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“Wonderful food....almost a great stay..”

The Culbone Stables Inn
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Porlock
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Culbone Stables Inn is situated on the A39 between Porlock and Lynton in the idyllic heart of Exmoor. Our Inn and gardens are in a beautiful setting and have exceptional views across the valley of Coombe. Our aim has been to renovate the restaurant back to a welcome, friendly Country Inn/pub. Our menu is traditional pub fare, at reasonable prices, using local produce. We welcome walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, families and dogs. We have 5 on suite bedrooms. 2 are opposite each other (one twin, one double) with their own landing and would be perfect for families. Room 1 has its own private patio, with stunning views. Our motto is , anything you want, just ask. We might not be able to fulfill some requests but there's no harm in asking.
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Booked a Saturday night here based on an offer my wife got being a PIPS member. First of all this is a fantastic location. The views from the pub are some of the finest on Exmoor and worth the trip alone. My wife had booked the room based on an email received from PIPS pubs offering half price accomodation. Mark emailed back saying his team had booked us a "loverly room". Having looked at the website and stayed here before we were very excited as the rooms look loverly. There were only two rooms booked in advance that night, ourselves and a journalist who perhaps understandibly was given the best room gratis. Our room was tastefully decorated but was facing the rear right on the road, with a dual aspect view just of the road, complete with road noise. It`s hardly the M5 but was disappointing in view of the other available rooms and their opportunity to show them off to use as we do holiday in this area many times during the year. There were two other rooms taken as walk up business during the night. I guess at half price it is a little rich to moan but we were a bit sad about this choice when all other rooms bar one were available at the time of arrival. The recovery occurred during the evening meal - chateaubriand for two was exquisite accomapanied by a very reasonable bottle of red.The restaurant was superb and a credit to the place and a good atmosphere.Breakfast was equally excellent but it was interesting to see that the jounalist who had stayed the night before was asked twice if the breakfast was ok and the other three tables including ours were not...but hey it`s all publicity...we enjoyed it but would rather have given it the five stars it should be. We will try it again though and next time I am sure it will be five.

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

The Devon Red steaks were amazing and worth the money. The staff were pleasant and hard working and knowledgeable about the food presented. However we found the noise levels high, probably due to the stone tiled floor and plaster walls.

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We were a small family party staying at The Culbone at Porlock last weekend, and what a treat it was! Just above the famous Porlock hill, the refurbished Culbone pub with rooms, lives up to the growing reputation for excellent food, generous portions and relaxed atmosphere. The combination of a warm welcome from Becky and Jack's delicious menu making a winning formula. This is real cooking, with locally sourced ingredients which raises the bar for flavour and quality. Match that with stunning local secenery and it's a perfect break. We will be back to sample Jack Scarterfield's Cookery school!
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Went again to Culbone for lunch and after having a nice walk with dog along bridleway, chose the fish - Hake - for lunch and it was superb. Very fresh and cooked perfectly and presented in a most appealing way. The chef is a master. Service was friendly and attentive. Must go back again.

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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Go here, it's great. What was once a draughty barn-like building has been turned into an upmarket eatery with wines and service to match. They're really passionate about what they doing - and should be rightly proud of it. The best meal and service we had in Exmoor by a long chalk.




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