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The Old Smithy Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Welcombe, Welcombe EX39 6HG, England
+44 1288 331305
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic place, decked out in 70's "stuff" and nine ciders on tap. Popped in for a pint and bite after walking some of the coastal path and I wasn't disappointed. Highly recommended.

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Thank neils-on-wheels
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting the Old Smithy for many years on holiday. The decor straight from the 70's is an eclectic mix of kitchen accessories and unusual pictures. As for the food, it has always been served to a consistently high standard. We went on Friday which is Pie and a pint night for £10. There were a choice of... More 

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Thank AndrewM_w1970
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This pub/restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of our holiday cottage and we were not dissapointed. We visited at probably one of the most offpeak times, but everything was available, well presented, hot and in good time. The pub itself is very querky, interesting and full off history, with bits & pieces of interest scattered around. The young... More 

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Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This pub is fascinating; it is in the middle of nowhere but worth seeking out. The décor is pretty odd for a pub which must be centuries old: an eclectic mix of kitchen bits and 1970s domestic kitsch. The pub was very busy indeed on our visit mid-week so something was obviously appealing about it. The food was varied and... More 

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Thank RojBlake1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much guys! Loved our lunch today, food was fabulous and as always was a great atmosphere. A firm favourite of ours - would highly recommend.

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Thank suzy b
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited The Old Smithy Inn for a meal on our recent minimoon. The place has real character and is very interesting to look around. We loved the fact they had a good selection of board games for people to play. Food was excellent, and very reasonable. Lovely, friendly owners and staff too!

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Thank emmy_bender
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Traditional English Pub with a twist--decorated with 70's memorabilia. The setting near Welcombe Mouth is beautiful with outdoor tables available. Of course there is a great selection of beer on tap, but food is quite good as well. Fun place--be sure on try it if you are in the area.

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Thank D Lynn R
Liss, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lovely location, quirky & interesting interior, good food and drink. Well worth visiting the gorgeous beach

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Thank SusieP101
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited this place several times in our week long stay. It was right outside the cottage we stayed in , but it also has a beer garden , a good menu, excellent service and plenty of room - we arrived on Saturday evening , the bar was crowded and we still managed to find a table upstairs where it... More 

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Thank Gerry_Haines
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We found this pub by following a sign on the main road and drove way out into the country, so we're surprised to find all the tables reserved at 6.15 pm!! We soon discovered it was Friday pie and pint night! As one of the tables wasn't booked until 8 pm we were given that table and ordered our pie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?