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“This pub restaurant could not be better.”
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The Cottage Inn
Ranked #16 of 24 Lynton B&B and Inns
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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“This pub restaurant could not be better.”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We visited in the summer from our holiday let in Lynton and the recommendation of the taxi driver. Obviously under new management with the chef straight out of college, the service and food were really fantastic. The olde worlde look of the place was further enhanced by the trickling river just outside of the window alongside our table. We will definitely be going there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

We stayed 6 nights in the log-cabins next door to the pub on honeymoon, and visited the pub most nights, three times for an evening meal. The hosts were very friendly, as were all the bar staff, and couldn't have done more for us. Food is excellent quality and good value, with a nice atmosphere. Restaurant section of the pub was fairly full most nights so worth booking if you want to be sure of a table, and if you get one by the window it comes with a beautiful view of the river.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed at the friendly campsite next to the pub and went to the inn for a drink. Decided to stay and have a dessert and we were asked to move to a smaller table as the landlord wanted our table, which was fine, but he was a bit abrupt and unfriendly the way he asked. The girl behind the bar could have smiled a bit too. The main dinning area had a very strong smell of drains. Not the greatest of experiences and would go somewhere else instead.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Plymouth
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Had a meal here for our wedding anniversary. It was very good. Don't be put off by the fairly limited on-line menu as they have daily specials - about 8 when we visited, including 2 fish dishes plus lobster (which was delicious), 2 veggie, 2 meat and a 'bargain meal' (forget the term they used). Prices were reasonable (half a lobster was £13.50) and staff very friendly. Well worth a try.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2012 via mobile

This was our 4th trip to lyn bridge and only the 2nd time it was open. The new owners Paul & Clare are excellent hosts & their staff really friendly. The pub has now reverted back to its original name The Cottage Inn & they have refurbished it beautifully, a nice, warm cosy traditional pub. We stayed for a week at the neighbouring campsite & ended up eating there 6 times as the food was so good & the atmosphere really enjoyable. Do not miss out on this little treasure!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Farnborough
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

This pub has had its ups and downs since we have been visiting Lynton. However, it's just reopened with new owners. The landlord was friendly and welcoming, the beer was good, the interior has been refurbished. We were very impressed. The barmaids were fun, with excellent customer service skills. The food looked good too, although, to be fair, we haven't eaten there yet - we certainly plan to on a future visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Bedfordshire, UK
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

Was undergoing refurbishment but new owners were friendly and enthusiastic about their plans. Whilst venue has a way to go yet the food was lovely including the fish specials which the landlord had caught fresh that morning. We stayed very close to the pub. We wish them well with their venture and hope to return one day to see the finished works!

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Property: The Cottage Inn
Address: Cottage Inn | Lynbridge, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Lynton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Lynton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Cottage Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cottage inn is under new management, it's a stunning inn overlooking a river, It is a family run business and has a Thai restaurant serving fresh Thai food during evenings in a riverside restaurant. Our Menu is not huge but everything is cooked using fresh vegetables and meat from local suppliers, our style of food is based more around street food than fine dining, we hope that our atmosphere is relaxed, this then gives a true feeling of how Thai people enjoy their food. The Cottage inn is also a small guest house and has a beer garden overlooking the river where light lunch snacks such as baguettes, home made pies and other items are served daily. We welcome every customer to visit us, please do remember when deciding if you would like to book a table that our approach is not fine dining, just simple fresh Thai food. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Bridge Hotel Lynton
The Cottage Inn Lynton, Devon

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