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Finch Foundry

Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
+44 1837 840046
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Well worth a visit

Great little place run by an enthusiastic team. Loved seeing the simple but smart machinery working.

Reviewed yesterday
Rose-Anna F
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So interesting and well explained.

I saw and read about the Foundry in the late 1960s before the NT took over and then it was semi... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David T
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Sticklepath | Near Okehampton, Sticklepath, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2NW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little place run by an enthusiastic team. Loved seeing the simple but smart machinery working.

Thank Rose-Anna F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I saw and read about the Foundry in the late 1960s before the NT took over and then it was semi derelict and an eyesore. Now a fascinating and superbly restored and presented display of Victorian engineering and invention, an extinct skilled trade and hard...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s the last working water-powered forge in England with large waterwheels driving the forge bellows and the hammers. Open through to the end of October, there’s demonstrations of the ancient equipment and a resident smithy making craft items. The forge has an attractive garden with...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old A30 went right pass this Foundry's door. It's an ideal place to break the journey down to Cornwall. The Foundry itself is fascinating. Regular tours are run to explain the machinery and see it and the water wheels in action. There's a lovely...More

Thank SevernBites
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Very interesting and very educational. Very narrow archway driving in so care is needed. Plenty of parking. Demonstrations and talk explaining history. Able to purchase stuff made in front of you. Lovely little tea room. Grounds are lovely too. If you...More

Thank annem2705
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to visit. We were lucky enough to arrive just as a talk was in progress about the water driven machinery, so we were able to see it in action. Quite incredible to think that this tiny foundry once was the busiest...More

Thank TauntonBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful you could drive past it as we did and apparently lots of others do as well. Tucked away in the middle of the village is this little gem. The workshops are kept in great working order and there are demonstrations that take place...More

Thank kevinackford_62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to Finch Foundry. The weather was great, so we started by getting a pot of tea and some scones from the little tearoom, and sat outside. Then, we enjoyed looking around. We loved the demonstation. It was fascinating. The grounds...More

Thank Touring_Madly_Deeply
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took me back to my youth when places like that still were around in the 60s-70s. Plenty to see in the different rooms. And the water wheels. We had lunch in café, very good. Carpark ok but tight squeeze through passage! Seats for picnic overlooking...More

Thank pyro2016
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Not the easiest access for anyone with physical disabilities. Very friendly staff/volunteers. Extra thanks to Dennis you gave very interesting talk and demonstrations. Never thought about how all the old hand tools were made, this was well explained. Cafe was small but refreshments were excellent...More

Thank Julie P
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Greenle
Can you recommend the tea room for lunch?
6 September 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
Can you bring well behaved dogs ?
10 June 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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