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The Culbone

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A39, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8JW, England
01643 862259
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked lunch for 2 last saturday having visited once on a sunday several years ago. This place is set in an amazing landscape high above the north somerset coast and makes a rewarding break on a spectacular touring trip/day out. The menu is based completely on local sourced produce and the cooking and flavours are excellent. The menu is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard a lot about this restaurant from the guest book at the cottage where we are staying (Oare Water Cottage) & thought we must give it a try. Three generations of our family enjoyed the exquisite rib eye steak with the devon blue cheese sauce & all of us agree, it wad the best steak we had ever... More 

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Thank Karen S
Minehead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here June 2015 but whilst the food was lovely the drink prices are expensive so consequently have not been back since but I would go back on a special occasion

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Thank Carol P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern decor, little Exmoor ambience, and a lingering smell of damp is offset by a lovely view, we are told, but it was raining. Limited choice even more curtailed by specials and menu items being unavailable. Overpriced starters but competently cooked mains, expensive but OK deserts. Waitress service cheerful and helpful.

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Thank Alistair D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little drive from Porlock up in the Exmoor hills. The Culbone is in a very scenic spot, views are fab! Restaurant was clean, spacious, family friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Staff were welcoming and attentive and efficient.Good range of food on menu. Food was delicious, my husband and I are going to return and stay in the guest accommodation as a... More 

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Thank Louise G
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival we were given a very warm welcome, the owners were very friendly and inviting, making us feel welcome. We were very lucky to get a room for 2 nights at the last minute during the holiday season, we were given room no: 1, their best room, which had an enormous ensuite and a set of French doors opening... More 

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Thank Sue H
Dursley, Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights with our dogs. The location is lovely, quiet and with fabulous walks and views from the door. Our room was comfy and modern with a pretty much unlimited supply of coffee. Our dogs were made super welcome in the rooms and restaurant. We ate here both nights and the food was superb.... More 

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Calpe, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We ate there in may.stayed overnight in the car park in our camper then had breakfast.the staff were smiling friendly and helpful.the food was excellent the pan fried lamb out of this world.all of the food was of a very high quality wine good quality and not overpriced we will certainly go back next time we're in the area. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The location is fantastic offering great views. The food is mouth watering and staff very polite and welcoming.

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Thank Karen P
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is a little gem, with completely unexpected fine dining. There is a view over the interland and it is a hotel as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A39, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: 01643 862259
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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