The Old Smithy Inn

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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: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 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

We spent 2 nights at the old smithy inn on the Early May bank holiday weekend, room looked nice and cozy in pictures but when we got there, the room was not very clean, especially the bathroom which still had a lot of hair from previous guests. The bedroom had a lot of bugs and spiderwebs, plus spiders around the windows. Definitely the room needs a deep clean. Staff was friendly, but we waited 1 hour and 10 minutes for our breakfast to be served. I do not recommend their accommodation, but the pub and garden are nice for a short stop.
Jamie Patient avatarJamie Patient
3 weeks ago
Lovely historic pub in an idyllic setting. Enjoyed a beautiful Devonshire sunset with a fine home cooked pub meal. Some very friendly locals to share the beer garden with. Couldn't ask for more. Would definitely recommend.
Jonathan Gay avatarJonathan Gay
a month ago
Well presented pub, dogs welcome, plenty of seating outside good menu and great beers. Jazz every other Thursday.
Brett Farmer avatarBrett Farmer
7 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.
John Smart avatarJohn Smart
in the last week
Great friendly pub great garden must go to place worth the effort when you get there 👍
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