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The Old Smithy

Once the local blacksmiths, this friendly local now hosts monthly folk nights. Drop in for a bite to eat in the beer garden or enjoy a pint of real ale in front of the log fire.

The Old Smithy
Welcome
BIDEFORD
Devon

Telephone

01288 331305

4 Stars

Jan 2020

The Old Smithy was great, but with absolutely loads of dogs!

We had a meal there on our first night. The food was good [but nothing exceptional really]. The beer was excellent.
The welcome was great and the general feel of the place was lovely on what was an extremely busy night. There were approx 20 dogs in the bar area, which was ok, but a little overwhelming at times and could have been a bit nerve wracking for younger families!
Probably wouldn't go back for food, but definitely for a drink and a nice time in front of the fire.

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5 Stars

Sep 2014

Mrs Shippam

Fantastic country pub with friendly staff, great food and a lovely garden.

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5 Stars

Oct 2013

Mr Williams

Excellent food (beef and chorizo burger was a joy) and very welcoming to us and our four month old daughter. Friendly people and the beer selection looked frustratingly good but I was unfortunately driving. I will definitely go again next time I'm in the area. Real pub, real ale, proper food and friendly people...how a pub should be.

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5 Stars

May 2012

Mrs Benning

Visit the Welcombe Pottery around lunchtime and stay for a meal at the quirky, retro and very child friendly Old Smithy Inn: good value, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great to find a proper, country pub that serves good beer, good food AND genuinely likes children!

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3 Stars

Sep 2011

Quirky little pub, nice local feel. Decent food.

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5 Stars

Jul 2010

Mr Murray

Fantastic rustic pub

Fantastic rustic pub, great food. A really chilled out place. Nice garden area to sit outside. Children's menu. 2 real fires in winter. 5 min drive from Welcombe Mouth beach - our favourite watering hole!

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