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Gables Tea Rooms, Umberleigh

Places To Visit, Umberleigh, North Devon

Antique Shops, Umberleigh Devon

Umberleigh Railway Station!

Character Pubs and Places to Eat, North Devon

Feeding the Ducks at Umberleigh

Boating on the river!

Umberleigh North Devon in the Parishes of Chittlehampton and Atherington

Umberleigh is a quiet village set around the old three arched Umberleigh bridge, by the river Taw (Tarka the Otter). only 6 miles from Barnstaple on 377 Exeter road. South Molton and Torrington 8 miles on B3227 Served by the Tarka line train to Umberleigh Station. Chittlehampton, Chittlehamholt and Atherington are only a couple of miles either way from the bridge, and all well worth a visit. All villages have facilities for food and drink.

There are plenty of 'Old English' Thatched cottages in Chilttlehampton, which is particularly quaint, a fine English village square and great spired Church, old medieval stocks, certainly one to walk round. A little further away from Atherington is High Bickington, again lots of old charm, and possibly the most complete old English Devon village is Chulmleigh, some 8 miles away.

Come to Umberleigh area and discover many hidden and undiscovered gems


Most of Britain had terrible floods last year 2007, Umberleigh did NOT, there was no problems at all.
Umberleigh was flooded, back in 2000, but since then the Environment Agency had widened the banks and more importantly, dredged the river and cleared the three span bridge. Two arches had been blocked for many decades, and now the high water goes down stream. Nature is unpredictable, but we in Umberleigh feel those floods are now a thing of the past.

Gables Tea Rooms and B&B - 'On the Bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AB.
Famous old tea rooms, Now a B&B... with 150 year old grape vine in tea lounge, WIFI internet, Great train links to Exeter, only 8 miles from Barnstaple. The perfect base to explore North Devon, the coast and Exmoor.,

Tarka Chimney Sweeps,, Umberleigh North Devon, During the winter Chris (lady sweep) runs her sweep business. Trained by Keith the Croyde Sweep, who is HETAS registered.

The Rising Sun Inn - 'On the other side of the Bridge' Umberleigh, North Devon, England EX37 9DU. Tel Tel: 01769 560447 / Fax: 01769 560764 Very old character village pub, with awards for great food. Also the centre for Shooting and Fishing along the river Taw 9 B&B letting rooms and a conference suite. web link

Murchs' Antiques Emporium - 'One the Bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AA. tel 01769 560522 Ask for Pat, and feel free to explore round his extensive Warehouse of Antiques, bric-a-brac, Collectables, Furniture

The Tack Store - 'Beside the Antiques by the bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AA. Tel/Fax 01769 560920 Ask for Bridget, everything for Horse & Rider, and country clothing and sports.

Murch Bros (Engineers) Ltd. - 'Beside the Tack Store' by the bridge, Umberleigh EX37 9AA. Tel 01769 560369 & 560360 See Tony for Agricultural & Horticultural Machinery Sales & service. Also Countryside Stores, yum be surprise what hes got!

The village Post Office Umberleigh - 'On the square, just by the Bridge, next to our much loved Red phone box' tel 01769 560872 Judy and the sorting office staff of 11 postmen and women, (the largest postal catchment area in England) ...tis amazing what you can get in such a small package!

The Railway Station at Umberleigh - trains from Barnstaple Exeter, and beyond. The tarka Line, fantastic views and train line. The trains are now run every hour. With many specials like music trains and pub runs, also walking and countryside days out, contact: for all the times and events and information about our line.

The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership tel 01752 233094 Support our Famous Tarka Line, and let the train take the strain!

FURTHER AWAY (but not too far from the bridge).... North Devon Centre for Flying and Gliding

Snails - Snail Meat - Rare Breed Pork Maura & David Bailie-Bellew
North Nethercleave Farm , Umberleigh, Devon. EX37 9AD Phone: 01769 540103 email

Weirmarsh Farm Restaurant & Self Catering, Umberleigh

Umberleigh Twinning Association contact secretary Pauline Murch 01271 379155

Private Fishing on river Warden Ivan Huxtable 01769 540835 or the Rising Sun Pub above

Umberleigh Village School

Little Oaks Montessori Pre-School takes place in the Parish Hall in Burrington. We take children aged 3, 4 and 5 years old from many surrounding parishes including Umberleigh, Chulmleigh, High Bickington, Ashreigney and Atherington. The pre-school is open Tuesday through to Friday mornings and a drop-in Toddler session operates on a Wednesday morning. We are Ofsted registered and inspected and were judged to be "Outstanding" in all areas by Ofsted in May 2007. For more details please contact Sarah Bonner on 01769 520601 or visit

Garden Centre ...a couple of miles up the road...M&M Plants Chittlehamholt 01769 540448

Hair dressing Saloon ...just up the road from the Bridge Anne Page 01769 540276

The Albert Hall International Showband...a big band for the future, playing memories from the past. contact Des 01769 520370.

