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The Cottage Inn

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Seafood, British, Eclectic
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Lynbridge, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NR, England
01598752048
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are a family run pub set in the heart of Exmoor. Recently refurbished...
We are a family run pub set in the heart of Exmoor. Recently refurbished to high standards we are proud to offer well kept real ales, wines etc. alongside home cooked quality food. Sit by the open fire with a drink or sit & eat at one of our riverside tables & watch the wildlife. Our food is freshly cooked, we do our best to get it to you quickly but it isn't 'fast food'.
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good News! Reopening soon.

Reopening Soon! New owners are very keen to make it work, so will be visiting as soon as we can. The location remains lovely, the interior was typical English Inn, so need more reviews on what it's like when it re-opens.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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  • Reservations
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Reopening Soon! New owners are very keen to make it work, so will be visiting as soon as we can. The location remains lovely, the interior was typical English Inn, so need more reviews on what it's like when it re-opens.

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London
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Closed notice and "For sale or rent" signs outside. Not sure what's going to happen - it's a great spot but not easy to see how they'll get the customers to make it work.

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Lynton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

A delightful local pub popular with locals and visitors. Not laid out as an "eating place" but still a country pub offering good ale and quality food.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I recently visited the Cottage Inn again, Clare and Paul have done a fantastic job renovating this lovely old building. The atmosphere in the bar is warm and welcoming, the staff are friendly and efficient and the food is to die for, and the prices are very reasonable. I hope to be back in the area again soon, and will... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Seriously this place is amazing! We eat here twice in the three nights we stayed in Lynton. The staff are so accommodating and couldn't do more for us. The food is home made and was some of the best I've had in a long time, you'd be mad to miss out on eating here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This is the closest eatery to the Pine Lodge B&B where we stayed so an obvious choice. There was a warm welcome with good food at sensible prices. There are appetizers for £1.50 & smaller portions of all mains for £5 which was plenty for us. Just a shame it was closed on Monday when we wanted to return.

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S London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay in Lynton. The place has been taken over by a family who have an excellent varied menu. Lovely welcome, good and homely food with daily specials board.

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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Having moved to the area recently we like to check out the local pubs restaurants etc and had an excellent mid week meal. An excellent pub/restaurant with a variety of dishes and very friendly staff. Location overlooking the river is excellent and is a short scenic walk from central Lynton

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This hidden treasure is by far the best pub to visit if you want friendly service, great local ales and tasty, well priced food. They always have a great selection of fresh specials on, including fish caught that day by the landlord, and a varied, fairly priced menu. The staff are attentive and knowledgable and you can tell that the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We attended a beer festival and Hog roast here. It is quite secluded and therefore was mostly attended by locals. Had a warm welcome with reasonably priced drinks. Did not try the pub food but sampled the hog roast which was tasty. Hope to return when we are next in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lynbridge, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
  • Phone Number: 01598752048

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Eclectic

Description

We are a family run pub set in the heart of Exmoor. Recently refurbished to high standards we are proud to offer well kept real ales, wines etc. alongside home cooked quality food. Sit by the open fire with a drink or sit & eat at one of our riverside tables & watch the wildlife. Our food is freshly cooked, we do our best to get it to you quickly but it isn't 'fast food'.

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