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Owners of Cross Lane House

We are a husband and wife team who took over Cross Lane House in November 2019.


Working in London over the last few years, the countryside became our haven. With Ellen having spent most of her teenage years growing up in the area, we got to know Exmoor well and couldn't wait to return to re-open a business and immerse ourselves into our local communities. Ellen's background largely consists of Hospitality, Private Dining and Events, working in an array of establishments, most recently within a wonderful team at Fortnum & Mason. 

Billy, brought up in South East London, has a background in photography, film production and advertising. Having worked on a variety of projects including films such as Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' and various TV commercials - Billy decided he was fed up with his South Eastern Commutes and much preferred the idea of a career in the country. 

It's an exciting new adventure for us. Our hopes and dreams for this lovely 16th century building nestled in the beautiful Exmoor National Park, is for Cross Lane House to be a 'home-from-home' a 'pillar in the community' and an escape from the hustle and bustle of life for those that need it!

We look forward to you being a part of the journey and hope to see you through our doors soon. 

Billy & Ellen x 


Head Chef

Charlee joined the team at Cross Lane House in May 2020, ahead of us launching the Restaurant on 1st August 2020.

Having grown up in the area, Charlee has worked in a variety of local hospitality establishments, and has a a huge talent for cooking, pairing flavours & creating some truly wonderful dishes that celebrate the best ingredients the season has to offer. 

She is a key member of the team here at Cross Lane House, who plays a fundamental role in the overseeing & development of our on-site restaurant. 

We are delighted to have her on board & can't wait to see what the future has in store for her here.



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Cross Lane House 

Allerford, Exmoor National Park


TA24 8HW


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