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Grand Western Canal

Local Businesses and Services

Below is a list of local businesses and services that are positioned along or close to the Grand Western Canal Country Park.
To find out more information about each business or service, please click on the company's name to view their website.


Tiverton Canal Company

Tiverton Canal Company
The Wharf
Devon EX16 4HX
Tel: 01884 253345
Email: info@tivertoncanal.co.uk

Open Easter to end of October

  • Horse-drawn barge trips
  • Boat hire (day boat, rowing and Canadian canoe)
  • Gift shop (canalside and online)
  • Boat permits

Ducks Ditty Cafe/Bar

Duck’s Ditty floating cafe/bar
The Wharf
Devon EX16 4HX
Tel: 01884 253345
Email: info@tivertoncanal.co.uk

Open Easter to end of October

  • Fully licenced bar
  • Coffee house
  • Refreshments
  • Light lunches
  • Ice creams
Canal Tea Rooms and GardensCanal Tea Rooms & Gardens
Canal Hill
Devon EX16 4AQ
Tel: 01884 252291

Open Easter to end of October

  • Morning Coffee
  • Light Lunches
  • Cream Teas
  • Home made cakes and gateux
Best-one Convenience StoreBest-one Convenience Store
4 New Parade, Anstey Crescent
Canal Hill
Devon EX16 4HX
Tel: 01884 252536
  • Groceries
  • Off licence and lottery tickets
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • 24hour ATM machine (outside)
Exeter Hill
Devon EX16 4PL
Tel: 01884 253352
Email: Hornhill@tinyworld.co.uk
  • Country House B&B accommodation including private bathrooms and four poster bed.
Best Western Tiverton HotelBest Western Tiverton Hotel
Blundells Road
Devon, EX16 4DB
Tel: 01884 256120
Email: reservations@tivertonhotel.co.uk
  • 69 spacious en-suite bedrooms
  • Disabled rooms available
  • 7 purpose built Conference Suites
  • Superb restaurant
  • Ample free parking
Exe Valley AnglingExe Valley Angling
19 Westexe South
EX16 5DQ
Tel: 01884 242275
  • Fishing tackle
  • Bait
  • Permits
  • Angling rights on the canal are leased to the Tiverton and District Angling Club. A canal permit or day ticket is required in addition to the Environment Agency rod licence.

Tom Pales
Tel: 07957647675
Email: tombofro@yahoo.co.uk

  • Freetrike is a disability cycling support and rehabilitation service for people, of all ages, who live in and around Devon.
  • The service uses specialist cycle equipment on a variety of traffic free paths to deliver.


Mid Devon Hireboats and MooringsMid Devon Moorings
Orchard Farm, East Manley
Devon EX16 4NJ
Tel: 01884 252178
Email: pat@middevonhireboats.co.uk
  • Moorings for narrowboats and cruisers, long or short term.
  • Water, fuel, gas, rubbish/toilet disposal.
  • On Site Car Park and Lawn Area
Abbotshood BikesAbbotshood Cycle Hire
Abbotshood Farm, Greenway
Devon EX16 7AE
Tel: 01884 820728

Open all year, dawn ‘til dusk.

  • Cycles to suit all ages and abilities
  • Children’s trailers
  • Specialist disability trikes and Tramper mobility buggy.
  • Free delivery and collection by arrangement.
Halberton Court Farm ShopHalberton Court Farm Shop and Tearoom
Devon EX16 7AW
Tel: 01884 829543

Open Mon – Sat 9am -5.30pm,
(and Sun 10am – 4pm during the pick your own season only).

  • Fruit, vegetables, cakes, preserves, butchers.
  • Tearoom, offering light lunches, open throughout the summer.
Valley House, Halberton

Valley House

For enquiries, please contact:
Helpful Holidays
Mill Street
Devon TQ13 8AW
Tel: 01647 433593

  • Good comfortable 5 bedroom house in a great location for enjoying leisurely canalside living.
  • Easy access to north and south coasts, Exmoor and Somerset
  • Only 8 minutes from M5 and mainline station.
  • Sleeps up to 12
The BargeThe Barge Inn
93 High Street
Devon EX16 7AG
Tel: 01884 798020

Open Mon – Thursday 4:30pm - 11pm; Fri 3pm - midnight; Sat noon – midnight; and Sun noon - 10pm (subject to change).

  • Skittles, pool and darts;
  • Garden and bbq area;
  • Covered smoking area;
  • Events & Quiz nights


Easy Bike DaysEasy Bike Days

Hire an electric bike and:

  • Start your ride from Willand, Devon
  • Have the electric bike delivered to your home/holiday accommodation or to an area you would like to explore.

Sampford Peverell

The Merriemeade PubThe Merriemead
1 Lower Town
Sampford Peverell
EX16 7BJ
Tel 01884 820270

Open Mon 5pm – 11pm, Tues – Sat 11.30am – midnight, Sun noon – 11.30pm.

