Ralegh's Cross Inn
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Ralegh's Cross Inn

A friendly pub
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the room was nicely decorated
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4.0
#5 of 9 B&Bs in Watchet
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Raleghs Cross Inn, your Watchet “home away from home.” Raleghs Cross Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Rooms at Raleghs Cross Hotel offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free superfast wifi. Wood burners make our 16th Century family run Inn a cosy and relaxing place to be for your country break. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special with our freshly cooked menu items. If you are driving to Raleghs Cross Inn, free parking is available. When you're feeling hungry, you can check out Ralegh's Cross Inn Restaurant! Ralegh's Cross Inn puts the best of Watchet at your fingertips, we are situated in between Taunton & Minehead and beautiful views of Dunkers Beacon, The Bristol Channel & The Welsh Mountains. We offer country style rooms and our newly decorated Laura Ashley inspired rooms, all rooms are en-suite and we allow pets in 6 of our rooms making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable for all.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
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Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Nicki wrote a review Aug 2020
61 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sunday roast was lovely, choice of lamb beef or ham. Had the lamb and beef, was cooked just right, very tender and great choice of vegetables. In the current climate we were all given our own serving spoon and helped ourselves, which felt very safe. Only issue was table quite small for all eight of us to fit around though all the other tables were very well spaced out. The bar area did get a little crowded, which was a little worrying, may be better if there was waitress service.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Stegosaurus wrote a review Aug 2020
London42 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked Ralegh's Cross for a weekend stopover on a roadtrip with our caravan, very good stite, split into 3 sections each bigger then some sites by themselves, shown to where we could pitch and given all the current Covid regulations including for the toilets and showers.

Easily accomodated our caravan which is over 8.25m long and vehicle, along with a roll out canopy awning, large number of motorhomes including some great commercial conversions, all easily spaced out so it never felt cramped.

Power hook ups were 16 amp and worked with no issue even with the site being nearly full, toilet and shower blocks kept very clean and maintained throughout the day. with hand sanitizer and air dryers.

Used the bar both nights and a good atmosphere, had dinner on the saturday and good pub fare, there had been a problem with our order going through to the kitchen, we waited for nearly an hour thinking just very busy, we asked and they found the problem, we were given a round of drinks and desserts as an apology which went down a treat !

Very helpful member of staff couldnt do enough to make sure ok and also a great laugh as well (sorry if you read this im bad with names !)

All very socially distanced and would highly recommed both the site and the pub for a visit.

The only thing i would suggest is to increase the toilet and shower blocks to one for each of the main fields and increase the capacity, escpacially during the current situation where we have to social distance, an expansion of these would bring it up to a 5 star for me.

