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The Coleridge Restaurant

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Dunkery Beacon Country House, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
+44 1643 841241
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and enjoyed some excellent freshly cooked food using local produce. There is a good choice of wine and Jane can advise on these. The restaurant has a relaxing environment and there is sufficient space for the tables.

1 Thank BerkshireLindylou
Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous dinner. Food was presented and cooked beautifully - every mouthful a delight. Was here on holiday - if I lived closer would be eating here every week. Absolutely delicious ! Service was great. Plus beautiful setting. If you are in the area don't miss the opportunity.

Thank Aseem-B1
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We had dinner at the restaurant two evenings in a row. The menu is not very long, but still with a good variation from day to day. The goats cheese with red onion marmalade was served with home baked sourdough bread, then Venison tenderloin Wellington style and the safe option the Rib Eye steak was enjoyed the first day, followed... More 

Thank b f
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Enjoyed a three night stay over Christmas and was spoilt with lovely hospitality. The dining room in particular offers a very romantic feel because of the ambiance that has been very tastefully created by Jane and John. A special mention for Monica who very ably and personally assists Jane with all the front of house duties whilst John 'below deck'... More 

Thank Dagwoodbilly
Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

5 star food and hospitality. Wonderful menu with plenty of choice. An extensive wine list of which Jane is very knowledgeable. Great ambience in a cosy intimate setting.

1 Thank Deborah C
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

The Coleridge aims high in terms of its standards and ticks many boxes with food provenance and local sourcing. I could not fault the crab arancini or lamb rack both of which demonstrated the skill of the chef and good imagination in terms of both presentation and content. Really good wine as well without the need to include excessive mark... More 

Thank MarkLeicester
Fleet, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is the dining room of a small country hotel. We didn't stay there, but just had dinner. It's tiny, but very relaxed and intimate. The lounge where you can have drinks and order is like a family sitting room: comfortable and relaxing. The dining room is small, but with plenty of space between tables to allow private conversations.... More 

Thank chris_butler_uk
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We ate here while staying in a self catering cottage, and were pleasantly surprised at how friendly the owners and staff were, considering it is a small country hotel with a few rooms (that appear to be beautiful from the website). Sometimes small hotels can be unwelcoming to non residents, but the atmosphere was very relaxed. The food was excellent,... More 

Thank annhappy2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had two delicious and creative meals at this relaxed restaurant the food was great quality and the menu was slightly different each night and very good value for money

1 Thank garyrach
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

A must! Great cooking, of locally sourced produce by chef John. He has grasped the essence of his produce and creates great tasting, beautifully presented seasonal food. The wine list does the restaurant credit too.

Thank Maxine1958

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $36
European, British, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunkery Beacon Country House, Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor National Park TA24 8RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Wootton Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 841241
A 24 cover stylish and sophisticated restaurant serving modern English and European dishes, located within the award winning Dunkery Beacon Country House in Exmoor National Park.The restaurant has stunning south facing views across the moor and utilizes the best of local produce, including the famous Exmoor Red Deer. The exclusive wine list is supplied by Berry Bros.& Rudd

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?