lounge, residents’ bar, public bar, restaurant, meeting room, free Wi-Fi in lounge, in-room TV, 3-acre grounds (trout stream, water garden, terrace garden), stabling, unsuitable for disabled.
in bar and restaurant in evening.
all ages welcomed.
allowed, not in restaurant.
 per room B&B £155–£179. À la carte £27.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Traditional hospitality and an unpretentious atmosphere draw guests to Sara Whittaker’s modest 17th-century coaching inn, in Exmoor national park. In the popular pub, a hub of village life, pewter tankards hang from the bar; sit here for a real ale, or by the log fire burning in the stone fireplace, and get your fill of local gossip. ‘It’s amazing what you can find out when ear’oling the chatter at the bar: chasing a stag one day provided an hour-long discussion for one evening’s entertainment.’ In the restaurant, ‘the food is plentiful and perfectly fine: good mussels and spicy prawns; a proper beef and ale pie – no dessert or starter needed!’ Simple bedrooms are ‘comfortable and quiet’, with a king-size bed (though some rooms may be ‘showing signs of wear and tear’). Look out for local small-batch whortleberry jam at breakfast. A fine base from which to explore the green valleys and heather-clad moorland of this ‘lovely’ part of the country; trail riders following the Coleridge Bridle Way can stable their horses at the inn. (P and KR, Peter Anderson)