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Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 9AF, England
+44 1626 832223
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Type: Art Galleries
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... more » 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. « less
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We spent an hour or so here enjoying cream teas with probably the thickest clotted cream in the World, not to mention the interesting blend of arts and crafts. We loved one huge turned ash bowl so much that we splashed out and bought it for an anniversary present to ourselves. The bowl is now sitting in pride of place... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Down from Bristol on a mini break in the area we treated ourselves to lunch under an umbrella in the lovely setting of the Terrace Cafe. It was was of the most delicious we have ever savored and we could not fault it. One of us had a juicy pork burger in soft fluffy bread and the other had homity... More

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

Thank you very much, we are delighted you enjoyed your time here. We have passed your comments on to our Terrace Cafe team. Best wishes, More

London
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Over the years we have made several visits to this centre. They always have works from at least 80 artists on display, but they are not always from Devon. Some works are from Somerset or Cornwall. According to the centres staff; they vet the craftsmen and artists for their "quality" before providing display space. Items on display range from ceramics... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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... More

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 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.

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

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! More

Devizes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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... More

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Plymouth
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 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... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

The exhibition of art work was a lovely experience and enjoyed by all of the people with me but unfortunately could not say the same about the staff that work in the cafe. We found the staff to be rude and showed an unwelcome attitude to the members of my family.

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

Thanks you for your comments about the the beautiful crafts we have here. We are sorry your cafe experience didn't meet such high standards. We try to provide consistently excellent service and have clearly failed in this case. We have passed on your comments to our cafe staff. Please could you be more specific and let us know a time... More

Ashford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Don't bother to eat here. The cream teas were awful. The scones were flat all bar one and I was told it was because that one was fresh out the oven.It was twice as tall - why bring out three poor and one good.Then she forgot the tea. the staff couldn't care less - rather go to the House Of... More

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

We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your experience here. We endeavour to provide consistently high quality food and service and clearly have fallen short in this case. We continually strive to improve our offer and have passed on your comments to our cafe staff. We hope that you will return and give us another opportunity to get it right. More

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