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Royal Oak Exmoor

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   | Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE , England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Winsford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
nlpcliff Watford, United Kingdom
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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

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.

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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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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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
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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 

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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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
83 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The bedroom we had was down a long winding corridor and had a four poster bed with rather old fashioned drapes. The decor is just about OK and the bathroom was outdated. We had dinner in a private room which is good for a shooting party which we were. But the menu. Difficult to know where to start because it... More 

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

The team are disappointed to be described as nothing special as they have recently been graded as excellent by Trip Advisor and Michelin. The Royal Oak is an old thatched building and is listed, parts of which date back to the 12th century and we wouldn't be able to shorten the corridors even if we wanted to. The bathroom in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Had a meal with friends here the other evening. We live in the next village and the other four travelled from several miles away. We have been going to the Royal Oak to eat and attend the Staghounds meet for about 15 years or more. The ownership seems to change every few years. Good ale. Fairly conventional pub menu. Good... More 

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

Mr Bolton Wanderers who comes from London and lives locally!! I remember this incident clearly as I attended your table at the point of you not knowing what a Rack of Lamb is. The Rack of Lamb we have on our menu is a 3 cutlet rack of Exmoor Lamb. The staff who attended your table, and your friends who... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed for three nights earlier this month, as we love Exmoor and the walking is great. The Inn is very picturesque rambling with a thatched roof. Inside it is as expected a typical country pub. Our room was a four poster room with views over the stream and the village green. it was a good size and very clean,... More 

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

Thanks for your review, we'll make sure the team are aware of your comments. Hope to see you again sometime Eileen and the Team More 

Ilfracombe
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Delicious light lunch. The lunch menu is big enough to be interesting but not too big to shout 'bought-in freezer food'. I had chicken liver and brandy parfait and my friend had scallops with black pudding. Both excellent. Before I ordered I asked whether the chicken liver parfait is homemade and was told that everything that can be homemade is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review. If it's at all possible to make it ourselves - we do. Hope to see you again sometime, Sally More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I cannot recommend The Royal Oak more highly - Mark and Sally were a brilliant host and hostess and looked after a large group of us very well. Bedrooms were all great and dinner was delicious; not to mention the ale!

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

Mark, very kind of you to take the trouble to leave a review when we know you're so busy, we'll make sure the team are aware of your comments. We enjoyed your company, a nice group that we'll remember as being a pleasure to have with us. Hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Sally More 

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Address: | Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Winsford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Oak Exmoor 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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