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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 2 weeks ago
18Unknown East Sussex, 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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English first
East Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Birdham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Having met the previous owners , there was a lot for the new owners Mark and Sally to live up too! On arrival at the Royal Oak we were greeted by the friendly receptionist who was willing to assist and help in any way she could. The room we were shown to was of a good standard , roomy, bright... More

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

Thanks for your kind words, we always make sure we pass on customer comments to the staff who all work hard as a team behind us to maintain the standards we aspire to. Thanks also for your good company, Mark and Sally More

Bangor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My Dad and I have just returned after a wonderful 2 night stay at the Royal Oak, we had a marvelous time and meet some really nice people who were also staying there, we were welcomed by the wonderful Mark and Sally who are the owners of the Royal Oak and they went out of there way to make sure... More

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

One of the great joys of this lifestyle is that you get to welcome so many people into your home with fascinating stories to tell, and Mac is no exception. Thank you both for your company and we really hope we see you again. Regards to you both, Mark and Sally More

Churchdown
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Made our 14th annual trip to the Royal Oak this month and met new owners Mark and Sally. Am happy to report that staying at the inn is as enjoyable as it has ever been. Once again it seemed like home from home, especially as the owners have brought with them two big friendly Bernese Mountain Dogs. Room 5 was... More

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

It was nice to see you again, I've been here for all your 14 annual stays and I enjoy welcoming returning guests just as much as new ones. We're pleased we are living up to your expectations and we hope to see you for your 15th stay. I'll pass on your comments to the team, regards, Eileen More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Arrived Friday afternoon, was greeted by the new owner,(budding Basil humour) who helped with the cases upstairs. The rooms are large with four poster beds, and big bathrooms. (rooms no 2& 5 ). The bed in room 5 was very comfortable. The service was 100%, the food smashing. The hotel/ pub was very clean, if you like walking eating and... More

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

Thank you for leaving a review, it means a great deal in terms of job satisfaction to the staff. You arrived the week after Mark and Sally had taken over and were all pleased they hit the ground running and want to maintain the quality we've been known for over the years. We hope to see you again, regards, Eileen 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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Royal Oak Inn Winsford, Exmoor National Park, UK

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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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