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Royal Oak Inn

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 4 weeks ago
judy011 Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • 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
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
78 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 The decor is just about OK and the bathroom was outdated.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 Inn, 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 Inn, 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 Inn, 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 Inn, 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 Inn, 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 

Wallingford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped here for dinner during our tour of Exmoor and enjoyed our meal very much. This place is obviously popular with the locals so you may need to book. Friendly staff and good service. Nice range of beers on tap. If passing through Winsford again would definitely call in.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Eileen More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Visited on a Saturday with 2 mates and a dog, we booked a table in the bar area as they allow dogs in that side of the pub. Food was very good and the atmosphere was just right and the staff were friendly and happy to engage with us at the bar after dinner I reccommend the venison steak as... More 

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

Thanks for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We're dog friendly in all areas, except one of the dining rooms which is always dog free for those who'd prefer it that way. We hope you'll pass this way again sometime, Mark More 

Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have just returned from an overnight stay at the Royal Oak. What a superb experience in a lovely picturesque village. Staff are attentive and friendly, food excellent with an excellent choice. Rooms are large, with everything you need.

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

Thanks for staying with us and taking the trouble to leave a review. We'll pass your comments on to the team. Regards, Eileen More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Well Dad and I are just back from another great stay at the Royal Oak, as soon as we stepped back into the door we were welcomed by the staff who all remembered us from 4 months before, that was the start of another fantastic stay, Mark and Sally the owners are great hosts and work so hard to make... More 

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

Hello Mike and Mack. It was lovely to welcome you back again. We enjoyed your company and we're pleased you're back in fine form. Mack, we suggest you you turn the hearing aid up a little and get them slow down the new pacemaker, otherwise you might wear yourself out. We hope to see you again soon, regards, Sally More 

London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wonderful holiday and second visit all the way from Australia. Just a short stay but love the inn, the people, and the atmosphere. Recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet, country retreat with a rustic atmosphere, good food and conversation.

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

We were delighted to welcome you back, thanks for taking the trouble to leave a review after your long journey home to Australia. We hope you enjoyed your holiday in the UK and that you might come back one day, lovely to meet your daughter and fiance and we send them our best regards for their future in London. Regards,... 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 Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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