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The Royal Oak Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Christopher S London, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night. The food was amazing. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Room was clean and comfortable. 4* because for the price you pay the interior, furniture and decor of the bedrooms are dated. Bathroom was ancient and electric shower wasn't great.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely building with interestingly shaped rooms and two nice bars. It's a bit dreary when you arrive but someone will appear eventually. The land lord was away and I gather the staff had been left to fend for themselves which they were doing very well. The waitress appeared to be working non stop but was very friendly,... More

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Grand Cayman
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed 3 nights at the Royal Oak in August 2014. I can't praise it enough. First, it's a real pub, it feels like a real pub, with proper locals in the bar, and staff who clearly care. The room was great. It had some character, the walls and floor are not all perfectly level, but the bed is amazingly... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
70 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed feelings about this country pub / B & B. First impressions were not great as we weren't given much of a welcome when we checked in. We were simply shown to the room, not given any information about breakfast or dinner not even a smile or a greeting. This poor first impression of the staff didn't really... More

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
114 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The room could do with a bit of updating, but was perfectly comfortable and had all the things you need. The food at dinner and breakfast was very good and the landlord couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

First time visit and at first we were not sure whether to stop as the welcome could have been warmer but we had a meal and it was very good. Lovely pub and worth a visit as the food is very good. There seemed to be quite a few people staying there as well.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Just returned from our second stay in as many weeks at this fabulous pub in the heart of Exmoor. The first visit was 3 nights and the second just one (wished could've been longer!). The staff are really friendly, the food was delicious (recommend the lamb for dinner and the haddock for breakfast) and the rooms clean and comfortable with... More

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Rampieux, france
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We last visited in January last year when the new owners had just taken over and were settling in. We have been again three times this month and are delighted that their efforts have been great. The food, choice and ambiance are once again great. We also enjoyed a couple of the Sunday night quiz nights, so a good time... More

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Winsor, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Our party was 17 family and friends .We were not kept waiting and the food was amazing. Would recommend it to both locals and tourists, not expensive and well worth a visit. New Landlord certainly knows how to run a decent pub. Bonus is that its dog friendly.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We spent three nights at this pub in the tiny village of Withypool in the midst of the Exmoor National Park in November. Our room, Bedroom 1, was very comfortable, well-equipped and with a large bathroom. We had our evening meals at the pub and every time the food was superb, well above average pub food. Breakfast were also a... More

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Address: Withypool, Withypool, Exmoor National Park TA24 7QP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Withypool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Oak Inn 4*
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