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“Fantastic break!”
Review of The Culbone

The Culbone
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Porlock
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Relax and unwind while you enjoy the stunning views from our peaceful bedrooms, and outside dining area. The seasonal views of the Valley and Moors are breathtaking (the coastal mist adds real magic to the landscape). Lush green in the spring and summer and full of character and action in autumn and winter. Partridge, pheasant and deer are our companions in the milder months. Staying at The Culbone is a great way to experience life on Exmoor.
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic break!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My husband, my dog and I have just got back from a three night stay at The Culbone.
We had room number one with the best view and private patio.
An amazing room and such a huge bathroom! It was lovely to have double doors opening from the bedroom onto the patio. There was also a bench type table and chairs.
Staff are so welcoming and very friendly.
My husband is very fussy with his food, so we decided to eat out each night, but found out just this morning (when we were checking out) that they would have accommodated for his taste, so it was unfortunate that we didn't know this.
Breakfast was amazing! So so tasty!
THEY LOVE DOGS!!!!! :))

  • Visited June 2014
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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
We do indeed love dogs.

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“After 40 years, it's even greater”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We've been visiting Exmoor for nigh on 40 years and, over that time, have frequently visited the Culbone Inn (as it was) as well. After a slightly longer absence than usual we returned to find "The Culbone" and, with slight trepidation, we stopped for lunch.

The welcome was really warm, the food delicious and the service excellent. We truly could not have asked for better.

We are now juggling diaries around an anticipated family event in the hope of being able to return soon for a short break.

  • Visited June 2014
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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
What a lovely review!

We hope you don't wait so long for your next return to Exmoor
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great potential, lacks attention to detail.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed at The Culbone for a short midweek break on a bed and breakfast basis. On arrival we were greeted by the owner and her partner who proceeded to show us to our room, they were very friendly and helpful and continued to be throughout our stay. The room was OK, a little tired in terms of the decor and the shower had mould. The room had doors that opened out onto a patio area offering vast ranging views across Exmoor which I must admit were fabulous. The external grounds and seating areas were very well kept and offered the same aforementioned views. The bar and dining area was pleasant with reasonably priced drinks. Breakfast was disappointing, on the first morning there weren't any mushrooms because the delivery hadn't arrived then on the second morning the bacon delivery hadn't turned up. It obviously didn't occur to the staff to pop to Porlock and buy some! From an establishment that prides themselves on their food service I considered this unsatisfactory, however the breakfast that was served up was of high quality and very nice indeed. Evening meals were well presented and really well cooked, if I lived locally I would defiantly go there to eat again.

In summary the guys running/owning this establishment really deserve to do well as the passion and effort they contribute to this business is outstanding. The location is truly awe inspiring which is what contributed to the 'very good' rating. The Culbone has the potential to become an excellent venue, it just needs freshening up.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Rich1022
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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We are currently working hard on the detail
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Bali, Indonesia
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“Excellent time! Great food and incredibly friendly staff!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Had a great time! Did not stay at the Culbone but went for dinner twice. The food is delicious, however, the service a bit slow. Other than that, everything was fantastic!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank sabt54
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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback

We hope to welcome you back soon
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Birthday Meal”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We come form the near by village of Lynton but now live in Sussex, On our last Visit home being my Mums and my Birthday we wanted to all go out for a special Birthday meal and not wanting to go too far, It was a lovely Sunny June evening although the theme night at the Culbone was Greek the staff accommodated us with Gorgeous Steaks :-) We cant wait to come back home again and will defiantly be calling up to the Culbone for another meal.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Tracey R
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Mark S, Owner at The Culbone, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
We can't wait to see you either!
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