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For over 300 years, The Royal Oak Inn has been renowned for comfortable rooms and delicious food on Exmoor.

Located in the beautiful village of Withypool, in the heart of Exmoor, it is the ideal base, from which to ride, hunt, shoot, fish or simply to walk and take in the breath-taking moors. 

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.

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We serve food:

Monday 12-8pm
Tuesday 12-8pm
Wednesday 12-8pm
Thursday 12-8pm
Friday 12-9pm (last sitting 8:30pm)
Saturday 12-9pm (last sitting 8:30pm)
Sunday 12-8pm with roast from midday until approx 5pm

For bookings over 12 people pre orders would be preferable. 
We will contact any groups over 12 once we have received your booking. 
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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!

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We’re delighted to be presented with the 2023 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.

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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.

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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 at The Royal Oak Withypool

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.

Gift Cards can be posted Recorded Delivery anywhere in the UK ready for you to sign, and are valid for 1 year. Call us on 01643 831506 or email to arrange.

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