Will we be back ? very much so on one of our next trips
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Great views of the meadows, just pitch respectfully and enjoy !
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kfly13 wrote a review Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom93 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Ralegh cross over the Bank Holiday for 4 nights. On arrival we were told that someone would be at reception by 4pm so we had a beer and waited. We were shown to our room which was in the old annex out the back. Our room was newly decorated and was spacious with a view out onto the small stable block. It was spotlessly clean with a comfortable double bed, smart tv on wall and a place to hang clothes. Kettle, good amount of tea and coffee with milk. Towels were of good quality. Nice spacious bathroom, we had an issue as the shower attachment didn't work properly so we ended up having baths everyday, for convenience of the guests it would be better if a proper shower is installed. Breakfast was nice, the usual full English options and some cereals, juices and tea and coffee, would be really nice to have a fruit option and maybe some yogurts. Due to its location up in the hills of Exmoor there was no noise and found it to be a good base to explore from. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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jemma w wrote a review Sept 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited during the last week of the 'eat out to help out' campaign. Most places were booked already but after calling multiple times (phone never answered) we managed to book in. 6 people, 2 adults and 4 children aged from 17-8.
We went straight to the bar and were told our table number. The menu was on the boards to the right of our table and we were asked that only one of our party stayed at the bar to order drinks. The rest of the family headed to the table whilst I ferried drinks to our table. The table was laid but clearly hadn't been cleaned as there was food all over it. We asked for it to be cleaned by a very grumpy woman!
A large group of people began to congregate by the bar, people were queuing around our table to pay/order food and people were stood trying to read the menu. We had to ask people to social distance from us sat at our table and not to lean on our chairs. There were people everywhere! No one asked to move on/away from the bar area. Weve been out to various places to eat and never felt unsafe or at risk. This place was chaos. We asked to move tables in the end as it was getting worse. We were shown to a table in a much larger newer room where tables were adequately placed. The poor waitress was so embarrassed about the situation. The table had no table cloth but otherwise, adequate.
The food was mediocre. I wouldn't rush back thats for sure. We left after our mains having not enjoyed our experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anonymous wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately stayed in a damp smelling room, the phone in reception didn't stop ringing and was very rarely manned. The taps in the room took a very long time for the water to come through. The cleanliness of toilets must be improved, especially with covid. The glass jugs at breakfast looked like they had only ever been refilled and not washed themselves, with an awful dry residue around the spout of the apple juice, orange juice and the milk. Glasses borrowed from the bar needed a very good wash before we used them in the room.

There are attempts to update the venue and these are lovely, however I think the basics of cleanliness and staffing should be addressed first.

We were abruptly spoken to by a male member of staff about moving children off of the adults campsite, which we didnt mind at all, as we were there for a brief conversation with family staying on the campsite but his manner could have been much improved to say the least

Wouldn't stay again, sadly. Such a shame as a lovely spot in the countryside.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrew wrote a review Jul 2021
23 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stopped here for an early dinner (about 5:15)They have little wooden booths on the lawn in front of the hotel, but even though there were only 3 or 4 people there at that time, all of the garden tables were littered with empty glasses etc. The barman cleared these from the booth shortly after I placed my order and promised to wipe clean the table of all of the other detritus left behind from the previous user (food spillage etc, presumable having been there, like the glasses since lunch time). This was never done. There was no customer satisfaction check or any other such niceties even though I was there for more than an hour, and I expect my empty glass and dirty plate remained there for sometime after I left. The food itself was quite good (a proper pie rather than just a bowl of stew with puff pastry lid), but the service poor. They have a sign up advertising for bar staff, and they certainly need them.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Steve R wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just came back from an overnight stay in this nice family hotel/pub/diner with campsite. Room was spotless, recently redecorated. Staff very friendly. Comfy bed, clean white high quality linen, decent roomy shower with good pressure, and an excellent buffet cooked breakfast included in the very reasonable price. We had an evening meal - simple pub food, very well cooked and presented, not too dear. Staff friendly and kind, we felt welcomed and looked after.

The hotel are refurbishing rooms. Not all are done, which may explain one or two less good reviews recently that read to me like they're for a different hotel altogether. The hotel advertise rock bottom prices on airbnb, I imagine these are for rooms not yet refurbished, which might explain the disparity in reviews. We paid maybe an extra tenner and got their best room; my advice is do likewise and be happy.

Hotels like this must really have suffered in the last two years so good on them for running an upgrade programme now and trying hard to keep the service up. No doubt, like all the hospitality industry, they have staff shortages to deal with. This can only be made worse if you're up on top of Exmoor... worth remembering this before complaining about wifi too as this is a hotel in splendid isolation, beautifully situated. We liked this friendly cheerful place.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah J wrote a review Aug 2022
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom71 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a pitch for our caravan for 3 nights. All grass pitches, some with elec hook up.
Good road network to Ralegh’s Inn and easy to find. Warm welcome by the site manager. Facilities for the campsite are in one portacabin - unisex. Showers okay. Luckily there are great toilets easily accessible at the rear of the pub ( we were advised that campsite facilities will be upgraded in time).
Food in the pub restaurant was excellent. They do a great breakfast ( as much as you want with all drinks and cereal included) for £10.99. We also had an evening meal - good ‘pub food’ and great service. The overall location is great. Surrounded by countryside and a short drive to Dunster and Minehead. Great walking in the area. This campsite is adult only and we will definitely be back to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TM_Moot wrote a review Mar 2023
Rode, United Kingdom30 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights in early March, as a base to visit the local area, including National Trust (Knightshayes and Dunster Castle) and local walks (Haddon Hill), all fantastic and well worth a visit.

