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The Oaks Hotel

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Traditional cooking in the Exmoor National Park

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At a glance

Service charge
Credit cards accepted

On the edge of the village, this small hotel occupies an imposing Edwardian property with glorious views of Porlock Bay from the reception rooms and restaurant. The daily-changing four-course menu might open with a tartlet, its pastry soft and crumbly, of cherry tomatoes, goats' cheese and pine nuts before a fish course: perhaps hot smoked haddock mousse. Sauces are a strong suit: one of cheesy fennel for sea-fresh fillet of John Dory, port and redcurrant for roast fillet of Exmoor venison, accompanied by garden-fresh vegetables. Breads are made each morning, and puddings include an excellent passionfruit custard tart, and lemon and raspberry roulade.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: Nov-Mar
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 8


  • Chef: Anne Riley

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional British

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Seats: 22
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 22

Getting here

From E of A39, enter village (road narrows to single track) then follow hotel sign. From W: down Porlock Hill, through village, hotel sign on right

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