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“Still as good as ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Royal Oak Inn

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The Royal Oak Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Withypool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bath UK
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Still as good as ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

This is an old pub/restaurant set in an Exmoor Village with only a post office and tea room for company. It has Excellent Exmoor draft beers, and very good food. They even do cinnamon porridge for breakfast and a full English! Dinners are excellent and a good wine list
Ideal as an Exmoor walking base. Bedrooms very comfortable (we hired 6). No mobile phone signal but with Skype on our Google Nexus’s (or is it Nexi) and the hotels’ Wi-Fi communication was excellent.
A new manager has just taken over and promised not to spoil things, and I think he will keep his word. Jeannette is an excellent hostess, and posted back all the items we somehow managed to leave behind. We will definitely return for another walking holiday.
It is not a Hilton, no gym or swimming pool (thank goodness) but an excellent cosy place to stay. I have stayed here twice in the last six months.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amersham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

This Exmoor pub has all you could wish for. Firstly, genuinely friendly and hospitable staff who make you welcome the moment you arrive. Add to this a main bar full of character and warmth (log fires, low beams, flag stones etc.), a quieter upper lounge bar and restaurant, all serving tasty, freshly-cooked food from a wide and varied menu. Our room was warm, comfortable - and with unlimited hot water. And a range of moorland and valley walks from the front door. Wonderful; just don't tell too many others.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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somerset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Yet another superb stay at the Royal Oak. Cannot fault the service, food, staff or anything. Excellent value. Thankyou Jeanette and all your staff for making us so welcome. Will be visiting again for a great getaway.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Middlesbrough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights in December for my husband's birthday and really enjoyed our stay. The staff were most helpful and very welcoming, especially Jeanette. The room was clean and comfortable and very warm despite the freezing temperatures outside. The food in the bar was good and not too expensive. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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St Erth Praze, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

Popped in for lunch on a working day.
Simple, straightforward lunch required.
Sausage & Chips was my order of the day.
The chef suggested Garlic Sausages, sounded good, so that is what I had
Nice sausages too, excellent quality & excellent value.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Singer Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

Absolutely awful.
Dirty rooms and appalling service.
if you want to be a good nights sleep without bed lice don't stay here.
Stayed here with my girlfriend and had the most horrid time.
We would not recommend this to any one, there are much better hotels in the area this place should be shut down and re built from top to bottom.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

wonderfully rustic yet comfortable inside with good service and excellent food.Great choice on menu scudding lovely fresh fish. Had a very nice evening here with friends all at reasonable price (food only - didn't stay)

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: The Royal Oak Inn
Address: Withypool, Withypool, Exmoor National Park TA24 7QP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Withypool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Withypool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Oak Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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