High Bickington youth JUDO CLUB hold sessions at Umberleigh village hall on thursday evenings. the classes are for children aged 5-16 yrs 6.30-7.30, 7.30-8.30. there is also a session for 16+yrs 8.30-9.30. for more details on this please contact Bob Otto on 01769 560253.
Also if anyone wishes to Book the Umberleigh hall, please cantact Judy at the Post Office 01769 560872

A small evangelical Church situated by the bridge in Umberleigh, affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance which meets at 11am every Sunday for worship and Sunday School. Sunday evening meetings and Housegroups. A warm welcome awaits you and further information 01769 520229 or 01769 560057
Also at the church Katie Cox, runs The Bridge 0-5 Kids Club and Playgroup. tel 01769 561047 Every thursday during term time.
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Chittlehampton Village...

The Parish Village for Umberleigh, and only a mile or so up the hill from the Station, a fine old village, with large spired church, a school, Post office/shop, Top Pub (voted best pub in North Devon 2007). Best war display around, and one of North devon's best Ceramics

Pottery...Roger Cockram Chittlehamton 01769 540420 or

The Bell Inn Chittlehampton...fine village pub with food 01769 540368 (Voted best village pub 2007)

Cobbaton Combat Collection near Umberleigh ... a hobby that got out of hand, a super, very large collection, all dusty and just as it should be, recommended.

Parish Council for Chittlehamton & Umberleigh 01769 540714

Chittle Chatter Stores , Post Office and Teas. Chittlehampton 01769 540693 .... Gives ALL the local news

Other villages and services nearby

Local Police PC George Furneaux 01769 572221

The Exeter Inn Chittlehamholt....Thatched Pub, lovely food, beer, B&B and self catering tel 01769 540281 Well equipped self-contained annexe of 400 year old thatched farmhouse and set in over 6 acres of grounds. Sleeps 2-4 and an ideal base for local fishing, golf etc. Self catering B&B, short & long breaks available. Please contact Sandra or David for more details. 01769 540065 or 07831 214267 We have an on farm butchery selling home reared and local organic meat. We do deliveries.

High Bickington Parish ...
Atherington Shop, Post Office/National Lottery and Tea Rooms, with Sunday lunches 01769 560248 Jo and Chris

The Portsmouth Arms Telephone: 01769 561117 Umberleigh, EX37 9ND Next to the Northcote Manor
A new Arts & Activity Group based at the Pub...Many Art, Crafts, Music, Computer studies, and Activity Groups for all ages. Special Guests Artists, will run a series of Workshops in the day and evenings...
Please phone Dee at the pub, or Rita 01769 561060 Marion 01769 580542 for details.

Chittlehamholt Post Office and shop 01769 540242

Fishleigh Rock Garage & Petrol & Stores Umberleigh Tel 01769 560143

CARS Rob Merivale, Quirky Classics, Restoration specialists, Umberleigh Garage, Exeter Road, North Devon EX37 9AS Tel: 01769 560 948 Mob: 077 3050 3399


South Molton Taxi service 01769 573636

A1 Taxi Service 01271 322922

Fishleigh Farmhouse Foods open all year round Tel 01769 560 242

Korinna Adey - Check out our local Model, Korinna! web link

B&B's, Camping and places to stay:

Bouchland Farmhouse B&B and evening meals
Mrs Eileen Chapple, Burrington, Umberleigh Devon EX37 9NF tel 01769 560394

Over Weir 4 star camping and caravanning Umberleigh, "beautiful site over the valley" Paul and Sue 01769 560009

Bartridge Cottage self catering Umberleigh EX37 9AS Tel 01769 560598 web link

Georgian Mill House B&B Ford Mill, Umberleigh. Tel 01769 540326

2 luxury 5 star rating self catering cottages on a Devon working farm,Lee Meadow,2 bedrooms,sleeps 4.The Corn Mill,4 bedrooms,sleeps 10.For more details contact Glenda.

Farmhouse B&B Chittlehampton (mile up road from bridge) Tel 01769 540222

Gables B&B - 'On the Bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AB. Tel 01769 561011 Famous tea rooms now under new owners, with 150 year old grape vine in tea lounge web link

Michael Jackson & Liz Taylor, Visit Gables Tea Rooms! (pic)
Also a past visitor of the tea rooms, Henry Williamson, it is thought, left old war time typewriter, which is on display

Award winning Guest House

Big Barn holiday accommodation. Portsmouth Arms Staion Umberleigh Hotel, Golf and country club at Chittlehamholt near Umberleigh

Luxury b&b at Eastacott Barton near Umberleigh... just like staying in a really nice country house hotel, only we do not serve dinner.... and now we offer a beautiful self catering cottage as well. or telephone 01769 540545

Self Catering Holiday Cottages North Devon...and more... set in 32 acres of unspoilt Devonshire Countryside.

