Ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hitchin

Excellent location, Dark Skies!

Posted Aug 29, 2017
Pros: Hospitality and food
Cons: Didn't feel comfortable taking a shower as water went everywhere due to it being over the bath :)
Location: Very convenient for Exmoor and North Devon coast - beautiful and no room for Caravans :)
Had a great stay at The Royal Oak Inn. Exactly as a true country Inn should be. One for lovers of the countryside, good homely accommodation with bonus of an excellent Restaurant too. Great dark skies (without the need to drink and drive!) in the lovely village of Withypool.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wiltshire

Excellent accommadation

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Pros: The character of this property. Lovely rooms. Exceptional food. Very good staff. Location great.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Location was beautiful, very peaceful. Good walks. Lovely tea shop and general store in village. Not far from the coast.
We very much enjoyed our stay. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Food was Exceptional, good quality products. Staff were so good and service so efficient. Village location was lovely, very quiet and peaceful. Very good tea shop and general store in village. We would definitely recommend the Royal Oak to anyone for a comfortable stay in a characterful Inn.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from East Anglia

Friendly atmosphere

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Pros: Great location in the middle of Exmoor. Comfortable bed
Cons: The decor could do with a face lift but all the other good qualities made up for this
Location: Walking, painting, cycling
Charming pub. Delicious food and friendly staff. So nice to find somewhere truly dog friendly! The bed was really comfortable. I really enjoyed my stay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Peaceful Location in the heart of Exmoor

Posted May 8, 2017
Well kept ales and excellently prepared food from a varied menu make this a jewel in the heart of Exmoor. The pub has a relaxed atmosphere and the friendly efficient staff make your stay relaxing. Breakfast was a delight and set us up for the day.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 26, 2017
Pros: The hotel was very welcoming with a lovely room and of course very dog friendly. (even two dog bowls and towel provided). The food was excellant
Cons: The shower needs to be hot!
Excellent facility with hotel in perfect position for our visit. Very good welcome and staff very friendly.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great find

Posted Sep 25, 2016 on Hotels
Friendly, welcoming staff. Lovely room with a very comfortable bed. Good WiFi connection. Great experience evening meal and breakfast. Would stay again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Oxford

Royal Oak

Posted Sep 14, 2016 on Hotels
Fantastic evening meal but the bed felt damp and the bathroom was shocking. The shower enclosure above the bath was painted wood that was coming to pieces and mouldy. There was no extractor fan so the room filled up with steam. Be careful if you allergic to mould. It's a very old building that would obviously cost a fortune to renovate.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 13, 2016 on Ebookers
Pros: An excellent Inn for country lovers and sports
Excellent exmoor inn serving first class food and ideal for country lovers/sports
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good, but a few problems...

Posted Aug 28, 2016 on Hotels
Lovely bed - so comfortable. Room up two flights of very creaky very awkward stairs,to a room in the roof with low beams. No assistance offered with luggage. Free -standing bathtub with no shower, just a hand-held spray but no shower curtain! Breakfast "at 8.00 to 9.00" NOT: No access to locked dining-room until landlord came down at about 8.30 so having descended the staircase at 8.05 we either had to return up to the room or walk to the local shop for a newspaper. Otherwise food in bar very good, landlord very friendly, breakfast very tasty.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Exmoor rocks !!

Posted Aug 14, 2016 on Hotels
Excellent breakfast, dinner and bar.