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Devon Guild of Craftsmen

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Address: Riverside Mill Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9AF, England
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+44 1626 832223
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary...

Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary craft and design as well as a leading charity for craft education. Located in Bovey Tracey, our large craft centre offers inspiring exhibitions and events for people to buy, make and learn about contemporary craft.

Our Craft Shop sells hand-made gifts and a wide range of contemporary craft work by 250 South West based makers.

Our Terrace Cafe has delicious local food, childrens menu and play area as well as rooftop seating with glorious views across the town. Open daily, 10am - 5.30Pm

 

We also have FREE wifi to keep you connected.

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Exquisite workmanship...

There really are a great variety of beautifully crafted things here, particularly the wooden objects and jewelry, Only the best crafts people get thier stuff into here, and it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
garylomas
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There really are a great variety of beautifully crafted things here, particularly the wooden objects and jewelry, Only the best crafts people get thier stuff into here, and it is a testiment to the cream of Devon crafts people, a great place, Hope this has been of some help for you...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating art gallery , with changing exhibitions - even for a 'non-artist' there was a lot to admire, enjoy and wonder at. Then upstairs to the cafe - serving excellent food - a lovely mix of different dishes, from meat to vegetarian , hot and cold with good coffee and teas The desserts were tasty too

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great mix of crafts but quite expensive, would be nice to have some craft items at more affordable prices. Visited with family lovely place to vist

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Thank charm847
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Devon Guild of Craftsmen today and treated ourselves to lunch in the Cafe. I can't praise it enough, they enough bake their own bread - it's a pity they don't sell it. The cafe has a lovely ambience about it with great art on the walls. Great service and friendly staff. The gallery is well worth a visit... More 

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I'm a 'local' and often pop in here to see what's on display and have been doing so for many years now. It isn't as good as it used to be and doesn't seem to contain as much stock. A lot of items on display are beyond the reach of normal punters. It isn't very wheelchair friendly (as far as... More 

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Thank Brian379
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are sorry you didn't find as much here as when you visited in the past. I'm unsure of your visit date but it may have been whilst we were changing displays and exhibitions. We have a lively and popular exhibitions and events programme which is ever-expanding. There is parking across the... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Having had a number of nice meals here, both lunch and afternoon tea and cakes, we returned again today. Very nice late lunch (served to 3pm) of squash soup and bread, while hubby had the prawn sandwich. Both excellent, especially down to the gorgeous bread. Large pot of tea just topped it all off. Rather quieter than on previous visits... More 

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Thank KimM750
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. Comments are appreciated and shared with staff. We hope to see you here again in the future. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

An amazing selection of craft items is available. The items are at the higher end of price so do not expect to pick up cheap things but if you are prepared to pay a bit extra there are some excellent pieces on sale. The leather belts are particularly interesting.

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Thank janner37
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about our craft work, we hope you will visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Did my Christmas shopping here wonderful art work and so many talented potters. This time lunch with my Mother and sister top class houmous salad and delicious soup .excellent service highly recommend.

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Thank Sue H
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We're delighted you enjoyed your time here and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Fakenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A good variety of superb hand-made creations in different media. Good range of prices for beautiful pieces. I was pleased to be able to buy items to try things myself and now wish i'd bought more. Beautiful location in an old mill. Staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Easy free parking. Highly recommended.

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Thank Heather T
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thankyou so much - we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to the Mill (Devon Guild) in Bovey! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

There's a car park right next door so very accessible. The Mill is a lovely setting for a whole range of arts and crafts by local workers. Upstairs is an excellent and reasonably priced restaurant. We shared a humous ploughmans as it was lunchtime. All delicious. Worth a visit just to browse the displays and dine.

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Thank Anne D
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are very proud of our offer here and so glad you loved your visit! More 

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