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Just had a lovely week staying next to this pub. Wow. Brilliant! Good food, good decor and great friendly folk. Will come this way again.  Had a fantastic time. Open honest owners Rich & Jen, I commend you both.
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oh my god I love this pub can we have one in manchester please 
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Welcombe Bideford, Devon EX39 6HG United Kingdom
GBDevonBidefordEX39 6HG
+44 1288
BarToday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
The Old Smithy are delighted to welcome you top their unique and very personal pub, what we like to think of as an extension of your living room.
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Leigh Bryant
reviewed in the last week
Best pub for miles around, dog friendly. The landlord is excellent went the extra mile to ensure that were catered for. interesting 70's decor. We visited in Easter 2013 and are going back this easter 2014
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Dan Lucyszyn-Hinton
reviewed 8 months ago
Great pub. Good crowd of locals, excellent food. Recently added some more accommodation for overnight/weekend stays.
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Sue Dollimore
reviewed a year ago
First of all I'd like to say I have known The Old Smithy for about 35 years and have been a regular there for over 20 years. Richard and Jenny are impeccably honest, hardworking people who would not dream of ripping anyone off. They are also extremely polite and courteous at all times. I have never seen either of them deviate from that, even in the most stressful situations. The Smithy is a fantastic pub and we feel very blessed to have it as our local and virtually next door to the holiday let we own. In answer to Anna-Marie Cook's complaint: 1) How do you know it was the ciders that were overcharged by £30 for, as elsewhere you say you also ate there? Does that mean your friend has the original itemised bill and not just the card receipt? The till automatically charges the correct amount for a drink that is keyed in, so it must be that more than 2 ciders were down on the receipt. 2) All the staff pass the itemised bill to clients to check, prior to going through with a card transaction, I know this because I have been there many times. Why didn't your friend question it at the time? 3) Leaving it a month to complain is very strange and unfair and unless your friend gives the landlord his name and card details, he can't even look up the transaction. Why don't you both do the decent thing and go and talk to Richard face to face to try and resolve this issue. Throwing accusations and insults around on the internet helps no one and just has a very negative effect on everybody, including the complainant.
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Jean Webb
reviewed 7 months ago
Excellent food and ambience generally. Staff always pleased to see you and make you welcome. Have known this pub for more than 40 years and the present owners have succeeded where others have failed in the past ! Well worth a visit
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Mike Ellis
reviewed 9 months ago
Brilliant, brilliant pub, fantastic food, great people, fantastic cider. What more could you want..?
Keith Gillett
reviewed a year ago
Have been to the Old Smithy Inn on a number of occasions when on holiday in Welcombe and can honestly say that Anna-Marie Cook knows little or nothing about the pub and its landlord. There's good food, good beer and a landlord who bends over backwards to make your stay a pleasant one. Go and try it.