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The Cafe - Porlock Weir
Ranked #1 of 3 Porlock Weir B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous break”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed at this wonderful hotel last weekend unfortunately only for 1 night. The location is idyllic and the hotel is simply lovely and before checking in we had a look round the lovely Porlock village. We had the most spacious Allerford room which had wonderful sea and bay views and the double bed was simply dreamy. Our visit included the 5 course seafood taster menu which was truly scrumtious and the wine flight was purchased alongside as a welcome treat. After a blissful nights sleep we were treated to a delicious full breakfast before exploring properly. An absolute must is to download the Porlock trails app to your Smart phone- detailed in the little shop. We went on 2 wonderful walks using this app with a pit stop at the Ship Inn for lunch. The walk from the Bossington NT car park is an absolute must and beware Holm Oak woods. A fabulous break away and one we will be repeating for sure.

Room Tip: The Allerford is lovely and had an amazing nights sleep
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

The Cafe is in a fantastic location! The peace and quiet and the view over the water are superb. The hotel staff are friendly and welcoming. The lounge and dining room are fabulous. The food and drink are excellent...even if you are not a lover of shellfish. The Dunster room we stayed in, while comfortable, has a rather unusual but quite serviceable en-suite bathroom. We enjoyed our stay here and would have no hesitation about a return visit and recommend this place as a great get-away break.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Great Torrington, UK
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

We also took advantage of a Travelzoo offer and had a night at the Cafe. Our room was lovely and comfortable and unusually had 2 armchairs so we could enjoy the view over to Wales. We found the seAfood meal a disappointment with only 2 of the 5 courses to our taste but it would not stop another visit to try other things. The breakfast was terrific and the staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend,

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Took advantage of a Travelzoo Offer which included Seafood Dinner with overnight stay and breakfast. Would recommend The Cafe without hesitation and would certainly go back. Extremely friendly staff who made us feel very welcome. Nice surroundings and very comfortable room. Superb Seafood Dinner, every flavour could be tasted and the attention to detail with the accompanients to each course was incredible. Excellent breakfast, my porridge with drambuie and caramelised bananas was to die for!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Arrived yesterday to this hotel. We had prepaid through our agent.Sour reception and unwelcoming. Had asked for early breakfast and was told I had been telephoned and a message left saying breakfast was at 08.30. If I wanted something earlier they could leave me a sandwich outside my room!!!! I pushed back saying I wanted breakfast and not a sandwich and she sighed and said that would mean the staff having to get in early and Did I really want her to ask the chef to do that!!!!! I asked her to do that and she said she would give me an answer at dinner that night( we had pre booked a table). We sat in our plain and poorly styled room and decided not to stay. When I left she told me that the chef had agreed to do breakfast at 08.00. I told her she should attempt some customer service in their offering.

The hotel had scaffolding up at the entrance and we ate there years ago when it traded as Andrews on the Weir and now under the same ownership trades poorly as the cafe. I wonder why???

Telling everyone I know to avoid it like the plague.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

My daughter and her fiance purchased us an overnight stay with the 5 course seafood menu as a present. Wonderful food, a truly talented chef who deserves a Michelin star.
Excellent service and beautiful location overlooking the sea. We had a huge room with a four poster spotlessly clean and comfortable.
Small and intimate with attention to detail in the dining room. Breakfast also a treat with best Kenyan coffee we have been given in an hotel.
Can highly recommend. This is the first review I have completed on any establishment!

Room Tip: Must ask for a room with sea views
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Exmouth
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Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed overnight on a travel zoo deal and was absolutely delighted with such a wonderful little gem of a fine!
The staff were very accommodating and an enthusiastic and certainly made you feel very welcome.
The food well what can I say it was absolutely superb the chef was clearly very passionate about his food and every dish was a genuine delight... We would certainly come back!
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Property: The Cafe - Porlock Weir
Address: Porlock Weir | Somerset, Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park TA24 8PB, England (Formerly Andrews on the Weir)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Porlock Weir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Porlock Weir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cafe - Porlock Weir 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of Exmoor National Park in front of the 13th Century harbour at Porlock Weir, Somerset. The Cafe, formerly known as ‘Andrews on the Weir’, was relaunch in Summer of 2011 for those who want to enjoy the countryside retreat by the sea but weren’t prepared to compromise on high standards in accommodation and food. ... more   less 
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