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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 weeks ago
Madam_mazonga Taunton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I start. 1. Guinness was old left in barrel to long. 2. Mixed grill was cooked in dirty pan with old fat and consequently tasted burnt with no difference between the meats. 3. Replacement meal. Cod and chips. Was a child's portion, half the size compared to other positions on the table. 4. The named driver of the... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had a fantastic Sunday Lunch here. The menu pretty much offered something for most tastes - we had the Horn Hoggit (older than a lamb, younger than mutton) and it was really good. I haven't been here for a good few years but I can say that the food is as good if not better than ever. I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked last minute for a few days walking with my son and reviews on The Royal Oak looked good and it didnt disappoint. We had room 10 a twin room in the attic nice room with a large bath which was very welcom after a full days walking. for a meidwek break the pub was busy and there was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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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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