Local businesses and services

Click below to find local businesses and services that are positioned along or close to the Grand Western Canal Country Park.

  • Tiverton

    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.

    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 & Gardens

    Located at the end of the Grand Western Canal Car Park
    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 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 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.

  • Halberton

    Mid 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 Cycle Hire

    Abbotshood Farm, Greenway
    Devon EX16 7AE
    Tel: 01884 820728
    Email: abbotshood@halberton.org
    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 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

    For enquiries, please contact:
    Helpful Holidays
    Mill Street
    Devon TQ13 8AW
    Tel: 01647 433593
    Email: help@helpfulholidays.com
    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.

    Hickory Inn Pub & Grill

    (currently The Barge Inn – under new ownership)
    93 High Street
    Devon EX16 7AG
    Tel: 01884 820316
    Email: thehickoryinn@gmail.com
    Open Mon – Fri 5pm – 11:30pm
    Sat and Sun 12 noon – 11:30pm

    • American style home cooked meals.
    • Menu to suit all the family.
    • Cask ales.
    • Dogs welcome.

  • Willand

    Easy Bike Days

    07522 449218
    Hire an electric bike and

    • start your ride from Willand
    • have the electric bike delivered to your home/holiday accommodation or to an area you would like to explore.

  • Sampford Peverell

    The 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 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 Convenience Store and 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 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 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 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 Shrubs

    Sampford Peverell
    Devon EX16 7EN
    Tel: 01884 821164
    Open Weds, Thurs and Fri 10am – 5pm, 1 April – 16 September.
    Retail nursery and Holbrook Garden, propagating and growing a wide range of hardy plants.

  • Holcombe Rogus

    Whipcott Water Holiday Cottages Whipcott 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 Sunday lunchtime.

    Holcombe Rogus Garage, Village Shop and Post Office

    Holcombe Rogus
    Near Wellington
    Somerset TA21 0PN
    Tel: 01823 672693
    Open Mon – Fri 8am – 1pm  and 2pm – 6.30pm, Sat 9am – 1pm.
    Post Office open Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm.

    • Fuel.
    • Groceries.
    • Newspapers and magazines.
    • Drinks.
    • Boat permits.

  • Greenham

    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.