The Royal Oak Exmoor


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If you’re tired of the original gastropub concept of a tarted-up boozer then this ancient thatched inn in the Exmoor National Park is for you. Set in a picture perfect village, the traditional, warm interior puts the emphasis on comfort. As for the food the ethos is simple: fresh ingredients & constantly evolving food & wine menus. Starters might include duck liver parfait with red onion marmalade or French onion soup; mains might be Devon Ruby rib-eye steak, or pork chop with bubble and squeak. Game is a speciality – the inn hosts shoot lunches in winter – & Exmoor game pie or cold roast partridge with beetroot salad and Cumberland sauce are typical choices. Puds range from the light (banana parfait) to the full on (sticky toffee pudding). As one might expect from a country pub, the drinks list is all-encompassing, with real ales from the local Exmoor Ale brewery & a good choice of wines.

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££££ - Under £30
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Location for The Royal Oak Exmoor

Winsford, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7JE

01643 851 455


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 6.30-9.30pm

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david H

02 March 2012  
Comprehensive menu with friendlyservice. Good selection of wines at reasonable prices Recently redecorated and restaurant & bar naturally split into areas giving a cosy feeling. Excellent value for money with some nice twists on older dishes ie prawn cocktail in mango mayonnaise rather the marie rose and beautifully presented. Main courses using local produce especially lamb. Lamb duo of slow braised shoulder and grilled cutlets with minted mash and seasonal vegetables was wonderful flavours. Pudding of poached pear with ramekin of hot chocolate sauce and another of homemade cinnamon ice cream was exceptional. Construct your own Pear Belle Helene Good list with wines from £13.50 to over a £100. THe Chateau Lamothe Cissac 2005 at £26.00 a bottle was a bargain for price and taste.
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