Royal Oak, Withypool


Traditional welcoming Exmoor Inn, open all day every day serving food everyday, with 8 Ensuite bedrooms, 2 bars & dining/ function room. Dogs & 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 from which is ride, hunt, shoot, fish or simply walk and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the moors.

There are 2 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 & 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 now open everyday from 11am -11pm Mon- Sat and midday-10.30pm on Sundays, serving food everyday 12-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm. Dogs and children are very welcome in The Royal Oak and both have their own menus to choose from!

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


Key Facilities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Children welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gardens
  • Group rates
  • Licensed bar
  • Real log fires
  • Restaurant

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