We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Dissapointed with the Crafts” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dissapointed with the Crafts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We recently visited and have to say that although it is set in a lovely area and building, and the café was clean with good food and service, the crafts unfortunately were quite average. Some pottery pieces looked literally as if it had been made by novices. 30% of the pottery was very nice, though the amount of pottery on show overwhelmed everything else. Some nice glass pieces and some nice jewellery made out of glass beads but nothing astonishingly brilliant, rather quite plain though over priced for what they were (seen better and cheaper elsewhere).

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Steve F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

157 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    74
    55
    16
    9
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
UK
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

After a long drive up from Cornwall this is the perfect place to stop off for some good food and a chance to recuperate.
The craft displays are lovely ~ sadly way out of my price bracket.
If they were to consider all price brackets they might have more visitors.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank fennelseed19
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed your lunch and visit to the Devon Guild, and also good to hear there are travellers who choose specially to stop off here, as part of a longer journey. We hope you will come again next time!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice crafts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

all sorts of nice craft items by various artists. nothing caught our eye but i'm sure others might find something to buy.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank mark t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A change of management?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Just a few months back there was much to be less than enthusiastic about. Change is evident upstairs in the restaurant/cafe and we thoroughly enjoyed lunch. Tasty, fresh and so much better. There must be new hands on the tiller.

Downstairs, not much has changed, the displays include much of what was and seemingly always has been there. However, I hope we weren't just lucky, but the staff seem to have been given a makeover. Pleasant and helpful, rather than grumpy and chatting to themselves rather than their visitors. Hope this continues - and maybe a few more new makers on show?

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Will1144
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
230 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fabulous range of craft made objects”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen place at Bovey Tracey has one of the widest range of craft made articles you could wish for - pottery, glass, wood, jewelery, clothing, .........

Whilst the prices are not 'cheap' then neither are the products which are on sale.

There is a rotation of exhibitions in the attached gallery space, and particularly at this time of year another 20 or more craftsmen/women have articles on display which make great Xmas gift ideas - and although it is an 'exhibition' items can be taken away on purchase.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank PipPaul W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Devon Guild of Craftsmen also viewed

Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park
Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park
 
Manaton, Dartmoor National Park
 

Been to Devon Guild of Craftsmen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing