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Quaint setting, limited menu

Only cheese or ham available for sandwiches or Ploughman’s, but when it came (I picked cheese) it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen B
Devon, United Kingdom
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Weather vanes and wellingtons

This working forge is well worth a visit to see and buy locally-made metalwork of high quality. So... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
South Petherton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only cheese or ham available for sandwiches or Ploughman’s, but when it came (I picked cheese) it was very nice. However, wife’s scone somewhat dry and crumbly as part of her cream tea. Apparently, the cream was delicious, but jam average. Pretty, but slightly unkempt...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This working forge is well worth a visit to see and buy locally-made metalwork of high quality. So if you are looking for that weather vane you always intended to buy, or that wellie-boot remover you intended to place by the back door, you will...More

Thank 576davidjames
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The forge we were told was the oldest working example in England over 400 years. The mill further towards the coast was not working the time we were there. The whole village is worth a wander round.

Thank johnahall
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We drove to Branscombe, having found the South West Coastal path too taxing. Such a delightful little village, dotted with the most amazing colourful cottages. At first we thought there was just a pub in the village (Mason's Arms) but if you drive further along...More

Thank Deeeeeelite
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Mill operates on a Sunday afternoon and the forge has some great unique pieces to purchase. The NT at its best.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Whilst at Branscombe it would be a shame to miss visiting these. The Forge was so interesting and the blacksmith talked to us to explain so much about the processes which made it really interesting and personal. The metalwork was amazing and I fell in...More

Thank annabel609
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This was our first time visiting Branscombe, although we have stayed in East Devon before. We chose the visit on the AVMT 899 bus service. We are so glad we did! The ride was awesome thanks to the bus travelling along narrow country lanes Between...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Mill isn't always open but the Forge is well worth a visit as they produce some fascinating pieces of workmanship. Well worth a look and possibly buy something.

Thank Nigel E
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We always visit Branscombe on the AVMT 899 bus, the ride is great with incredible veiws, it's also easier because you don't have any parking hassles. Branscombe is an picture postcard village. The National Trust own a number of building in the village as well...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A lovely day out in the countryside. It was fascinating to see the old bakery, forge and manor mill all still working in such an idyllic setting. With just a 20 minute walk through the countryside to the also stunning Branscome beach this is a...More

Thank Peter B
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Response from Tom K |
It's free (it sometimes gets full during the hight of summer) alternatively​ you could get the 899 bus, it stops at the village hall.