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Awarded 3 star status by the Scottish Tourist Board

+44(0) 1851 820517

  • From £39 per person
  • Comfortable, warm rooms
  • By the sea
  • Experience a working croft
  • WiFi
  • Hospitality trays
  • Good quality towels, bedding
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • We cater for special diets
  • Pet friendly

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Dave has been working in metal since 1993 and originally trained at Hereford College.  After working for other blacksmiths in the U.K and Poland, Dave took over the forge at Burcot in North Worcestershire where he ran a successful business for 9 years building up a reputation for quality craftsmanship.

Dave  continues to offer high quality, hand forged items on the Isle of Lewis to both local and tourist markets.

Ravenstar Forge is able to offer a vast array of forged items which can be designed and made to your requirements. Dave can supply fire baskets and companion sets, candlesticks, chairs, tables, mirror frames, curtain poles, clocks, wine racks and sculptures, to name but some of the commissions made in the past.

If you have any requirements in forged iron, please contact Dave on 01851 820517 to discuss how we can help you.

Blacksmithing Courses in the Outer Hebrides

Dave is able to offer one to one tuition in Blacksmithing Skills from Ravenstar Forge on the Isle of Lewis. Courses are available, in spring and autumn,  for 1 or 2 days duration and will involve the making of an item or items which include the use of the main forging skills.

Working with a live Coke powered Forge you will cover the basic rules of safety, Fire control, Tools of the Trade, Pointing, Setting, Drawing down, Upsetting, Twisting and finishing.  All fuel and materials are supplied as are Hearing protectors and Safety glasses. You will, of course, take home your finished article at the end of your course.

Drinks and a light lunch are included in the price of the course:

  • 1 Day Course.      £90-00
  • 2 Day Course       £170-00

We are happy to provide accomodation at Ravenstar B&B for attendees at our courses, please ring us for details of availability and prices.
Tel:-  +44 (0) 1851 820517 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.