For over 300 years, The Royal Oak Inn has been renowned for comfortable rooms and delicious food on Exmoor.
The sparkling rivers & fertile valleys all add to the character of Exmoor – a character which changes from season to season and even day to day. Always different but always magnificent.
We’ve been nominated!
We’re thrilled to have been recently nominated in the 2021 destination Pub category for Somerset & Dorset with Muddy Stilettos!
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Our special Pub garden in the heart of Exmoor
We’re delighted to say that we have special, outdoor seating areas and an outside bar here at the Pub.
We can’t wait to welcome you back and enjoy those warm Spring and Summer afternoons with you!Our safe outdoor space
Dog friendly pub & accommodation
Lots of you will want to bring the four-legged member of your family on holiday to enjoy the many wonderful walks Exmoor has to offer.
Here at the Royal Oak we cater for your furry companions. Dogs are welcome in our Deluxe Rooms and they even have their own menu!Find out more
We’re delighted to be presented with the 2020 Travellers’ Choice award by TripAdvisor
We strive to provide both our two and four legged guests with the warmest welcome and very best dining and accommodation experience every time that you come to visit us here on Exmoor.
We’re extremely grateful to all of our amazing customers for the brilliant reviews that you give us, we’re committed to continue providing the same first class service, food and accommodation that we always have done.See our awards
Superb accommodation & excellent food in the heart of Exmoor
Why not treat yourself and your family to a superb lunch or evening meal at The Royal Oak, Withypool? Either at the end of a day after watching wildlife on Exmoor, or maybe you fancy a takeaway, we would love to extend our warm welcome to you and invite you to enjoy a memorable Exmoor stay with us.
We now offer the ability for you to reserve your table online quickly and easily with little fuss! Simply fill in the online form with some of your details, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you.Reserve your table
Exmoor country – Inspiration for the rich & famous
The Royal Oak Inn and its surrounding countryside, have attracted many famous people over the years. General Eisenhower stayed here soon after D-Day. In 1866, RD Blackmore stayed at the Inn whilst writing his well loved novel, Lorna Doone. During the 30’s, The Royal Oak Inn was owned and run by Gladys & Maxwell Knight, the spy master upon whom the character of M, James Bonds Boss, was based.Our History
We’re just minutes from many of Exmoor’s beauty spots
They, and many others have been attracted by the quiet and relaxing atmosphere, to be found in Withypool. This delightful village through which the River Barle flows, is within easy reach of many local beauty spots – the ancient and undatable foot bridge at Tarr Steps, Dunkery Beacon, historic Dunster Castle as well as renowned North Devon & Somerset Beaches.
We are privileged to be so close to the final stages of the well known Two Moors Way. We are located just 7 miles from Simonsbath and 19 miles from the end of the popular walking route.The Two Moors Way
Gift Cards available
This year, you don’t even need to leave your sofa to buy something really special for your loved ones. You can purchase a gift card for The Royal Oak for any value up to £250 and it can be redeemed against food, drinks or to come & stay in one of our 8 En-Suites Bedrooms.
We’ve been nominated with Muddy Stilettos
We’re delighted to have been nominated in the destination Pub category 2021 for Somerset and… Read more »
Join us for Father’s Day
Sunday 20th June, join us for Father’s Day at the Royal Oak Withypool. Food from… Read more »
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