We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Oak Exmoor

Certificate of Excellence
Winsford | Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE , England
Hotel amenities
Royal Oak Exmoor
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #1 of 2 Winsford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
sandy053 Bristol
Write a Review

100 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    65
    20
    11
    2
    2
See reviews for
13
59
4
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (100)
  • Mar-May only
    (26)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (36)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (24)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (14)
All months
Bristol
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with our caravan at Exe Valley for a week and ate at The Royal Oak 3 times and each time it was perfect. We walked there for lunch and drove in the evenings from Bridgetown. The atmosphere is lovely and a special mention should be given to Emily whose service was excellent. The food was delicious and we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winsford is a delightful Exmoor village and the glorious Royal Oak makes a stunning centre piece. I believe that is one of the most photographed hostelries in the land, justifyably so. My wife and I with our much loved working cocker ( see photo) were taking a leisurely spin around the lovely lanes of Exmoor and decided to pop into... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We turned up without a booking for dinner on the off chance, the landlord was able to rejig things slightly to give us a table. The beer is well kept and there looks to be a good choice in wines too, if you prefer. The service was excellent as was the food. The selection form the specials board was wide... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halwill, Devon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Whilst on a trip to Exmoor last Sunday we called in at the Royal Oak hoping for Sunday lunch. We had not booked but there was a table available. My wife ordered the Beef roast and I chose the Pork. A glass of Chardonnay and an excellent Pinot accompanied our meal. Our meals arrived after a short wait together with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Somerset, UK
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
65 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Royal Oak is a characterful but clean and comfortable old inn with welcoming owners and staff, good food and a cosy bar. My room - standard double - was large and well-equipped with comfortable bed, big bathroom with a bath and shower (and plenty of hot water), and a large wardrobe cupboard. The location is ideal for exploring Exmoor,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
RoyalOakWinsford, Manager at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review. All our room heaters are thermo controlled so work harder in colder temperatures to keep the rooms comfortable.. Winsford, as you point out, is a most attractive village. All the team enjoy living here and welcoming people to visit. Regards Eileen More 

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The room we stayed was AMAZING but the bathroom was freezing cool.We were looking forward to a hot bath and a glass of Champagne after our 4 hour drive .But there was a chance that the Champagne would have iced up .There was no curtains on the windows, it was like a bathroom without a personality.As for the four poster... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Clif Nip Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review. The team are more than a little puzzled by this one and perplexed as to why this reviewer was so complimentary at check out ?? It would not be safe, nor would it be legal, to supply a room guest with an extension lead into a bathroom for... More 

Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Superb place to stay. Completely faultless, wonderful situation. Exmoor is quite idyllic and Windsford is very well situated for touring North and West Devon. Am visiting again shortly with two dogs and have been told they will get same reception as humans.

Was this review helpful? Yes
RoyalOakWinsford, General Manager at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the trouble to leave a review. We have a long standing reputation for being dog and family friendly. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Eileen More 

Stratford on Avon
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Stayed once again at the royal oak in winsford, even under new management it was lovely, breakfasts were delicious and lots of it, evening meals were very tasty. Only criticism was that when we got there the room hadn't been used for a couple of days and the heating hadn't been on, it was freezing and took twenty four hours... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
RoyalOakWinsford, General Manager at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We keep a close eye on the weather forecasts, there can very occasionally be an unexpected drop in temperature which we compensate for with auxillary heating. We endeavour to give our guests a choice of eating areas, some prefer a dining room ambience and some like a bar atmosphere. We are aware that the coastal... More 

Surrey
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a great spot on the edge of Exmoor with lovely rivers and walking all around. We had room 1 which was spacious and comfortable. The inn is very old and does suffer from a spot of damp but the owners have tried to overcome this - not sure they will ever entirely succeed. Our room was very hot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review We are a listed building with original single glazed windows and condensation can form if the outside temperature falls below zero, which is rare. The heating is user adjustable in each room. We're not aware of any damp issues, Room 1 has been refurbished and redecorated since your stay ready for the coming season. We... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

With relatives in the village we decided to Have our wedding in Winsford, ceremony in the Church which was beautiful and reception in the Royal Oak. Mark, Sally and the team were very accommodating running up to the day and gave us a free reign in the room we hired. Room was perfect; cozy, warm and beautifully decorated for a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave your review. All the team thoroughly enjoyed helping with your wedding, especially with the Christmas theme you chose. It was a lovely start to our Festive Period. We wish you all the best for the future. Fond regards to both of you and to your family, Sally & Mark More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

12 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities