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I stayed in the small single room 3 which, as described is small but due to careful design there is plenty of storage space. The riverside location of the pub is superb and there are plenty of walks in every direction so you don't need to even use your car. You can walk all the way to Lynmouth in about an hour along the river without going near a road.
The beer at the Rockford is as it should be served, straight out of the cask and every pint I had was perfect. There are plenty of choices for breakfast and the portions are more than generous. The evening meals were substantial and well cooked, the home made pies being particularly good.
Cathryn and Sarah could not have been more helpful, not just to me but everyone who who visited while I was there and nothing was too much trouble for them.
The only small criticism was the heating in the bedroom. The weather was bitterly cold when I visited and the radiator in the bedroom struggled to adequately heat the room. Maybe a heated towel rail would take the chill off the bathroom?
As a conclusion, I recommend the Rockford Inn to anyone wanting a stay in a traditional country inn and I will definitely be returning. In these days of failing pubs, if ever there is one that deserves to succeed, it is the Rockford
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Rockford Hotel Brendon
- The Rockford Inn Brendon, England