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All reviews national trust well worth a visit car park castle drogo tea room little gem informative talk industrial history nt property interesting place nt members tea shop snails small museum fascinating insight local area river walk
Really interesting, very informative guide.. live demonstrations at this 19th-century water-powered forge in a dramatic Dartmoor setting. The foundry is part of
The'Four Villages' walking trail. beautiful countryside. Good area
For dog walking.
Limited space to view blacksmith at work but he was happy to chat and tell you about his craft. He also sells the things he makes, e.g. tongs, bottle openers, ornamental snails.
The talk about the forge was good, fancinating history.
Café had limited stock...More
As NT members we used Finch Foundry as a handy break on our journey home from Cornwall.
In our visit lasting just under 2 hours we learned how forges like this were so important to the local community being able to undertake many kinds of...More
Visited the National trust foundry and so pleased we are members as we really felt that it wasnt possibly worth the non member entry price, especially for a family with under 8 children . There is a working blacksmith demonstrating the craft which was interesting...More
Visited after visiting Castle Drogo, as this is near by, you only need less than a hour here and this cant be missed. Being National Trust members means visiting this place is free and I would not recommend paying just come here. The National Trust...More
Realy enjoyed our visit, a stroll, a snack. and a fascinating talk on the history and workings of the forge and the family and people that worked it. I somtimes get fed up looking round statley homes and their oppulance. this was real life for...More
Back to the truly amazing Finch Foundry for the third time. It’s well worth a visit.
Tamsyn (from NT) is incredibly knowledgeable and so enthusiastic if we didn’t already love the place we would have to come back again anyway.
Added to that resident blacksmith...More
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
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 order refreshments, but as the tea room is in a small conservatory style outbuilding it would be possible to speak to staff from the door and order food!