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Royal Oak Exmoor

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Winsford | Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE , England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Winsford B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This weekend we camped at Halse Farm, up the road from this pub. Sunday evening we visited the pub for a meal (4 adults, 1 child AND 3 flat coated retrievers). We were made to feel very welcome, the dogs too!! and the staff were so friendly. Food was really good too. Had a really lovely evening and lovely hospitality!... More 

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RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thanks for your review We enjoyed your company, a lively and friendly table with a nice atmosphere. Hope to see you again Mark, Sally, Emily & The Team More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring back the previous landlord...We had eaten at this pub two years ago on a recommendation-the welcome and the food was exceptional-NOT this time however-my partner and I decided to have a quick drink before going to our B&B nearby-i went to the bar where i was acknowledged by the barmaid and next to her a barman was what i... More 

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RoyalOakWinsford, Manager at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Our Guest Ale changes periodically and the transition from one guest ale to another involves a full line clean to preserve the integrity and quality of the ale, it cannot be done in less than 20 to 30 minutes during which time the bar staff will inform a customer that a Guest Ale is not available so they are at... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights good comfortable clean room, Ate in bar area 3 times food was very good also a very good selection of beers and happy friendly staff, breakfast really good. Slight negative on a couple of locals who dont like to make room at bar when us tourists want to spend our money!

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RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay as we enjoyed your company. Our experience is that all our village residents and locals are very welcoming and most appreciative of the benefits that visitors bring to the area, we can only imagine that the locals you refer to were engaged in conversation... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with our visit. The place looks great and is in a lovely location - and in all other respects looked very promising for an early evening dinner. however, one of us had the rack of lamb, which was far fattier - 80% of it was fat - than we've experienced before or how it should be,... More 

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RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

We are all puzzled by this reviewer's comments. Myself, the staff and the neighbouring tables remember the exchange clearly and don't recall it as described More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A good location for exploring Exmoor, walking and visiting National Trust and English Heritage properties. Landlord and staff couldn't do enough to help us and other guests...with a friendly very authentic rural pub character in the bar and the separate restaurant areas. Our room in this historic but totally newly restored and thatched pub was of a very high standard,... More 

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RoyalOakWinsford, General Manager at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave your review. Job satisfaction means a great deal to the team who all work hard with us to maintain the high standards we are renowned for. We enjoyed your company and would like to greet you again sometime. Eileen More 

Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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 

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RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Emily is a valued member of our team and we know that her contribution to our team effort is one of the reasons people return to us several times during their stay in the area, as you did. Hope we see you again sometime Mark and Sally More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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 

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RoyalOakWinsford, General Manager at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Winsford on Exmoor is a lovely place to live and work and we all enjoy making our guests and visitors feel welcome. Regards, Eileen More 

Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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 

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RoyalOakWinsford, Owner at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, we will always try our best to fit visitors in where we can, hope we see you again sometime, Mark More 

Halwill, Devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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RoyalOakWinsford, Manager at Royal Oak Exmoor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review. Excellence is what the team constantly strive for and it's gratifying for everyone when it's so often recognised. Hope we see you again Eileen More 

Somerset, UK
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85 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 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 

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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 

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