Country Ways High Bickington Umberleigh

Travellers Rest Old Church Chittlehampton tel 01769 540831 07843607383
Bev & Neil warmly welcome you to their home in Devon

Local Arts and Crafts:

VIVIEN WALTERS Animal artist
Workshops at Filleigh Village Hall, and Home Studio
Work also on show at Gables Tea rooms Gallery.
West Horseley, Ebberley, Torrington tel 01769 560200

Artist Colin Allbrook, famous atmospheric landscapes of the area and wildlife, in watercolour and oils, see his book, tel 01769 560041 [publishers website]
or: - James Merriman - Hester Berry

Widgery Studios for Professional Photography and Design Services.
John Andow and Stella Levy of Widgery Studios, 3 Toits Cottages, Umberleigh, offer professional photography, including product shots, portrait and group shots, interiors, architectural shots, artists' portfolios and publicity photographs. see; North Devon Festival - Art Trek event, see; For a free consultation, email or call 07774162961. Widgery Studios can design and arrange print runs for brochures, leaflets. Stella is chair of North Devon Arts, or call 01769 540 602. Thousands of old photographs of the United Kingdom

Original Mix Ltd Concrete Garden Furniture, planters and scupltures, Umberleigh
Marten's Cards Computer generated cards and notelets of all types, Umberleigh
Glenmar Cards hand made by Jackie 3D cards for all occasions, beautiful and unusual 01769 560856 email Tony Williams is a prize winning artist who lives and works in rural Devon, near Umberleigh.

Printing and Desk-top Publishing, Photocopying etc, at The Old Stores, High Bickington. Tel: 01769 560127.

David Battle, Furniture Maker, Conservation & Restoration of Period Furniture

A tour of creative North Devon

Devon Adult & Community Learning
Contact: 01271 864171 or 07816 973922
EMail: then click 'Courses & Learning Opportunities' which should take you to the Course Finder page. In the Course Finder page, click on 'Select Subject' then click on the subject you want. Type in your postcode then click the Search button - and not the Advanced Search button unless you want to supply more details. The Search button should provide you with a list of possible courses and brief details - for more information on a particular course, click on its title.

The Plough arts centre

The Portsmouth Arms Telephone: 01769 561117 Umberleigh, EX37 9ND Next to the Northcote Manor
A new Arts & Activity Group based at the Pub...Many Art, Crafts, Music, Computer studies, and Activity Groups for all ages. Special Guests Artists, will run a series of Workshops in the day and evenings...
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Tarka Chimney Sweeps...covering the Bideford, Torridge, Taw, Chulmleigh and High Bickington areas
Ask for Chris: mobile 07866819703
Part of a local group of Keith trained sweeps... of the Chimney Sweeps Association Devon, incorporating C.C.S.A established for 30 years by local Keith the Croyde Sweep, who is HETAS and APICS registered

TILING Services Rob Murch...Providing a full professionaltiling service to North Devon 07877210980 email: 01769 580039
Target Sports & Paintball Centre

Christopher Macrae ...Mac the Plumber Pip Unwin - Natural Horsemanship Trainer

Boarding kennels at Chittlehamholt, Janet Walker

Fantastic Farm Clotted Cream ....Barnpool, Burrington 01769 580365

QRM Quads and Rural Machinery Ltd, is run by Umberleigh resident Barry Alford, and the factory workshop is... Unit2F Alverdiscott Road Ind. Estate Bideford Devon EX39 4LQ Tel 01237472220 They have a vast range of Quad bikes from 50cc up to 800cc and loads of small tractors, mowers, strimmers and farm machinery

HOME SITTER SERVICES (northdevon) A new service to North devon, Taking care of your home (and Pets) whilst you are away
01271 376861 Mobile: 07922026818 email

REMOVALS ...Although not directly in Umberleigh...
this is the only company nearby, and very good they are too. Old establish firm.
Lewis & Sons, 8 Silver St. Barnstaple, EX32 8HR
Telephone: 01271 342336

Winson Petroleum Ltd, Paramount, Week, Harracott. Telephone 01271 858677 and 01769 540752.
A local independent supplier of heating oil, tractor and road diesels offering a first class personal service.

The County Homesearch Company: Looking for a new home in North Devon? We can help...... Devon's answer to Kirstie Allsopp is located in Umberleigh! Awarded "Best Property Finder Devon' in the 2006 & 07 Daily Mail Property Awards. 01769 560256/07966 576014

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Umberleigh Mole Farm, (Under the Bridge!!)