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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Somerset
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My fiance and I stayed here way back in August 2013 but I never got around to writing a review about this wonderful place. Even though it was under administration while we were staying there we still found it to be an enjoyable stay. The location is gorgeous, with a thatched cottage across the road and a little stream running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I stayed here mid-Dec and have to say it's an excellent example of how to run a pub. My room was recently refurb'ed (they are all being done), nicely done and comfy bed. Dinner was several steps up from "pub grub" and good value. Tasty and fresh cooked full English in the morning. Exmoor Gold just one of the beers... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

I first came to The Royal Oak 30 years ago and have seen it's highs and lows. It is now under new ownership and I have no doubt that very shortly it will be "the place" to go on Exmoor. 6 of us visited for lunch and had great food and drink. Service very friendly and it was very relaxing.... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

What a relief to find that this stunning pub has been taken over by Doug and team! We are local and regularly go out for meals and we have had the pleasure to visit a few times in the last month and have to say the place is going to be hard to beat!... The atmosphere, service, landlord,food,drinks,staff are the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As regular visitors to The Oak in the past we were saddened to hear of its problems in early 2013 and to witness the series of poor reviews received whilst it was under administration. As a result we chose to stay away lest our many happy memories of this lovely Inn were tainted forever. Thus we were delighted to read... More 

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