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Walk in Wordsworth and Coleridge’s footsteps

If you and your beloved are keen walkers or even strollers, then why not have a break here on Exmoor and have a ramble where the romantic poets strode. Wordsworth and Coleridge lived in the area in the late 1790s and the pair spent most of their time walking together with Wordsworth’s sister Dorothy. Travelling […]

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Time to explore Coleridge country

The Coleridge Way near us in Somerset is named after the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and we in turn have named our restaurant after the talented wordsmith. The route is a must for any keen walkers and we’re perfectly placed to act as your base while you explore the breathtaking views that abound in […]

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‘Taste of the Moor’ fundraiser for moor conservation

We’re helping raise funds for invaluable conservation and access projects on the moor by holding a ‘Taste of the Moor’ evening here in March. As part of the new Exmoor Dining Club, our chef and co-owner, John will be supporting the National Park by hosting the event championing produce from the area. He explains: “We’re […]

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Stay with us and visit ‘Snowdrop Valley’ – special offer

There’s a truly magical place to visit on Exmoor from January 27 until February 25, 2018 and that’s the Avill Valley also known at this time of year as ‘Snowdrop Valley’. The area near Cutcombe, which is not far from us, is carpeted with these delightful, delicate symbols of hope, which also herald the arrival […]

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Fossils, brandy and intrigue on the Somerset coastline

The coastline of the Exmoor part of Somerset has an interesting history making it the perfect place for an intriguing weekend break this spring (2018). Here you can find fossils, hear about smugglers, poets and spies and visit the places where they frequented while making your own magical memories to take home. On Kilve beach […]

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10 things to do in the Quantock Hills

The wonderful thing about living where we do is that we’ve not only got Exmoor on our doorstep we’ve also got the Quantocks too. They celebrate their 62nd anniversary this year (2018) as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Quantocks was made an AONB in 1956 but since then it seems to have […]

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Will you wassail?

Wassailing is an old English term for toasting someone’s health and it’s linked with carol singing and going from house to house, and celebrating during the festivities. The wassail is traditionally a spiced ale or mulled wine that one quaffs on Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night. Here’s our recipe for the perfect cup or two […]

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