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The Royal Oak Inn

Certificate of Excellence
nr. Dunster, Luxborough, Exmoor National Park TA23OSH, England
The Royal Oak Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Haddon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in the pub / hotel over this weekend. We had entered an Iron Man race on Exmoor and we randomly searched for a local hotel. We found a gem. Nothing was too much trouble for the land lady. We arrived late on a Friday night after the kitchen had closed, no problem, the chef cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic is the only way to describe our visit to the Royal Oak Inn. We visited as a group for our friend's 30th birthday and the food was amazing (especially the beef wellington). The staff are extremely friendly, and accommodated our large party well. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable, and the setting in Luxborough is great. Definitely worth a... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to try the Royal Oak for Sunday lunch today, following a number of reviews indicating that this could be a pleasant experience with good food. We were welcomed warmly by the barmaid, had a nice pint of Exmoor Ale, then decided to have soup followed by scampi, chips and salad. The soup was fine. However,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited after stopping on a whim for a walk in Chargot woods with our two pooches. Following a pleasant 1 hour walk we found the Royal Oak at Luxbprough. We ate a two course Sunday lunch outside and it has to be one of the best we have ever eaten.. After wine and great beer our food soon arrived... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I previously stayed at the Oak with my wife a number of years ago and really loved the place but it closed down and went through a very unstable period. I had heard that the most recent owners (Aug 14) were getting the place back to its former self so decided to give it a go. Me and a friend... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Country pub stunning location wonderful beer and the food was exceptional, this is how a pub should be good food good ale,I had Liver and Mash for lunch delicious, also NO unruly kids running havoc and spoiling the peace and tranquility of the place, also it has a lovely outdoor area looking out across lush green fields and trees, really... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stayed overnight in a spacious refurbished ground floor bedroom . The bed was very comfortable with high quality linen. The bathroom was excellent with waterfall shower. (Wet room). Good choice of reasonably priced dishes for dinner which we had by choice in the bar next to a log fire. Breakfast was also very good. Nothing was to much trouble... More 

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East Pennard, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The new owner is in the midst of extensive refurbishment of the pub. We stayed in one of the new rooms on the ground floor, which was large and delightfully decorated ,with an efficient 'wet room'. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and friendly -particularly as he was dealing with the builders and trying to keep the pub running... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had an excellent Exmoor Food Festival dinner with friends as a special price of £15 for three courses. After dinner we relaxed on sofas in the back bar where there is an old radiogram and eclectic collection of LP's from the 60's and 70's. Friendly service and two cosy log fires too...it was February! We did not stay overnight... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Have loved this place in the past and, with new owners, food is right back to standard. They are still in the process of renovation, so perhaps the side dining room will improve; but, on a cold winter's day, a white box with wooden tables, insufficient heating and little colour might appeal to the minimalists, but put us off. We... More 

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