Things to do

Welcombe has a wonderful beach and idyllic walks in the beautiful Devon countryside. We also have a range of other fantastic things to do, all detailed below. Details on where to stay in the village can be found by clicking here.

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Food and Drink

Old Smithy Inn

Relax and have fun at the old smithy inn, a pub in the North Devon village of Welcombe that offers free wifi, a selection of beers, wines, Westcountry ales and accommodation for B&B, weekend breaks and backpacker.

Call us on 01288 331305

A not for profit local shop, run by and for the benefit of the Community of Welcombe.

Providing a wide range of goods with an emphasis on locally sourced produce.

The shop is entirely staffed by volunteers.

Opening Hours

  • 9am to 1pm Mondays to Saturdays
  • 10am - 12pm Sunday (during summer holidays)
  • Post Office available Monday (9am - 12pm) and Thursday (9.30am - 12.30pm)

For more information including how to buy groceries online visit the shop website:

Things to Do

Way2go4 Walking Holidays

Based in Welcombe, Way2go4 Walking Holidays and have been offering walking and hiking tours in England for over 10years. Guided walks in the local area with transport, accommodation and meals are available as a complete package as well as independent self guided walking along the South West Coast Path from Westward Ho! to Tintagel.

You can find out more at or call us on 01288 331416

Docton Mill Gardens

9 acres of stunning gardens surrounding the existing Mill House { Saxon origin, still in working order}, Mill Pond, Streams and Leat. View the garden or just pop in for a light lunch, sandwich or cream tea. Plant sales available with over 300 varieties of herbaceous perrenials, some unusual, some old favourites. Open March 1st to October 31st 10am-6pm.

Contact Lana and John Borrett: 01237 441369


Gooseham Barton Stables

Licensed riding stables, established in 1974. Approved by the British Horse Society.

Around 35 horses and ponies are kept on the farm, most are used for riding, others being mainly old faithfuls’ enjoying their retirement. The horses and ponies range in size from approximately 11hh to 17hh, and we cater for everyone from the complete beginner to the experienced rider. Mounts are allocated to suit size and riding ability.

All rides are escorted by our experienced and friendly staff, who will make your riding as varied and interesting as possible.Our gentle ponies are ideal for small children wishing to take part in our 1/2 hour leading rein rides around the farm.Horse riding is available either English or Western style.

Contact Debbie Hamilton: 01288 331204

Items to purchase

Welcombe Pottery

A wide selection of work by David Westacott and Alice Gare.

Opening hours 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday Easter to October. Fuctional and decorative earthenware pottery, Raku and sculpture.

Telephone 01288 331361



Glenn Rushbrooke and Samantha Robb are a design partnership specialising in making contemporary furniture & accessories from reclaimed & natural resources.

They are very much inspired by the decay and rawness of materials such as oak, slate and metal, yet use these materials to produce pieces with clean lines and a modern feel.

To view our work or contact us please go to our new improved website