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The Rockford Inn

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Lynton & Lynmouth, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed at this inn for 2 nights. the food was fantastic and the area that it is in is outstanding. Its right next to the river Lyn. Opposite the pub is a bridge that crosses the river giving access to the riverside pathway. Follow this path and you will find hidden pools and waterfalls that are so beautiful.after a... More 

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Worcestershire
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting on the river in idyllic village of Brendon. Comfortable accommodation with great breakfasts. The owners and staff are all very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Recommend the food - excellent pub food..good quality and good value. Excellent base for walkers and fishing. We will be planning a trip back here soon.

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a very warm welcome on arrival. The staff were absolutely brilliant! very polite and helpful. Our evening meal was outstanding I had the sausage and mustard mash with sticky onion gravy, it was everything and more,breakfast was cooked to perfection, my only regret is that we just booked the one night, I will definitely be returning to the... More 

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Bedfordshire
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful location, clean and comfortable accommodation, lovely food, wine and beer. Many walks and stunning scenery on the door step. A wonderful two night stay. The staff and management could not be friendlier and more helpful. We will be back.

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South West England
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Stayed at The Rockford Inn for 1 Night, wish it had been longer. This was by far the best overnight stay we have had, and we go away quite regularly. From check-in to departure everything was perfect. Wonderful picturesque and peaceful location. Ideal for walkers. The room was spotlessly clean and light and airy. Slept like a log and woke... More 

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Brighton England
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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We've called in to this inn several times in recent years while walking in the area. There's always a warm welcome, good beer, and good food, as well as a log fire and a great ambience. We live in Brighton where there are numerous pubs put none of them can match the atmosphere or wonderful setting of the Rockford.

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Brentwood
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We have stayed many times at The Rockford Inn and it is always consistently excellent. Always a warm welcome from Cathryn and Caroline, the log fires are toasty after a walk in this wonderful location. Chef Sarah's delicious food is perfection every time - so yummy, Sarah! The rooms are clean and comfortable. How could all this be bettered? THEY... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

A very friendly welcome in a cosy pub with rooms. We stayed on a monday for one night. We had to book for dinner as they were busy. The room was comfortable and very clean we had a view of the river. The evening meal was very good. A good choice of dishes (not a lot for vegetarians) and they... More 

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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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103 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I'm not sure how it is done but a comfortable welcoming convivial atmosphere in a pub is difficult to create. The Rockford Inn has managed to do that. The pub is situated beside the East Lyn in the hamlet of Rockford. We walked there and had lunch. There are only good tings to say about the food, drink, staff, welcome,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We visited the pub as a large group, dropping in for lunch after a wonderful walk from Watersmeet. The pub accepts dogs which was a big bonus as we had three! The menu was simple but nice pub food. We had scampi and chips and the chips were excellent. Service was very nice and the pub itself was cosy. It... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traditional 17th-century country inn set in the picturesque Brendon Valley deep in the heart of Exmoor National Park in Devon. Popular with farmers and ramblers alike, this riverside pub overlooks waterfalls and wooded gorges in a remote and isolated spot. We provide simple accommodation, good food, real ales served direct from the cask, log fires and permits to fish for salmon & trout in the East Lyn River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rockford Inn

Address: Lynton & Lynmouth, Brendon, Exmoor National Park EX35 6PT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Brendon
Price Range: $97 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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