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“Excellent all-round place to stay!”
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Exmoor Forest Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Simonsbath B&B and Inns
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Truro, United Kingdom
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“Excellent all-round place to stay!”
Reviewed February 7, 2011

We stayed at the Exmoor Forest Inn for three nights over the first weekend of February 2011.

The Exmoor weather was as expected for February, but the Forest Inn made the break very enjoyable anyway.

Lovely clean spacious room, welcoming staff, friendly and attentive owners combined with fantastic food made our stay lovely. We also had two dogs with us who were made very welcome as well.

We fully intend a return visit - much recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Truro
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Reviewed November 28, 2010

The service, room and in particular the food were all of very high standards - but as one other reviewer has said, it is not the most organised on hotels. Evening meals were extremely impressive. We did manage to get the wrong packed lunch though - a fact noted the next day by the manager who actually cut the price of the whole packed lunch from our bill. The price available from the hotel's own website tends to be better than that on late rooms etc so do check before booking. For walkers (and probably horseriding, shooting etc on Exmoor) the position is superb - right in the centre of the moor, but not ideal if you want any entertainment. Saw lots of deer on our walks and scenery around is impressive.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2010

Booked here direct with the inn which was cheaper than laterooms. Arrived later than planned to check in yet the hosts greeted us cheerfully. Had a lovely large room (7) with crisp Cotten bedding on a comfy bed.
Breakfast had a good selection, including porridge - great for setting up for the day. Supper was superb and I can recommend the giant Yorkshire - it even defeated my partner.
A wonderful find and I'm sure we will be back. Look out for the wallaby in the bar !

  • Stayed November 2010
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Reviewed November 15, 2010

Just had a great weekend in Exmoor based at Exmoor Forest Inn.

Access to the moor is right across from the Hotel and we had five hours or fantastic views and miles of trails to walk. The sun was out and could not have delivered a better day to enjoy Exmoor.

The hotel is ideally located and the host Nick Smith his family and staff made for a great stay. The food is excellent and the choice made it easy to eat there over our stay.

If you want to explore Exmoor and are looking for a good base then I can recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2010

Despite my contacting them a week in advance to inform them of my dietary needs and I made a couple of easy suggestions,nothing was available for me,which I found rather upsetting. On the whole OK,but a few things need tweeking. Lovely staff.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Lincoln
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

Stayed over for just one night on the way back to Midlands from Cornwall but wished we could have stayed longer. Certainly not a 5 star establishment but they don't charge 5 star prices either. The Inn has everything you need with comfortable beds, good food, good beer and a pleasant atmosphere. Also a great location and very clean. The proprietors have not been in the Inn for many months and they are obviously working very hard to renovate the place (having already achieved a lot) and as such it could become a real favourite on Exmoor in future. They were very welcoming, friendly and provided excellent service in the restaurant. I was impressed and intend to return in future.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

We stayed there on the Friday and Saturday of the recent bank holiday weekend. We were made to feel welcome by the owners and staff, who were helpful and friendly.

The room was comfortable, the food was excellent - and good value - and there was a good selection of well-kept ales - always a bonus!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Exmoor Forest Inn
Address: Simonsbath, Exmoor National Park TA24 7SH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Simonsbath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Simonsbath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Exmoor Forest Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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