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The Culbone Stables Inn

A39, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8JW, England
+44 1643 862259
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (60 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
A39, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8JW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Culbone Stables is now back open under new management, so time to revisit ( we live locally so great ), it was a lovely evening so we ordered our food & drink & sat poutside on the deck in the evening sunshine on Exmoor --...More

1  Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us visited for lunch recently on a hot sunny day so we sat outside. The view of the valley was superb. The menu was really good and the food excellent and the lady that served our table was lovely. The whole experience makes...More

1  Thank quilllogic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location with friendly and welcoming staff. Good menu choices and meals were of a good standard. Would certainly call again. Recommended.

1  Thank david f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the gem of Exmoor. The landlady could not have been more accommodating of us and our five dogs and a 10 week old hound puppy! Although we did not want the dogs in the room with us, the ground floor balcony area...More

1  Thank Toni F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch after three hour walk over hills and through woods from Porlock Weir was well deserved and perfect! Smoked fish platter with salad, crispy bread and tangy horseradish followed by warm cherry and almond pud with local icecream. Washed down with Exmoor ale and local...More

1  Thank MarlboroughLady
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the Culbone today at 14.00 hrs to be told that as they were expecting a group of 16 for lunch they weren’t taking any more food orders. On a Sunday? On a tourist route ? Are they for real? Or had it...More

1  Thank amjanecronin
Fiona W, Manager at The Culbone Stables Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Our sincere apologies to you both, we actively promote our hotel to motorcyclists as we are on one of the 6 best roads for bikers in the UK. We had on this occasion at 3pm simply run out of roast meats due to an exceedingly...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

We had a lovely Sunday roast here. It was very reasonably priced and the staff were really friendly. It's cosy and comfortable decor and views across Exmoor made it a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Thank 824bex
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed on Saturday evening before the Trail Events Ultra Marathon, lovely food, friendly staff, they even got up early (0530!) to ensure the runners staying had a breakfast in the morning, they even put out a basket of SIS Gels!! Thanks v much, will stay...More

Thank Carwyn L
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

A group of 4 of us went here for a Saturday Night meal and found the staff to be friendly and the atmosphere good. They had run out of a lot of food which was a shame, but what we did get was huge and...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Based on previous reviews and my sister having eaten here last year we decided the Culbone would be a good choice. Our group of 9 + dog had pre-booked a table for sat 14th. The menu was uninspiring and therefore we hoped the food to...More

Thank trailfinder1
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17 March 2018|
Response from Fiona W |
Yes, we are dog friendly as long as the owners behave! 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A39, Exmoor National Park, Porlock TA24 8JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 862259
  • E-mail
The Culbone Stables Inn is situated on the A39 between Porlock and Lynton in the idyllic heart of Exmoor. Our Inn and gardens are in a beautiful setting and have exceptional views across the valley of Coombe. Our aim has been to renovate the restaurant back to a welcome, friendly Country Inn/pub. Our menu is traditional pub fare, at reasonable prices, using local produce. We welcome walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, families and dogs. We have 5 on suite bedrooms. 2 are opposite each other (one twin, one double) with their own landing and would be perfect for families. Room 1 has its own private patio, with stunning views. Our motto is , anything you want, just ask. We might not be able to fulfill some requests but there's no harm in asking.
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