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Dunkery Beacon Hotel

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Near Dunster | Somerset, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Porlock, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for the Sunday Brunch and, what a lovely experience! Delightful service and the food was cooked to perfection. Can't wait to see what else we may thoroughly enjoy? The calm and efficient ambience blends perfectly with the wonderful setting and views!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great weekend stay at Dunkery Beacon Hotel. Stayed in room 10 which was large and beautify furnished, with a very big bay window looking out onto spectacular views. Breakfast and dinner was top notch with fresh local produce. Jane and John clearly take great pride in their business, and make you feel very welcome. We would highly... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Or we will never again be able to get a room ! We happened upon the hotel purely by chance and after reading the reviews we wanted to combine our first Exmoor trip with a stay at the Hotel. The whole experience of the stay was faultless. However the highlight was the food. From the choice at breakfast through to... More 

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review of your recent stay over the Bank Holiday weekend and we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us so much. Thank you also for the great feedback on the food - John is constantly looking to create new and exciting dishes from produce sourced as locally as possible. There are plenty more... More 

Fleet, Hampshire, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay with John and Jane at Dunkery Beacon Country House and it was as enjoyable as ever. Outside of the hotel, we discovered the stunning scenery that Exmoor has to offer and visited the lovely villages of Porlock and Porlock Weir. In the evening, we dined at Dunkery Beacon and were treated to John's superb food... More 

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It was great to see you both again and thank you for choosing to celebrate your wedding anniversary here at Dunkery Beacon Country House. We're glad you had the chance to explore a bit more of this beautiful area whilst here, but there's still plenty more to see so we look forward to recommending other places to discover on your... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Dunkery Beacon Hotel a few months ago expecting to be charmed and wowed by the wildlife and clear skies, but it was John and Jane who were the most memorable part of the stay. Their hospitality and knowledge of the area was brilliant, helping us with planning our walks and taking an interest... More 

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your 3-night stay with us in February and thank you for your very kind comments about John and I. We love looking after our guests and advising them of the best places to explore and walks to do. We'll have a word with the powers that be and try to arrange clear skies for you... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There is so much to love about this beautiful hotel. Set in overlooked but naturally wonderful Exmoor, there are fantastic views and outlooks from every point of the hotel, which were wonderful to look at, (and to admire while having a welcome scone and cup of tea!). This is the second time we've stayed, and both rooms have been wonderfully... More 

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Wow - we can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay here. We're so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, particularly the food and wine (!) and were able to explore and do a fair bit of walking the moor, especially as the weather has been so good.... More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful room with a great view. The food and wine in the hotel restaurant is superb. The vegetarian options are excellent. John and Jane are very good hosts and made our stay special. A great base for exploring Exmoor.

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting such a kind review and we're delighted you both enjoyed our food and wine offering. You hit it right with the weather and we hope you enjoyed relaxing in the sun with drinks in our al fresco seating area. We hope to see you again when you need to recharge the batteries and enjoy... More 

London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

john and jane are superb hosts at their country lodge just outside minehead on exmoor.(4 miles) superb comfortable room and the best part was the food. a lovely comfy lounge to relax with exmoor views with optional dinner served weds-suns in their own small dining room. all very casual and most relaxing cant wait to return :)

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you to stay for the first time and we're so glad you were able to relax and soak up the stunning views we are fortunate to have here. Thank you for your kind comments about John's food - he puts so much time and passion in producing the dishes so it is particularly satisfying to... More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was our third visit to this gem of a hotel. John and Jane are excellent hosts and they made us feel very welcome. John's meals are a real treat. Exceptional cooking with a good choice of courses. The rooms are tastefully decorated and offer beautiful views across the moors. This is a really good base from which to explore... More 

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

It was great to have you both to stay again - just like having old friends back and we're delighted you enjoyed your break just as much as the previous times. John also enjoyed bringing our telescope out to view the night sky with you both - it was a perfect night for stargazing. We hope to see you again... More 

Basingstoke, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

John and Jane run a fabulous little hotel in a spectacular location. From little touches like spring water and milk in the fridge, to freshly ground coffee and cafetiere in the room to Johns amazing cooking - there was nothing to fault. Prior to our arrival we were asked about allergies and pillow preferences, a nice touch that you dont... More 

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Jane B, Owner at Dunkery Beacon Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such a complimentary review of your first stay here. It was lovely to welcome you to Exmoor and we're so glad you enjoyed all aspects of your break. It was also fortunate that we had a clear night on one of the evenings so John was able to bring out our telescope for a spot of... More 

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