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Exmoor Forest Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Simonsbath B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We have stayed several times at the Exmoor Forest Inn and always had very good accommodation, excellent meals and a good experience. This year, I sent an email enquiry and heard nothing back so eventually phoned to explain what we had requested which included a bath in the bathroom. I was told that somebody would get back to me but all I got was a standard email confirming our reservation. I then sent two more emails asking about special offers but had no response. In the end, I rang the day before we were due to arrive and was told there were no special offers but that they had my booking. On arrival, we were shown to a room which did not have a bath. I explained that we had requested one and was told that we could have one the following day but not this night. As we were only staying three nights, we did not feel inclined to change rooms the next day so said we would find somewhere else, which we did. This was very disappointing but we probably won't return as the hotel where we stayed was excellent and we had a lovely room, complete with bath.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We chose the Exmoor Forest Inn because of its location ,great area for walking ,sightseeing around Exmoor, the Owners and staff Friendly , helpful and informative .The food both at breakfast and meals at the bar in the evenings were well presented tasty value for money the bedroom comfortable clean and warm .We would defiantly book again

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Thank koloni
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed at the Exmoor Forest Inn Simonsbath immediately before Xmas (our 5th visit). As always we found it suited our needs very well (walking, substantial well-presented food and drink, and good value). The Inn is simple but characterful, and the hospitality is friendly but not invasive.
Good walking route suggested by Nick which dodged the incoming storm! We'll definitely return.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Malcolm B
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Greatly located for walks in exmoor, lovely friendly service, lovely food and cosy rooms. Would highly recomend the Exmoor Forest Inn.

It was dog friendly but the rooms we extremly clean, with lovely view towards the moors. The bar was great with good ales on tap and tasty food.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ImogenHunt
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed at the Forest Inn between Christmas and New Year and had a lovely couple of days. The owners (and their dogs!) are very welcoming and our room had an extremely comfortable bed which was much needed after a round-trip walk to Withypool! We ate in the bar both nights and had great meals. Breakfast was also very good.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Victoria T
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Visited the Exmoor Forest Inn for lunch over the Christmas period. The dining area was warm and there are a few different smaller areas with tables that give a more relaxed feel to the inn.

On the whole the food was fine, and service was friendly if a little disjointed. There were areas which could be improved on - the soup was over-seasoned with garlic and fish could have been fried for a few more minutes. The vegetables with the main (mushroom tartlets) were sprouts, parsnips and red cabbage - all of which were overcooked and completely mushy. I think they had these vegetables leftover from Christmas dinners and decided to make use of them and reheat.

Coffee after the meal was excellent and the owners were friendly. Overall, a bit of a disappointment.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
Thank johnny_c-l
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Stayed in mid december, we were the only people there but were made to feel very welcome. Nice large clean and quiet room and a good breakfast. We had some food one evening which was nice and there are a couple of friendly dogs. A pint of exmoor ale by the log fire was appreciated as were the quirky xmas decorations. Simonsbath is a great place to walk exmoor and we had a nice couple of days based there.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank steve c
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Address: Simonsbath, Exmoor National Park TA24 7SH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Simonsbath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Simonsbath
Price Range: £84 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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