Re-Opening Saturday 4th July at Midday for Food & Drink and Friday 7th August for Rooms. Book your Table or Room now

Royal Oak Withypool

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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Christmas 2020 at The Royal Oak Withypool

Christmas 2020 at The Royal Oak Inn, Withypool

Why not make Christmas this year one to remember with an extra special stay on Exmoor at The Royal Oak Inn, Withypool.

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The Withy Bar Withypool

The Withy Bar is now available for hire!

We can now cater for Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Celebrations or even Festivals with our new mobile bar – The Withy Bar. For a booking fee of just £200 you can secure your chosen date with options to customise your bar and lots more.

We currently have two cask ales, Exmoor Ale & Exmoor Gold along with Carlsberg, San Miguel, Guinness & Thatchers Gold plus a fully stocked Gin Bar, Great wine and fizz selection and all the normal soft drinks available to make your event go off with a ‘pop!’

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Valley of the Rocks Exmoor coastline

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.

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Withypool bridge, Exmoor

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.

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Dunster village & the castle

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 RE-OPENING!

We are taking table reservations from Saturday 4th July. We now serve food from 12-9. To reserve a table, please use our online booking form or call us on 01643 831506.

Our opening hours are 11-11 Mon - Sat and Midday until 10.30pm on Sundays.

Rooms available from Friday 7th August and can be booked online.