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The Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Luxborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Can't wait to return”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Great place to stay,fantastic food staff couldn't be more helpful,very friendly and what a setting!!peaceful with a great choice of beer and cider.Although the location seems very remote your only a short drive from away from the Sea and lots of interesting places.Cant wait to return.

Room Tip: We booked three rooms all very similar all nice and peaceful.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed here for two nights on 21st abd 22nd August. It is situated in a very small quiet village and we seemed to have quite a countryside drive to arrive there. We loved our room. Each room has a teddybear name and ours was Edward. We thought it quite cute when we saw a large teddybear on the bed welcoming us. This was Edward. The staff were very friendly and the service was really good. Although it seems to be in the middle of nowhere it is very popular and on the both evenings that we were there the restaurant was quite full. We found it a very friendly inn and enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

My wife and I stayed for two nights in The Royal Oak Inn.The village is very small and feels very remote even though it is only a ten minute drive from Dunster.
The Inn itself is old and has plenty of old world charm.The hosts and staff are very friendly.
Our room overlooked the stream but the noise of the water did not disturb us and it was quite relaxing.The village was also very quiet which meant a pleasant nights sleep on both nights.The bed was comfortable and the room was clean and tidy.
The breakfast was excellent with pleanty of choice, all freshly cooked .We ate in the restaurant both nights and had excellent meals, could not fault the cooking and service.
Very impressed by the standard of food and real ale on offer .

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We had stayed at the Royal Oak several times previously and always enjoyed ourselves. This stay was more of the same - service, drink, food, room, ambiance, all excellent. Luxborough is a lovely village in a beautiful setting of rolling hills and wooded valleys. It's only a few miles South of Dunster, but has none of Dunster's manicured appearance. A church, several sustantial farms and a mixture of quaint cottages, many thatched and some more substantial houses; no gift shops. The Royal Oak is in the heart of the village and is well used by locals as well as tourists. It has a busy bar trade and is well known for the quality of its food. Good ingedients skillfully prepared and presented.The staff are very good. Following the example of James, the owner and Anita, the Manageress, they are friendly, attentive and helpful. Our room (No. 14) was spacious and comfortable. There was no shower, but the bath was large and there was always hot water on tap. Breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice and generous portions; we particularly enjoyed the smoked haddock with poached eggs and the "Full English" was good too. The lunch and dinner menus offer a wide range of food with game, offal and fish being available as well as meat and vegetarian choices. And, there is a specials board every evening. Finally, if you like cider, try the "Red". Straight from the barrel, no chilling or gas, just room temperature, flat and cloudy it tastes wonderful, but beware it's STRONG!

Room Tip: Room 14 has more or less level access, all other rooms entail significant stair climbing. Some rooms...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

Location is fantastic,food is fantastic. I have never had anything but a fantastic time here. Its a little off the beaten track, but worth the effort. Go easy on the Cheddar Valley cider though, goes down easy and then batters your brain!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

This was our first trip to Somerset and it won’t be the last. We would certainly stop here again as it exceeds all expectations. We were made to feel very welcome and found the room so comfy and homely with a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. A lovely view and a running stream down below completed the ambiance. The breakfast was of the finest quality, my husband having a superb full English and myself smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, lovely! We dined in the restaurant both nights and once again the quality was excellent and the menu choice extensive. Nothing was too much trouble. I would certainly recommend staying here!

Room Tip: Room 7 is recommended !
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We spent 2 nights here on our way back to London after a week in Cornwall. The pub is situated in a tiny village miles away from anywhere. A little stream passes through the street and the neighbouring cottages have thatched roofs and friendly dogs. Our double room was not large but I've stayed in smaller. The en suite bathroom was large with a full size bath. Everything was clean and there was bottled water in the room as well as kettle, biscuits, teas etc. there was also a teddy bear! The rooms seemed to have bear themes although the pub was themed around fishing and racing. Suffice it to say there was plenty to look at. The bed was comfortable with thick cotton sheets. TV reception was good. No phone reception and no wifi.

We ate dinner in the inn. Our waitress was lovely. Food was absolutely fine and I was pleased as a vegetarian to have a choice. Portions were good and there was a good choice of puddings. 3 courses with coffees, and soft drinks for 2 of us came to £53.

Breakfast was excellent and the serving staff very attentive and helpful.

A good experience. We would stay there again

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: The Royal Oak Inn
Address: nr. Dunster, Luxborough, Exmoor National Park TA23OSH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Luxborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Luxborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the lovely village of luxborough. The Royal Oak is surrounded by some of the most Beautiful countryside in the British Isles.With recently refurbished accommodation this Inn has sat in this picturesque landscape since the 14th century. Inside, this building boosts original flagstone and cobble stone flooring coupled with stone walls and open beams which give the building an unrivalled character. ... more   less 
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The Royal Oak Hotel Luxborough
The Royal Oak Inn Luxborough, Exmoor National Park

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