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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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Locally-sourced cooking in a rural Somerset inn

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

On the edge of Exmoor, Woods is a pub cunningly disguised on the outside to look like a café. The interior scene is cheered with a log fire in winter, and wooden partitions roughly divide the place between the drinking of local ales and the eating of locally-sourced food. The kitchen offers intricately worked modern British cooking. Start with a tart of seasonal woodcock, garnished with prosciutto and puréed dates in Madeira sauce, ahead of roast ling fillet with mussels, clams, almonds, bacon and broccoli. At meal's end, there's a choice from home-made ice cream and sorbet flavours such as liquorice, white peach, and apple and star anise.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Closed for dinner: 26 December, 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Ed Herd

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines by the glass: 100

Price guide

  • Starter from: £6.50
  • Main course from £11.50
  • Dessert from: £6.50
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

From Tiverton take A396 north. At Machine Cross take B3222 to Dulverton. Establishment adjacent to church.

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Tiverton Parkway
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