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The Culbone

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   4 miles from Porlock on the A39 to Lynmouth, Porlock, Exmoor National Park TA24 8JW, England (Formerly Culbone Stables Inn)
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Ranked #9 of 18 Porlock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Porlock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Living locally, we're always on the lookout for good restaurants in the area, and many have come and gone, but the Culbone has started well and steadily improved. Unlike the (very few) poor reviews that the inn has received, we've always found that the staff listen to customer opinions (as can be seen from the comments on room 4 on... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Found 'The Culbone' on the internet booked for 2 nights our first visit. Great location, great welcome on arrival, we had planned to eat out but arrived on their 'French cuisine evening' fabulous food and service, we ate here again the following night 'Steak night' excellent glad we didn't go anywhere else. The room was clean, comfortable and well equipped.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at The Culbone. I had expected from the website for it to be a bespoke 'pub with rooms' & it wasn't quite this, but lovely nonetheless. The staff & owners were lovely & helpful. Chatty & interested & happy to recommend local things to do. We had a lovely meal on our first night-scallops &... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We dined at the Culbone for Sunday lunch, the staff were welcoming. We had children with us and they had a high chair and baby changing available even though it is more of a gastro pub. The clientele were mostly adults so maybe not the best place with lively children. The food was faultless.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Eight of us went to the Culbone on sunday for a birthday lunch.We all had a great meal,served by staff that made you feel special and most welcome .The highest pub on Exmoor sure is a high quality place to dine.What we call a go back to place

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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. The team enjoyed meeting you all and are happy that you chose to spend a special family lunch with us. More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on the spur of the moment and we are so glad we did, food is outstanding, accommodation is good, staff are so helpful and friendly, would recommend going. Good value for money and you will come away happy.

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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review

We're delighted that you chose to spend your spur of the moment stay with us. It's a pleasure to welcome guests who love Exmoor as much as we do. More

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We called into the Culbone on Saturday for a spur of the moment lunch and are so pleased we did. We were greeted and treated like we were royalty from start to finish and came away totally wowed. We will be going to the Culbone again and again and again!! A special thanks to Dawn......one of Wokingham's finest exports. Chris... More

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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you both, and we are really happy that you enjoyed your first visit to The Culbone. Dawn enjoyed meeting you too and sends her best wishes. More

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed 2N at the Culbone in early Jan - specifically picking this venue as to me the food is more important than the accommodation. If you want a luxury bedroom then The Culbone wouldn't be your primary choice but if you want to eat well then it is a good destination. The restaurant served delicious and well cooked, fully... More

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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We meet as a team each week to review all feedback and use this to help us improve a little each day. We will definitely review our none cooked breakfast options and add fresh fruit asap. More

Nailsea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

My partner & I arrived later then expected at The Culbone, and wanted food, they were still serving, but by the time it reached dessert the kitchen would have been closed, however, we ordered anyway and there were no huffs of puffs from staff, or any inkling that they wanted us to hurry up and get out - which is... More

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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and will be coming back. We've listened to you and now make sure that we tell our guests on arrival that we draw all water from our well, so the tap needs to turned on first to start the pump that ensures a nice hot shower! See you... More

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

We must have driven past The Culbone a dozen times over the last couple of years, but we always stayed in Minehead & Lymouth. We got an absolutely cracking deal for B&B off the internet for The Culbone so we thought we would give it a go. We are really glad we did. It is set in a fabulous location... More

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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will join us for dinner next time, and enjoy more of the lovely seasonal produce from Exmoor More

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Additional Information about The Culbone

Also Known As:
Culbone Stables Hotel
Culbone Stables Hotel Porlock
The Culbone Porlock, England
Address: 4 miles from Porlock on the A39 to Lynmouth, Porlock, Exmoor National Park TA24 8JW, England (Formerly Culbone Stables Inn)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Porlock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Culbone 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Restaurant with Rooms has exceptional views across the moor and is a great place to stay. After enjoying a peaceful night’s sleep, a fantastic local Breakfast awaits you. We want you to feel comfortable and at home while you stay with us.We have five newly refurbished, individually designed bedrooms. Room 1 has its own private patio, with stunning views across the Moor. We have a recently opened Cookery School at The Culbone. The Cookery School is informal and relaxed and is available for groups of 6-8 people. We love the beautiful produce that is available on Exmoor and want share our cooking secrets with you.It's all about the food at The Culbone.Children are very welcome, we have cots, extra fold away beds that can be put up in each room and a lovely seasonal children’s menu.All rooms have:- Modern contemporary en suite shower rooms- Delicious Somerset Breakfast cooked by Jack Scarterfield’s team. 8am-9.30am Tea, coffee and hot chocolate, supplied by local company Miles and biscuits are in each room. (Would you like warm milk? Ask at the Bar).- Digital TV- Free Wi-Fi- Listed Exmoor Walks that start from The Culbone.- Modern contemporary en suite shower rooms- Complimentary toiletries- Free huge car park- Electric blankets on request.Looking for Dog Friendly accommodation? Three of our five bedrooms welcome your canine friend. Did you know? Pip our Westie was the inspiration for the name of our restaurant group, Pips Pubs. ... more   less 
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