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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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Lovely cafe for lunch or afternoon tea

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
KimM750
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Plenty to see at this venue and a really good restaurant. Try the soups. This is for those who want the best and are prepared to pay for it. Quality objects.

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

Thank you for taking time to review us. We try very hard to make it the best experience for the visitor and are delighted you loved your visit. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Very interesting place, full of unusual things to buy from fine pottery, jewellery, art, photographs etc.

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

Many thanks for your kind words! More 

Bicester
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86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The shop was beautiful but hugely expensive. A small white ash table which was very pretty cost £4.800 and a small clay circle with a star shape cut out of the middle which was a Christmas tree decoration was £5. To be fair some of the things were lovely but we found it way out of our pockets.The cafe was... More 

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West Country
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The food is good quality here with a choice of healthier options including the cakes, as you would expect at a top arts establishment. It is popular so the cafe may be full at times and it would be best to book a table for lunch. The atmosphere is good too. Sometimes the occasional visitor to the cafe will be... More 

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

Thank you for your recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed our venue's ambience - and hope you visit again soon to enjoy more of our craft exhibitions - and the cafe. More 

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