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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 #12 of 19 Porlock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderfully scrummy food in a very relaxed atmosphere, very comfy bed, very attentive staff, beautiful setting, lovely walks direct from the garden. Close to Porlock and Lynton/Lynmouth with beautiful drives through amazing scenery including the herds of Exmoor ponies. Thank you all.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited The Culbone 3 times during the week we were in Porlock. The first time was for a quick afternoon drink after a good walk. The barmaid informed us of the steak night on Wednesdays where you get 2 steaks for the price of one. So we booked ourselves in. The steaks were excellent. Properly aged Devon Red sirloins. The... More

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Porlock Weir, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the tandoori masala prawns! Absolute heaven - in fact the seafood is all delicious. A real jewel of a restaurant, all the more extraordinary for being in the middle of nowhere. If ever a restaurant was worth a journey, it is here!!!!!

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South West England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We highly recommend The Culbone restaurant. Superb quality food, modern and comfortable interior and welcoming staff, everything is brilliant. The only regret is that we hadn't found this place a night before as we would have returned for a second helping on our holiday. Highly recommended.

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Dunster, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Culbone was a first for us, passed many time's travelling down to Lynmouth and keep saying we must try it, well we did and we did and did not regret it, warm welcome, happy faces you could not wish for a better spot views are amazing, nice to see it's dog friendly also, the food was simple but who... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked hotel in May with the reviews at that time showing the hotel as a friendly, clean place to visit. However, this was not what we found. Upon arrival we were shown to our room down a ldark dingy dirty corridor which smelt of the kitchens. Upon entering , at first glance it seemed quite acceptable, however the devil is... More

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

The team and I are truly disappointed that we haven't met your expectations. Could you please contact me at mark@pipspubs.com More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the owners of this establishment have started to believe their own publicity ! They are very good at telling us how wonderful they are .Unfortunatley it is style over substance and what you get is very overpriced food served up a very casual and not too friendly way ! We had far superior meals fo far less money... More

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Thank you for your feedback. Could you please contact me on mark@pipspubs.com. I would like to help More

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

Greeted by the very pleasant owner but downhill after that. First impression of the room looked ok but we found on closer inspection this was not to be. The window sills & framework had not been cleaned for weeks. Full of dead flies and extremely dirty. Skirting boards not cleaned and even had a tea stain running down them. All... More

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We are truly disappointed that we didn't meet your expectations. Could you please contact me to help me understand how we can improve mark@pipspubs.com More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We booked a 2-night break as our first visit to the Exmoor National Park. Great setting for the hotel (also described as a pub-restaurant with rooms). Our room was well appointed, spacious bathroom though the water system was a bit tricky (pressurised by a pump which was activated (or not) by turning on the tap/shower. Our view over the Moor... More

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

We have taken all of your comments on board and have made several changes. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are passionate about improving our guest experience. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped off for Sunday lunch , stated on menu that it was a Sunday roast with lamb or beef , seasonal vegetables and real gravy . In our party of four we ordered three beef and one lamb the meals consisted of two slices of thin fatty meat two roast potatoes , the seasonal vegetable were one French bean ,... More

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Thank you so much for your feedback. The team met immediately and have made several changes to Sunday lunch. Could you please contact me on mark@pipspubs.com More

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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Culbone 3*
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Also Known As:
Culbone Stables Hotel Porlock
The Culbone Porlock, England

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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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