About Us

About us

We are delighted to offer you a very warm welcome to the Old Forge Bed and Breakfast. We are relatively new owners of the Old Forge and took ownership of the property in May 2017. Our ethos is clear, “to provide all our guests with a good, clean, comfortable room with a good hearty breakfast”.

We have lived in the South Hams for over 30 years and I have been in the hospitality Industry for 35 years. My husband is a part owner of small micro-brewery Salcombe Brewery which is going from strength to strength.

Totnes is a vibrant town boasting a wide range of bespoke shops and eating places. Which take advantage of the splendid and varied local produce. We are also in easy access of both Dartmoor and many of the South West’s most beautiful villages and beaches. There are a variety of superb places to explore and enjoy during your stay and we have included some of our favourite places to see.

Click here for our recommendations or to learn more about the local area Click here This is a wonderful old building which dates back over 600 years, it is one of the oldest buildings in Totnes.

We closed the hotel in November 2017 to enable us to begin our refurbishment programme which has included decorating all of our bedrooms and making two superior large bedrooms with walk-in shower rooms. We have also totally refurbished the reception, kitchen, restaurant and hallways.

We plan to continue our refurbishments annually- this year we are upgrading our garden conservatory and continue to work and progress in the south facing walled garden and surrounding gardens.

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Salcombe Brewery

Salcombe Brewery’s new 20bbl ( 6000 imperial pints) Brewery sits on the site of an old water reservoir, looking towards the Salcombe Ria. Sourcing local ingredients, the site has it’s own water source. Supplying local trade in South Devon, and increasingly Somerset, and Dorset, and offers Brewery Tours and tasting sessions.

Producing 5 high quality beers in Casks and Bottles including the 3.8% traditional Devon Amber. The highly hopped 4.2% Gold ever popular 4.2% Shingle Bay, 4.4% smooth Seahorse to the copper 4.8% Lifesaver.

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