Barnstaple is the largest town in North Devon and is a popular retail destination with strong representation from national multiples. The town has good access links to other local towns such as Bideford and ilfracombe and is connected to the M5 motorway via the A361 North Devon Link Road. The primary retail core of the town is the section of the High Street between Cross Street and Gammon Walk; this incorporates the pedestrianized stretch that leads to the entrance of Green Lanes Shopping Centre.
85 High Street is located in a prominent position at the southern end of the primary core just outside the pedestrianised area. Nearby occupiers include Marks & Spencer, Pizza Express, Mountain Warehouse, Costa Coffee, WH Smith and Joules.