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Dunkery Beacon Hotel

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4.0 of 5
Near Dunster | Somerset, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is vs good. Food is superb. Decor and ambience 1st class The lady of the house is. Wine buff and the wine menu is top notch! We will be back Just what west Somerset needs. A bit of class skilfully delivered

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

Thank you very much for posting a review on The Coleridge Restaurant and it was a pleasure to have you to dine. Always good to converse with a fellow wine-buff! Do please spread the word as we are slightly tucked away, but in a beautiful location as you know, and so we do very much value word of mouth recomendations.... More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

St. Neots, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We spent 2 nights at this lovely hotel whilst visiting family over the Dunster by Candlelight weekend. We really enjoyed our stay and was made to very welcome by the owners John and Jane. Prior to our visit we were offered a free room upgrade which was very nice indeed, lovely room with a great view. We ate in the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Dunster by Candlelight is a great event and really shows this medieval towns history at its best. Due to Dunster being closed to traffic on these nights and only 10mins drive away, we are more than happy to drop our guests off, which also allows them to make the most of the evenings festivities.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Spent three nights over New Year with wonderful imaginative dinners. Everything in the bedrooms down to the smallest detail is excellent or more. For example, the loo paper is quilted and even the tea bags in the room are best quality. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with high quality 'stuff' and lacking nothing. The lounge is warm... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to post such a lovely review. Our three years here have been spent listening to our customers feedback and reviewing our service accordingly, to make sure we get it right for all our guests. We really enjoy having people to stay and on occasions such as Christmas and New Year, it feels all that more... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A wonderful welcome from Jane and John who take the trouble to get to know you and ensure you have everything you need. Don't indulge too much in the cream tea on the verandah on arrival or the excellent homemade shortbreads in the room each day or you won't have room for John;s excellent fare in the reastaurant! Tucked away... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review us and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Now with Winter upon us the log fire is roaring away and is so cosy to walk into after a day walking the hills of Exmoor. As we cook seasonally in the Coleridge Restaurants kitchen, our gamekeeper has just brought in... More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We wanted a quiet, restful week away in Exmoor and what a find. We stayed in room 10 which has a wonderful bay window area with seats overlooking the Exmoor hills. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. But its the hosts Jane and John who make it special indeed. John is a fine chef and the food is wonderful. We... More 

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

Dear Iain, Thank you for your review and apologies for not responding sooner. Although it is a quieter period at the moment we had decided to refurbish the ground floor suite and the scale of this task quite overtook all other duties. As you may have seen on facebook, this room is now finished and looking a little more contemporary.... More 

Minehead, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent fresh local produce. Courteous service, gives this a very private dining experience. The wine list supplied mostly .. If not wholely by London wine merchant Berry Brothers and Rudd is comprehensive and very well priced. An altogether fine dining experience.

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

It's very kind of you to post a complimentary review on our restaurant and we're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience here. As you live not too far away, we hope to welcome you back very soon. You might be interested to know, the Coleridge Restaurant does have it's own separate Tripadvisor page to the hotel for anyone wanting... More 

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