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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 5 key areas – cleanliness, hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 213 reviews

On the edge of Exmoor, village inn with great bar, rooms and food

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At a glance

Breakfast Award
Dinner Award
Family rooms
Accessible rooms
Dogs welcome

The Notley Arms was re-built around 1870 and is a warm, friendly and inviting village inn. Crackling log fires, comfy sofas and attentive service all contribute to a relaxing atmosphere. Bedrooms are located in the adjacent coach house and all provide impressive levels of quality, comfort and sophistication. The bar comes well stocked with local ales; likewise the menu focuses on sourcing the best the region has to offer, with a range of flavoursome and thoroughly enjoyable dishes. A garden is also available.


  • Rooms: 6
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Ground-floor rooms: 3

Room rates

  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Speciality toiletries, home-made biscuits – complimentary
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome


  • Secure cycle storage
  • Other leisure facilities: Petanque court

Getting here

From A358 at Bishop's Lydeard, onto B3224. After 5 miles right onto B3188 to Monksilver.

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