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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 (self drive day boats, rowing boats or a 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
Located at the end of the
Grand Western Canal Car Park Tiverton.Canal Hill
Devon EX16 4AQ
Tel: 01884 252291

Open early April to early October - Every day 10am - 6pm

  • Beverages
  • Light home-made meals
  • Cakes,desserts and ice-creams
  • Devonshire Cream Teas
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 and cream teas 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 Barge

Hickory Inn Pub & Grill (currently The Barge Inn - under new ownership)
93 High Street
Devon EX16 7AG
Tel: 01884 820316


Open Mon - Fri
5pm - 11:30pm
Sat & Sun
12 noon - 11:30pm

  • American style home cooked meals.
  • menu to suit all the family
  • cask ales
  • dogs welcome


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 - Sampford Peverell
16 Lower Town
Sampford Peverell
Devon EX16 7BJ
Tel: 01884 821214
Email: info@the-globeinn.co.uk

Open 8am -11pm

Traditional old pub situated in the village of Sampford Peverell with access to the canal via the car park.

  • Good selection of real ales and a very warm welcome for all.
  • Free Wifi
  • En-suite accomodation
  • Large garden with decking area
  • Sunday Carvery
  • Children’s Adventure Play Area
  • Food Served All Day
  • Large Car Park
  • Dogs Welcome
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
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
Email: admin@minnowstouringpark.co.uk

Open March – Nov 9am - 6pm.

  • Caravan Club affiliated site for caravans and motorhomes right beside the Grand Western Canal.
  • Small tent area
  • Electric hookups
  • Modern heated toilet and shower block
  • Children’s play area
  • Leisure boats may take on water from the landing stage, and boat trailer storage, chemical loo disposal and shower facilities are available by arrangement.
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.

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
  • 8 Self-catering holiday cottages
  • Located close to the Canal at Whipcott Bridge
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Hot tubs
  • Free Wi-fi

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

Character 17th Century Pub with Restaurant. Idyllic setting on the Devon/Somerset border, near to the Grand Western Canal

Open Mon-Thurs 12noon-3pm and 5.30pm-11pm,Fri 12noon-3pm and 5.30pm-12midnight, Sat 12noon-12midnight, Sun 12noon-11pm.

Food served lunchtimes and evenings, 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.

  • Fuel
  • Groceries
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Drinks
  • Boat permits


Gamlins Farm Caravan Park

Gamlins Farm Caravan Park
TA21 0JU
Tel: 01823 672859
Email: gamlinsfarmcaravanpark@hotmail.co.uk

Open end of March to end of October.

A small family run campsite.

  • 30 pitches (hard, grass and seasonal pitches)
  • Tents,children and pets welcome.
  • Toilet and shower block
  • Electric hook-ups
  • Course fishing

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