The Old Smithy Inn

Serves traditional pub culture, a perfect authentic experience for patrons. Enjoy a variety of of classic beers, ales, ciders, wines, spirits, cocktails, and a list of food selection.

The Old Smithy Inn

The Old Smithy Inn is a historic pub and restaurant in the heart of Welcombe, Bideford

It was originally built in 1825 as a smithy but has since been transformed into a thriving destination for locals and visitors alike

With its traditional charm and delightful atmosphere, the inn provides an ideal spot for guests to relax, socialize and enjoy the welcoming hospitality of the local community

The warm and inviting interior features an open fire and wooden tables that offer a cozy atmosphere perfect for celebrating any occasion

With a focus on quality produce, including locally sourced ingredients such as beef, fish, pork and vegetables, The Old Smithy Inn provides a range of traditional home-cooked meals with a modern twist

To top off the experience, a wide selection of fine wines and ales are available to complement every meal

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to dine with friends or just relax over a pint, The Old Smithy Inn is the perfect choice


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The Old Smithy Inn Reviews

Basic bunk room with bathroom in a 14th-century converted pig shed next to a thatched real ale pub.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Phone: 01288 331305
Address: Welcombe, Bideford EX39 6HG, UK

Curbside Pickup: No
>Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Breakfast: Yes
Serves Brunch: Yes
Serves Dinner: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes
Serves Vegetarian Food: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: Yes

Mark P Price avatarMark P Price
4 months ago
Can't comment about the rooms as we only called in for a beer or three. The staff were very friendly and attentive with nothing too much trouble. Real Cornish ales very reasonably priced. Whilst there we had a look at the menu, which again looked very good with a price point to match. The beer garden was pleasant out in the sunshine with live music a bonus. All in all, I was very impressed and glad we found it and would definitely return if ever in the vicinity again. If you fancy just a drink or something to eat, certainly recommend it, and if you have a dog, then they are also very welcome.
Brett Farmer avatarBrett Farmer
3 months ago
Called in for lunch last week and it was an absolute delight. A very warm welcome was followed by prompt service and a desire to please. The gluten free fish and chips was the best my wife has eaten, and my burger was excellent. This is a hidden gem, and we will be back.
Pat Chambers avatarPat Chambers
3 months ago
A great place with a very warm welcome. We have been on holiday and The Old Smithy Inn was yards from our cottage. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. We went for evening drinks, Sunday lunch and also a very enjoyable folk group evening. If we are that way again we will definitely be visiting.
Kathryn Potter avatarKathryn Potter
5 months ago
Bank holiday weekend and we needed a place to eat on Sunday evening – a quick Google turned up The Old Smithy Inn and a call reserved a table. When we arrived there was a live music session on the go and the kids found it a bit noisy inside as our table was next to the music, a quick chat to the staff and we hopped outside to a pod. Ordering was easy, food arrived quickly and tasted great. Rattler Cider recommended by the staff was super and I'd go there again in a heartbeat for a meal and the general atmosphere.
Ryan Beattie avatarRyan Beattie
3 months ago
Great pub with a cosy atmosphere. Our meal as a family was lovely. The food was high quality and reasonably priced and the staff attentive.
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