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The Cottage Inn
Ranked #15 of 24 Lynton B&B and Inns
Hampshire, UK
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“lovely location”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Visited whilst staying at camp site next door. Lovely location in a wooded river valley with many opportunities for great walks. Shame the pub has no real garden, just seats looking onto car park. Beer in good condition. Maybe a bit of a locals pub?

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Stafford
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We walked to this pub from a guesthouse in Lynton. We received a very friendly welcome and good service during the evening. The food was great - clearly made and presented with care and attention. The website needs development so don't be put off because it hasn't been updated for a while. Would recommend for a casual meal out.

  • Stayed August 2013
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England
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We visited the Cottage Inn several times while staying at the camp site next door over May Bank Holiday.

We were made to feel like locals almost immediately, even the dog was made welcome.

Based on this we decided to have Sunday lunch before travelling home.

The food too was excellent.... top marks all round !

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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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 #15 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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The Bridge Hotel Lynton
The Cottage Inn Lynton, Devon

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