8. 1 on ground floor.
mid-Feb–27 Dec, restaurant closed Sun/Mon/Tues.
lounge, restaurant, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi in public areas and some bedrooms, in-room TV (Freeview), limited mobile phone reception, ¾-acre garden (alfresco meals), unsuitable for disabled.
in restaurant in evening.
not under 10.
allowed in 2 suites (£5 per night, max. 2 dogs), not in public rooms.
per room £85–£170, D,B&B £147–£232. A la carte £33. 1-night bookings refused Fri/Sat and on all stays in peak season (but check for late availability).
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Our first visit and not our last to this lovely welcoming hotel,’ writes a trusted reader, of John and Jane Bradley’s Edwardian hunting lodge, a beacon of excellence in Exmoor national park. The hosts are ‘genuinely caring’, writes another fan, ‘Jane front-of-house as wine expert, John as chef and keen gardener’. Traditionally styled bedrooms, two with four-poster, have moorland views, chilled spring water, fresh milk; luxury rooms have a cafetière, suites an espresso machine. In the Coleridge restaurant, with views towards the Coleridge Way, the guests are met, the feast is set with exemplary punctuality – ‘You may not have time for a pre-dinner drink if you arrive late!’ John Bradley’s seasonal menus, with nightly ‘tweaks’, are devised around local and home-grown ingredients. Praise this year for tempura prawns with coconut; herb-infused rump of Somerset lamb, smoked garlic, polenta; ‘an Exmoor blueberry syllabub I remember vividly three months later’. At breakfast there is ‘an excellent choice of cold and cooked items’. (Janet Allom, Mary Coles, and others)
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide