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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Only had a coffee and bacon buttie so difficult to get wrong. Coffee was fine so was the sandwich- nice bread but cut a bit too thick but that might of been due to its freshness Nice to sit and look out towards the moors Service fine

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Thank Netty1313
Devon G, Public Relations Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your cafe experience at the Devon Guild. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is much more than a local tourist attraction, it is full of the some of the most inventive and skillful exhibits in a variety of different media. The building is a wonderful mill conversion which provides a number of interconnected galleries. The works are well displayed and lit and contain many references to the local... More 

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Devon G, Marketing at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience here. Your comments are much appreciated and we hope to see you back here in the future. More 

northants
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well worth visiting. Exhibits regularly change, most new since last year. Showcase of the best of Devon craft artists. An excellent cafe to boot so plan to arrive at lunchtime or for tea/coffee. Lots to see as a large space.

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Thank reef-bore
Devon G, Marketing at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. We really appreciate you taking time to let us know about your experience here. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A regular haunt for me, coffee & food are excellent. I love their quiche & salad lunch. It always packed & I get a chance view the art in the gallery below, perfecto!

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Thank Steve T
Devon G, Marketing at Devon Guild of Craftsmen, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review us. We appreciate your comments and always try to make an enjoyable experience for our visitors. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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