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The Culbone

A39, Porlock, Exmoor National Park TA24 8JW, England
01643 862259
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Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Porlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Relax and unwind while you enjoy the stunning views from our peaceful bedrooms, and outside dining area. The seasonal views of the Valley and Moors are breathtaking (the coastal mist adds real magic to the landscape). Lush green in the spring and summer and full of character and action in autumn and winter. Partridge, pheasant and deer are our companions in the milder months. Staying at The Culbone is a great way to experience life on Exmoor.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The location is perfect if you plan to do some walking. However don't be misled if you think you're booking a hotel in Porlocck itself You're not despite the address! It's several miles outside in an admittedly beautiful spot. Dinner was very good and beautifully presented with a good use of local produce. Service was helpful and efficient, and definitely... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visited with a large mixed age party for a birthday meal. My first comment (not criticism) is that this is not a great venue for children. We went on a Friday which we didn't know was fish night where, aside from a few specials, only seaford is on offer. Rightly or wrongly this is a problem with most children... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stopped for lunch here during a long day walking. Our dog was welcomed with great enthusiasm which pleased us! (Not for everyone I appreciate) Ordered a burger and a cottage pie. Both meals were really tasty. The atmosphere here is lovely and The Culbone has outstanding views of Exmoor. I understand they also have accommodation available. Can recommend

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went to this restuarant ,as we were staying in the area. I was celebrating a special birthday, and some of the family were joining us to celebrate with me. The staff were very attentive, the food was excellent and beautifully presented. The whole atmosphere of the place was very enjoyable , and we will certainly return if we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We always visit The Culbone when staying in Porlock Weir, the food is amazing, service very good & scenery beautiful! We recently had a meal on the fish night & had fruits de mer, fish was freshest I've ever had, oysters were the best I've ever had!! Only fault is there is no separate lounge area to relax before &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious evening meal at the Culbone to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. It was our first time and we chose to eat there having been unsuccessful in booking a room and noticing that it was a cookery school, restaurant and hotel. We were not disappointed. The food was well cooked and generous and all sourced locally. It... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stopped on way back home very friendly and helpful staff had a meal outside in the lovely September sun beautiful views and a really tranquil setting. We had a burger and the quality was very good and the service exceptional worth stopping for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at The Culbone. The location is peaceful and wonderful views. Our room was perfect and we would have stayed longer if we could. I would recommend staying here. The hosts were friendly and welcoming.

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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I had an enjoyable meal on a busy Saturday evening. Service was efficient and friendly. Neither of us were very hungry (an overindulgent cream tea earlier! ) so we shared the crab cake starter and good job too as it was quite large. Then I had another starter, the spicy king prawns, for my main. Husband had... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went to The Culbone for my Wife's Birthday for dinner (some weeks ago) and after seeing the video on food sourcing and preparation I had high expectations. I can only say that myself and my Wife were extremely disappointed. As someone who prides themselves on cooking and marinating meat expertly over (24-48 hrs) I thought that having seen their... More 

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Address: A39, Porlock, Exmoor National Park TA24 8JW, England
Phone Number: 01643 862259
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock

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