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The Old Smithy Inn

Welcombe, Welcombe EX39 6HG, England
+44 1288 331305
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (16 reviews)
“pork belly” (6 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Welcombe, Welcombe EX39 6HG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are currently staying local for a much needed holiday and visited the inn this evening. We were welcomed by the Irish landlord who went on to host a quiz which we thoroughly enjoyed. We ordered homemade pizza which was delicious. It topped off a...More

Thank loops87
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first visit to The Old Smithy Pub - great location, friendly host, good service and great home cooked food. We chose from the 'specials' board. I ordered the Chicken and Ham pie with puff pastry top with mash and peas (£7.95) and...More

Thank Diaz007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are staying close to the old smithy and what a delightful place to find. We decided to have Sunday lunch and was not disappointed. The food was fresh hot and very tasty. The staff are very friendly and helpful, on visiting this place again...More

Thank hunni2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Up until February 2018 the old Smith inn used to be a pub full of atmosphere, with an interesting quirky lay-out, enthusiastic staff with reasonable food. Under new management it has a wow factor but in this case a lack of wow! On entering the...More

1  Thank Christopher T
Grainne P, Owner at The Old Smithy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Greetings from the lovely Old Smithy Inn. Check out our five star rating from Torridge Council just announced on their Facebook page (proudly reposted on oursI). We hope you get to come enjoy the atmosphere at the Smithy as a large crowd did last Saturday...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took over the bottom of the pub for a family Sunday lunch for 50. Food was excellent. Beef was wonderful and came with a host of different vegetables, all cooked to perfection. A cousin who is vegetarian and gluten free remarked it was the best...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a place we visit when we are down, once or twice a year. Ownership has recently changed, gone is all the quirky clutter and replaced by clean looking decor, minimal but nice. Great touch is bring your own vinyl to play! Selection of beers...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed meeting up with a friend in such lovely relaxed atmosphere. The menu has changed and was delicious. Great range of gins! The new decor is subtle and homely, The staff are friendly and helpful. We didn't have to wait long for our meals...More

Thank HelenBDevonUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited this pub on a weekend visit to Hartland Quay and thought we'd be well looked after with the 4.5 star reviews. Sadly, this was not the case. We ordered just two meals - fish and chips and the seared tuna - and ended...More

4  Thank hiddenkoala
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We ate here as a family with a dog on a Tuesday lunchtime during the Easter holidays. The pub is lovely and cosy and was already busy (which is a good sign), but we still managed to get a table. The staff were lovely and...More

Thank TigerCJ
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great pub, a must do when visiting this beautiful area. The new owners only took over recently, they are welcoming and friendly and the food and atmosphere are all you could hope for in an old country pub. It has a cosy...More

Thank Janet S
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Janice M
10 July 2016|
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Response from Nigel K | Reviewed this property |
Just seen your question Yes as far as I know, I have been there and seen dogs in the bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welcombe, Welcombe EX39 6HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Welcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 331305
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