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Finch Foundry

Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
+44 1837 840046
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Excellent!

A working piece of history! I felt ever so honoured to see Finch Foundry in action. Andy the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LuxuriousNomad_com
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Great place

Very interesting demonstration ,very nice walks ,great coffee and very helpful staff .a place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard C
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A working piece of history! I felt ever so honoured to see Finch Foundry in action. Andy the blacksmith was wonderful in not only demonstrating this almost forgotten art, but also in explaining his passion for what he does. Magnificent!

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting demonstration ,very nice walks ,great coffee and very helpful staff .a place to just sit and enjoy the garden .

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Foundry during a few days in Devon and Cornwall. We were trying to squeeze in a number of NT properties before most of them closed for the winter and this had been recommended to us. The Foundry is small and the entrance...More

Thank Traveller1003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our way home after a short break in Devon and decided to make a little detour to Finch Foundry. It was a fascinating visit. The water wheels were very impressive and watching the blacksmith at work was wonderful. He was very ready...More

Thank janmar50
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This foundry is powered by a large water wheel ,we had a demonstration by a blacksmith really interesting and another demo of the huge hammers and a metal knife cutter to cut any metal. This is a really interesting place and it all Still works...More

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This is a fine example of industrial heritage being kept alive. There was a mill on this site long before the Finch family took it over and started a forge making edge tools. They then harnessed the power of water to introduce larger and more...More

Thank spacetraveller1001
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink with a group of friends. Cafe had a nice selection of cakes and tea. Garden is well kept.

Thank Oluwabukola O
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Water powered forge. Multiple wheels multiple uses for the power. Great blacksmith demo using a hammer only, working trip hammers and cutters - great to see.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Very informative Plenty to see and learn inside Demonstrations excellent. A good amount of picnic space outside. Only caution:do be careful when driving through the arch to the car park as the width of the archway is narrow. Thank you for the people who went...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a little gem. Demonstration of the machinery on the hour by a knowledgeable guide, really enjoyed this insight into a traditional manufacturing fir,

Thank Mr_H_10
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loxley108
July 17, 2017|
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Response from kevinackford_62 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they do, they have them at set times during the day and will give you the times when you arrive.
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Greenle
September 5, 2015|
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Response from Garry Andre A | Reviewed this property |
We only had a cup of tea , but beware , Do Not try the pub over the road , it was disgusting and dirty
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332ay
June 10, 2015|
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Response from LichenMoss | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome in all areas except for the tea room. If the weather is good you can sit outside with your dog in the garden adjacent to the outdoor tea room. I don't know if there is anywhere to tie your dog whilst you... More
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