Love DIY? Why not become a ‘Shedder’?

If you ever wondered what the mysterious ‘Mens Shed’ sign pointing down the alleyway behind the Ilfracombe Chocolate Emporium was indicating then follow the arrows and you might find you become a “Shedder”!

The Ilfracombe Mens Shed meets every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm and would welcome anyone interested in joining. The Shed was launched in December 2019 with support from One Ilfracombe, funding from the Ilfracombe Lions and space generously donated by the Chocolate Emporium.

The workshop is fully equipped (including all PPE) and the space includes a quiet breakout room, a kitchen and a toilet. The remit of the Shed is to create a place for men to get together in a fun, social atmosphere and share DIY making and repairing skills for the benefit of local community projects.

It’s equally welcoming for just a chat over coffee or tea. As well as operating in the workshop, members have also been involved in outside projects at the Ilfracombe Junior School, the Straw Patch project and have other such projects in the pipeline. The Shed is managed by a number of “sensible shedders” who ensure the environment is a safe and welcoming place to be.

If you are interested in finding out more then drop by any Wednesday morning or contact us at

Local News – The Ilfracombe Magazine