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The Royal Oak Inn

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Withypool, Withypool, Exmoor National Park TA24 7QP, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Withypool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little unprepossessing from the outside and a bit of a maze inside, but this hotel has true character - charmingly eccentric. It also had real ales, welcoming fires burning and great food, some of the best we ate in the Devon/Somerset area. Our room on the top floor was fantastic, huge by most hotel standards with a comfortable bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch before a long circular walk with 3 friends. The pub was quiet, but still had a warm feeling about it. Food and local ales were excellent. Burger looked very good, and could probably feed 2 people!

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this delightful Inn. We had a lovely room which was comfortable, spotless, well stocked and extremely peaceful! Dinner Menu offered a wide choice which was cooked to perfection. The whole place oozes charm and character and we had a lovely stay.

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Moulsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the area for a long weekend on a walking holiday. After a long walk along the Barle from Tarr Steps we stagged to the Royal Oak at Withypool. With dog in tow we were looking forward to lunch. We had forgotten about Mother's Day. They were fully booked but they found a small table for us by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Called for lunch here on a walk from Tarr Steps with a very muddy beagle. Just made it before they stopped serving food. We were quickly welcomed and given a table by the fire. Food was of very good quality - my only complaint would be that they'd run out of venison! Still - it means we'll have to return!

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Culmstock, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We came across this pub by accident and were very pleased we did. We waited for a table as the pub was packed but soon got settled by the wood burner. I ordered the lamb and hubby the venison and they were both cooked to perfection on a bed of red cabbage and juniper. Lots of fresh veg and roast... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Overall, a lovely inn but I would look around next time I'm planning to stay in the area. The food was excellent; we enjoyed a lovely, relaxing meal in the pub next to the fireplace. The atmosphere was good even for a midweek winter's evening. Breakfast the next morning was also delicious. The rooms are perfectly good enough with big... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed in November 2014, a warmer welcome on arrival we couldn't of asked for. The landlord was very welcoming showing us to our lovely room. The room and bathroom was spotless and had everything you needed including lovely linens and towels. We ate dinner in the jakes bar, which we all had different meals all our party were thoroughly... More 

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Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We received a warm welcome at this cosy and atmospheric country inn. The food lived up to its excellent reputation, and we really enjoyed our meals next to the crackling log fire in Jake's Bar. Our room was perhaps just a little shabby and 'tired', but this is an old inn after all, and we found all the facilities to... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Everything about this pub was perfect and we will definitely be back again and again! A lovely welcome, friendly locals to chat to in the bar, the opportunity to take our dog with us, etc. The room was beautiful, amazingly comfortable bed with lovely soft linens and spotless considering dogs are allowed in the rooms. The best part by far... More 

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