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The Martlet Inn is a beautiful country pub and restaurant which specialises in freshly prepared game and fish cuisine. Head Chef Matt Dean and his Sous Chef Daniel Groody expertly blend flavours using a range of techniques from their combined talents. The Martlet Inn has quintessential Somerset countryside letting rooms which are perfect for family holidays with the capacity to sleep up to 14 guests. The Martlet has a fantastic front of house and bar team who keep delicious real ales and a fully stock cellar of interesting and unique wines alongside the usual essential products like Devon Red Cider and continental lagers.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely country pub , we stayed for 1 night and had dinner, food was good (breakfast was exceptional) , drinks were good , hospitality was excellent ! Nice warm welcome from the regulars , would definitely recommend, only negative bed was extremely firm , but...that’s my personal preference.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Lovely good old fashion home made meals. Some were offered at smaller portions. Staff very friendly and helpful. A few locals were there as well

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

We recently stayed a few nights at the Marlet. Our room was the nest. Which is a family room. The other two were already booked. Had a very nice stay there. With a good locally sourced breakfast on both days. We had a meal in...the pub on our first night. That was good too. It was a tough decision. Did we go pie's or the curry? The pie's won. There always seems to be a friendly atmosphere in the bar. And I qualified to sit at the grumpy old men table. The bar was well stocked. So I tried a local cider. A good place to meet for locals and visitors alike. GooMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Lovely pub, great beer, great dinner and a fab breakfast. Such a friendly pub that is clearly popular with the locals, not surprising as they have an amazing manager ( sorry didn’t get her name) who clearly loves her job, is sooo friendly and has...a great interaction with her customers. Wish this was my local, but 90 miles is a little far to travel for a pint. Thanks for a lovely time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

All the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. The brownie was amazing and the service was good. My dad said there was a great selection of real ale.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

This was our third visit to The Martlet. This time my husband decided to take advantage of the menu being offered as part of The Exmoor Food Festival throughout February. The starter was a trout fillet on a crisp salad, with what tasted like pickled...pear. For the main he had the roast vegetable crumble with vegetables. My hubby is very difficult to please and he was blown away by the quality, taste and presentation. The rest of us ate from the normal menu which we thoroughly enjoyed. A great pub, deservedly well patronised . Looking forward to returning.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

I work locally and came here for lunch with friends. It was OK. But I have since learnt that they support the hunting of foxes, so I will not return unless they change their stance. They are entitled to their views, and I am entitled...to mine.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

The breakfast was cold and the staff were extremely rude , they kept us waiting for 45 mins before they even acknowledged us and then they looked like they didn't want to be their , I'd avoid this place at all costs 🦊🦊

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Dined with friends. Pork belly is a must. Nice atmosphere and reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly even though it was busy with Christmas meals.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

16 friends got together for a Xmas bash and had the most fabulous food off the Christmas Menu. The slow roasted pork belly was the tastiest I’ve ever had, and the panfried loin of venison just melted in the mouth. Well done and thank you...Matt and Dan, all the girls and Jasmin for a most excellent evening.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

This is not your usual pub grub. Imaginative menu, quality local ingredients, lovingly prepared and presented. Portions your grandmother would be proud of, served by friendly engaging staff at very fair rates. Bar ladies were lovely and the locals were a roar! Whats not to...like. Made me smile inside and out 😊More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

was very much looking forward to our rare evening out and being recommended The Martlet. We had the Martlet bake eggs with chorizo for a starter and it seems the chef forgot to remove the skin/wrapper off the chorizo as every mouth full a piece...of wrapper came with it.We also ordered a second round of drinks which were devon mist & exmoor Gold but she came back with a thatchers gold, Lastly we over heard another table asking if there was a special board which apparently there was but we were never offered. The starter was taken off the bill but still came away very disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

The Martlett is our favourite pub. Great food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. The menu is varied and the specials board is fab. Good beer and wine. Tables inside and out. Dog friendly. We have never had a bad experience.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Less was more as inflation struck a group of 15 who booked a celebratory mid-week lunch. A set menu was chosen of 2 or 3 courses, priced accordingly. 3 weeks later, just before the event, we received a revised price: 2 courses for the price...of 3. Rather than cast a shadow over the occasion, we accepted a 33% increase for 2 courses. My wild mushroom risotto topped with parmesan crisp and truffle oil comprised a heap of rice with some tiny pieces of unidentifiable mushrooms mixed in, topped with pea shoots and two parmesan crisps. When asked “is everything all right” I asked what mushrooms had been used? fresh or dried? or a mixture of both? I could taste garlic, but what about wine or vermouth and where was the truffle oil? I suggested a little extra parmesan would be welcome to complement the two crisps. She said she would ask the chef, and suggested I might like to order something else. As I had eaten half I didn’t want anything else and left the remainder as it wasn’t very enjoyable, but not unpleasant. I heard no more so upon leaving I spoke to the one person at the bar. She said the chef had gone home but the risotto had been made that morning! I was offered a small refund as a gesture and I returned to the dwindling group. Someone had purchased a coffee, served with a Biscoff. Then word got round that tea/coffee was being offered “on the house”. The stragglers ordered and after some delay, due to a bottle of milk being spilt, tea and coffee arrived - minus Biscoff and no teaspoons. My cappuccino was good, and we found some dessert spoons. A memorable visit. Long live Fawlty Towers!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

When I phoned and booked a lunchtime meal, i asked if there was wheelchair access, I was told yes there is in the conservatory. The lady mentioned that we would need to go in by the double doors at the side of the conservatory. As...it was raining I went ahead to see where we had to go, the lady I spoke too had laid a table for about 15 people in front of the double doors. She then continued to move the tables to another area in the conservatory so that my husband could get in. Would have thought that this should have been marked on our booking as I was told this was the only way in. When we drove into the car park there didn’t appear to be a space for the Disabled. I Managed to park and then had to push my husband up a step car park with shingle on to the road which is on a steep slope. I then pushed him to where we had to go in and was met with a step on the slope . This was not easy to manage. Also there is another step to get into the Conservatory which is quite steep for a wheelchair. One the way back to the car it was difficult to go up the step onto the road when it is on a steep slope. The Martlet Inn is defiantly not suitable for someone who is in a wheelchair. We did enjoy our meal and dessert, but it was spoilt by the bad access.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Martlet Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5