We went for a week of walking in Exmoor and stayed here. We tried to book a twin room for the week but because of availability were told we (my friend and I - not partners) would have to share a double bed on day 2.
However, the friendly manageress upgraded us to a double room each for the same price from day 2 onwards after rooms became available which was extremely generous.
My room was spacious and fitted out to a very high standard, my friend's room was over the pub and a little bit noisy before last orders at 11pm. Beds were very comfortable.
The food is exceptional, the full English breakfast was the best I have had and the poached egg was done to a turn all served with delicious coffee and hunks of granary bread. They also serve a tray of 10 oysters for £10 which is reasonable and make home made chips....believe me, that is a rarity these days. The quality of the food explains why the Rising Sun restaurant was mobbed every night whilst the other places in the village stood empty.
I have read other reviews on here complaining that the food should be traditional English Fayre but in my opinion if you want Steak and Kidney pudding every night you can go to a nearby pub such as the Blue Ball Inn, what the Rising Sun serve is unique in that part of England.
Regarding foreign staffing all I can say is that they all spoke perfectly understandable English - the young French waiter in the mornings was charming.
We noticed that some of the rooms had been decorated very tastefully and to a modern standard whilst others looked a bit dowdy and I think if the management upgraded all of their remaining rooms to the standard of the ones we stayed in, then it would make a vast improvement.
A final point for the management is that they really of need to improve their wifi internet access, a lot of us have to eke out short breaks while keeping an eye on work life these days and the slowness and non availability of the internet in some parts of the building was a bit of an issue for us.
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