The Inn was fairly quiet (early Spring midweek) but we found the pub very pleasant, friendly chatty staff, good bar, nice tasty food (breakfasts and suppers), even had a pool table (far to rare these days).

The room was clean and smart, and it had one of the comfiest beds I have ever experienced.

Only a few minor comments, none of which really spoiled our trip:
1. The room was very light overnight, due to thin curtains and fairy lights strung outside. A blind might be worth adding, although a bath towel over the curtain rail did the trick.
2. Cooked breakfast was nice, but there was a lack of fresh fruit and pastry Options
3. They played Heart FM 24/7 in the bar. Fine for breakfast but seemed a little odd in the evenings.

Overall, an enjoyable visit and pleasingly decent value too.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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The foodie mad drunk wrote a review May 2022
Keynsham, United Kingdom62 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thought I would come here on my home from my operation at Minehead Hospital. I I can say that it was One of the best meals I have had in a long time here. The 8oz cheese burger and chips was full of flavour and was well worth it money. The chips were golden brown and looked like triple cooked but I could be wrong but were still fluffy and tasted amazing. My mum had the lasagna and she said she very much enjoyed it. The place was extremely clean inside and out also the staff were very friendly and polite when I asked for a menu I was promptly given one with a smile from the lady who was working behind the bar and she was very helpful. The young girl who brought our food to the table was happy and asked if we had everything we needed and if we wanted any sauces Before leaving us to eat our food after we had finished she kindly asked if we would like to see the Dessert menu before taking away our empty plates. I can't fault the service of all the staff and the food.
And I hope to return to this gem of a pub/Restaurant and hotel in the Exmoor National Park soon for some more great food with some friends. And I hope they Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking Available, Locally Sourced Meat Play area for children and outside eating area. Rooms to...
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Sian H asked a question Sept 2020
Pontypridd, United Kingdom17 contributions15 helpful votes
Is there any other pubs within walking distance
Answer from Stegosaurus
London42 contributions53 helpful votes
No, anything else needs a car journey
sydsydenham asked a question Jan 2019
Taunton, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi when do you start breakfast for non residents , I remember you used to open early . Thanks
dave0523 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Taunton, United Kingdom103 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think it would be wise to call and book if you have more than 5 to eat, but we found it easy to get a nice table."
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Carolynn C wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quite a way out"
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millerandy wrote a tip May 2023
36 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"PLEASE SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY DONT STAY HERE."
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john b wrote a tip May 2023
Ruishton, United Kingdom12 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"just drive by"
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Richard E wrote a tip Jul 2022
Patras, Greece49 contributions74 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just drive past. Not worth the disappointment."
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PRICE RANGE
£93 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ralegh`s cross hotel exmoor
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandSomersetWatchet
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ralegh's Cross Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ralegh's Cross Inn?
Nearby attractions include Birds Hill Days (3.8 miles), Cleeve Abbey (3.9 miles), and Tropiquaria Zoo (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ralegh's Cross Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ralegh's Cross Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ralegh's Cross Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ralegh's Cross Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The White Horse Inn, Notley Arms, and The Valiant Soldier.
Are pets allowed at Ralegh's Cross Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ralegh's Cross Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ralegh's Cross Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cleeve Abbey (3.9 miles) and Combe Sydenham Hall (2.6 miles).
Is Ralegh's Cross Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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