Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Mark from Northants

A hidden moorland gem

Posted Apr 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
This is more than an inn. The facilities available through The Royal Oak Inn would make any country sports enthusiast, or non sporting enthusiast, feel at home. Excellently appointed rooms, very comfortable, with great food served in a real old world bar. I was made to feel very welcome and the breakfast was excellent with fresh local produce. I am sure to return.
5 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by dh from uk

very accomadating, lovely food

Posted Apr 16, 2014 on Hotels.com
the pub was so accommodating, making things as easy as possible, and assisting with my father. the food was superb, and a very pleasant stay
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Howard from London


Posted Feb 26, 2014
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by aesop from Cornwall

Lovely Exmoor Hotel

Posted Sep 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
I arrived at 10am not expecting to check in but to grab a coffee before going for a walk on the moor. I was met by Sarah the new owner who opened the bar area, offered coffee toast and the Times and I spent a very pleasurable hour waiting for the rest of my party. She then checked the rooms and said mine was ready. A great start. On returning to the hotel, my brother and I went to the bar and waited for ages to be served, to discover the barman in the next door bar. He was a bit "cryptic" but served a very nice pint of local ale. Dinner was a very wide range of very good food (almost too much choice) and breakfast also very good indeed. My bed was very comfortable, shower hot and linen all good quality. A very pleasant stay in a historic hotel/inn.
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Slough

A great place to get away from it all.

Posted Sep 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
My wife and I visited The Royal Oak for three nights September 13. We were very pleased with our stay and would not hesitate to return. The room was compact and very comfortable with a nice soft mattress bed. The bathroom was adequate for our needs and the bathrobes a nice touch. The only downside was the TV, not a good reception. That suited me but the wife was a little put out. We ate there the first night with intentions of eating elsewhere the other nights but the food was so enjoyable and cooked to a very high standard that we ate there every night and were not disappointed at all. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. The bar was stocked with some good local ales and looking around at the decor was not a veggies paradise with pictures and mounted heads of the local wildlife. All in all this hotel is a great place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. (No motorways or planes to listen to whilst trying to get to sleep). In fact I had no trouble sleeping. As I said we would not hesitate to return there.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Mark from Swindon

Ideal weekend break

Posted Apr 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
Lovely, quiet position and ideal for short break in Exmoor. Delicious food, attentive and friendly staff, good wine list.. Recommend the kippers!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely part of country

Posted Sep 24, 2012
Lovely location. Clean and pleasant room. Well cooked breakfast.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Ron and Anne from Hampshire

Lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings

Posted Aug 6, 2012
Pros: The hotel was restful, and quiet with lovely countryside
Cons: Can't think of a bad thing to say about this hotel
Location: For what we wanted, it was perfect
We found the hotel very warm, friendly and relaxing.The staff particularly were very helpful, kind and could not do enough to make our stay one to be remembered.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by L & G from Kent, UK


Posted Apr 4, 2012
Pros: Bar staff and catering
Cons: nothing
Location: tucked away and peaceful
Full of tradition and old world charm, great food and very friendly.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Dorset

Excellent little Inn on Exmoor

Posted Oct 2, 2011
The Royal Oak is located in a small village in the middle of Exmoor, yet it is convenient to reach all areas of interest & has some beautiful walks right on the doorstep. The bars and restaurant reflect its 300 year history and vary from rustic public bar, to comfortable country pub lounge, to delightful restaurant room where you also take breakfast. The hotel is successfully managed by Jeanette who skilfully ensures all are welcome and comfortable throughout their stay. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was always ready with a smile. The rooms are clean, comfortable and very well maintained. When I noticed the crooked doors I did think that noise privacy might be a problem but this was certainly not the case. Our room was above the restaurant/function room and was quiet during our stay. The radiator was constantly on but open windows made this more comfortable and the surrounding area is quiet. A good choice of breakfast & always cooked perfectly. Plenty of tea & coffee. Dinner varied from excellently cooked venison on our first night to average quality and varying portions on our remaining nights when there were larger parties of diners. The bar serves Exmoor Ale and the usual lagers etc plus a selection of wines. The Bar Manager was professional, but it was definitely a challenge to get him to offer a welcome or take our order. Overall a lovely Inn in the middle of Exmoor, with a warm welcome from Jeanette & beautiful surroundings.