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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Looe England
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46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Banbury
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here as my boyfriend was completing the Iron Man 70.3 at Wimbleball Lake nearby. We had a short but lovely stay and overall we were very impressed with this hotel and do recommend!! The rooms and bathrooms are very clean and well looked after. We also had dinner in the bar restaurant where the food was very tasty... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are a family run hotel which makes us friendly and accommodating to all our guests and we are very lucky to have great local staff. Our food is all freshly prepared and cooked by our chef's and we try our best to cater for all tastes. I hope your partner did well in... More 

london
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234 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Pleasant meal but overpriced. The meal was nothing special. There appeared to be a range of different meals on offer, just pricey for pub grub. Very friendly and helpful staff, service was good. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the pub. Free wifi location is within a beautiful village.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the service, free wi fi and atmosphere when you dined with us in the bar, we are sorry you thought the meal over priced, we do use quality local ingredients sourced from the South West where possible and all our meals are freshly prepared and cooked by our chef's. Exford... More 

Cornwall
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89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We only stayed one night here, opting for a king-size bed which was very comfortable. The traditionally furnished room and bathroom were spotless. This is a really lovely village with lovely walks around, and the hotel reflects the historic hunting industry which provided its guests for hundreds of years. There are lots of hunting prints and mementos, open fireplaces, and... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are family owned and run with a great team of local staff which makes for a relaxed atmosphere and good service. Exmoor is such a special place and you obviously appreciated it's unspoilt country qualities. We very much hope you can stay longer next time... More 

Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have just returned from a long Easter weekend break, staying at the Crown and accompanied by our standard poodle Hugo. Nothing was too much trouble, all staff were very friendly and we were able to keep our dog with us at all times. Hugo was welcomed in the bar in the evenings and we were served breakfast in the... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your easter break with us. Our bar has a great atmosphere when filled with locals and tourists together, dogs like it too! We are very lucky to have a wonderful team of local staff and the kitchen does a great job with the food as you appreciated.... More 

Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was our annual holiday visit to Exmoor so decided to visit the Crown again as we had lunch there and was very impressed last year. This time it was an evening visit and the barman very quickly found us a table as all the others were reserved. My husband and I both decided to have the Cod Loin in... More 

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

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us. All our food is freshly cooked to order and our chips are most definitely not frozen, we buy premium potatoes which are then peeled, steamed, blanched and fried in our kitchen by our own chefs, so I am at a loss as to why they tasted frozen.... More 

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