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The Crown Hotel, Exford

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Exmoor National Park, Exford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7PP, England
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Ranked #4 of 8 Exford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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basildon, essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come back to The Crown every year, and the food just gets better and better. We requested table 4, as I booked a couple of weeks prior to arriving in Exford. Our table was ready for us on arrival, and it was lovely to see all the lovely new touches to the bar, the soft cushions were so cosy,... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It's always nice to see customers come back year after year and appreciate our food and atmosphere. We are always updating the 'Crown' and looking to improve things, whether its soft furnishings or new bathrooms, etc. We have a good reputation for food on Exmoor and pride ourselves on our great food and service.... More

United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for lunch and was only expecting a bar snack. What a surprise, really top notch food. The chap behind the bar who was also the waiter was really friendly and helpful. They had an excellent specials board and main bar menu. I had the wild boar and apple sausages with mustard mash and onion gravy , delicious. Nice... 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 enjoyed your lunch. All our food is freshly cooked to order and locally sourced where possible. We like to think we offer better food than your normal 'pub grub'. We hope to see you again and maybe next time there will be room for pudding! Best wishes - Sara,... More

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

Didn't stay there but popped in for a meal and thought it would be just normal pub grub, how wrong I was!! The food was delicious and it was a great atmosphere with the staff & locals chatting away, talking about the beautiful location etc... My sirloin steak was the best I've tasted in a long while (normally a Fillet... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, always appreciated. We like to think our food is better than your normal "pub grub". We do have a varied menu of which we try to cater for all tastes and dietary requirements including vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free. All our food is cooked fresh to order and is home made so we... More

Dursley, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top class food great pub atmosphere went to eat here while staying in the nearby youth hostel. Having been told there was an hours wait for food they found us a table in about 20 minutes. The food was superb I had smoked salmon my partner and daughter the twice cooked cheese soufflé, all excellence as were the mains. The... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, most appreciated. Our pub has a great atmosphere especially when we have a good mix of locals, guests and tourists. Sorry about the mistake with your main course, offering a free desert was the least we could do and thanks for bearing with us. We hope to see again next time you visit Exmoor.... More

Wallingford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I wish it was true of the warm welcome from the bar staff, and the bloke who sat on the right hand side of the bar last saturday night, most unfriendlt and condesending as with the barman. The beer, exmoor Gold served ny handpump was delicious and the area was well attended by locals, who didn't smile , didn't get... More

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

Thank you for your comments and we are sorry you didn't receive the service you were expecting. We will look into the matter as we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and very rarely get negative comments with regards this. Glad you enjoyed the beer though, my husband looks after the beer cellar and is very meticulous, so he'll be... More

Exeter
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed the night at a nearby B&B on my wife's birthday and had dinner here. It is a very lively 'locals' pub/hotel and the landlady and staff are very jovial and friendly. The meal was really delicious (compliments to the chef!) and the wine was good.

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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 and your wife enjoyed her birthday dinner with us (and the wine of course!). We like to think that being family run makes a difference when it comes to the friendly atmosphere and the relaxed ambience of our hotel and bar. I will most definitely pass your compliments on to... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've always spent a lot of time eating and drinking in The Crown on previous trips to Exmoor so it seemed natural to progress to booking a room for my latest stay. The first thing you notice on arriving at The Crown is the warm and genuine welcome from all the staff. My room was very comfortable and cosy with... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review it's most appreciated. It was lovely to have you stay with us and we're pleased you enjoyed your visit. We pride ourselves on our friendliness, food and guest comfort and are always happy when our guests are happy. We very much look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes - Sara, Dan & Chris More

Somerset
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We looked up this place following a good write up in the Telegraph. We were surprised not to find the place packed on Mothering Sunday but were met with a very warm welcome. We enjoyed our meals very much and would recommend the Crown to others. It's in a pleasant village and the pub has a very pleasant atmosphere with... More

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

Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. Exmoor is a lovely place to visit and we are very lucky to be in Exford at the heart of the 'moor'. We always like our customers to feel welcome, whether joining us for a meal, drink or staying as a guest. We hope to see you... More

Cotswolds
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

I like the Crown. I have popped in numerous times for a beer, coffee, or a meal. I have not stopped here so cannot comment on the accommodation but the food is good, the beer is excellent, the service is quick and thoughtful, and the wines good value. Moreover, it overlooks the green, has it's own car park, and welcomes... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. Being family run we do pride ourselves on our food, service and friendliness and it's always nice when we get positive feedback. It's very important to us that whether you are having a meal, drink or staying with us that you enjoy your experience and want to return, as you have. We very much... More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stayed at the Crown as the overspill from a party staying elsewhere. I arrived late left early and did not eat and therefore cannot comment on the other amenities the bars or the restaurant. The Room (12) was clean and had everything that I needed but was otherwise totally uninspiring the bed was soft and had obviously seen better... More

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

Thank you for your comments and we will look into the call charges and check the mattress in room 12, guest satisfaction is important to us and we always take on board all comments made. Best wishes - Sara, Dan & Chris More

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Address: Exmoor National Park, Exford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7PP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Exmoor National Park > Exford
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Crown Hotel, Exford 3*
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17th-century family-run coaching inn at the heart of the Exmoor National Park. Great food, real ales, fine wines, log fires & friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 
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