Our Recommendations

Our Recommendations

Our Totnes Recommendations –  all within walking distance.

All very close to The Forge—to gain your 10% discount –please show your hotel key upon arrival at the restaurant (In Town)—during seasonal busy periods and weekends advisable to book to avoid disappointment.


Waterside Bistro
The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 5YS.       Tel 01803 864069 Riverside venue,
Offering the best of fresh local produce, with seafood a speciality.
Open 7 Days a  week; Lunch 12-3pm Dinner 6-9.30, Light Bites all day.

The Curator Kitchen
The Plains Totnes,   TQ9 5DR    Tel 01803  865570
A modern Italian  Osteria,Lunch/snacks/coffee    9am-5pm.
Dinner Tue- Sat 6 – 9.15 pm. (Out of Season closed Sunday-Wednesday evenings – inclusive.)
Excellent local and imported   produce with authentic Italian   menu.
Excellent coffee house  ground  floor and outside area.

Steam Packet Inn
St Peters Quay, Totnes TQ9 5EW    Tel 01803 863880
Excellent river side terrace,  Open 7 days a week 11am- 11pm.
Food service Mon – Sat 12-9.30     Sunday  12-8pm.

The Wild Fig Deli & Café
Seasonal, homemade, famous for gluten-free and vegan food.
Open Monday to Saturday 8.30am- 5.00pm.
Great for snacks, snacks/ picnics for your walk, ‘day-out’, brunch, lunch, teas…..

All the above offer guests at The Old Forge – 10% discount by producing your key upon arrival to the establishment.


Durrant Arms        Ashprington    TQ9 7UP          01803 732240
Welcoming   village  local, Best local Beer and produce, excellent Sunday Lunch, closed Monday.
Beautiful walk approx.. 3 miles along River dart…..

Sharpham Vineyard  Tel 01803 732178
Locally produced Cheese and Wine, Tastings, Vineyard Tours, Restaurant Open 10-5pm.

The Cott Inn,         Dartington   TQ9 6HE     3 Miles    Tel 01803 863777.
Recommended in Telegraph’s top 30 Pubs
Best of local Produce, Beer Garden,  Live  Music Wed & Sun.
Another good walk along the river Dart.

Churchouse  Inn, Harberton, TQ9 7SF – 3 Miles – Tel 01803 863707
13th Century Inn, Local Beers.
Food Service Mon & Tue   6-9pm, Wen – Sat 12-2pm, 6-9pm
Fresh local produce, Authentic Italian Wood, stone baked Pizza Oven Wen & Sun 6-8pm.

Seahorse Restaurant    Dartmouth Embankment, TQ6 9BH     Tel 01803 835147
Award Winning Seafood Restaurant, char grilled seafood.
Tue – Sat 12-2.30   6pm-9-30.

Rockfish – Excellent award-winning seafood/ fish restaurants/  fish & chips.
Brixham, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay.

Anchorstone  Café,    Dittisham
Alfresco dinning by the river Dart,  Fresh Seafood  and Fish  a speciality.  10-am –  4-pm

Totnes Cinema

Yoga-Well Being For YOU—in Totnes.www.monibyoga.com and Arturusclinic—Enjoy and experience yoga whilst staying with us—and experience treatments to suit your needs and emotions…at the Arturusclinic.

South Devon Railway

Local Castles to Enjoy—

The Sharpham Trust—Wine and local cheese tasting and vine yard tour—superb experience to taste enjoy.

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

Pennywell Farm

Buckfast Abbey and Gardens

Barrell House—Totnes—What’s On.

Gin Experience , Dartington Shops, Barn Cinema at Dartington.