets, or panniers, in which farmers' wives carried their wares and a market has been held in Bideford since the granting of the Charter of Incorporation in 1573.

Opening Times

Butchers' Row - Market Place Shops - Market Cafe

Butcher's Row Shop Unit Tenants trade from Monday through to Saturday, though Monday is often treated as the Tenants' second day of rest.

The Market Place Shops too trade largely Monday through to Saturday.

The Market Cafe is open six days a week all year round. Why not pop in for breakfast or just a cup of coffee?  You will always find a warm welcome - and the cafe serves hot meals and other beverages too.

Market Hall Trading (January 2017 - March 2017): Tuesdays through to Saturdays: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm.


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