We know the area very well as the family has had long associations with the Exmoor locale. As a family we booked five rooms for one evening as we had the need to mark the passing of two well loved family members, We were shown into the Snug where our rooms were allocated. Quirky is a word that has been used, but relaxed is more apt. Make the most of the free wifi in the snug as it doesn't penetrate the old walls to the bedrooms. The bedrooms could be described as boutique and are comfortable. Tea and coffee making facilities and a piece of homemade cake each was a nice touch. A good night's sleep was had by all. A nice cooked breakfast was served in the morning and we all ate together with no delays. Unfortunately, we had to leave to return to work the following day.
On arrival we had to phone the number printed in the door because the place was all dark and closed. Fair enough it didnt open until 6pm. I phoned the number and was told, very politely, that check in was 3pm. Fair enough. So Mum and I went and did some sight seeing. My sat nav struggled and we got a bit lost on the way back to the hotel. I had emailed them and said we would be back later than expected, but we arrived at 6.45pm. We had booked a meal for 7pm. Well, that's when the issues began. Mum has limited mobility and she struggled to get up the stairs fast. The landlady, albeit not unpleasant was very brusque with us, she made it very clear that we had to be back downstairs for 7pm sharp. We felt obliged to comply. It wasnt a relaxing welcome, we felt 'told off' We went back downstairs immediately for dinner which was delicious but overpriced. Mum tried to make conversation with the landlady, again it was polite and very clipped so we stopped bothering. The room was lovely. Although being a veggie the dead bird painting on the wall was a little off putting? However, I digress, the room was lovely. There was a frige that contained cute bottles of milk on the landing which was a lovely touch, however the milk was off. There was no telephone in the room and because we felt unwelcome we just drank our drinks black. Another minor issue with the room, there was no power point near the mirror which made drying and styling my hair impossible, again if I'd felt comfortable doing so I would have asked for an extension lead but I just muddled through. All in all we didn't have a terrible time, but we did feel' in the way' certainly not relaxed which was a shame.…
Visited here for dinner on our silver wedding anniversary. From booking to walking through the door to leaving we were made to feel very welcome. Staff were very polite and helpful. We had slow cooked steak, which melted in the mouth, and beef goulash. Desert was a bit on the small size, but still yummy. Thank you for a pleasant evening.
Myself, my husband and our terrier stayed at The Rock Inn for two nights - bed breakfast and evening meal. We could not fault anything at all, this is a gem of a place. We were made so welcome, the room was exceptionally clean and well presented. The food....we are still talking about the gorgeous meals we had. Excellent value for money. Thank you for making our anniversary get away such a special one. We would recommend and stay again!
Highly recommend and such value for money with the one night getaway (incs breakfast & dinner). Dinner was lovely with plenty of choice, rooms are immaculately clean and very comfortable. The owners are perfect hosts - without a doubt we will be back next time we are visiting our in-laws.