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Millers At The Anchor
Ranked #2 of 3 Porlock Weir B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in April 2014. I booked the hotel via secret escapes but a short while before going had to change our travel dates. I contacted the hotel and the booking was changed with no problem. We stayed in Room 6,a corner room, harbour view, four posted bed and the quaintest room possible. Two big armchairs fill the bay window which we turned around to face out to take in the view. Sipping a Miller's gin and tonic from the comfort of these chairs, admiring the view was heaven. We ate in the hotel and the food was good but a little pricey. The staff are so friendly and although we did have a few Fawlty Tower moments ( every time we walked into reception they thought we were another couple) it just added to the quirkiness The walks from the hotel are not challenging but great for a short break and the views wonderful. The hotel is full of old pictures, statues and the lighting at night is complimented by candles. We had a wonderful time and will return.

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Bristol
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We LOVED staying here, we had a room with a view of the harbour and a comfy four poster bed. The staff were lovely and even though they were learning english on the job they tried very hard. We had a lovely meal on the Friday night (18.4.14) with great service and a view of the tide coming in. The building is stuffed full of antiques with a comfy lounge and library stuffed full of books and games. The only minor point is that our room needed better and darker curtains for summer (we always wear eye masks anyway) and some of the paint needed touching up BUT these are only minor points - I would not hesitate to go back to this hotel.

Room Tip: The sea view with a four poster bed is worth it!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

This was our third visit here but our first stay. We had a room overlooking the sea which was beautiful watching the sun rise. The bathroom was clean and the power shower was excellent, good job the kids were not with us cos we would never have left the room!

Great choice of breakfast with attentive pleasant staff. The quirkiness of the place is bonkers and I loved the comfort and the honesty bar, which we used :) if you want to get away from it all then this place will not disappoint you, reading, chess, monopoly and a cinema all on hand. The food in the restaurant is superb.

If i could complain about anything here it would be a few cobwebs here and there which i suppose add to the character and antiques, a little sooty around the real fireplace and the torn sofas which are really worn and a bit grubby, but are comfy to sit in for a while.

The surrounding countryside is truly magical and a trip into Lynton and Lynmouth are well worth the ride along the coastal road. If your a walker then there are some great places to trek about.

All in all its a beautiful part of the south west to visit and the hotel well worth a stay.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Just arrived back from a short stay at the Millers at the Anchor hotel. The hotel is set in Porlock Weir with beautiful views over the harbour. The inside is crammed with antiques and books. On arrival, we were welcomed and shown around the hotel and to our room, which had stunning views across the harbour. It was also spacious and the bed was very comfortable.

There was a choice of breakfast served in the morning, from smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to a full English. The breakfast was very tasty and the service was excellent.

Miller gin is delicious and the glasses that it comes in are very unusual. Definitely recommend!

Overall it was a fantastic break and we are looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: The sea view is worth the extra money
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I went with some friends who arranged the visit and it was a total surprise where we were going. It is hard to describe what a gem this place is. Stuffed with antiques, rooms that are individual and trays of sweets everywhere. There is a little cinema with several sofas arranged cinema style. It wasn't in use the days we were there but it would be great fun to watch a film in there. Breakfast was good. didn't eat there in the evenings so can't comment. The bed was comfortable and the view from my window over the harbour was worth the cost on its' own. I am hoping to take my wife there later in the year. I just love the place!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Lovely quirky hotel, great for couples or groups of friends, just sit in the large lounge and eat and drink, Victor and his staff are very relaxed but attentive. Bit of a long drive from the main roads but what a reward when you arrive, the views are stunning. Simply
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

A very remarkable and memorable place, full to the brim with antiquities and curios of all shapes and sizes. Everywhere you looked there was at least one surprising object d'art and often more than one! The view from our harbour view was simply beautiful. There was so much that we enjoyed: our clean and superbly located bedroom, lovely fluffy towels including some you could wrap around yourself - no skimpy thin and scratchy towels in sight. Bed linen was of good quality too. An easy to achieve improvement would be the provision of a small amount of hand soap or hand wash in the en-suite. No toiletries are provided, but available to buy if you have forgotten them. However, a little soap would have been appreciated as I hadn't packed any. The restaurant offers beautiful views, lots of space between tables and linen table cloths and napkins. Much appreciated. We found the food to be disappointingly mediocre and we weren't alone: my husband had moules for his starter, I had crevettes. Neither of us was offered a finger bowl, but the diner on a nearby table eating a similar dish was given one. My husband ordered rack of lamb for his main course and one of the cutlets was very, very undercooked - we did report this because it was so very obvious, however nothing was done to address this. Meanwhile, a couple dining nearby were having to eat their main courses at different times - the woman had sent her steak back. She had requested medium rare. It returned as her partner finished his main, but was very obviously over cooked as we could see when she sliced her way through in search of a glimpse of pinkness. She left her meal and no enquiry was made as to why. Breakfast was variable too with obvious inconsistencies in presentation of food and very tasteless sausages. By contrast, we found other good local restaurants proudly cooking and serving good quality locally sourced food stuffs. The positives definitely outweighed the positives and the location is stunning, but we are unlikely to return.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Millers At The Anchor
Address: Porlock Weir, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park TA24 8PB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock Weir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock Weir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Millers At The Anchor 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 200 years the Anchor has served Porlock Weir's 15th-century harbor for sailors, walkers and huntsmen alike. Where Exmoor meets the sea, Porlock Weir is an idyllic working harbor with stunning coastal views. Martin Miller together with his daughter Tanya have created a hunting lodge by the sea. This 14-bedroom hotel is crammed with Martin's antiques and curiosities. The Anchor has all the hallmarks of his unique style. Roaring log fires, candlelit sensuality, books by the thousand and bowls of fruit and sweets, all washed down with a Millers award winning Gin and tonic. ... more   less 
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