The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
At the centre of the outstanding peninsula of Hartland, this traditional olde world inn overlooks the village square and serves great food sourced locally where possible and a wide range of real ales and fine wines. In the summer you can enjoy a meal in the beer garden.
Cosy pub in the centre of Hartland
They have an outstanding menu of freshly prepared locally sourced meals, traditional and modern.
- R Marshall
Welcombe Mouth Beach is tucked over the Devon border just north of Bude. With unique rock features protruding from the sand, the secluded cove is best visited at low tide. Fairly difficult to find, Welcombe Mouth Beach offers peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting.
Well worth the drive down a very narrow lane, but parking for not much more than 10-15 cars at the end. Waterfall, cliffs, rocks and sand at low water. We saw some surfing there in spite of rocks.
A four mile walk with varied terrain following wooded paths and the coast. Take a look at further details on the southwestcoastpath.org.uk website. You'll also find lots of other great walks in the area here.
Once a busy Georgian market town, Hartland is now a beautiful, peaceful idyll set in stunning surroundings. It’s a rare visitor who leaves without seeing Hartland Abbey; built 850 years ago, the Abbey is a magnificent residence (it is still a family home to this day) which exhibits a variety of architectural styles including Queen Anne and Regency. Hartland Quay, a short distance from the village, is known for the immense rock formations that rear out of the sea; storms battering the north Devon coast here are invariably a dramatic sight.
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 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.
Fantastic country pub with friendly staff, great food and a lovely garden.
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.
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!
Quirky little pub, nice local feel. Decent food.
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!
David Westcott and Alice Gare run the pottery and offer both earthenware and Raku pots to buy along with pottery courses.
Worth a trip for anyone interested in functional or decorative ceramics in refreshingly modern and usable designs. Mrs Potter, Alice is lovely and tolerated our 22 month old having a very close look/picking everything up!
These unique gardens include wild flowers, a riverside walk and an unusual bog garden. Catch the spectacular display of narcissi in spring when bluebells carpet the woods, or come in summer to see the rosebanks in full bloom. Treat yourself to an award-winning cream tea at the Docton Mill Tea Room, voted Best Cream Tea in Devon at the 2007 North Devon Food & Drink Awards, or try some of the local homegrown produce - the Brixham crab sandwiches and homemade chutneys are firm favourites. Open March to October.
Lovely, lush green gardens and restored old mill. It can be combined with a visit to Spekes Mouth waterfall and beach, less than a half hour walk from the gardens.
The bluebells are beautiful in spring. Don't miss out on the delicious cream teas.
Charming gardens at their best in spring with interesting water mill and great cream teas.
With stunning views over the ocean you can sit and enjoy a meal outside (weather permitting) or sit inside and warm up when it's inclement.
Set in stunning countryside, Hartland Abbey has a deer park within which peacocks, donkeys and guinea fowl roam and graze.
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