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“Excellent and characterful place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Pack o' Cards Inn
High Street, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 OET, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #8 of 16 Combe Martin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent and characterful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a really lovely inn with lots of character. Our room was warm and comfortable. Good food, friendly service and a cosy bar. The building itself is a real architectural gem, highly unusual. Great value for money and we had a really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chorley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My husband is a nightmare when it comes to eating out! This is mainly due to the fact that he is a very good cook, loves his food but is very cautious as to where he spends his hard earned cash! So, when seeing the advert for 'two meals for £10' he couldnt resist! (and I was dreading it as Im not quite as fussy, especially at that price but he can be, well, embaressing to say the least if its not of a basic standard!) When our meal came - it wasnt what we were expecting! It was absolutely gorgeous! Two mixed grills - cooked to perfection! One medium and one well done and you could see the difference. He actually decided to push the boat out and we shared a starter first, which was outstanding - a selection of smoked fish and salami's, again very tasty! The whole meal - less than £20! (drinks ontop of course but even they were reasonably priced!) Just a shame we didnt go earlier that week as our visit was the night before we came home - otherwise, I can assure you - he would have made me eat there every night - and I wouldnt have complained! Highly recomended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We recently stayed here over a weekend with the rest of the family to attend an aunty's special birthday. If anything the Pack O' Cards made the weekend an even more special occasion as we were made really welcome, and nothing was to much trouble for them in ensuring our stay was 1st class..
The rooms were clean and more than adequate, with the breakfast something to look forwad to.

Many thanks for looking after us on our recent visit, we will definitely be coming back.

Jane and John.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Although the weather was poor the setting was bright and well kept in a valley setting with a stream running through the back of the garden.

An excellent place to stay good atmosphere, excellent location, excellent facilities and good food.

The local people were very friendly all adding to a memorable stay.

We will definitely return.

Thanks Liz and ed

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Totnes, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

On one of the wetest nights (22nd December) in wet 2012 I arrived at the Pack O'Cards to attend the Shammick Acoustic Folk Club. The roads were like rivers and Braunton was under a couple of feet of water. I was relieved to have made it from Totnes, and shortly after my arrival the road in was closed off because of landslides.
The welcome was instantly warm and genuine. I was there to see an old friend sing as a member of the visiting Quire from Hay on Wye. In the bar was a bunch of talented musicians who seemed to be an informal club practising new pieces on each other. I had assumed they were there for the Shammick Club but no they were a quite separate gathering.
The hotel served up some very tasty food for the Quire prior to their performance. looking at other reviews the food seems to be popular, so all I can add is that the standards remain high.
The Shammick Acoustic Club have been using the hotel for a few seasons and it was a nice gesture of Chris, the owner, to announce how much he enjoyed having them there. Any establishment will draw its character from the owner/ management and what comes over is the unpretentiousness, good humour and friendliness of atmosphere he and Debs generate.
After the club evening and the bar was empty Chris played some classical music very loud for his own pleasure as he cleared up. However, he turned it down and joined us for a chat before the Quire turned out into the rain to stay with their folk club hosts. I was the only one staying.
When Chris served me breakfast in the morning we talked about the age of this fascinating building. Its a gem of an historic building and would be worth visting in its own right. When you add the friendliness, good value and musicality of the place it hits all the notes!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is the third time we have stayed at The Pack and once again have had a fabulous stay. Our room is always excellent- clean, nice decor, wonderfully comfortable bed and good facilities. Breakfast was much enjoyed and always served with a smile and the bar and restaurant offer comfortable surroundings and friendly staff. In fact the Combe Martians are altogether a friendly bunch! We will definitely be going back and can highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Me and my girlfriend came to stay for a couple of nights as we were attending a wedding in Barnstaple and wanted to make the trip away slightly more special. And special it was!
FANTASTIC breakfast and coffee, with a nice personal homely touch. The room was clean, the shower fine and a firm favourite was the TV / Ipod doc as our Ipods go everywhere with us so was great to blast some of our own tunes whilst getting ready for the wedding. The option of a separate key and entrance was great too; gave a sense of independence and privicy from the other regular customers. Comfy beds and no ghosts (!) not to mention the huge mugs in the room, great as most hotels only offer small piddly mugs which is not what having a cuppa tea is all about in my book! A warm hotel with fantastic staff, thanks guys we will be back!

Room Tip: The pink room with four poster is lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pack o' Cards Inn

Address: High Street, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 OET, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Combe Martin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Combe Martin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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Pack O' Cards Inn Combe Martin, Devon

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