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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judith G Exeter, England, 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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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw sign on main road for Royal Oak after day out walking with friend. We were looking for somewhere to eat on way home. Have been through Winsford many times but didn't realise they had the pub. We were very impressed with the whole experience. The landlord was very welcoming, the waiting staff were very attentive. The food was excellent.... More

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

Thanks for leaving your review, we hope you find us again sometime, regards, Eileen More

Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Royal Oak for 2 nights in July, with our Yorkie Dog. Excellent accommodation. Excellent service, friendly owners and staff. Food was second to none. Well placed for places to visit. Would really recommend

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

Thank you for leaving your review, I'll make sure our team are aware of it as feedback means a lot to us in terms of job satisfaction. We all took to your Yorkie, thanks for staying with us, Eileen More

Javea, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really loved this place. The meal was really nice, one of my favourites Local caught crab for starters. Local Roast Duck for main with fresh grown veg. Mark and Sally really do welcome you. We have been here for a week visiting Exmoor and all the surrounding areas. As I lived in Spain 9 years and have been traveling... More

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

Thanks Josephine, we enjoyed your company. Hope we see you again, regards, Sally More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little gem by accident. The welcome was lovely as are the owners Mark and Sally. The room was very nice, the bed incredible and the food extremely nice. We hated leaving and can't wait to go back. We will DEFINATELY be regulars from now on

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to leave a review. We're pleased you took the wrong turn that led you to us, we enjoyed your company in the evenings and hope to see you again sometime, Mark & Sally More

East Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We loved this place when we stayed here a few years ago, it's Definately not a touch on what it used to be. Carpets in rooms are in need of a clean, staff aren't as friendly and food is expensive and disappointing .

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

We understand that some people might find that being quiet is disappointing but the majority of our guests do enjoy the peace, tranquillity and unspoilt nature of Winsford and Exmoor National Park. All our team live in the village and don't consider themselves to be any less friendly than they were as they work hard as a team to make... More

Bicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed in this hotel in mid June for the ironman weekend . and what can I say faultless from start too finish and very accommodating great staff and very welcoming and helpful the rooms are great and very clean , and with everything you need as for the restaurant the food was excellent and three very good meals will def... More

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

Thanks for leaving your review, I'll pass your comments on to the team. Congratulations to all the competitors who stayed with us for the Ironman Event, everyone successfully completed the course and took home a medal. We all enjoyed having you with us, it was a great weekend More

stratford upon avon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Thanks Mark and Sally for taking time out from your busy day to make us feel vey welcome at your beautiful inn. Situated by a mill stream with great walks and scenery to die for, it's an ideal location for exploring this beautiful area. We would highly recommend choosing this as a base when in the area.

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

We're always pleased when guests take the trouble to post a review as we appreciate they might have busy lives to lead when they get home after staying with us. Thanks for your positive comments, we always make sure the staff are aware of all feedback as without them behind us we couldn't maintain the high standards we aspire to.... More

South Yorks
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at the Royal Oak. Only decided on Exmoor a few days before (trying to pick the best location for the good weather !). We booked over the phone direct with the hotel. On arrival we were greeted by owner Sally and were shown to a lovely clean and spacious room overlooking the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We'll make sure the team are aware of your feedback as it means a great deal in terms of job satisfaction whilst working the long hours they do to maintain the high standards expected of us. We hope we'll see you again Regards, Mark & Sally More

Romford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lovely clean room and beautiful location, evening meal average and expensive, with the service a bit to be desired, but the breakfast very good. Receptionist very friendly all the other staff were average

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

We don't have a record of this reviewer staying with us but nevertheless, after recently being awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for 2014 the staff are disappointed to be described as average. The Royal Oak team are resolved to maintain the high standards they've been known for over the years and will continue to accord every customer... More

Hailsham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

would just like to say that my wife and i have just spent 5 wonderful day's here at the Royal Oak, partly to see some of the local tourist spots but also was our anniversary for which Mark and Sally, the new owners certainly went out of their way to make enjoyable for us, the staff were friendly and could'nt... More

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

Thank you for leaving your comments, I'll pass your good wishes and thanks on to our team. Job satisfaction means a lot to all of us. Yes we do automatically reserve tables for all hotel guests for each night of their booked stay but there is no obligation at all implied, it's just in case it's wanted. We're pleased you... More

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Address: | Exmoor National Park, Winsford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Winsford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Oak Inn 4*
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The Royal Oak is set in the beautiful village of Winsford, in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. The Royal Oak offers relaxed comfort, inspiring food and wine, local ales, and warm, exceptional service. Come to the Royal Oak for a weekend retreat, a candle lit dinner, a well earned sportsman's lunch or simply a quiet pint of Exmoor Ale and bag of pork scratchings. However you arrive and however long you stay, we look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 
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