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High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
1643 862798
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely welcoming local pub

We popped in during early evening and found a table in the bar quite easily. It's a great pub atmosphere and welcomes everyone (and their well behaved dogs!) We had food from the bar snacks menu and it was prepared quickly but was really tasty. It had a number of locals in, but all very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Helen W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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English first
Farnham, UK
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Like the atmos in here, and haven easten a few times over the years. It's very 1980's pub style grub - basic and a bit below what you would expect these days.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We only popped in for a drink a couple of times so can't comment on the food (although it smelled and looked very good!). Four real ales and a couple of ciders on tap. Very friendly people and conversation came easily. Good place to have couple of snifters while you wait for your fish and chips from the Piggy In... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch in Porlock. Tried the Fish & Chip Shop which looked really clean and inviting, but sadly was only open in the evening so ended up in the Royal Oak. Bad choice. Not expecting particularly high quality cuisine, just s good pub lunch. Sadly very disappointed. We had four different meals. Each one was very poorly cooked. My... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We popped in during early evening and found a table in the bar quite easily. It's a great pub atmosphere and welcomes everyone (and their well behaved dogs!) We had food from the bar snacks menu and it was prepared quickly but was really tasty. It had a number of locals in, but all very friendly and enjoyed speaking to... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We arrived too early to eat (they serve from 6pm) so we had to settle for drinks. There were a good number of locals in the bar which had a pleasant atmosphere. As complete strangers we were made very welcome and easily got into conversation. There was an assortment of well-behaved dogs of various shapes and sizes lying around while... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We popped in for a drink. The pub was very busy and the staff were perfectly nice but the pub lacked the atmosphere that we had hoped for in such a quaint area. There was a lack of decent real ales also.

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Porlock, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A good looking pub with an excellent atmosphere. We eat here quite regularly and think the food is good value for money. The main part of the pub is always buzzing in the evenings.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Holidaymakers and locals frequent this family and dog friendly pub and can see why......very friendly atmosphere and good food served. Variety of food on the menu and specials board meaning something for us all. Teenage vegetarian daughter really enjoyed the Cajun veggie burger and we enjoyed our food which was served with lovely crunchy vegetables..... added bonus local cider on... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

we came in here on our holidays tables were clean and tidy menu was great and the sevice was quick and the bar staff were friendly

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A lovely little pub which allows dogs in too. We had a great meal here with fairly speedy service. No pub garden though which is a shame.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | Porlock, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: 1643 862798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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