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The Crown Hotel, Exford

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Exmoor National Park | Exford, Exford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7PP, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Weston-super-Mare
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were attracted to The Crown by Fiona Duncan's 2014 Daily Telegraph article and by the fact that they welcomed well-behaved dogs - which description fitted our two & a half year old Toller, Honey, to a T. Our second floor room (no lift) was very comfortable as far as the bed & both armchairs were concerned; there was plenty... More 

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Whitbrides, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Dogs are always welcome at the hotel and Exmoor is such a lovely area to explore walking with a dog. We are sorry with regards the room not being serviced it was a genuine mistake and reducing your bill was the least I could do and we thank... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having spent 2 fab weeks self catering in Devon, we weren't ready to go home and so decided to extend our break. Didnt hold out much hope with it being the bank holiday weekend and as we had our dog with us. We were very lucky to find the Crown and the extra two nights were the perfect end to... More 

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Whitbrides, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are glad you decided to extend your holiday and stay with us. We are very lucky to be at the heart of the Exmoor National Park, with all it's outstanding beauty on our doorstep to explore. Exmoor is very dog friendly and we more than welcome them at the hotel and it... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Combines both virtues... Rural pub with top notch food. Great staff, great food, great atmosphere ... Jokingly i suggested a karaoke but I think they have better taste:-) love this place.... You won't be disappointed

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Whitbrides, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed dinner with us. We are country Inn on rural Exmoor serving quality, locally sourced food all freshly prepared and cooked by our chefs. The atmosphere in the bar is always friendly with a good mix of locals and tourists. I'm not sure about the karaoke idea though, (never say never)! We... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a gem. The rooms are clean, the beds comfortable. The food (dinner and breakfast) exceeded our expectations. The owners were welcoming, accomodating our bikes and even promptly returned my iphone connector by post when I discovered it missing on returning home. I fully recommed a visit.

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Whitbrides, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Exmoor is great for exploring on a bike and we can lock bikes away at night no problem. A hearty meal in the bar after your bike ride was obviously appreciated, as was the good night's sleep. We look forward to seeing you again next time you... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent - Beef & Ale pie exceptional but curry also very good. Sticky toffee pudding was delicious but lucky we only had 1. Menu range was good with lively specials to choose from. Local clientele well mannered even if their dogs weren't quite so friendly! Good menu choice Staff extremely accommodating - couldn't have been more helpful! We... More 

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Whitbrides, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your dinner with us. Our beef and ale pie has quite a reputation, as does our sticky toffee pudding, all homemade on the premises using quality local ingredients and freshly prepared to order. The bar can be very lively and when dogs are present adds to the atmosphere, although... More 

Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stayed here for three nights, unfortunately not in good weather. We decided to cancel our fourth night because of the weather and the forecast in the afternoon of that night, and the owner gave a generous reduction which we thought very good PR. We had room 7 which was clean and spacious having a nice bathroom and also a... More 

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Whitbrides, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry the weather wasn't kinder to you, especially as you were keen walkers. A refund was not a problem as you had already stayed three nights with us. We pride ourselves on our freshly cooked food which is prepared here at the Crown. Our rooms are all... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a lovely one-night stay here. We stayed in a very nice king sized double room at the front of the hotel (room 3). The bed was super comfortable, the room was clean and it had charm and character. The restaurant food is very good indeed. My husband had the rib-eye steak and I had a perfectly cooked lemon... More 

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Sara W, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and although your stay was short we are very glad you enjoyed it. Our food is all freshly prepared and cooked in our kitchen using quality local ingredients where possible, I will certainly pass your comments onto chef. We are due to upgrade our wine list shortly and have made a note of your... More 

Looe England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We called in here for a light lunch en route to the north coast. We had a dinner booking else where for the evening otherwise we definitely would have had a larger lunch. The menu looked very interesting and the pate I had was very good. the atmosphere was very pleasant as was the service, if we are back in... More 

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Sara W, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. Hopefully next time you visit you can have a more extensive meal and take advantage of our free dessert with every main course dish (lunch times only). We hope to see you again next time you visit Exmoor. Best wishes - Sara, Dan & Chris More 

Banbury
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The menu looks good and worth a visit. However, we ordered one sirloin, rare, one rib eye, rare, one tagliatelle and one West Country steak and ale pie. It looked good on the plates as it arrived but! One steak came with Blue Cheese sauce and not peppercorn as ordered. Too late you realise as you pour this all over... More 

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Sara W, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you weren't totally happy with your meal, and once again apologise for the error with your steak sauce. It is very important to us that everyone enjoys their experience with us whether dining, drinking or staying as guests, we will therefore discuss all points raised with our chefs and ensure these problems... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had lunch here today, really friendly staff, excellent food. Whilst the prices for cooked lunches may seem a little high they include a free dessert so really not badly priced and much better than your typical pub grub. Can totally recommend the wild boar and apple sausages, delicious

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Sara W, Owner at The Crown Hotel, Exford, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. We like to think our food is better than your average pub grub, we use local ingredients where possible and of the best quality, all freshly prepared and cooked by our chefs. The free dessert at lunch times is always popular and we do this 7... More 

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