Royal Oak Withypool

Key Contact Information


Traditional welcoming Exmoor Inn – open all day and serving food every day. With 8 en-suite bedrooms, 2 bars and dining/ function room, outdoor bar and seating area, dogs and children welcome.

The Royal Oak Withypool has undergone extensive refurbishment in May 2019 and opened its doors again on 1st June. It is now run by Tracey and her family along with a team of local staff.

The property is over 300 years old and has a wealth of history. Over the years it has attracted many famous people including General Eisenhower, RD Blackmore and Maxwell Knight, upon who the character ’M’, James Bond’s boss was based.

The Royal Oak is located in the beautiful village of Withypool, in the heart of Exmoor. It is the ideal base to ride, shoot, fish or simply walk and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the moors.

There are two bars with lovely woodburners, beamed ceilings & they both reflect the tradition of Exmoor. In addition, there is a beautifully decorated Dining Room that can comfortably accommodate up to 36 diners or can be used for functions and meetings throughout the day or in the evening.

The Royal Oak also has 8 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms from standard double through to luxury superior super king suites. The rooms all feature Sky TV and views of Exmoor whilst suites feature minibars and lounge areas.

The Royal Oak is open every day from 11am -11pm Mon- Sat and midday-10.30pm on Sundays. Food is served all day from midday. Dogs and children are very welcome in The Royal Oak and both have their own menus to choose from!

There is also an outdoor bar and large outdoor seating area with covered and heated areas, enabling visitors to enjoy Exmoor all year round.

To book a table for dinner, the dining/function room or to book a room, please call or visit our website.


Key Facilities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Children welcome
  • Cot available
  • Dogs welcome
  • Ensuite rooms
  • Gardens
  • Group rates
  • Licensed bar
  • Real log fires
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite TV
  • Wifi