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Exmoor White Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Exford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 16, 2012

I've just spend another great weekend at the White Horse in Exford, I think this was my fifth visit over the last 8 years or so. This time I met my step mum there for a couple of nights and once more Peter and his team were an absolute joy. Nothing is too much trouble, and they always have a smile for you. The food was great as always, and plenty of it! My room (18), although cosy in size, had a king size bed which was comfy with a selection of pillows (firm and soft). The bathroom was a great size, and my only criticism would be that the shower could do with a bit more oomph! Parking is sometimes a bit tricky, however I have always managed to find a space with a bit of careful manouvering. Lots to see and do in the area, with some beautiful walks right on the doorstep. I have no doubt that we will be back again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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PeterHendrie, Manager at Exmoor White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2012

It is a real pleasure to receive reviews from returning guests, especially ones like yourself who have visited us many times in the past. We continue to strive to make everyone's experience at The Exmoor White Horse Inn a truly memorable one and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Exmoor White Horse Inn in the near future

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

We have been going to this hotel for 20 years and it never disappoints. Peter and Linda Hendrie and their loyal staff are always welcoming, courteous and efficient. Much work has been undertaken over the years to keep the hotel up to date with bedrooms delightfully decorated and really comfy beds . The food is excellent with a wide choice and legendary breakfasts. Detailed information can be obtained from Reception and staff as to the best places to walk on the moors, see deer and birdlife and you can even take an Exmoor Safari to the places on the moor you would not normally reach. All in all excellent place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms at front of Hotel give you view of village and river.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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PeterHendrie, Manager at Exmoor White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2012

All your comments are gratefully received and "Thank You" for taking the time to leave them. We sincerely hope we will be welcoming you back to The Exmoor White Horse Inn for many more years to come!

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Lovely location and hotel, staff could not be more attentive!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gill H
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PeterHendrie, Manager at Exmoor White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2012

Thank you. Exmoor, and The Exmoor White Horse Inn, awaits your return!

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

My wife and I choose this hotel in which to celebrate our wedding anniversary, partly because of the predominantly positive reviews here, and partly because we wanted to stay in The Exmoor National Park. We were not disappointed. Room 37 in The Lodge was well appointed with a view of the River Ex, comfy beds, lighting you could read by, room heating you could control with individual radiator thermostats - our first night was forecast to be very cold with possible snow. An extra blanket was provided for aged guests like me if required. The breakfasts were excellent with good choice of ingredients and hot plates - a must with me. One ordered toast to your liking which was brought to you from the kitchen - no ineffective self service hotel toasters in this place!
We ate dinner in the bar and in the a la carte restaurant with a good and varied menu with ample portions and attentive service. Vincent, the French born head waiter with over 20 years service at this hotel was friendly, highly professional and entertaining even apparently understand my schoolboy French.
Peter Hendrie, the co-owner with his wife Linda, was most conscientious in making sure that we were satisfied and made to feel welcome in their excellently run establishment. One further delight was looking at the multitude of large hand printed photographs of Exmoor scenes hanging on just about every wall in the public areas. These were taken by Peter himself in his other career as a semi professional photographer.
One final point I really appreciated as a retired engineer. On paying our bill at reception I mentioned that the hinges of our ensuite door would welcome a little oil to prevent creaking during midnight openings. This minor task was immediately written on the maintenance sheet in front of me. No fob off here like I get in a large hotel I use in Bournemouth "I'll tell the manager to ask the maintenance department to do it" and then nothing happens. Perhaps, another occupant of Room 37 will confirm in a later report that nocturnal visits to 'the heads' do not wake ones partner!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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PeterHendrie, Manager at Exmoor White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2012

Thank you so much for all your kind comments. And "Yes", the hinges were oiled straight away! We pride ourselves on our personal and friendly service and we truly hope to be able to welcome you back in the very near future

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We have just returned from 3 days break at White Horse ,it was the BEST !

the food and room were TOPS .We enjoyed a day at clay shooting ,and best

was trip with Eddy in L/Rover over moors ,when we saw the L/Rover with

both front wings and bumper damaged ,we wondered what was to come.

Emma thank you hope to see you soon.Tell Eddy i will give him £1 for each

deer we saw 80 next time

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank david9080
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PeterHendrie, Manager at Exmoor White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2012

Thank you so much, having guests like you is a pleasure, it puts a smile on all our faces and makes all the hard work worthwhile. We hope to see you both again soon, and Eddie is looking for the biggest herd of Deer he can find and counting the £'s already!

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

very comfortable and welcoming hotel. Really good bar food with proper sized country portions. Breakfast was excellent. The only downside was the recommended 'Exmoor safari' that was disapointing and not value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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PeterHendrie, Manager at Exmoor White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2012

We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us here at The Exmoor White Horse Inn and thank you for your positive feedback. However, we were very disappointed to read about your experience with The Exmoor Safari, and surprised that you did not bring this to our attention at the time. We are used to receiving amazing reviews about the Safari trips, and can only assume that maybe you did not experience a true Safari trip but used it to follow the local hunts over the festive period, a journey that is dictated by the route of the hunt, and not by ourselves as would be the norm on a true Safari trip.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

This New Year was our fourth stay at The Exmoor White Horse since 2007 - spring break, Christmas and now two New Years. Over that time we have introduced friends to the delights this hotel has to offer. It is extremely comforting and welcoming; the staff are of the highest quality; the food is beyond excellent - and the prices are entirely reasonable. You could not find a better place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Exford, Exmoor National Park TA24 7PY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Exford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Exford
Price Range: $149 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Exmoor White Horse Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Exmoor National Park, this family run, historic coaching Inn offers luxury accommodation, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and is just 10 miles from both Minehead and the West Somerset and North Devon Coast. Dating back to the 16th Century, the Exmoor White Horse Inn is wreathed in Virginia Creeper ivy and sits majestically by a bridge over the River Exe. Oozing with rustic charm, the Inn celebrates the wonders of its historic past whilst providing a contemporary and sophisticated accommodation experience. Classic period features blend seamlessly with sumptuous soft furnishings and chic interiors to form an idyllic welcoming atmosphere in this spectacular part of the country. ... more   less 
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