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From Friday 16th April 2021


We are the only property in the Exmoor National Park offering an Al Fresco dining experience in a
beautiful historic and ancient cobbled courtyard setting. 


In its early days, dating back to around 1545 (when King Henry VIII was in reign!) Cross Lane House
was a working Farm. Many of the original farming features are still in place today,
including large barns, a lovely ancient cobbled courtyard where cattle
would have once gathered and our beautiful Linhay
with its original timber Hay feeders.

We will be operating a simplified al-fresco menu from Friday 16th April until Thursday 20th May (when our A La Carte Restaurant menu will resume)  Give us a call or pop us an e-mail to book your table!

(Maximum group sizes from 16th April, 6 Guests)


In line with the Government Guidelines, we are delighted to be taking bookings for outside dining
from Friday 16th April.

Coffee, Cream Teas & Light Lunches
Available Friday & Saturdays
Served between 11:00 - 3:00pm

No Booking Required.

Evening Food
Available Friday & Saturdays 
Served between 5:00 - 8:00pm

Booking Advised.

Sunday Lunches
Served between 12:00 - 2:30pm
Booking Advised.


Our opening times may vary due to weather forecasts, but we aim to keep our Website, Facebook and Instagram pages
up-to-date with our re-opening news!

If you have made a reservation with us, we will contact

you should we need to look at rescheduling due to weather.

Outside Dining Exmoor Hotel Bar Al Fresc


See below our sample menus for our Al Fresco offering, starting from Friday 16th April.

Please note that we will look to resume our normal Restaurant Menu from Thursday 20th May along with
re-opening the hotel and indoor dining facilities in accordance with Government Guidelines!



We are delighted to be taking reservations for our Afternoon Tea's again from 16th April 2020! In line with Government Guidelines, this will be available as outside dining until 17th May, and will be weather permitting. 

Our Afternoon Tea's have become a popular occasion for those catching up with friends, celebrating something special or for those just looking to indulge and relax after a good walk! 

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade patisseries & freshly baked scones, served with a selection of Miles Tea, Coffee or a glass of something sparkling perhaps?


We want to be able to provide you with a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience when you visit us, whilst keeping both your safety and our teams safety a priority during these times. Here's a few things we've put in place to do just that!


  • Our dining areas have been configured to allow plenty of space between each table - in accordance with the governments recommendations of 1M+

  • We have hand sanitiser available for guests and the team to regularly use. Our hand sanitisers contain 70% Alcohol and we have infused them with natural rosemary and mint essential oils to leave your hands smelling wonderful

  • To maintain the social distancing guidelines we will only be offering a table service. Please ask a member of the team for any help you require

  • All our team, including those in our kitchen have undergone further training in accordance with uk government and UK hospitality guidelines

  • Face masks will be required to be worn by the team and guests when walking around the premises, unless exempt

Exmoor Dining Hotel Bar Al Fresco Covid
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