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The Old Smithy Inn

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Welcombe, Welcombe EX39 6HG, England
+44 1288 331305
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are 45+ this place will remind you of those visits to relatives houses during the 70s & early 80s. You can't help but look at the decor and say "my aunt had that in her house" or "we had one of those". Apart from the interesting decor, they have a lovely selection of ciders (9) & beers, I... More 

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Thank Fenland2
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 5th trip to Welcombe and I have lost count of the amount of time we have eaten here. Every time the food is spot on and always plenty of it, the burgers are amazing! The staff are always friendly and helpful (especially with my wife and her gluten allergy). The locals usually gathered around the bar are... More 

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Thank SiGroves07
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You expect an Olde Worlde pub and thats what the building is but the atmosphere the experience is totally different. "Hippies enter by the back door is the welcoming sign and the decor is an eclectic collection from the 60;s and 70;s-weird and wonderful.The furniture is the same. But the best meal we had in the area all week. Great... More 

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Thank Trevor F
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last pub stop and the end of our day, Very quirky bar with decor like my mum used to have in the 70s Friendly bar staff (I'm guessing the owner) Lovely garden . Didn't eat but we will be back.

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Thank KAREN L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped on this fantastic pub last year whilst on holiday and had to visit again this year. The food is excellent, good kids menu great little games room and friendly staff. We love the eclectic decor and would highly recommend this place.

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Thank 4_Yorkshire_folks
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautifully located thatched pub with really good simple food and excellent service. Pleasant beer garden and popular with locals and walkers alike. Somewhat eclectically decorated interior, but a friendly atmosphere.

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Thank coln M
Manchester, England
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been many times since we moved to just over the border in Cornwall. Usually eat downstairs near the fire, never new there was an upstairs until today when we enjoyed Sunday roast. Always good food. Love to show our visitors the pub interior decor. Our Greyhound is always welcome (needs plenty of space when he lays down) and often gets... More 

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Thank sue-fi
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Smithy is an atmospheric pub with a rather eclectic decor. The staff lovely and so is the food. One thing that we really liked was that the pub is 'dog friendly' as well, meaning that we could not only enjoy the pub garden but could take her inside as well, when we went for a meal - much... More 

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Thank GreenDragon54
Reading
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good old pub food. Quant little place, very welcoming and dog friendly which was meant Darwin could join us. Roaring fire very cosy.

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Thank Sue H
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this pub a few times during a recent stay nearby. It has a fab well maintained beer garden great for watching the sunset. The staff were extremely welcoming of us, our children and dog, and throughout all the staff were very good and service was quick. The food was a bit mixed - some meals were amazing, some... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?