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The Royal Oak Inn

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Withypool, Withypool, Exmoor National Park TA24 7QP, England
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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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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice Inn this. My son was getting married in the area on a Farm and most of the guests were camping in a field on the farm. I do not do camping anymore so booked in the Royal Oak Inn. 200 quid for 2 nights and we were put in room 10 which is right at the top of the... More 

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Suffolk
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had walked the Tarr Steps back to Withypool walk and were really looking forward to a drink and a good lunch. Sadly not the case. Food was the worst we had eaten on Exmoor and the barman was so miserable it was funny.This was back in 2014 so maybe things have improved- lets hope so as the village is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful drive through Exmoor to Withypool. One of the most enjoyable lunches. My duck in blackcurrant sauce with asparagus and lyonnaise potatoes, was beautifully cooked and delicious. I was informed that the chargrilled gammon, chips and eggs was very tasty, the chargrilled adding an extra zing. The sticky toffee pudding amazing. Just perfect, in a lovely setting by an... More 

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Evesham
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for just one night as we had already booked elsewhere to move on to. However, I would have gladly stayed longer. The property has great character and charm. The proprietor has a pleasant dry sense of humour - commenting on my height (6'5") as the room allocated was in the eaves. This wasn't too much of a problem (as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We do a lot of walking around Withypool and always call in for lunch, with different friends, quite a few from overseas. The bar menu is fine for lunch and the beer is good. On our last visit our friend tried the lamb - amongst the best she'd had, she said. Service always good and prices reasonable in a traditional... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table for special meal out. Was told restaurant was shut so booked table in lounge bar. On arrival Public Bar was busy but there was no one serving in the lounge bar and we were left standing waiting for about 10 mins before the chef appeared and showed us to a table which was not the one we... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed here just for 1 night recently and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. The pub is set in the very small beautiful village of Withypool, in an Exmoor valley with a lovely small river running through it. The Inn has about 8 rooms which are comfortable and obviously decorated with a country theme and sit above the... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What can I say, I love this place it's historic in the bar , Paul is attentive even tho it is quiet, time of year weather Wimbledon etc. Fresh veg lovely lamb. Room different to the one we usually stay in but very comfortable. Fudge did miss looking out of the door to see the horses going by!!! But he... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We only ate here as we were staying in a local holiday let and this pub was recommended... That was a top class suggestion because the food at this local pub was some of the best food we have had in a while. It was fresh, presented well and the portion sizes were generous we certainly didn't leave hungry. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had a one night stopover whilst in Exmoor (wish it was longer!!!). After a long journey we received a great welcome from the staff on our arrival and was told they had reserved a table for us in the restaurant for our evening meal, which was appreciated as the whole restaurant was full all evening. We soon found out why,... More 

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