Exmoor Pubs and Restaurants

Some suggestions of places to dine during your visit to Exmoor. Some of the suggestions are a bit further afield, but like most places in exmoor - you will need a car or a taxi or a good pair of walking boots. We recommend booking in early to avoid disappointment - as most places get booked up in advance during the current demand. 


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Reeves (Dunster)
10-15 min drive from us

Reeves is an award-winning fine dining restaurant located in the High Street. Chef/owner Justin has a reputation for serving outstanding seasonal cuisine based on the best local produce alongside a comprehensive and carefully curated wine list. Sunday roasts are extremely popular so book early! The fabulous atmosphere makes this a perfect venue for all occasions, from an intimate meal to a family celebration to a larger gathering.

Open: Tuesday - Saturday (check for opening time changes direct)

W: https://www.reevesrestaurantdunster.co.uk/

T: 01643 821414

E: justreeves@hotmail.com


Woods, Dulverton
35 min drive from us 

Woods Bar and Restaurant is a charming pub tucked away in the rural town of Dulverton and surrounded by Exmoor’s countryside. With a hand-built wooden interior and stone laden fireplaces, Woods offers a very personal dining experience.

The friendly family of staff are known for their attention to detail and personal touch. Our award-winning wine list, British food with a French twist and welcoming local atmosphere makes us the perfect pit stop for an Exmoor visit.

Open: Tuesday - Saturday (check for opening time changes direct)

W: https://www.woodsdulverton.co.uk/

P: 01398 324007   E: woodsdulverton@hotmail.com

The Luttrell Arms (Dunster)
10-15 min drive from us

Located at the top of the High Street in medieval Dunster, the Luttrell Arms is a charming classic pub serving lunch and dinner throughout the week. Due to the challenging recruitment crises in the hospitality industry, it is worth double checking opening hours to check they are open for dinners / lunches. 

Expect pub classics with a slight twist, propper Ales and Ciders - as you would expect. 

Open: check for opening time changes direct

W: https://www.luttrellarms.co.uk/eat/bar

T: 01643 321555

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Masons Arms, Knowstone (Devon)
45 -50 min drive from us (but worth it)

Their picturesque, thatched 13th century Inn and award-winning restaurant, the Masons Arms, in the Devon village of Knowstone on the edge of Exmoor, boasts exceptional local cuisine using only the finest ingredients presented with taste and style.

Michelin starred for the 15th consecutive year, the inn features seasonal, and ever-changing, lunch and Sunday lunch menus alongside an à la carte offer typically including fresh fish and locally sourced meat.

Open: Tuesday - Saturday (check for opening time changes direct)

W: https://www.masonsarmsdevon.co.uk/

P:01398 341231

E: enqs@masonsarmsdevon.co.uk


The Ship Inn (Bottom Ship)
The Ship Inn (Top Ship)

5-10 min drive from us

The Bottom Ship Inn is situated in the picturesque location of Porlock Weir, a 15th Century hamlet overlooking the Bristol Channel. The sister pub is in Porlock Village.

They are a small independently run free house with ample outdoor seating for those enjoying a sunny day  and a roaring log fire for the wet and windy countryside afternoons. They serve a selection of homemade pub classics coupled with local ales, lagers and cider.


They are very dog friendly too.

W: https://www.shipinnporlockweir.co.uk/

T: 01643 863288

E: enquiries@shipinnporlockweir.co.uk

Hathaways of Dunster
10-15 min drive from us

This cosy Italian/Mediterranean restaurant located in a 16th Century cottage has 12 covers, making it the perfect venue for a romantic dinner by candlelight. Italian cuisine is served with a twist, using best of Italian and British ingredients.


You’ll find locally farmed Exmoor meats, the best South West fresh fish, and vegetarian and vegan dishes on the great value set menu. The food is freshly cooked to order, and all desserts are homemade. There’s an extensive wine and liquor list to accompany the delicious menu. Savour the food and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere with personal service. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturdays evenings only. Booking is essential.

W: Facebook page

T: 01643821725 / 07971130098

E: hathawaysofdunster@gmail.com

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The Ancient Mariner (Lynmouth)
20-30 minute drive from us

The Ancient Mariner hosts an eclectic mix of maritime memorabilia - the only pub that can boast a full size torpedo as well as an octopus sculpture made by a local artist. They have a good choice of locally sourced spirits, ales, lagers and wines and international favourites.

Their restaurant has a selection of pub classics, and they are also dog friendly. 

Booking in advance is highly recommended. 

W: https://www.ancientmarinerlynmouth.co.uk/

T: 01598 752280

E: info@bathhotellynmouth.co.uk

The Oak Room (Lynton)
20-30 minute drive from us

The Oak Room is an award winning tapas restaurant in the beautiful village of Lynton. The Owners have created a welcoming, cosy tapas bar and restaurant.

Combining modern and traditional tapas dishes. Sourcing local ingredients wherever possible and importing only the finest produce from Spain.


Complemented by some amazing Spanish wines and spirits.

W: https://www.theoakroomlynton.co.uk/

T: 01598 753838

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The Rising Sun (Lynmouth)
20-30 minute drive from us

The Rising Sun in Lynmouth has something for everyone, from fish lovers to vegetarians, with an ever-changing selection of specials to reflect the best of the coast and countryside. Perfectly complemented with a great wine list and well-kept real ales and ciders. Great food and great service.

Booking in advance is highly recommended. 

Open: (not currently open for food)

W: https://www.risingsunlynmouth.co.uk/

T: 01598 753223

E: reception@risingsunlynmouth.co.uk

Locanda On The Weir (Porlock Weir)
10 minute drive from us

Classic, relaxing, and warming restaurant, offering a daily tasting menu from £60 per head. Advance booking is required. 

W: https://locandaontheweir.co.uk/

T: 01643 863300

E: czs@locandaontheweir.com