Clovelly Silk Shop
Clovelly Silk Shop
4.5
About
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles21 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
4
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Fiona B
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
This was one of the highlights of my year. The time care generosity patience and reassuring support given by Ann Bill and Ellie was superb. And I was thrilled with the end result. Thank you team Clovelly Silk. Thoroughly recommended
Written 7 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ophelia1953
Massachusetts151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Nice little shop with amazing silk ties and nice scarves. Toile with Clovelly scenes designed for early 20th-century owner of village. Friendly conversation. Near donkey stables and pottery and soap shops.
Written 28 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. The beautiful scenes in our Clovelly Toile de Jouy were drawn by celebrated artist Rex Whistler in 1932 and the village has changed very little since he drew them. We do hope you'll visit us again in the future.
Written 11 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jlowe2468
Chesterfield, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
My Son bought me a Devore course for my 60th Birthday and I was really excited to attend and learn about this facinating craft. I had not expected to enjoy it so much! The devon cream on top of the whole day was to be working with Ann and Bill Jarvis. What lovely people. We spent the day together, chatting, cutting patterns and laying out my scarf then screen printing and finishing. What a miracle, out came a beautiful scarf. If you want a very out of the ordinary experience in a unique and wonderful village then dont hesitate and book today.
Written 10 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and wonderful memories our your time with us on a Devoré course at Clovelly Silk.
Written 11 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

2xofus
Katoomba, Australia450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
An original A's unique audio of a gifted silk painter and artist. Interesting displays of silks as scarfs and fabric, cut work and various dying techniques are used.
Written 11 July 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your kind comments about your visit to our Clovelly Silk workshop. We do hope you will visit us again one day.
Written 11 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
I can fully understand the glowing reviews from people who have been on courses here, or from people who are enthusiastic about arts and crafts. Perhaps even simple shoppers who gave a particular passion for silk will ring its praises.

As someone who popped in as part of a general trip to the village however, all I can add is that it was fine. It's a tourist shop with silk scarves and stuff to buy.
Written 21 September 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your feedback, it's a shame you weren't feeling a little more inspired following your visit to our workshop, and that our selection of textiles, scarves and accessories weren't to your taste - but we continue to hand print our designs at the workshop, using time honoured skills and hope you'll visit again on your next trip to Clovelly.
Written 11 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LadyGail62
Worthing, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
I was lucky enough to be given some money for my birthday and thought I would treat myself to something different. So I contacted Ann by email and asked if I could come on a course to learn about it. We arranged it all and I duly turned up, thinking there would be others there but I was the only person and had her undivided attention.
The course was truly fascinating and inspiring. I was given a bit of background about the process and then left to make up my own design. I was terrified it was going to turn out weird but Ann and Bill both were very positive and supportive and kept telling me it would all look wonderful.
They were there all the time once the process was begun and I felt very empowered. Once my scarf was completed I just wanted to carry on and make more. Sadly I didn't have time for that.
A lot of people came in to the shop whilst I was learning and they were fascinated to see the process in action.
Do check out the shop's website for more information about the courses run. Trust me, this is a course for beginners - I hadn't got a clue before I started but I am very very enthused to learn more now and am looking at a possible course at my local adult education college to help me build up my new-found skills. Try it you won't be disappointed!
Written 26 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
What a joy it is to read your wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave these lovely comments. We are delighted that you so enjoyed your time with us, here at the Clovelly Silk Workshop. We do hope you'll visit us again!
Written 11 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jennifer474
shaftesbyry136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Great shop in clovelly just down from the visitors centre. Beautiful items for sale. Friendly staff. If visiting clovelly village don't miss this shop
Written 20 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review - we're so glad that you think our workshop is wonderful, and we hope you'll visit us again.
Written 11 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

T9938JWlisaw
Herefordshire, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
Highlight of the trip to Clovelly for me, made all the more special as I had no idea it was there. Absolute gem if you're into textile decoration or the least bit interested in the process of making silk scarves. Excellent range for sale including adorable hand knitted jumpers. What a pity they were only for little people. Got chatting with one of the owners who recommended visiting nearby Hartland Quay and then onto Hartland Abbey for Bluebell Sunday. Ending up being just the most perfect day.
Written 18 April 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
How kind of you to take the time to write this lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the shop and our chat. Weren't the bluebells and other Spring flowers at Hartland Abbey perfect. We hope you get the chance to enjoy another visit sometime in the near future. :) Thank you very much indeed.
Written 21 April 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EmmaBarritt
Sevenoaks90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
I visited Clovelly 2 days ago and whilst there came across the silk shop. The lady running it is very knowledgeable and took the time to tell me about the different silks as I was buying a Christmas present for my MIL. Ended up purchasing just 1 beautiful hand painted silk scarf, but now kicking myself I didn't buy more! Looking forward to my next visit in October :-)
Written 17 September 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your review, we do hope that you enjoy wearing your silk scarf and get a chance to visit us again. Meanwhile please please check our new website, for recent news.
Written 21 April 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charlotte P
Derbyshire, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
Lovely shop and lovely staff . Came last week after our walk around the village . Was great to see the real silk moths at work :) fab and interesting
Written 31 August 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your lovely review. We hope you get the chance to visit us again one day :)
Written 21 April 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 20
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

CLOVELLY SILK SHOP: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Clovelly Silk Shop