  • Food and real ales, Sunday roast.
  • No food served on Sun eve or Mon.
The Globe InnThe Globe Inn
16 Lower Town
Sampford Peverell
Devon EX16 7BJ
Tel: 01884 821214

Open 11am – midnight daily.

  • Food and real ales, en-suite accommodation.
  • Food served lunchtimes and evenings daily and all day Fri – Sun.
  • Carvery on Fri & Sat night and all day Sunday.
Spar convienience storeSpar Convenience Store &
Post Office

Smithy's Way
Sampford Peverell
Devon EX16 7FB
Tel: 01884 829535

Open Mon – Fri 7.30am – 8pm, Sat & Sun 8am – 5.30pm. Post office open Mon – Fri 7.30 – 5.30, Sat 8am – 5.30, closed Sun.

  • Groceries, post office, off-licence, newsagent, hot food.
Acorns Holiday ApartmentAcorns Apartment
Mountain Oak Farm,
Sampford Peverell,
Devon EX16 7EG.
Tel: 01884 820053
Email: rachaelhart@uwclub.net
  • Ground Floor Holiday Apartments
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sleeps 1-4
Little Turbfields Farm ShopLittle Turberfield Farm Shop
Tiverton Parkway Way
Sampford Peverell
Devon EX16 7EH
Tel: 01884 820908

Open Tues – Thurs 8am – 5pm, Fri 8am – 5.30pm and Sat 8am – 3.30pm. Closed Sun and Mon.

  • Meat, poultry, vegetables, pies & pasties, soft drinks.
Westcountry Golf AcademyWestcountry Golf Academy
Sampford Peverell
Devon EX16 7EH
Tel: 01884 820825
Email: enquiries@wgagolf.co.uk

Open Mon – Thurs 9am – 8pm, Fri – Sun 9am – 6pm.Closing extended by one hour during BST.

  • Public coffee shop serving refreshments and light snacks.
Minnows Caravan and Camping Park
Minnows Touring Park
Sampford Peverell
Devon EX16 7EN
Tel: 01884 821770

Open March – Nov 9am - 6pm.

  • Caravan Club affiliated site for caravans and motorhomes.
  • Small tent area
  • Ice creams
  • Services for boaters including permits, parking, showers,water, chemical loo disposal.
Sampford ShrubsSampford Shrubs
Sampford Peverell
Devon EX16 7EN
Tel: 01884 821164

Open Weds, Thurs & Fri 10am – 5pm, 1st April – 16th September.

  • Retail nursery and Holbrook Garden, propagating and growing a wide range of hardy plants.


Ayshford Arms

The Ayshford Arms
Station Road
Devon EX16 7JN
Tel: 01823 672418

Open Mon – Thurs 7pm – 11.30pm, Fri 7pm – 2am, Sat & Sun noon – 3pm and 7pm – 2am/midnight. Open outside these times for groups by prior arrangement.

  • Real ales and evening meals plus weekend lunches.

Holcombe Rogus:

Whipcott Water Holiday CottagesWhipcott Water Holiday Cottages
Whipcott Water
Holcombe Rogus
Nr Wellington
Somerset TA21 ONA
Te: 01823 672339
Email: stay@oldlimekilncottages.co.uk
  • 6 Self-catering holiday cottages
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Hot tubs.

The Prince of Wales
The Prince Of Wales Inn
Holcombe Rogus
Somerset TA21 0PN
Tel: 01823 672070
Email: enquiries@theprinceofwales-uk.com

Open noon - 3pm Tues - Sun, 5.30pm - 11pm Mon - Thurs, 5.30pm - midnight Fri & Sat, 6pm - 11pm Sun. Food served lunchtimes and evening except Mon lunchtime.

  • Real ales and food.
  • Carvery on Sun lunchtime.
Holcombe Rogus Garage Shop and Post OfficeHolcombe Rogus Garage,
Village Shop & Post Office

Holcombe Rogus
Near Wellington
Somerset TA21 0PN
Tel:01823 672693

Open Mon – Fri 8am – 1pm & 2pm – 6.30pm, Sat 9am – 1pm. Post Office open Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm.

  • Petrol, diesel, groceries, newspapers, magazines, soft drinks, boat permits.


Gamlins Farm Caravan Park

Gamlins Farm Caravan Park
Tel: 01823 672859
Email: gamlinsfarmcaravanpark@hotmail.co.uk

A small campsite in the village of Greenham, one mile from Lowdwells Lock at the end of the Grand Western Canal near the Somerset border.


For any other information please contact the Ranger Service on 01884 254072 or gwcanal@devon.gov.uk. Alternatively contact the Tiverton Tourist Information Centre on 01884 255827 or tivertontic@btconnect.com